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MISS POLLY Denton songstress and guitarist Polly Maynard made a Christmas album of kid-friendly, energetic original songs — and a few variations of “Greensleeves,” too. (Illustration by Brett Coleman) Story on Page 11
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George Bailey (Bryan Patrick) hoists his daughter ZuZu Bailey (Kendall Tubbs) onto his shoulder in It’s a Wonderful Life. The Denton Community Theatre play is based on the film by Frank Capra.
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ook, Daddy. Teacher says every time you hear a bell ring, an angel gets his wings.” ZuZu Bailey reminds her father, George Bailey, that grace comes quietly in the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Denton Community Theatre opens the stage version of the
Frank Capra film on Friday. One Christmas Eve, George Bailey (played by Bryan Patrick) is broken and distraught over misplacing a large amount of money and is sure he’ll lose everything to the evil millionaire Mr. Potter. He is ready to end it all until his guardian angel, Clarence, literally falls to earth to help
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him see what would have happened to all the people that he cares about had he never been born. Co-directors John Evarts and Pete Kelly have a large cast to bring Bedford Falls to the Denton stage. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and Dec. 14-15, as well as 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec.
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3:30 p.m. — “Ornament Extravaganza” for kids of all ages at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Choose from craft materials to create ornaments. Free. Call 940349-8752 or visit www.denton library.com. 6 to 8 p.m. — Aubrey’s Hometown Christmas Celebration, including a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, in downtown Aubrey.
11 a.m. — Denton Area Retired School Personnel Association Christmas luncheon, with music by Chuck Martin and Company, at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, 1500 Long Road. A meet-and-greet session will begin at 11 a.m., and the luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monetary donations will be collected for the Denton Community Food Center. 7 p.m. — Krum High School
presents All I Want for Christmas is You, a holiday musical, in the school auditorium, 700-A Bobcat Blvd. Tickets are $5, free for children younger than 6. Local military families are invited to participate in a special finale presentation by e-mailing family pictures to lynn.hilliard@krum isd.net or firstname.lastname@example.org. One free ticket will be given to each family that provides a picture. For more information, contact Carol Turner by e-mail or at 940-482-2601.
EDITORIAL & ART 7 to 9 p.m. — “Christmas Roundup” presented by Peace of the Rock Ministries at Rancho De La Roca, 2459 W. Blackjack Road in Aubrey. Event includes hay rides, live nativity drama, Christmas lights, carols around the campfire with Santa, and refreshments. Admission is $7 per person, free for children younger than 3. Call 940-365-7625 or 940390-9184, or visit www.peaceofthe rock.org. Printable release form
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available online. 7:30 p.m. — Reindeer Romp, a 4.2-mile run and 2.5-mile fun walk through the neighborhoods surrounding South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. Check-in will begin at 6:30 p.m. Race day registration is $20 per person. Visit www.denton parks.com or call 940-349-7275. 7:30 p.m. — Festival Ballet of North Texas presents The Nutcracker at TWU’s Margo Jones Performance Hall, on the first floor of the Music Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Tickets cost $10$35. Visit www.festivalballet.net. 7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-3821915 or visit www.dentoncommunity theatre.com.
8 a.m. — Santa Fun Run 5K at 8 a.m. and 1-mile run at 8:30 a.m. at Newton Rayzor Elementary School, 1400 Malone St. Cost is $10 for the 1-mile course, $20 for the 5-kilometer course. Proceeds benefit the school’s fifth-grade science camp. Registration begins at 7 a.m. in the cafeteria. Call 940-369-3700. 9 to 11 a.m. — Widows of America’s “Santa’s Widow” brunch and program in the dining room at Carriage House Assisted Living, 1357 Bernard St. Keynote speaker will be writer and poet Barbara Ferguson. Cost is $3.50. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. Friday; call and leave a message for Fran Massengale at 940-566-2983, Faye Goode at 940-365-1401 or Curina Morris at 940-648-2540. 10 a.m. to noon — A program on crafting Christmas cards for seniors, plus music and refreshments, at Dogwood Estates, 2820 Wind River Lane. Free. Call 940-383-8600. 2:30 p.m. — “Altered Ornaments” at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Create holiday decorations and enjoy treats. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www. dentonlibrary.com. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. — Festival Ballet of North Texas presents The Nutcracker at TWU’s Margo Jones Performance Hall, on the first floor of the Music Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Tickets cost $10-$35. Visit www. festivalballet.net. 3 p.m. — Krum High School presents All I Want for Christmas is You, a holiday musical, in the school auditorium, 700-A Bobcat Blvd. Tickets are $5, free for children younger than 6. Local military families are invited to participate in a special finale presentation by e-mailing family pictures to lynn.hilliard@ krumisd.net or carol.turner@krum isd.net. One free ticket will be given to each family that provides a picture. For more information, contact
Holiday decorations wait to be hung with care at Golden Triangle Mall last month. DRC file photo/ David Minton Carol Turner by e-mail or at 940-4822601. 6 p.m. — Christmas Parade in downtown Sanger, including choir performances at 6 p.m., visits with Santa and tree lighting. Parade starts on 10th Street at 6:30 p.m. For parade entry forms, visit http://sangertexas. org. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 940-390-9041. 7 to 9 p.m. — “Christmas Roundup” presented by Peace of the Rock Ministries at Rancho De La Roca, 2459 W. Blackjack Road in Aubrey. Event includes hay rides, live nativity drama, Christmas lights, carols around the campfire with Santa, and refreshments. Admission is $7 per person, free for children younger than 3. Call 940-365-7625 or 940390-9184, or visit www.peaceofthe rock.org. Printable release form available online. 7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-3821915 or visit www.dentoncommunity theatre.com.
SUNDAY 2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-3821915 or visit www.dentoncommunity theatre.com. 2:30 p.m. — Festival Ballet of North Texas presents The Nutcracker at TWU’s Margo Jones Performance Hall, on the first floor of the Music Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Tickets cost $10$35. Visit www.festivalballet.net. 3 p.m. — Denton Bach Society presents Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Winspear Performance Hall at UNT’s Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. For tickets, call 940-3697802 or visit www.thempac.com. For more information, visit www.denton bach.com. 7 p.m. — Foo McBubba, the big band of First United Methodist Church of Denton, presents jazzy
Christmas cheer at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St. No cover charge. Call 940-484-2888. 7 p.m. — 16th annual Christmas Celebration presented by the music ministry at First Baptist Church of Denton, 1100 Malone St. Free, but donations of canned food items are sought for the church’s areawide food pantry. Visit www.firstdenton.org.
MONDAY 7 p.m. — New Horizons Band concert benefiting Denton Christian Preschool, at First Presbyterian Church of Denton, 1114 W. University Drive. Program includes marches, Broadway tunes and holiday music. Free; donations accepted. 7 p.m. — 16th annual Christmas Celebration presented by the music ministry at First Baptist Church of Denton, 1100 Malone St. Free, but donations of canned food items are sought for the church’s areawide food pantry. Visit www.firstdenton.org.
TUESDAY 7 p.m. — Cozy Christmas Story Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Christmas stories, holiday treats and crafts for ages 1-8. Children are invited to wear holiday pajamas and slippers. Free. Call 940349-8752.
WEDNESDAY 11 a.m. — Holly Jolly Story Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Christmas stories, songs and crafts for ages 1-5. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 7 p.m. — Santa Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs and puppets with Santa for ages 1-5. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa at the end of the program. Free. Call 940-349-8752.
FRIDAY, DEC. 14 7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915.
SATURDAY, DEC. 15 7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915.
SUNDAY, DEC. 16 2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915.
ONGOING Through Dec. 24 — Santa Claus is available for visits and photos at Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Denton Community Food Bank and receive a $2 off coupon for photo packages at the Guest Services Booth. Visit www.shopgoldentriangle.com. Through Dec. 31 — Model train exhibit at the Wood House, 516 N. Locust St. Admission is a donation of canned goods for Denton County Friends of the Family. Display features trains and more than 200 miniature buildings. Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. To schedule viewings outside of these hours, call 940-387-4098.
IN THE AREA Through Dec. 16 — Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Sanders Family Christmas at the theater, 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, plus 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Tickets cost $19 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and older and youths 18 and younger. Call 972-2217469 or visit www.glct.org. Through Jan. 6 — “Gift of Lights” at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle in Fort Worth. Holiday spectacle features more than 600 displays with some 2 million LED lights. Open 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and holidays.
Cost is $15 per car Mondays through Thursdays; $20 per car Fridays through Sundays and holidays. For advance tickets, go to Walgreens or visit www.giftoflightstms.com. Call 817-215-8500. 7:30 p.m. Friday — “Christmas Has Come,” a holiday concert featuring the College Singers and College Wind Ensemble at NCTC’s First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts, on West California Street at Bonner Road in Gainesville. Free. Call 940-668-3355. 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday — “Breakfast With Santa” at Vista Ridge Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. Breakfast will be served in the food court courtesy of Sonic and the mall, but guests are asked to bring nonperishable food items or paper goods to be donated to the Christian Community Action food pantry. Visit www.vistaridge mall.com or call 972-315-3641. 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday — Free live nativity hay ride at Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Flower Mound, 1401 Cross Timbers Road in Flower Mound. Includes live animals and a petting zoo at the end of the tour. Visit www.log.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday — North Central Texas Chorale presents Handel’s Messiah at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 424 Main St. in Lindsay. Tickets will cost $10 for adults, $8 for students and St. Peter’s parishioners. Visit www.northcentraltexaschorale.com. 2:30 p.m. Sunday — Gainesville Swing Orchestra holiday concert, with guest bandleader Dave Alexander and guest vocalists, at NCTC’s First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts, on West California Street at Bonner Road in Gainesville. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for youths. Visit www.gsobigbandswing. org. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20-23 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22 — 3 Redneck Tenors’ “Christmas Spec-TacYule-Ar Show” at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theatre, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Call 1-888-407-8025 or visit http://3rednecktenors.com.
IN THE REGION Through Dec. 24 — Santa Claus at Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway in Grapevine. Kids can visit with Santa between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Call 972-724-4900 or visit www.grapevinemills.com. Through Jan. 1 — Lone Star Christmas at the Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail in Grapevine, includes decorations, a life-size gingerbread house, 1.5 million pounds of snow and the “Ice” exhibit, which features characters from Merry Madagascar. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission to “Ice” is $21.95$26.95 for adults, $19.95-$23.95 for seniors 55 and older, $11.95-$14.95 for kids 4-12 and free for ages 3 and younger. Regular parking costs $12$17. Call 817-778-1000 or visit www. christmasatgaylordtexan.com.
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. Smiley has been a fixture on the Denton hip-hop scene for several years by now, an endeavor that created his record label, production company, hip-hop crew and merchandising outlet, MacBroadz Music.
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When he booked a show at Andy’s Bar for Friday night, he started building a big event that would let out-oftowners share the spotlight with neophyte rappers who are nurturing their beats and their rhymes. “I feel like everybody on this show is different, artist for artist,” said Smiley, a University of North Texas student. “I like to be able to help people whenever I can.” Smiley and his MacBroadz crew — Dallas artists Rick Blaine and P.A.T. — have stacked the bill with known North Texas rappers Pudge, B. Dogg and HyperUppercut, as well as San Marcos artist David Shabani. Houston hiphop artist CLV joins Smiley for the show. A network of Texas hip-hop hustlers makes it possible for Denton artists to gig all over the state, and Smiley said he returns those favors when he books local gigs. He met Shabani in 2007 at a party. “I was a freshman at UNT, and he’d quit doing music for a while,” Smiley said. “He’d just dropped a big project when we met, and he asked me to critique it. I don’t like to critique other people’s music because a lot of times, they don’t understand that you’re giving constructive criticism. They just think you
EVENTS THURSDAY 9:30 a.m. — Crafters’ Corner at
CHRISTMAS ON LOCUST ST. What: “Christmas on Locust St.: A Hip-Hop Holiday Show” with @AmoriYay, DJ Master Dave, HyperUppercut, B. Dogg, Aeronotique, Nova, Pudge, Rick Blaine, P.A.T., D. Smiley and David Shabani When: 10 p.m. Friday; doors open at 9 p.m. Where: Andy’s Bar, 122 N. Locust St. Details: Cover is $8 for ages 21 and older; $10 for ages 18 to 20. Get a $3 discount with two canned food items for the North Texas Food Bank. On the Web: Listen to D. Smiley’s “Smoke One” at http://bit.ly/11X1BGZ
don’t like it. So I told him I didn’t do that.” After they met, Smiley said he was onto a project and had a collaboration in mind for Shabani. He pitched it and the artist declined on account of a mistaken notion that D. Smiley wasn’t into his sound. “I said, ‘Nah, you got it all wrong here,’” he said. They haven’t made music together yet, but Smiley wanted to put Shabani on a show. Smiley is still performing music from his second album, Revelations, which came out earlier this year, as well as some unreleased material. “On Friday, I’ll do my latest track, ‘Smoke One,’ with CLV,” he said. “Smoke One’” is a shout-out to doubters who kill an artist’s buzz by offering nothing but nay-saying. The track opens with the flick of a lighter and a short cough from the fresh herb getting passed around during the track. “It’s not just about smok-
Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Work on projects and learn new techniques. Free. Call 940349-8752 or visit www.denton library.com. 5 to 10 p.m. — Arc of Denton County fundraiser at Hickory
D. Smiley is pictured in front of Andy’s Bar, one of his favorite local venues to play. Smiley booked a “holiday hip-hop show” at Andy’s Bar on Friday. Houston, Dallas, San Marcos and Denton rappers share the bill. “Time to get the Santa hats out,” Smiley said. DRC/Al Key
ing. It’s about the people who doubted you, but then they come back around when you’re doing well for yourself,” Smiley said. “The woodworkers, you know? We’re smoking one for them because we feel sorry for them.” Smiley doesn’t list cars, women or wealth in his verse. He writes music about his experiences and ambitions. The song is every bit as relaxed as Smiley is as he pushes MacBroadz — the company he and friends
named one night when laughing about all the items you could change by putting a “Mc” or “Mac” in front of the word — like McDonald’s does. Smiley said they got a kick out of tagging “broadz” (that’s “beer” for those not schooled in hip-hop lingo) with the prefix. MacBroadz is the umbrella for the crew of rappers who work and perform together as well as a brand. Each member retains his identity as a solo artist, but is able to make
Creek’s IHOP restaurant, 8310 I-35E. Guests must print out a flier at http://arcofdentoncounty.org, bring it to the restaurant and purchase a beverage and meal. Call 972-436-8471. 7 p.m. — Death and Dessert Mystery Book Club at Emily Fowler
Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Explore new mysteries each month and eat a themed dessert. This month’s theme is “Cooking With Crime.” Free. E-mail terri.gibbs@ cityofdenton.com. 7 to 8 p.m. — Conversation Club,
music together and work with other members on their projects. Smiley markets the company through garb — ball caps, shirts and the like. Merchandise gives an artist something to give or sell to audiences, and it whets appetites for more live sets. “The live shows are definitely important,” Smiley said. “But you need the merch if you’re going to perform. People have been supportive, and that’s a blessing for sure.” — Lucinda Breeding
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EVENTS Continued from Page 4 7 to 9 p.m. — Visual Arts Society of Texas meeting at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Guest artist Julie Wende will give a portrait demonstration. Free for members; $3 for guests. Call 972827-8674 or e-mail executivedirector @vastarts.org.
FRIDAY 4 p.m. — A program on downsizing for seniors, with tips from experts, at Dogwood Estates, 2820 Wind River Lane. Free. To make reservations or for more information, call 940-383-8600. 5:30 to 7 p.m. — Opening reception for a retrospective exhibit of the work of David Blow, a retired UNT professor, at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Free. Call 940-369-8257 or visit http://untonthesquare.unt.edu. 6 to 9 p.m. — Toy and book swap at 418 Texas St. to raise money for Explorium Denton, a planned children’s museum. Bring a $5 donation and a laundry basket full of toys and books and swap them for an equal amount of items. For those who don’t bring items but want to shop, the cost is $10. Items must be in good condition and should be taken to a drop-off site by Friday. To make an appointment, call Anyah Martinez at 940-595-4001. Visit http://on.fb.me/11Cpl2M. 7 p.m. — UNT screening of The Other Town, a documentary focusing on residents of Birgi in western Turkey and Dimitsana in Greece, followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmaker, UNT graduate Nefin Dinc. In Room 184 of the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, 1179 Union Circle. Free. Call 940-565-2537. 7 p.m. — First Friday Denton at art venues around the downtown Square, including A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101; Oxide Gallery, 211 N. Cedar St.; Denton Square Donuts, 208 W. Oak St.; and others. Gallery viewings, live music, art projects and demonstrations. Visit www.firstfridaydenton. com. 7 to 10 p.m. — SCRAP (School and Community Reuse Action Project) holiday fundraiser with food, drinks, music, silent auction and raffle at 215 W. Oak St. Visit www.scrapdenton.org.
don’t bring items but want to shop, the cost is $10. Items must be in good condition and should be taken to a drop-off site by Friday. To make an appointment, call Anyah Martinez at 940-595-4001. Visit http://on.fb.me/ 11Cpl2M. 10 a.m. — Guided nature walk led by a Texas Master Naturalist at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. For ages 10 and older. $2 program fee, in addition to regular gate admission of $5 per person. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930, or visit www.ias.unt. edu/llela. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Corinth author Nuhad “Nancy” HeLal signs copies of her cookbook, Let’s Dine Lebanese, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Visit http://letsdinelebanese. tateauthor.com. 2:30 p.m. — “Buying an EReader” at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn about the different types of e-readers available and which one might be best for you. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com. 7 p.m. — Screening of Defiant Requiem, part of the Thin Line Fall Series, at Fine Arts Theater, 115 N. Elm St. Tickets cost $8. Visit http://thinlinefilmfest.com. 8 to 10 p.m. — UNT African Percussion Ensemble fundraising show at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Suggested donation of $10. Call 940-369-8257 or visit http://untonthesquare.unt.edu.
Memory Lane in Denton. Event includes car racing, a car show and live music. Admission is a donation of cash or canned food items. Racing is free, and the car show is open to all cars. Food will be available. Visit http://on.fb.me/QI8ysY.
MONDAY 7 to 8:45 p.m. — Chess Night at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Players of all ages and skill levels welcome. Free. Call 940-349-8752.
TUESDAY Noon to 1 p.m. — Ann’s Haven VNA hospice family luncheon, featuring “Is Your Will or Trust Ready for the New Year?,” a talk by elder law attorney Leighton Hilton at the Denton Elks Lodge, 228 E. Oak St. Free, but reservations are requested. Call 940-349-5900 for more information. 6:30 p.m. — “The E-Book Extravaganza” at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Learn how to download and checkout e-books, audiobooks and more from the Denton Public Library website. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register. 7 to 8:45 p.m. — North Branch Writers’ Critique Group, for those interested in writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.
Locust St. Join the ongoing discussions of time-honored philosophical issues with Dr. Eva H. Cadwallader, professor of philosophy. Free. Call 940-349-8752.
MUSIC The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Wed: Earl Bates’ “Celtic Sessions,” 79pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940566-5483. The Abbey Underground Fri: Last Leg Largos. Each Tues, “Boombox” with DJ Big J, 10pm. Each Wed, “Bassment.” 100 W. Walnut St. A Creative Art Studio Fri: Ben and Pia Owens, County Rexford, 7pm, free. 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. 940442-1251. www.acreativeartstudio. com.
Andy’s Bar Fri: David Shabani. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400. Art Six Coffee House Music, plays and gallery shows in a house converted into an arts space. No cover. No smoking inside. 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786. www.facebook.com/ artsixcoffeehouse. Banter Thurs: Link Chalon, 6pm. Fri: Chris, Matt and Allison, 6pm; Wise Ruby, 8pm; Reinventing Jude, 10pm. Sat: Carolyn Curry, 8pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm. Live local jazz at 8pm each Fri and 6pm each Sat. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. www. dentonbanter.com. Cool Beans 1210 W. Hickory St. 940382-7025. Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Joe Pat Hennen, 5pm, free. Fri: The Bird
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SUNDAY 10 a.m. to noon — Cocoa and cookies for seniors, followed by lunch for those who make reservations, at Dogwood Estates, 2820 Wind River Lane. Free. Call 940-3838600. 1 to 6 p.m. — “Exotics vs. the World,” benefiting North Texas Food Bank, at North Star Dragway, 3236
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7 p.m. — “Celtic Mythology and Modern Fairytales” presented by TWU professor Guy Litton, during Professor’s Corner, a discussion group dedicated to literary texts, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com. 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Exploring Philosophy at North Branch Library, 3020
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N. Cedar St. 940-483-8900. www. oxidegallery.com. Gallery Night, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday during First Friday Denton. PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center Denton Community Theatreâ€™s black box performance space. Mon-Wed 1-4pm, Fri 10:30am1pm. 318 E. Hickory St. Paintings by Fran White Shurtleff through December. SCRAP Denton Nonprofit store selling reused materials for arts and crafts. 215 W. Oak St. 940-391-7499. www.scrapdenton.org. Holiday fundraiser, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday during First Friday Denton. TWU Blagg-Huey Library MonThurs 7:30am-midnight, Fri 7:30am10pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 2pm-midnight. 1322 Oakland St. 940-8983701. www.twu.edu/library. TWU East and West galleries in the TWU Fine Arts Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle.
Free. Mon-Fri 9-4, weekends by appointment. 940-898-2530. www.twu.edu/visual-arts. Work by B.F.A. candidates Gregory Darby and Lisa Tremaine in the East Gallery and Michelle Blakey, Lucy Dominguez, Ashleigh Haworth, Kelli Kosel, Elizabeth Veach and Misty Vernon in the West Gallery, through Saturday. A reception for the artists will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. Work by M.F.A. candidates Tina Meschko in the East Gallery and Barbara Core in the West Gallery, Dec. 11-15. A reception for the artists will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 14. UNT Art Gallery in the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St. at Welch. Tues noon-5pm, Wed-Thurs 9:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat noon-5pm. Free. 940-565-4316. http://gallery.unt.edu.
Kick off the holidays by running or walking through the neighborhoods surrounding South Lakes Park at the Reindeer Romp on Friday. Check-in will begin at 6:30 p.m., and both the 4.2-mile run and 2.5-mile fun walk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Registration on race day costs $20 per person. For more information, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275. Denia Recreation Center is working closely with Santa Claus to send personalized letters from the North Pole. To have a letter from Santa sent to your child, friend or loved one, call 940-3498136 by Friday. Each letter costs $2.
Need to get some holiday shopping done? Breakfast With Santa will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 15, followed by Drop & Shop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both events are at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Breakfast With Santa costs $10 per child, ages 1 to 12. The event features a bounce house, face painting and holiday crafts after a breakfast. Adults can eat for $3 per plate. Drop & Shop is for ages 3 1/2 to 12. The event features a candy cane hunt, bounce house, hot chocolate, snack and a movie. Children should bring a lunch. Register by Dec. 13 at the Civic Center.
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Center for the Visual Arts Greater Denton Arts Councilâ€™s galleries, meeting space and offices. 400 E. Hickory St. Free. Tues-Sun 1-5pm. 940-382-2787. www.dentonarts.com. â€œBlissful Blues and Pointillism Purples,â€? an exhibition of paintings by Susan Mapes Kemper, through Dec. 28 in the Gough Gallery. â€œAll the Worldâ€™s a Stage,â€? an exhibition of art by Anita Lobel, through Jan. 18 in the Meadows Gallery.
UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. Free. Mon-Fri 9am-noon & 1-5pm, with extended hours Thurs until 8pm; Sat 11am-3pm. 940-369-8257. http://untonthesquare.unt.edu. David Blow retrospective through Feb. 9. An opening reception will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.
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A Creative Art Studio 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. Mon-Sat 12-6pm, Sun by appointment only. 940-442-1251. www.acreativeartstudio.com. Denton Square Donuts 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. www.denton squaredonuts.com. Green Space Arts Collective Studio/gallery available for rental. 529 Malone St. 940-595-9219. www.greenspacearts.com. Impressions by DSSLC Store selling ceramics by residents of Denton State Supported Living Center. 105 1/2 W. Hickory St. 940-382-3399. La Meme Gallery At Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, 411 E. Sycamore St. www.lamemegallery.com. â€œDead Week Print Showâ€? at 9 p.m. Friday, presented by Gutterth, Pan Ector and PANTS, with music by Zorch, New Fumes, Summer of Glaciers, Def Rain and Ulnae. Cover is $3-$5. Oxide Fine Art & Floral Gallery 211
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Pytheaâ€™s Lost Saga, a painting by Daren Rogers, is an example of the structure and freedom in the artistâ€™s abstract paintings.
his month, the First Friday Denton arts mixer celebrates visual art, its home baseâ€™s birthday and the holidays. First Friday starts at 7 p.m. at A Creative Art Studio, which will spend the evening toasting its third year on the downtown Denton Square and â€œFestivus.â€? (A note: Festivus is a secular observance of the season as invented on an episode of the sitcom Seinfeld in 1997. The idea is to have all the fun and cheer of the winter holidays without the pressure, family tension and credit debt.) Gallery artists who work and display in the studio will be at the studio, at 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. The First Friday Festivus Celebration will include music, art and refreshments. Artists will be available to talk about their processes and their art. Musicians Ben and Pia Owens will perform first, on acoustic guitar with vocals, followed by County Rexford, a Denton Celtic and Irish traditional music group. A Creative Art Studioâ€™s featured artists of the month are Daron and
Ben and Pia Owens will perform for First Friday at A Creative Art Studio.
Angel Rogers. Daren Rogers graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in painting and drawing. Angel Rogers is a painter and photographer. The studio will host the community painting, a popular exercise that invites all who come through the studio to add to a single, unfinished work. For $7, patrons can make a holiday tin under the guidance of Crystal Nelson. The mixer includes other downtown galleries, including Oxide Gallery, 211 N. Cedar St; UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St.; and other businesses. For more information and locations, visit http:// firstfridaydenton.com. â€” Lucinda Breeding
efore there was Frodo Baggins, there was Bilbo and a fantastic journey. Elijah Wood plays the lion-hearted hobbit in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opens Dec. 14. Need to brush up on your Tolkien filmography? Before you reach for your deluxe DVD Lord of the Rings box set, consider a marathon with friends at Cinemark 14 in Denton. The cinema will host a LOTR movie marathon starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets for the marathon are $25. For reservations, visit www.cinemark.com/the-lord-ofthe-rings-trilogy. New Line Cinema
THEATERS Cinemark Denton 2825 Wind River Lane off I-35E. 940-535-2654. www.cinemark.com. Movie Tavern 916 W. University Drive. 940-566-FILM (3456). www.movietavern.com. Rave Cinemas 8380 S. I-35E, Hickory Creek. 940-321-2788. www.ravemotionpictures.com. Silver Cinemas Inside Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. 940-3871957.
Argo (###1/2) Ben Affleck directed and takes the lead role in this true story of a CIA operative who goes to Iran in 1980 posing as the producer of a bogus science-fiction film in order to extract six Americans hiding in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Abundant dark humor smoothly combines with frightening sequences and ample action. With an excellent supporting cast, including John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Clea DuVall and Tate Donovan. Rated R, 120 minutes. — Boo Allen The Collection A teenage girl disappears into the clutches of a serial killer known as “The Collector” in this slasher picture. Rated R, 82 minutes. — The Dallas Morning News End of Watch (####) Mismatched buddy cop movie in which the cops record their daily activities while on patrol, from mercilessly teasing each other in the squad car between calls to tracking bad guys through the dangerous streets and narrow alleyways of South Central Los Angeles. Co-stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena have such tremendous chemistry with each other, they
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Definitely not a keeper
Soccer coach soap opera a real stinker
By Christy Lemire AP Movie Critic
This is supposed to be the time of year when high-quality movies come out, whether they’re potential Oscar contenders or crowd-pleasing family fare. So the presence of flat, hacky, unfunny dreck like Playing for Keeps — the kind of film that ordinarily tries to fly under the radar in January or February but would be torture to sit through in any month — is a total mystery. It is truly baffling that all the talented, acclaimed actors involved actually read this script and then agreed to devote their time to this movie, especially given its uncomfortably flagrant misogynistic streak. Judy Greer, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Uma Thurman couldn’t possibly need work this badly. And yet, here they are as soccer moms shamelessly throwing themselves at Gerard Butler and his tousled, manly mane. The Scottish hunk, still struggling with comedy following The Ugly Truth and The Bounty Hunter, stars as George Dryer, a once-great soccer star who’s now divorced and in
There’s something about George (Gerard Butler) in Playing for Keeps, which stars the Scottish actor as a coach who’s getting catcalls from all the soccer moms. FilmDistrict
financial straits. At the film’s start, he has moved to suburban Virginia to reconnect with his ex-wife, Stacie (Jessica Biel), and their young son, Lewis (Noah Lomax). Naturally, a couple of things happen pretty quickly, accompanied by an intrusively jaunty score. First, George gets suckered into coaching his kid’s soccer team. Then, the mothers of all the other 9-year-olds start brazenly hitting on him, regardless of whether they’re married or single. They’re just so wildly hormonal, they can’t
Playing for Keeps Rated PG-13, 105 minutes. Opens Friday.
control themselves. Director Gabriele Muccino, who’s had mixed results with Will Smith in The Pursuit of Happyness and Seven Pounds, veers awkwardly between wacky high jinks and facile sen-
timentality, and Robbie Fox’s script doesn’t feature a single character who resembles an actual human being. The one woman with an actual backbone and sense of values in this movie is Biel’s character — who’s also rendered as bland, conservative and a little frumpy. It’s difficult to tell what sort of magic these two forged together years ago and impossible to care whether they’ll reconcile, although — spoiler! — that’s just one of the many elements of the lazy, formulaic game plan in play here.
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University of North Texas graduate and filmmaker Nefin Dinc will present a free screening of her award-winning documentary The Other Town on Friday evening at UNT. The documentary gives voice to people from Birgi in western Turkey and Dimitsana in Greece’s Peloponnese region. The citizens talk about their perceptions of each other and the history they’ve been taught about past conflicts. Dinc said citizens of both countries tend to see each other as enemies. Greeks and the Turks have fought four major wars, with the last one ending in 1922, since Greece won its independence from the Ottoman Turks in 1821. A new era in Turkish-Greece foreign relations began in 2004, with the first of several visits of the Greece and Turkish prime ministers to each other’s nations. The Other Town won Audience Award at the 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival in Greece and the Best Historical Documentary Award at Chicago’s Greek Film Fest. The Other Town has screened at film festivals in Armenia, Croatia and Thailand as well as Greece, Turkey and the U.S. Dinc, a professor at the State
MOVIES Continued from Page 9 make you want to ride alongside them all day, despite the many perils in store. With Cody Horn, America Ferrera and David Harbour. Rated R, 108 minutes. — The Associated Press Flight (####) Robert Zemeckis’ first live-action film since 2000’s Cast Away is thrilling, engrossing and even darkly funny at times. It’s anchored by a tremendous performance from Denzel Washington as
University of New York at Fredonia, received her Master of Fine Arts in documentary film production from UNT in 2005. She earned her undergraduate degree from Ankara University in Turkey and a master’s degree in media and culture from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Dinc is also the project director of the Youth Filmmaking Project in Turkey. The screening will start at 7 p.m. Friday in Room 184 of UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, 1179 Union Circle.
ABOVE: Documentary filmmaker Nefin Dinc, right, shoots footage for The Other Town. Dinc will appear at Friday’s screening of her film at the University of North Texas, where she earned a master’s degree. LEFT: A resident of Birgi, Turkey, looks out over the street below in The Other Town, a documentary about Greeks and Turks, who still consider themselves enemies. Courtesy photos/Nefin Dinc
— Staff report Whip Whitaker, a veteran airline pilot and serious alcoholic. Major mechanical failure on a flight to Atlanta forces him to pull off a daring crash landing, and he’s hailed as a hero. But the subsequent federal investigation also reveals his rampant substance abuse. Don Cheadle, Bruce Greenwood and John Goodman all give strong supporting performances. Rated R, 135 minutes. — AP Killing Them Softly (##1/2) With sounds and fleeting images in the background of the 2008 financial crisis and the presidential election campaign, two inept meatballs (Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn) hold
up a card game. A hit man (Brad Pitt) is called in to rectify the situation. Later, he calls in another man (James Gandolfini). This latest film from writer-director Andrew Dominik, based on George V. Higgins’ novel, has plenty of scenes of two guys talking in cars and bars, punctuated by bursts of brutal violence. Moderately entertaining, Tarantino-lite mug fest. Rated R, 97 minutes. — B.A. Life of Pi (##1/2) Ang Lee directs from Yann Martel’s allegorical novel about a boy, Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma), who travels with his family from India to Canada. A shipwreck lands
him in a small boat with a group of zoo animals, all quickly reduced to a tiger. Man and beast coexist, supposedly giving Zen-like life lessons to the boy, who grows into a man (Irrfan Khan) who tells the story in flashback. Moderately entertaining pseudo-spiritual diversion with elaborate but not particularly awe-inspiring special effects. Rated PG, 127 minutes. — B.A. Lincoln (####) This is more a wonky, nuts-and-bolts lesson about the way political machinery operates than a sweeping historical epic that tries to encapsulate the entirety of the revered 16th president’s life. That
was a smart move on the part of Steven Spielberg and Pulitzer-winning screenwriter Tony Kushner. Talky and intimate but also surprisingly funny, Lincoln focuses on the final four months of Abraham Lincoln’s life, and Daniel Day-Lewis inhabits the role fully. With Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, John Hawkes and David Strathairn. Rated PG-13, 150 minutes. — AP Pitch Perfect (####) Cheeky and snarky but with an infectious energy, this comedy set in the world of competing college a cappella groups
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Cooper Randolph (left) and Amelia Watson (above) were among many locals who lent their talents to the project.
Polly jolly Christmas Artist builds album with help of friends, family By Lucinda Breeding Features Editor
olly Maynard and Dave Randolph put their toes in very risky water when they got together to make The 12 Daze of Christmas. After all, folk humorist Garrison Keillor wrote a column for Salon.com titled “Don’t Mess With Christmas.” Christmas is a serious business. In fact, the only business more serious than Christmas is Christmas music. Need verification? Hop on Amazon. com, search for the names of any pop band or artist you can think and the word “Christmas,” and zip to the cus-
tomer reviews. A slow death has been wished on purveyors of high-quality, jazz-styled holiday standards. Disaster was averted, though, by Maynard’s inexhaustible creativity and musicianship and the savoir-faire of musician and producer Dave Randolph. The 12 Daze of Christmas by Polly and the Pear Tree Partridges is sweet without being saccharine, energetic without being noisy, and cheeky instead of selfindulgent. “We spent a couple of weeks talking about it,” said Randolph, a core member of Maynard’s Miss Polly and Her Tiny Big Band. “We knew we wanted to do
Denton guitarist-singer Polly Maynard (above left) and musician, producer and engineer Dave Randolph (above), who’s also in Miss Polly and Her Tiny Big Band, joined forces to make The 12 Daze of Christmas by Polly and the Peartree Partridges. some kind of seasonal album. At one point, we talked about doing a Halloween record. We settled on Christmas.” Maynard used the core members of the Tiny Big Band and then assembled the best musician for each section of every song. “That’s really how we did it,” Maynard said. “We looked for the best musician for each song. We did it a song at a time. When we were working on a song that needed a horn section, we started asking each other who the best horn players
in town are.” The lineup of talent is nothing to sneeze at. Grammy winners Bubba Hernandez and Jeffrey Barnes, a bassist and clarinetist, respectively, did studio time. Grammy winner Danny O’Brien brought his trumpet to the project. Cirque du Horror creator and trombone man David Pierce stepped in. There were musicians who have heaps of admiration in Denton’s music See DAZE on 12
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Daze scene but maybe don’t have the same name recognition: banjo player Gerald Jones; versatile drummer and closet comic Joe Cripps on the spoons; handy local bassist Dave Shaw. Bone Doggie, a guitarist, bassist and Irish bouzouki player who’s blazing up the music scene with the Hickory Street Hellraisers, lent his raspy vocals and verve to the project as well as designing the album art. Maynard also played a wild card who alternately charms and scandalizes Denton’s music scene: Richard Haskins. “We had several musicians who backed out on us at the very last minute. Like the 12th hour,” Maynard said. “I just talked to Richard and asked if he knew of any punk rock songs for Christmas. You know, with people in the background yelling ‘ho! ho! ho!’” Maynard said Haskins couldn’t think of one. So he wrote one. With a chorus of people shouting “ho! ho! ho!” in the background. “We wrote and recorded that song in one day,” Maynard said. “It was a fun day,” Randolph said. Maynard, who began her career in Denton as a rare female graduate from the University of North Texas guitar program and a sensitive, musical classical guitarist, began writing music for children when she had twins about six years ago. As her girls, Sylvia and Amelia, have grown, Maynard has made a musical hybrid of quality kids’ music and musical theater with a dash of vaudevillian mugging. It’s all in good fun, and the musicianship is solid. In fact, it was the general bad quality of children’s music that spurred Maynard to write songs around playful lyrics. The album opener, “Are You Ready?” captures the Christmas experience of very young children — the strangeness of “wooden people on my lawn” and the puzzling practice of hanging stockings. It was written probably four years ago, as was “The Christmas wRAP” (a song about a rapper who can’t wrap gifts to save his life.
WHERE TO GET IT The 12 Daze of Christmas by Polly and the Pear Tree Partridges is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. The album is also available at Recycled Books Records CDs on the downtown Denton Square and at CD Baby by visiting http://bit.ly/RD4cVl.
As a result, Maynard has drawn a crowd with the age diversity usually reserved for local polka band Brave Combo. The album release party packed the patio at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern. Hangers-on gathered outside of the patio, too. Maynard tipped her hat to Randolph, who produced, recorded and engineered nearly every song in his Starr Sound Studio in Corinth. “Something that’s very peculiar to me is that, for a lot of musicians, the last thing they think about are the lyrics,” Maynard said. “We really focused on the lyrics, and making sure they tell the story and everything else supported that. Dave is good at building an architecture that is really clear and then making everything else you bring in support that.” Randolph tried to deflect the compliment and claim keen editing chops. “What she means is that I’m good at throwing out entire verses of songs,” he said. Not every song made the record. They axed a Hanukkah song written in klezmer style because, Randolph said, “we couldn’t pull it off.” A few Christmas ballads on the piano were dropped because they ran out of time. In the end, the album includes the punk number, “Christmas Jinx (Ho Ho Ho),” a metal song that’s gotten enthusiastic crowd response, “Your Name,” silly story songs, “I Saw Santa Meet the Tooth Fairy” and “Get Up, Santa!” Only one Christmas standard made the record: “Green-
sleeves (What Child is This?).” Maynard plays it once on lute, again on guitar and then she gave the floor to Gerald Jones, who played “Bluegreensleeves.” “None of these songs were novelties,” Maynard said. Each style was honored musically, even if the lyrics were deliberately comedic. “As a classical musician, I don’t do covers because I don’t feel like I really have anything else to offer,” she said. “All this Christmas music has been done so much and by so many musicians, I’m like, ‘What can I offer that someone else hasn’t already done?’” Randolph said the recording process was more fun than work. Randolph’s family members provided their voices, as did Maynard’s daughters. Even Maynard’s husband, Barry Watson, stepped in. “Dave was doing ‘Christmas wRAP,’ and I kept telling him ‘It needs to be more Snoop Dogg!’ And he’d tell me, ‘That is my Snoop Dogg.’ Barry came in with his half glasses and watched what he was doing and said, ‘I can do that.’ He did great!” Randolph and Maynard have a book’s worth of funny stories from the project. One in particular stands out. When they were working on the record, Barnes lived a few houses down from Randolph. When he came over to record clarinet phrases, Randolph said, “Jeffrey must have brought 400 pounds of metal things to hit — including a saw blade and something his dad found out in the oil field.” “We he took it out and spread it all out on the floor of the studio, you couldn’t walk,” Randolph said. “The wonderful thing about Jeffrey is that he can find great ways to use these things.” Maynard laughed at the memory. “You know what Jeffrey didn’t bring? He didn’t bring the clarinet,” she said. “I made him go home and get it. Can you imagine? Me telling Jeffrey Barnes to go home and get his clarinet? He was great. We had so much fun.”
MOVIES Continued from Page 10 makes us fall in love with the very thing it’s making fun of. It’s ridiculous and predictable but also just a ton of fun. The debut feature from director Jason Moore (Broadway’s Avenue Q) and writer Kay Cannon (30 Rock), based on the nonfiction book by Mickey Rapkin, feels like a mash-up of Glee and Revenge of the Nerds. Starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Hana Mae Lee. Rated PG-13, 112 minutes. — The Associated Press Red Dawn (#) The army invading the U.S. in this ill-advised remake of the campy 1984 original was changed in post-production from Chinese to North Korean. With a few snips here, a few re-dubs there, the filmmakers re-edited and re-shot, fearful of offending China. In director Dan Bradley's remake, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki and Chris Hemsworth mount an insurrection on the North Koreans controlling their hometown. The implausibility is dizzying all around. Rated PG-13, 93 minutes. — AP Rise of the Guardians A very odd assortment of mythical childhood figures — the fearsome team of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost — are thrown together as an unlikely set of action heroes in DreamWorks Animation’s attractively designed but overly busy and derivative mishmash of kid-friendly elements. Based on the book series Guardians of Childhood by William Joyce, the script plays fast and loose with these legendary fixtures of childhood. Jack (voiced by Chris Pine) is hard-pressed by a muscular Santa, known as North (Alec Baldwin), to join in the battle against a diabolical figure (Jude Law) who threatens to throw Earth into darkness and provide nightmares to kids everywhere. Rated PG, 97 minutes. — The Holly-
wood Reporter Skyfall (###1/2) Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in the 23rd film based on 007’s exploits. Britain’s MI6 comes under attack, with M (Judi Dench) as the chief target. Bond finds and brings back the villain (Javier Bardem), but that just sets the stage for further action and adventure. Between the action sequences, director Sam Mendes takes time to build a personal drama that distinguishes this Bond film from its predecessors. Rated PG-13, 143 minutes. — B.A. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 (###1/2) The first four adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s mega-best-sellers were, for the most part, laughably self-serious affairs full of mopey teen angst, stilted dialogue and cheesy special effects. Now, Bill Condon (who also directed Breaking Dawn — Part 1) finally lets his freak flag fly. His final Twilight movie dares to have a little fun. Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) are now married vampires and parents to a daughter (Mackenzie Foy). With the help of the bloodsucking Cullen clan and vampires from around the globe, they must band together with Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and his werewolf buddies to protect the half-human, half-vampire spawn from the evil and suspicious Volturi. Rated PG-13, 115 minutes. — AP Wreck-It Ralph Disney’s new animated film mixes retro eye-candy for grown-ups and a thrilling, approachable storyline for the tykes. Shorttempered, sledgehammer-fisted bad guy Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) journeys to Game Central Station, the gateway to every game in an arcade, to prove he can be a hero. Director Rich Moore (The Simpsons) ably manipulates the action by tantalizingly shifting the characters between game worlds. With Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman. Rated PG, 93 minutes. — HR
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ASIAN Little Asia 7650 S. I-35E, Corinth. 940-269-1110. Mr. Chopsticks This pan-Asian eatery does a little Chinese, Japanese, Thai and even Indian food. Offers a plethora of tasty appetizers and entrees. Many vegetarian dishes (some with egg). Beer and wine. 1633 Scripture St. Mon-Sat 11-10, Sun 11:30-9. $-$$. 940-382-5437. Royal East Hefty Japanese offering (including sushi bar) plus Korean and Chinese dishes. Pleasing Fire Mountain Roll. Fish tastes very fresh and
BAKERIES Davis Purity Bakery Denton’s oldest bakery has sculpted but simple and flavorful cakes, soft egg bread, cookies and more. 520 S. Locust St. Mon-Sat 5am-5:30pm. 940-3876712. Ester’s Tortilleria & Bakery Mexican bakery offers panoply of scents: cakes, pastries and sweets, lunch-able entrees, and tortillas in bulk. 710 Elm St. Mon-Sat 6am-9pm, Sun 6am-2pm. 940-591-9105. NV Cupcakes Gourmet cupcakes and other sweets. 4251 FM2181, Suite 216, Corinth; 118 E. McKinney St., Denton. Tues-Sat 11am-6pm or until sellout. 817-996-2852. www. nvcupcakes.com. Ravelin Bakery Gourmet bakery offers fresh-baked bread, mouthwatering sweets and a fine cup of coffee. 416 S. Elm St. Tues-Sat 6:30am-5:30pm, Sun 8am-5:30pm. 940-382-8561.
BARBECUE Metzler’s Bar-B-Q Much more than a barbecue joint, with wine and beer shop, deli with German foods and more. Smoked turkey is lean yet juicy; generous doses of delightful barbecue sauce. Tender, well-priced chicken-fried steak. Hot sausage sampler has a secret weapon: spicy mustard. Beer and wine. 628 Londonderry Lane. Daily 10:30am-10pm. $. 940-591-1652. Old House BBQ 1007 Ave. C. 940383-3536. The Smokehouse Denton barbecue joint serves up surprisingly tender and juicy beef, pork, chicken and catfish. Good sauces, bulky sandwiches
and mashed potatoes near perfection. Good pies and cobblers. Beer and wine. 1123 Fort Worth Drive. SunThurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. $-$$. 940566-3073. Sweet Y Cafe 511 Robertson St. 940-323-2301.
BISTROS AND CAFES Banter Gourmet sandwiches and salads, breakfast items, coffee and espresso, plus traditional Spanish tapas (small savory dishes) by reservation only. Live music on some nights. Beer and wine. No smoking inside. 219 W. Oak St. Daily 10ammidnight. $. 940-565-1638. www. dentonbanter.com. Bochy’s Bistro Fusion menu grabs elements of European cuisines with many salad and sandwich selections. Winning Greek chicken lisi panini. Artful desserts: tuxedo cake, cream cheese brownie. No smoking. 2430 I35E, Suite 136. Mon-Thurs 8-3, Fri-Sat 8-8, Sun brunch 8-2. $$. 940-3873354. Cachette Bistro 144 N. Old Town Blvd., Suite 1, Argyle. Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm, Sat 8am-3pm. 940464-3041. www.cachettebistro.com. The Chestnut Tree Salads, sandwiches, soups and other lunch and brunch options served in back of small shop on the Square. Chicken pot pie is stellar. Tasty quiche. Decadent fudge lava cake and rich carrot cake. Revolving dinner menu. No smoking. 107 W. Hickory St. MonFri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm; dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30-9pm. $-$$. 940591-9475. ww.chestnuttearoom.com. Sidewalk Bistro 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 132. Sun-Mon 7am-3pm, Tues-Sat 7am-9pm. 940-591-1999. www.sidewalk-bistro.com.
11-10, Thurs-Sat 11-midnight. $-$$. 940-566-5483.
BRUNCH Cups and Crepes Eatery serves up both traditional American and European breakfasts and lunch. Get biscuits and gravy or test a crepe filled with rich hazelnut spread. Specialty coffees. Smoking on patio only. 309 Fry St. Tues-Sun 8am-3pm. $. 940-387-1696. Join the Cups and Crepes group on Facebook.com. Le Peep Grill Breakfast/brunch/ lunch chain restaurant pushes the limits of the morning meal with exotic choices like omelets with chicken, spinach, mushrooms and cream
cheese. Also on menu: panini, pastas, salads. No smoking. 1435 S. Loop 288, Suite 117. Mon-Fri 6:30am-2pm, Sat-Sun 7am-2:30pm. $-$$. 940-3815357. Loco Cafe Casual breakfast/lunch cafe that’s a sister restaurant to the Greenhouse Restaurant across the street. Signature plate is the Loco Moco: stacked hash browns topped with eggs, cheese, salsa or gravy with a fresh biscuit. No smoking. 603 N. Locust St. Mon-Fri 6am-2pm; SatSun 7am-3pm. $-$$. 940-387-1413. Seven Mile Cafe Breakfast, brunch and lunch spot, including vegan
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Central Grill 1005 Ave. C. 940-3239464. Dusty’s Bar and Grill Laid-back bar just off the Square serves a beltbusting burger and fries, a kitchen homily for meat and cheese lovers. Seven plasma TVs for fans to track the game, or patrons can take part in interactive trivia and poker. Darts, pool, video games and foosball. Kitchen open throughout business hours. 119 S. Elm St. Daily noon-2am. $-$$. 940-243-7300. www.dustys bar.com. The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-2934240. www.thelabbdenton.com. The Loophole Square staple has charming menu with cleverly named items, like Misdemeanor and Felony nachos. Decent range of burgers. 119 W. Hickory St. Daily 11am-2am; food served until midnight. Full bar. $-$$. 940-565-0770. www.loopholepub. com. Pourhouse Sports Grill Classy sports bar and restaurant boasts large TVs and a theater-style media room and serves burgers, pizza, salads and generous main courses. Full bar. Smoking on patio only. 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd. Sun-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-12. $-$$. 940-484-7455. Rocky’s Sports Bar Big games on big screens plus some pretty big tastes, too. Now open for lunch. For finger food, roll chicken chipotle and battered jalapeno and onion strips are standouts. Homestyle burgers; savory Caesar salad with chicken. Full bar. 2000 W. University Drive. Daily 11am-2am. $. 940-382-6090. Rooster’s Roadhouse “We Ain’t Chicken” is what the eatery claims, though the menu kindly includes it on a sandwich and in a wing basket — plus barbecue, burgers and hangout appetizers (cheese fries, tamales, and queso and chips). Beer. 113 Industrial St. Sun-Wed 11-10; ThursSat 11-midnight. $. 940-382-4227. www.roosters-roadhouse.com. RT’s Neighborhood Bar 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124. 940-381-2277. Sweetwater Grill & Tavern It may claim a place among the world’s other memorable pubs, rathskellers, hangouts and haunts where the food satisfies as much as the libations that wash them down. 115 S. Elm St. Tues-Sat 11-2am, Sun-Mon 11-midnight. $-$$. 940-484-2888. www. sweetwatergrillandtavern.com. II Charlies Bar & Grill 809 Sunset St. 940-891-1100.
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CHINESE Buffet King Dining spot serves more than 200 items of Chinese cuisine, Mongolian grill and sushi. No smoking. 2251 S. Loop 288. Mon-Thurs 119:30, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9. $-$$ 940-387-0888. Chinatown Cafe Bountiful buffet guarantees no visit need taste like another. Good selections include cucumber salad, spring rolls, orange chicken, crispy pan-fried noodles, beef with asparagus, steamed mussels. Beer and wine. 2317 W. University Drive. Mon-Thurs 11-9, Fri 11-10, Sat 11:30-10, Sun 11:30-10. $. 940-382-8797. Golden China Small restaurant boasts quick and friendly service. Nice selections on buffet tables include wonton and egg drop soups, teriyaki chicken and hot pepper chicken. Beer and wine. 717 I-35E, Suite 100. Daily 11-10. $. 940-5665588. Taipei Railroad Restaurant 4405 Pockrus Paige Road. Mon-Sat 5-9pm. 940-387-3871. 299 Oriental Express 1000 Ave. C. 940-383-2098.
COFFEE AND TEA Amitea 708 N. Locust St. Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8am-9pm. 940382-8898. www.amitea.org. Art Six Coffee House Coffee, espresso, tea and other drinks, plus snacks, sandwiches and soup in a spot where lounging is encouraged. It’s an arts venue to boot. No smoking. 424 Bryan St. Mon-Fri 10am-midnight, Sat noon-midnight and Sun 211pm. $. 940-484-2786. Big Mike’s Coffee Shop Fair-trade coffee and smoothies near UNT. 1306 W. Hickory St. Open 24 hours daily. $. 940-383-7478. Jupiter House Coffeehouse on the Square offers espresso, coffee, smoothies, shakes, teas and other drinks, as well as pastries and snacks. No smoking inside. 106 N. Locust St. Daily 6am-midnight. $. 940-387-7100. Second location: Jupiter House Europa, 503 W. University Drive, 940-566-2891. Kaleo Bubble Tea & Coffee 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 108. Daily 7am10pm. 940-387-4848. www.cafe kaleo.com. Naranja Cafe Famous for its bubble tea, this shop also serves teas, juices, smoothies and coffee. 906 Ave. C. Suite 100. $ 940-483-0800. Zera Coffee Co. Features artisan coffee and specialty coffee drinks and light snacks. Free Wi-Fi. No smoking. 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 106. Mon-Sat 6am-midnight. $. 940239-8002.
ECLECTIC Denton Square Donuts 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. www.denton squaredonuts.com. The Greenhouse Restaurant Casual dining atmosphere complements fresh seafood, beef and chicken from the grill. Even vegetarian
selections get a flavor boost from the woodpile. Starters are rich: spinachartichoke dip, asiago olives. Refined cocktails and rich desserts. Patio dining available. 600 N. Locust St. MonThurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11, Sun noon-9 (bar stays open later). $-$$. 940484-1349. Hannah’s Off the Square More room, more mid-price items and more casual atmosphere. Fish tacos filled with grilled tilapia, key lime sauce and mango salsa. Steaks, with any of 10 sauces or toppings, get Aplus. Tempting desserts. Full bar. Smoking on terrace only. No checks. 111 W. Mulberry St. Sun-Mon 11-9 (brunch until 2pm), Tues-Thurs 11-10; Fri-Sat 11-11. $$-$$$. 940-566-1110. The Wildwood Inn Elegant dining room tucked away in a bed and breakfast. Excellent food like hearty soups, Angus rib-eye, meal-size salads and daily specials. Beer and wine. No smoking inside. 2602 Lillian Miller Parkway. Thurs-Sat 6-10pm. $$$. 940-243-4919. www.dentonwildwoodinn.com.
FROZEN YOGURT Yogurt Fusion 209 W. Hickory St. 940-597-6367. www.yofusion.com. Yogurt Story 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 393. 940-898-0131. Second location: 2700 W. University Drive, Suite 1080. 940-484-5407. www. yogurtstory.net.
GERMAN Gerhard’s German Restaurant 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. www. gvrestaurants.com.
3663. www.michaelskitchengreek. com. Yummy’s Greek Restaurant Small eatery with wonderful food. Tasty salads, hummus, falafel, dolmas and kebabs. Good veggie plate and gyros. Yummy cheesecake and baklava. BYOB. 210 W. University Drive. MonThurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun noon-9. $-$$. 940-383-2441.
HAMBURGERS Burger Time Machine 301 W. University Drive. 940-384-1133. Cool Beans Funky atmosphere in old building. Menu offers foodstuffs that go well with a cold beer — fried things, nachos, hamburgers, etc. Veggie burger too dependent on salt, but good fries are crispy with skin still attached. Full bar. 1210 W. Hickory St. Daily 11am-2am. $. 940382-7025. Denton County Independent Hamburger Co. Custom-built burgers with a juicy, generous patty, fresh fixings on a worthy bun. Also available: chicken sandwich and limited salad bar. 113 W. Hickory St. Mon-Sat 11-9. 940-383-1022. 2nd location: 715 Sunset St. Mon-Sat 11-8. 940-3823037. $. No credit cards. Beer at 2nd location. Mr. Frosty Old-timey joint has all your fast-food faves but with homemade quality, including its own root beer. Atmosphere and jukebox take you back to the ’50s. 1002 Fort Worth Drive. Tues-Sun 11am-11pm. $. 940-387-5449. RG Burgers & Grill 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 172. 940-383-2431.
Caesar Island Mediterranean Food 7650 S. I-35E, Suite 112, Corinth. 940-269-4370. Michael’s Kitchen Family-owned restaurant offers a Greek/Lebanese menu — hummus, gyros, dolmas and kafta — plus American food, for all three meals. Breakfast buffet weekdays. BYOB. 706 Fort Worth Drive. Daily 5:30am-10pm. $. 940-382-
Babe’s Chicken Dinner House 204 N. Fourth St., Sanger. Tues-Fri 4:309pm, Sat 11-9 and Sun 11-3. $-$$. 940-458-0000. Betty’s Cafe Diners get buffet selections of homestyle standards: catfish, fried chicken, meatloaf and barbecue ribs. Homemade rolls and pie are available to go. Also: Mexican dinner buffets on Thursday. Breakfast buf-
fets made to fill you up, and kids ages 1-5 eat for $2. 710 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Aubrey. Mon-Sun 6am-2:30pm, Wed-Fri 5-8pm. $. 940365-9881. Bonnie’s Kitchen 6420 N. I-35. 940383-1455. Cartwright’s Ranch House Restaurant on the Square serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring chicken-fried steak, hamburgers and steaks. Family-style service available. 111 N. Elm St. 940-387-7706. www.
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Continued from Page 14 Breakfast and Best Homestyle Cooking titles in Best of Denton 2009 through 2012, this eatery offers a wide selection of homemade meals. Denton location: 1020 Dallas Drive. Mon-Sat 6am-2pm, Sun 7am-2pm. $. 940-382-8220. Sanger location: 711 N. Fifth St. Daily 7am-2pm. 940-4587358. 817-442-9378. Prairie House Restaurant Open since 1989, this Texas eatery serves up mesquite-grilled steaks, babyback ribs, buffalo burgers, chickenfried rib-eyes and other assorted dishes. 10001 U.S. Highway 380, Cross Roads. Daily 7:30am-10pm. $$$. 940-440-9760. www.phtexas. com.
ICE CREAM Beth Marie’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream and Soda Fountain Parlor with lots of yummy treats, including more than 40 ice creams made on premises. Soups and sandwiches at lunch at the downtown Square location, all day at the Unicorn Lake location. 117 W. Hickory St. and 2900 Wind River Lane. Mon-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11 (Wind River shop open until 11:15pm), Sun noon-10 (lunch daily 11-4). $. 940-384-1818.
INDIAN Bawarchi Biryani Point 909 Ave. C. 940-898-8889. Rasoi, The Indian Kitchen Housed in a converted gas station, this Indian dining spot offers a small but carefully prepared buffet menu of curries (both meat and vegetarian), beans, basmati rice and samosas. No smoking. 1002 Ave. C. Daily 11am-9:30pm. $. 940-566-6125. www.denton indianfood.com.
ITALIAN Bagheri’s 1125 E. University Drive, Suite A. 940-382-4442. Don Camillo Garlic gets served straight up at family-owned restaurant that freely adapts rustic Italian dishes with plenty of American imagination. Lasagna, chicken and eggplant parmigiana bake in wood-fired oven with thin-crusted pizzas. 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 103, Corinth. Mon-Wed 11-2:30, 5-9; Thurs-Sat 112:30, 5-10. 940-321-1100. Fera’s Excellent entrees served bubbling hot. Rich sauces, firm pastas and billowing garlic rolls. Dishes served very fresh. Desserts don’t disappoint. Beer and wine. No credit cards. 1407 W. Oak St. 940-382-9577. Mon-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11. $-$$. Genti’s Pizza and Pasta 4451 FM2181, Suite 125, Corinth. Mon-Sat 11-10, Sun noon-9. $-$$. 940-4975400. Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant Romantic spot in bed and breakfast serves Northern Italian and Southern French cuisine. Beer and wine. 821 N. Locust St. Mon-Thurs, 11-2, 5-9, Fri 112 & 5-10, Sat 5-10. Sun 10:30-2. $-$$. 940-381-2712. Luigi’s Pizza Italian Restaurant Family-run spot does much more than pizza, and how. Great New Yorkstyle pies plus delicious southern Italian dishes, from $3.95 pasta lunch special to pricier meals. Nifty kids’
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menu. Tiramisu is dynamite. Beer and wine. 2317 W. University Drive. Sun & Tues-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11. $-$$. 940-591-1988.
JAPANESE Avocado Sushi Restaurant 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 126. 940-383-9812. I Love Sushi 917 Sunset St. MonThurs 11am-3pm & 5-10pm, Fri 11am3pm & 5-10:30pm; Sat noon10:30pm; Sun 12:30-9pm. $$. 940891-6060. J Sushi 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 100. 940-387-8833. jsushibar.com. Keiichi Sushi chef Keiichi Nagano turns eel, fluke, squid, salmon, yellowtail and tuna into sashimi. Daily fish specials and pasta dishes served with an Asian flair. Homemade tiramisu and fruit sorbets. Reservations recommended. Wine and beer. 500 N. Elm St. Tues-Sat 5-11. $$-$$$. 940-382-7505. Shogun Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 3606 S. I-35E, Suite 100. 940-3827800. Sushi Cafe 1401 W. Oak St. 940380-1030.
KOREAN Czen 408 North Texas Blvd. 940383-2387.
MEXICAN/TEX-MEX Casa Galaviz Comfortable, homey atmosphere at small, diner-style restaurant that caters to the morning and noon crowd. Known for homemade flour tortillas and authentic Mexican dishes from barbacoa to menudo. BYOB. 508 S. Elm St. MonFri 7-7; Sat-Sun 7-5. $. 940-387-2675. Chilitos Delicious guacamole; albondigas soup rich with chunky vegetables and big, tender meatballs. Standout: savory pork carnitas. Attentive, friendly staff. Menudo on weekends, breakfast anytime. Daily lunch specials. Full bar. No smoking. 619 S. Denton Drive, Lake Dallas. Mon-Fri 11-9, Sat 10-9. $-$$. 940-3215522. El Chaparral Grille Restaurant serves a duo of American and Mexican-style dishes for breakfast, lunch and catering events. Daily specials, and breakfast buffet on Sundays. 324 E. McKinney St., Suite 102. Mon-Fri 7am-2pm; Sun 8am-
6860 or by fax to 940-566-6888. To be considered for a profile, send the restaurant name, address, phone number, days and hours of operation and a copy of the menu to: Denton Time Editor, P.O. Box 369, Denton, TX 76202. Please indicate whether the restaurant is new or has changed ownership, chefs or menus.
PRICE KEY Average complete dinner per person, including appetizer, entree and dessert. $ Less than $10 $$ $10–$25 $$$ $25–$50 $$$$ More than $50
2pm. $. 940-243-1313. El Guapo’s Huge menu encompasses Tex-Mex and Mexican standards as well as ribs, brisket and twists like Santana’s Supernatural Quesadillas (fajita chicken and bacon) and jalapeno-stuffed shrimp. Ilada Parilla Asada steak with avocado was a little salty; enchiladas are very good. Full bar. 419 S. Elm St. Mon-Fri 11-10, Sat-Sun 11-11. $$. 940-566-5575. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Eatery stakes claim of wide variety in local taco territory. Soft and crispy tacos available with shrimp, fish, chicken, garlic shredded beef and veggies. Breakfast burritos too. Beer, wine and margaritas. 115 Industrial St. Mon-Wed 6:30am-10pm, Thurs 6:30am-midnight, Fri 6:30am-2am, Sat 8am-2am, Sun 8am-10pm. $. 940-380-8226. La Mexicana Strictly authentic Mexican with enough Tex-Mex to keep locals happy. Chili relleno is a winner, with earthy beans and rice. Chicken enchiladas are complex, savory. Also available: more than a dozen seafood dishes, and menudo served daily. Swift service with plenty of smiles. Beer. 619 S. Locust St. Daily 9-10. $. 940-483-8019. La Milpa Mexican Restaurant 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-382-8470. Los Toreros 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134. Sun-Thurs 11am-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. 940-3907693. Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican dining includes worthy chicken enchiladas and flautas. Fine standard combo choices and b’fast items with reasonable prices. Quick service. Beer and wine. 1928 N. Ruddell St. Tues-Fri 11-9:30, Sat 8am-9:30pm, Sun 8-4. $. 940566-1718. Mi Casita Mexican Food Fresh, tasty, no-frills Tex-Mex at good prices. Tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, chalupas and more plus daily specials and b’fast offerings. Fast and friendly service. Beer and wine. 110 N. Carroll Blvd. Mon-Sat 7am-9pm. $. 940-891-1932. Mi Casita Express: 905 W. University Drive, 940-8911938. Mi Casita: 2221 S. I-35E, 940891-1500. Miguelito’s Mexican Restaurant The basics: brisk service, family atmosphere and essential selections
at a reasonable price. Sopapillas and flan are winners. Beer and margaritas. 1412 N. Stemmons St., Sanger. 940-458-0073. Mi Ranchito Small, family-operated, authentic Tex-Mex spot with $5.50 lunch specials Tues-Fri. Beer. 122 Fort Worth Drive. Tues-Thurs 11am-3pm, 5-9:30pm; Fri-Sun 11-10. $. 940-3811167. Papi’s Tex Mex Grill 421 S. U.S. Highway 377, Argyle. 940-240-1600. Raphael’s Restaurante Mexicano Not your standard Tex-Mex — worth the drive. Sampler appetizer comes with crunchy chicken flautas, fresh guacamole. Pechuga (grilled chicken breast) in creme good to the last bite, and beef fajitas are juicy and flavorful. Full bar. 26615 U.S. 380 East, Aubrey. Tues-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9. $$$. 940-440-9483. Tortilleria Tierra Caliente 1607 E. McKinney St., Suite 800. 940-5916807. Tortilleria La Sabrocita 201 Dallas Drive. 940-382-0720. Veronica’s Cafe 803 E. McKinney St. 940-565-9809. Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant 12000 U.S. 380 East, Cross Roads. 940-365-1700. Denton location: 2530 W. University Drive, 940-382-6416.
906 Ave. C. Mon-Sat 10-10, Sun 11-10. 940-383-3213. Other locations: 1400 S. Loop 288, Suites 102-2, in Denton Crossing; Mon-Sun 10:30-10; 940383-3233. 4271 FM2181, No. 308, in Corinth; Mon-Sat 10:30-9, Sun 11-7; 940-497-2530. Vigne Wine Shop & Delicatessen 222 W. Hickory, Suite 103. 940-5661010. Weinberger’s Deli Chicago-style sandwiches including the Italian beef bistro, sausages, gyros, soups and more. 311 E. Hickory St., Suite 110. Mon-Sat 11-7, Sun 11am-3pm. 940566-5900. www.weinbergers denton.com.
SEAFOOD Dani Rae’s Gulf Coast Kitchen 2303 S. I-35E. Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm. 940-898-1404. Frilly’s Seafood Bayou Kitchen Plenty of Cajun standards and Texas fusion plates. Everything gets plenty of spice — sometimes too much. Sides like jalapeno cornbread, red beans and rice are extra. Beer and wine. 1925 Denison St. Sun-Thurs 119, Fri-Sat 11-9:30. $$. 940-243-2126. Hoochie’s Oyster House 207 S. Bell Ave. Sun-Wed 11am-9pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-10pm. 940-383-0104.
Green Zatar Family-owned restaurant/market does it all from scratch, and with speed. Meats like gyros and succulent Sultani Kebab, plus veggie combo and crunchy falafel. Superb saffron rice and sauteed vegetables; impressive baklava. BYOB. No smoking. 609 Sunset St. Daily 11-10. $-$$. 940-383-2051.
Ranchman’s Cafe Legendary cafe sticks to old-fashioned steaks and tradition. Oversized steaks and delicious chicken-fried steak. Homey meringue pies; order baked potato ahead. BYOB. 110 W. Bailey St., Ponder. Sun-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. $-$$$. 940-479-2221. Trail Dust Steak House Informal dress (neckties will be clipped). Dance to live C&W. 26501 U.S. 380 East, Aubrey. 940-365-4440. $$.
NATURAL/VEGETARIAN The Bowllery 901 Ave. C, Suite 101. Daily 11am-10pm. 940-383-2695. http://thebowllery.com. Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe Cozy cafe inside food store serves things the natural way. Winning salads; also good soups, smoothies and sandwiches, both with and without meat. Wonderful breakfast including tacos, quiche, muffins and more. No smoking. 200 W. Congress St. MonSat 8-8, Sun 10-7. $. 940-387-5386.
PIZZA Crooked Crust 101 Ave. A. 940-5655999. J&J’s Pizza Pizza lovers can stay in touch with their inner-collegiate selves through cold mugs of premium draft. Bountiful, homemade pizza pies, in N.Y. style or deep-dish Chicago style. Salads, hot and cold subs, calzones, lasagna and spaghetti. Beer. 118 W. Oak St. 940-382-7769. Mon-Sat 11-midnight. $-$$. Mellow Mushroom 217 E. Hickory St. Sun-Wed 11am-10pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-midnight. 940-323-1100. Palio’s Pizza Cafe 1716 S. Loop 288. 940-387-1900. TJ’s Pizza Wings & Things 420 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite 102. 940-3833333.
SANDWICHES New York Sub-Way 305 W. University Drive. 940-566-1823. New York Sub Hub Bread baked daily and fresh ingredients, even avocado. Broccoli and cheese soup is impressive; “All Stops” features almost every cold-cut imaginable. $.
THAI Andaman Thai Restaurant Extensive menu continues trend of good Asian food in Denton. Fried tofu is a home run. Pad Thai noodles have perfect amount of sweetness. Homemade coconut ice cream, sweet rice with mango. Beer and wine. No smoking. 221 E. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm & 4-9:30pm; Sat-Sun noon-9:30pm. $$. 940-591-8790. Oriental Garden Restaurant Thai stir-fried dishes, with some Japanese and Chinese specialties. Homemade ice cream: coconut, green tea, Thai tea & lychee. 114 Ave. B. Mon-Sat 119. $-$$. 940-387-3317. Siam Off the Square Fresh flavors set curries apart at comfortable dining spot. Winning starters: shrimp satay, Tum Yum Gai and Tom Kah soups. Excellent Thai seafood, including tilapia fillet. BYOB. 209 W. Hickory St., Suite 104. Lunch, Mon-Fri 11-2; dinner, Mon-Sat 5-9. $-$$. 940-3825118. Sweet Basil Thai Bistro 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 224. 940-484-6080. Sukhothai II Restaurant 1502 W. Hickory St. 940-382-2888. Thai Ocha Dishes that are as tasty as they are pretty. Lunch specials can be made with chicken, pork, vegetables or beef; hot and spicy sauce makes even veggie haters go after fresh veggies with zeal. Quiet setting. BYOB. No smoking. 1509 Malone St. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 5-10pm; Sat 11:30-10; Sun 5-9. $-$$. 940-5666018.
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