From small-town Christmas light shows and a Polar Express train ride to festive wine tastings, there are many ways to enjoy the season.
Catch the Polar Express, visit the Grinch, or have your own 'It's a Wonderful Life' moment in a festive town square.
Beverly Pennington was a Pinterest-perfect entrepreneur whose patchwork quilts—made from people’s most treasured T-shirts—found thousands of devotees all over the country. But when the quilts stopped coming, leaving the shirts in limbo, her customers pieced together a plan to fight back.
On Day Breaks, the Grammy Award–winning singer returns to her roots at the piano. Just don’t call it a back-to-basics album.
The valet stand just outside the front door of Meat U Anywhere BBQ is a unique barbecue joint amenity. It might seem out of place for this type of restaurant, but owner Andy Sedino has his reasons. When he opened this joint late last year he saw it as a side…
Business: Bartley’s BBQ; Opened 1968 Owner: Lynn Owens Pitmaster: Shane Wilkinson, 36 Smoker: Wood-Fired Rotisserie Pit Wood: Hickory Bartley’s BBQ has changed hands a number of times since it opened in 1968, and it was forced to change locations in the nineties. Shane Wilkinson is the pitmaster, and son-in-law of owner…
For nearly a decade San Angelo native and current Keller resident Andy Sedino worked for Rudy’s BBQ. When he left in 2012 he was a managing partner and the Director of Operations for the North Texas franchises of the popular chain. Now he’s looking to bring his own…
Sex offender registries are popular in the abstract, but maybe ordinances isolating sex offenders shouldn't be a one-size-fits-all policy.
We walked through the doors of this thoroughly nondescript suburban strip center spot and were greeted by the heavenly incense of smoked meat—which carried us to the counter in a happy daze. Next, came an unsolicited, excruciatingly upbeat testimonial from a fellow patron, waiting and antsy for service: “Best barbecue…
Like the rest of us, a whole lot. The Grapevine native spends a good chunk of her interview with Garden and Gun rhapsodizing over the Red-Headed Stranger (and Red Headed Stranger).
The Grapevine pastor starts a fashion blog to help Christians "set the standard for the rest of the world in fashion as well as faith."
Megachurch Pastor Ed Young, known for his unorthodox methods, brought the beasts onstage as a metaphor for Jesus. But did the stunt violate a city ordinance?
A collection of collaborations.
When it comes to traveling around the state, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of destinations to choose from. One of the things I love most about Texas is that you can drive a few hours (or more than a few hours) in one direction and be at, say, the beach and then head another direction and find yourself in the mountains or in the rolling Hill Country or in the Piney Woods. For the last several years, a few of my colleagues and I have been visiting small towns and exploring interesting areas of big cities in search of noteworthy things to do, see, and eat. Here's a cheat sheet guide to what you can expect to find in a few of the places we've singled out across the state recently . . .
1. Grapevine Vintage Railroad Nestled among the shops and restaurants along Main Street are several landmarks, including an eight-by-ten-foot 1909 calaboose and the 1888 Cotton Belt Depot, which houses the Grapevine Historical Museum. From there you can board Victorian-style passenger cars pulled by a 1953 diesel named Vinny for a…
On her new album, Little Broken Hearts, and more.
Meet the Fellowship Church pastor who makes Joel Osteen look like the picture of restraint.
The Go-Gos, LBJ's Birthday, Houston Theater District Open House, and the Hot Sauce Festival. . .
I needed to go back to Bartley’s in Grapevine to clear up a misunderstanding. In my D Magazine article on the Best BBQ in DFW, I stated that Bartley’s used oak in their smokers, but a few commenters noted that they use hickory. I had to get it from…
Soft drinks in our public schools.
Wealthy school districts think they’ve found a way to shield millions of dollars from the state’s Robin Hood law. Are they about to get malled?
The Grapevine-raised singer was a star from the word go; her 2002 debut album of jazz-pop balladry, Come Away With Me, sold in excess of 20 million copies. Yet rather than spend the rest of her career repeating the formula, Jones has grown into a curious musical adventurer.