Art and Appetite: American Art, Culture, and Cuisine
February 22–May 18, 2014
This mouthwatering exhibition of 60 paintings explores the art and culture of food, investigating the many meanings and interpretations of dining in America. Depictions of food in art frequently celebrate the pleasures of eating: elegant and orderly arrangements of cookies or cakes, lavish and overflowing arrays of fruit, or the remnants of a gluttonous feast all convey the passion for consumption. Yet paintings of edibles also speak volumes about their cultural context.
From this country’s earliest years, American artists have used still-life painting to express cultural, political and social values, elevating the subject to a significant artistic language. The topic of food allowed American artists both to celebrate and critique their society, expressing ideas relating to politics, race, class, gender, commerce, and how these categories define American identity.
Art and Appetite includes many iconic works such as Nighthawks (1942) by Edward Hopper, Freedom from Want (1942) by Norman Rockwell and Campbell’s Soup (1965) by Andy Warhol. Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago. It is supported in part by contributions from Central Market, the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund and the Ben E. Keith Foundation. Continue reading
by Brian Wall
So, how many of you out there enjoy a good IPA? The scent of hops, with a fruity or citrusy or piney bouquet that seeps into every aspect of the nose. The flavor that ranges in the same scale of citrus, fruit, pine or even mango. Weird thing is that the strain of hop and when it is added during the cooking process of the beer is how the scent, flavor or bitterness is accentuated in the beer. A good IPA is pretty much the staple of the typical hophead.
When one brings up the Double or Imperial IPA, it can make a hophead become a kid around Christmastime. “I want” or “I need” is the most common thought that crosses a hophead’s mind when it comes to a limited edition Imperial IPA. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
It’s haunting that there are so few weeks left in 2013. This means cooler temps, Fall parties and terrifying romps through DFW’s best haunted houses.
Most haunted houses have two prices, one for regular admission, and a second speed pass price to exit through the long lines that you will surely meet. Jump in the haunted pit of horrors for a list of our local favorites. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Robert Bostick
This week on craveRADIO we hosted some pretty special guests. First we had on Jon Bonnell who owns a trio of restaurants in Fort Worth. He has Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine which has been open for 12 years now, serving up plenty of Texas game. Bonnell was sourcing local products way before it was the hip thing to do, and has a vast network of farmers and ranchers he relies on each day.
In addition to his eponymous restaurant, Bonnell also runs his latest entry in Fort Worth, Waters. Waters is all about fresh seafood and has been a runaway success. At Waters you will find a rotating list of a dozen varieties of oysters, freshly flown in coastal seafood and a few interesting non-seafood items like a rabbit loin and a pork porterhouse. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Jack FM just announced the inaugural Beer, Bourbon & Brisket Festival which will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
The event is BYOT (Bring Your Own Tube), for cooling off in the river while sampling BBQ. Vendors will include Daddy Rex’s Twisted BBQ, Holmes Smokehouse, North Main BBQ, Smokey’s BBQ, Robust Energy Drink, Unpredictable Snow Cones and Sam Adams.
The craft beer and bourbon tasting tent will feature beer sampling by Samuel Adams, Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Community Beer Company, Lakewood Brewing Company, Mendocino Brewing Company and Woodchuck Hard Cider. Spirit samples will include Angels’ Envy Kentucky Bourbon, Forty Creek Whiskey and Texas Silver Star Whiskey. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
One of our very favorite restaurants in downtown Fort Worth has always been Grace. The restaurant cheffed by Blaine Staniford. The restaurant enjoys a unique blend of refined steakhouse with a marvelous wine program (once curated by Ryan Tedder), and a more relaxed lounge with kicked up bar fare. Now owner Adam Jones has another feather in his restaurateur cap called Little Red Wasp.
Little Red Wasp is definitely more casual serving a burger, a hot dog and a massive Rueben. There are plenty of meatier items such as a potato crusted fish, short ribs and a New York strip. Continue reading