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Friday, April 26, 2013

Polka, Jazz, and Pottery

What do these things have in common? For those of you who know, it is the time for the Denton Art and Jazz Fest. Everyone has been trying to copy this but no one has been able to get that right amount of fun. Starting today, Friday April 26, through Sunday, April 28, is the spring festival that happens every year at Quakertown Park in Denton. With art and craft dealers, music, food and fun. So much to see with so little time, I have been year in and year out and figured out to go and look at the booths for the art and section it out. Get some food in and then sit and relax and listen to some of the great music. 

Now, on Friday is six time Grammy award winner David Sanborn, a jazz legend that has been around as long as I have been alive. Then on Saturday night, the main attraction is the infamous Blues Brothers Band, need I say more? OK well the iconic figures that were first started by SNL veterans the late John Belushi and Dan Akroyd, they are still alive straight from NYC. Also, try to get in on the grand finale with Brave Combo who is currently set on playing five fests in two days, that's right two days. Now of course, UNT always has their Grammy award winning One O'Clock Jazz Band, who is always fun to listen to. THere are some great acts on the smaller stages, one of which is on Saturday at 6, Fingerprints, who have a nice laid back feel for those who just like to sit and listen. So check out all there is and try and move around the stages to see all of the great music.

So, to recap, Denton Art and Jazz Fest, April 26 (that's today) through Sunday April 29th with food, music, fun, kid stuff, art, you name it. David Sanborn, Blues Brothers, Brave Combo. Anyone caught saying there is nothing to do this weekend in Denton will be slapped, okay, just reminded about Jazz fest. But come out, bring friends, have fun, be safe and remember to participate in the largest hokey pokey in Texas. Have fun. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Oh, the Excitement....

Well, a few notes for this week for all of you looking to do something. The Denton Square is having some visitors from Good Morning Texas, they are filming on Wednesday April 24 for a show they will be doing on May 2nd. They will be out at around 11:30 am -1 pm getting some stock footage. Next is the weekend most Dentonites look forward to all year, Jazz Fest. The stage is going up and the weather is looking great for the shows, I know I am excited to see The Blues Brothers' Band Perform with one of the original band members there. I just loved the movie. 
Well, hope to see everyone there on Sunday night for Brave Combo.
Have fun and be safe.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

She's a Killer... Queenie's

Well, I had to check out what chef Tim Love was thinking when he shut the doors to one of my personal favorite burger places The Love Shack off the Denton square. When I then saw the new look and a big "Q" on the door, it got me wondering. Well, the wondering is over and I took my wonderful wife out to Queenie's.
This new steak house has some wonderful  food and great concept to spice up the neighborhood. I still wonder about the valet parking, but that is just me. They have a great selection of steaks and entree's. There is something for everyone there and is a very unique time. The price can go high quick, but the service and the quaint atmosphere is worth it. With a more intimate dining experience, it is one that everyone need to check out at some point. My favorite was the sides, big enough where you could have enough to taste and some to take home. The Cream Spinach and Kale is awesome and is great to take home and use on a baked potato. The desert was out of this world, with a cherry serrano spice pie under a homemade cinnamon ice cream, it was wonderful.
My take, even though this might be out of the ordinary for Denton, it is something that could put it on the map. With an atmosphere that competes with some of the more fancy steak houses and a menu to match, this place just works.

And as always, tip your servers well, they work for those.