April Supper Gathering

Saturday, April 30, 7:00 P.M.

2300 E Lamar Blvd, Arlington
PH: (817) 640-6411

     "For more than 40 years and 19 million steaks, we have been dedicated to offering our customers excellence in food, entertainment, and value. We believe that our success is a result of a consistent commitment to quality.
     "Trail Dust proudly serves USDA Choice Beef that meets our rigid specifications. For maximum tenderness, all beef is naturally aged, then hand-cut on premises, giving us the highest level of quality control. Finally, we cook your steak over an open grill using genuine mesquite-wood logs. The result is a tender, juicy, and incredibly flavorful steak."

Please RSVP with your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so I can reserve seats in advance. When you arrive at the restaurant, ask for the ARLINGTON SUPPER CLUB group.

NOTE: Due to several requests (as the original date was a holiday weekend and many guys were traveling or had other obligations), the supper club date was been moved back one week.

April Book Club

Thursday, April 28, 7:30 P.M.
Host: Bill
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006 (map)
Call for directions: 817-718-2424

The Confession (James E. Mcgreevey) In August 2004, Governor James E. McGreevey of New Jersey made history when he stepped before microphones, declared "My truth is that I am a gay American," and announced his resignation. The story made international headlines---but what led to that moment was a human and political drama more complex and fascinating than anyone knew. Now, in this extraordinarily candid memoir, McGreevey shares his story of a life of ambition, moral compromise, and redemption. ... More than a coming-out memoir, The Confession is the story of one man's quest to repair the rift between his public and private selves, at a time in our culture when the personal and political have become tangled like frayed electric cables. Teeming with larger-than-life characters, written with honesty, grace, and rare insight into what it means to negotiate the minefields of American public life, it may be among the most honest political memoirs ever written.

1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or
2. Read it.
3. Sign-in on the comments for this blog entry so we know how much dessert to get.
4. Come share dessert, as well as your thoughts and insights on the book.

All are welcome. See you there!

Main Street Arts Festival

Saturday, April 16
“The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival showcases a juried art fair, savory food, live concerts, performance artists and street performers! In 2011, we're celebrating our landmark 26th year of presenting great art and music. In that time, we've grown from a small, local event to become the top-ranked arts festival in Texas and one of the top three in America. Come and join the anniversary party!”

  • WHERE? On Main Street in downtown Fort Worth between the historic Tarrant County Courthouse and the Fort Worth Convention Center. [NOTE: ASC will meet at 5:00 PM at the entrance to Mi Cocina on Main Street. We can decide then when/where we want to eat later - whether to make a reservation at one of the restaurants on Main Street or eat from the numerous food booths.]
  • HOW MUCH? There is no charge to attend this festival; however, food and beverage coupons must be purchased at coupon booths located conveniently throughout the festival prior to obtaining food and beverage products. [Coupon booths accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. ATM Machines are located throughout the festival.]
If you are interested in participating, please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we can look for you at the festival.


Thursday, April 14
5:30-7:30 P.M.
i Fratelli Ristorante & Wine Bar
7701 N. MacArthur, Irving, Texas 75063
(MacArthur at Las Colinas Blvd., just one block south of I-635 at exit 31)
(972) 501-9700   (map)

"General Manager David Lamberti, along with Chef Alfredo Ronco, create off-menu specialty dishes specially crafted to pair with the featured wines of the evening... Join us to acquaint yourself with vintages from around the world at our fun and casual tastings."

RSVP by April 12th; include your NAME, EMAIL and TOTAL NUMBER OF GUESTS to this event posting. We will have a booth or table (depending on the number of reservations) in the bar area. Please arrive as close to 5:30 P.M. as possible; the food comes out in an order that pairs with the wines, so if you get there too late you can always catch-up on the wines but some early courses of food may be gone. Enjoy!

April Mid-Week Movie Mania

 Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 PM
Cinemark Tinseltown 9 (Six Flags Mall)
2815 E Division St, Arlington (map)
Tickets: $5.25

Synopsis: When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he's ever known, he learns he's part of a government experiment called the Source Code, a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack. Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, Source Code is a smart action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) also starring Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana).

If you're planning to attend, please put your NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we can look for you. Please wait in the main lobby about 5-10 minutes earlier than the show time so we can get seats together.

Concert Special

April Hump-day Happy Hour

Wednesday, April 6
6:00-7:00 P.M.

New to ASC? Look for my "1-JOBS" ball cap and join the conversation. Come early - stay later - just plan to be there! Sign the comment section for this entry (including your email address) so we can be on the look-out for you. Can't wait to try the "Original" Irish Nachos!