Saturday

December Breakfast


Saturday, December 29, 8:00 AM
NEW LOCATION:

306 109th St., Arlington



From MrBreakfast.com: 

“The best "mom & pop" breakfast place in the Arlington-Grand Prairie area. Always clean, food consistently good. Prices are very reasonable. The service is great... the servers all know their craft very well… a great place to have breakfast with friends.”– bestpbx
Closed for renovations: Buttermilk Cafe & Bakery

Please leave your FIRST NAME for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you. Follow-up comments after the event are appreciated to help with planning future events.

December Supper


Thursday, December 20, 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. Follow-up comments after the event are appreciated to help with planning future events.

December Happy Hour!


Wednesday, December 12, 6:00-8:00
510 East Abram, Arlington, TX, 76010
PH: 817-265-8226
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. Follow-up comments after the event are appreciated to help with planning future events.

Thursday

November Breakfast Gathering

Saturday, November 24, 8:00 AM
1815 W Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington
PH: (817) 277-3201

 “Just plain great!!! I love me a hole in the wall in the land of the bland chain restaurant and this, to my surprise, met the criteria. Food was excellent, service was excellent and prices were incredibly reasonable. Thankfully the other reviews were spot on - hence the reason I tried the restaurant in the first place.” – Steve K.
Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you. [P.S. Yes, this is Thanksgiving weekend, but many of us may need a break from family activities. Besides, this is my birthday weekend, so come help me celebrate my 40th! (That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!)]
I look forward to seeing you there!

Monday

Breakfast Gathering

Saturday, October 20, 8:00 AM

404 North Collins Street, Arlington, TX  (817) 459-4477

Please leave your FIRST NAME for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you. Follow-up comments after the event are appreciated to help with planning future events.

October Supper Gathering

Thursday, October 11, 7:00 PM
1100 E Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76010 (817) 274-1204

Please leave your FIRST NAME for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you; if we have enough people signing up early, I'll reserve their party room. When you arrive at the restaurant, ask for the ARLINGTON SUPPER CLUB group. Follow-up comments after the event are appreciated to help with planning future events.

October Hump-day Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 3, 6:00 PM
601 E Main St., Arlington, TX 76010

Trying to enjoy a day out with friends but want to take it easy on your wallet? Visit Mavericks Bar & Grill in Arlington, TX where daily drink and food specials begin at 11:00am every day... We have large flat-screen plasma televisions streaming all the sports you can handle so come in watch sports, play pool, eat, and hang out with friends.


Daily Happy Hour from 11:00am – 7:00pm. • Wednesday Drink Special: $1.00 Domestic drafts

Please leave your FIRST NAME for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you. Follow-up comments after the event are appreciated to help with planning future events.

Special: RENT

Sunday, September 30, 2:00 PM
Tickets: $22 (buy tickets here)

This story of a group of friends struggling to make it in the big city has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, RENT’s music and tale are compelling, memorable and haunting. Winner of the Tony Award® for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

  • “Theatre Arlington’s Production of RENT Sparkles” – Punch Shaw of the Star-Telegram
  • “Theatre Arlington Produces Electrifying RENT” – Lauren Smart of BroadwayWorld.com
Get your tickets online and join us! Add your name in the comment section for this listing so we can look for you at the show. Maybe dinner after to discuss the show? Follow-up comments after the event are appreciated to help with planning future events.

Saturday

Survey Results

With just over 15% of the mailing list responding (18 respondents), here are the survey results:

1. What is most important about the suppers to you?
  • Location 53%
  • Meal Cost 6%
  • Type of Food 18%
  • New and/or unusual meal experience 12%
  • Potluck in a private home AND I would be willing to host/co-host an event 12%
  • Connecting with others, so an opportunity to mingle before/after 0%
2. I/We prefer suppers to begin at
  • 5:30 PM 12%
  • 6:00 PM 18%
  • 6:30 PM 24%
  • 7:00 PM 41%
  • 7:30 PM 0%
  • 8:00 PM 6%
3. I/We prefer suppers to be scheduled for

  • Thursday evening. 41%
  • Friday evening. 6%
  • Saturday evening. 35%
  • Sunday evening. 18%
4. Breakfast events should be scheduled for

  • Saturday morning 59%
  • Sunday morning 24%
  • I/We would not attend a breakfast gathering. 18%
5. Breakfast events, if wanted, should begin at

  • 8:00 AM 82%
  • 8:30 AM 0%
  • 9:00 AM 6%
  • 9:30 AM 0%
  • 10:00 AM 12%
6. Happy hours should be scheduled for

  • Wednesdays 88%
  • Thursdays 6%
  • Fridays 0%
  • Saturdays 0%
  • Sundays 0%
  • Would not attend a Happy Hour 6%
7. Happy hours, if wanted, should begin at

  • 5:00 PM 35%
  • 5:30 PM 24%
  • 6:00 PM 41%
  • 6:30 PM 0%
  • 7:00 PM 0%
8. What other events would you attend if scheduled? (check all that apply)

  • Tuesday evening movie 19%
  • Saturday matinee movie 31%
  • Sunday matinee movie 19%
  • Board Game night 31%
  • Card Game night 25%
  • Book Club 0%
  • Theatre event 38%
  • Concert event 19%
9. What is the best way to get event information?

  • Email 100%
  • Evite 0%
  • Text 0%
10. How often do you want to be reminded of events?

  • Monthly 35%
  • Semi-monthly 35%
  • Weekly 29%
  • I prefer just to check the blog. 0%
Thanks to all who participated! Additional polls on the blog to be posted soon.

Sunday

Supper Club for September

Saturday, September 22, 7:00 PM
1304 East Copeland Rd., Arlington , TX 76011  (map; menu) (817) 543-0544

Please leave your FIRST NAME for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you. When you arrive at the restaurant, ask for the ARLINGTON SUPPER CLUB group. AFTER THE EVENT, PLEASE ADD YOUR COMMENTS ON THE GATHERING TO HELP US PLAN FUTURE EVENTS - WHAT YOU LIKED, WHAT YOU DIDN'T LIKE, WHY YOU DID/DID NOT COME TO THE EVENT, ETC.

Saturday

SURVEY: Feedback Requested



Arlington Supper Club Members:

Before I posted any more events here I’d like to get some feedback from you.

It’s been more than three years since the supper club began, so maybe it’s time to re-evaluate some of our programs. In addition to the suppers, we’ve tried a number of other regular events – movie nights, Sunday breakfasts, happy hours, book club, etc. – to varying degrees of success. Lately our attendance has dropped significantly at some of these events – just the summer time conflicts, or is something more going on?

I have created a GoogleDocs survey to gather some information for planning some of these events. Additionally, please post in the COMMENTS section for this entry additional critiques, suggestions, etc. to help me plan events that will meet your needs -  places or activities you'd like to see or do with our group, as well as things we're doing you'd wish we do differently. All of these comments can be made anonymously, so feel free to say what's on your mind. (To add an anonymous comment, click on the COMMENT link, enter your comment in the space provided, choose ANONYMOUS from the identity section, enter the letter/number combo required, and hit submit.)

Please take a few minutes to let me know how the club can better meet your needs.

Thanks!

James

P.S. After completing the survey, check out the survey results here.

Wednesday

August Book Club

Thursday, August 23, 7:30 PM
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington
Email Bill or call for directions 817-718-2424

Dancer From the Dance (by Andrew Holleran) Synopsis: “One of the most important works of gay literature, this haunting, brilliant novel is a seriocomic remembrance of things past -- and still poignantly present. It depicts the adventures of Malone, a beautiful young man searching for love amid New York's emerging gay scene. From Manhattan's Everard Baths and after-hours discos to Fire Island's deserted parks and lavish orgies, Malone looks high and low for meaningful companionship. The person he finds is Sutherland, a campy quintessential queen -- and one of the most memorable literary creations of contemporary fiction. Hilarious, witty, and ultimately heartbreaking, Dancer from the Dance is truthful, provocative, outrageous fiction told in a voice as close to laughter as to tears."
1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com.)
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!
Upcoming Book Club Selections:
• September: Maurice by E. M. Forster
• October: The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren
• Nov-Dec: Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
• January: The Dreyfus Affair: A Love Story by Peter Lefcourt
• February: At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill
• March: How I Paid For College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater by Marc Acito
• April: A Home At The End of the World by Michael Cunningham
• May: Like People in History by Felice Picano
• June: Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story by Paul Monette

Supper Gathering

Saturday, August 18, 7:00 PM
721 North Watson Road Arlington, TX 76011 • 682-558-8878
Directions: North bound 360:Exit Rd to Six Flags/I-30 and make a U-Turn; located on the service road.

Please leave your FIRST NAME for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you. When you arrive at the restaurant, ask for the ARLINGTON SUPPER CLUB group.

Breakfast Gathering

Sunday, August 12, 9:00 AM
 
300 E. Interstate 20, Arlington, TX 76018 • 817-467-7001
Please leave your FIRST NAME for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you. Come through the line and look for us.

Sunday

July Book Club

Thursday, July 26, 7:30 PM
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington
Email or call Bill for directions: 817-718-2424

Giovanni's Room (by James Baldwin) Synopsis: "Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart." This novel appears near the too of the AfterEllen’s Best Gay Books and Best Gay Fiction reading lists.
  1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com.
  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!

Upcoming Book Club Selections:
  • August: Dancer From the Dance by Andrew Holleran
  • September: Maurice by E. M. Forster
  • October: The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren
  • Nov-Dec: Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
  • January: The Dreyfus Affair: A Love Story by Peter Lefcourt
  • February: At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill
  • March: How I Paid For College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater by Marc Acito
  • April: A Home At The End of the World by Michael Cunningham
  • May: Like People in History by Felice Picano
  • June: Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story by Paul Monette

July Supper Gathering

Saturday, July 21, 7:00 PM
5005 S. Cooper St., Arlington
PH: 817-468-1411
Please leave your FIRST NAME for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you. When you arrive at the restaurant, ask for the ARLINGTON SUPPER CLUB group.
At Zio's Italian Kitchen food comes first - it's no mistake we call ourselves a kitchen rather than a restaurant. The kitchen is the heart of any home, and it's where our heart truly resides. It is the place where we create amazing, signature meals from scratch with fresh ingredients, made to order, and always fresh from our kitchen.
At Zio's you can expect a casual, comfortable atmosphere with our unequaled and personalized service. Bring the entire family - our large, open dining rooms make it easy for all of you to enjoy a meal together. Kids can also expect a taste treat at Zio's, as our Chefs make all of our Kid Meals with the same quality ingredients and attention to detail we do for the rest of your family. Big or small, we prepare all of our guests' food made from scratch and served with lots of heart.

July Breakfast Gathering

Sunday, July 8, 9:00 AM
Pioneer Restaurant
306 109th St., Arlington
PH: (817) 633-4433

From MrBreakfast.com:
“The best "mom & pop" breakfast place in the Arlington-Grand Prairie area. Always clean, food consistently good. Prices are very reasonable. The service is great... the servers all know their craft very well… a great place to have breakfast with friends.”– bestpbx
Please leave your FIRST NAME for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you.

Pool Party

Saturday, June 30, 2:00 PM - ???
Hosts: Don & Yuri
Location: 5204 Wimbledon Ct., Arlington
Call for directions: 817-300-7130

Clothing optional (social nudity only!)

What to bring: (swim suit optional), towel, sunscreen, potluck dinner item, your own beverages

Dinner Details:
  • Potluck dinner to begin at 6:00p
  • NO GRILL, so be creative with your potluck choice!
  • Ice chest/ice provided for your beverages
So that we can get a guesstimate of the number of men attending for the food/paper products/tables and chairs, please leave your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM in the comment section for this posting. Thanks!

Friday

June Book Club

Thursday, June 28, 7:30 PM
 
Hero
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006
Email or call Bill for directions: 817-718-2424

Hero (by Perry Moore). Synopsis: "The last thing in the world Thom Creed wants is to add to his father’s pain, so he keeps secrets. Like that he has special powers. And that he’s been asked to join the League – the very organization of superheroes that spurned his dad. But the most painful secret of all is one Thom can barely face himself: he’s gay. But becoming a member of the League opens up a new world to Thom. There, he connects with a misfit group of aspiring heroes, including Scarlett, who can control fire but not her anger; Typhoid Larry, who can make anyone sick with his touch; and Ruth, a wise old broad who can see the future. Like Thom, these heroes have things to hide; but they will have to learn to trust one another when they uncover a deadly conspiracy within the League. To survive, Thom will face challenges he never imagined. To find happiness, he’ll have to come to terms with his father’s past and discover the kind of hero he really wants to be." This novel appears on the AfterEllen’s Best Gay Books, Top 100 Gay Books, and Best Gay Fiction reading lists.
  1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)
  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!

Upcoming Book Club Selections:
  • July: Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
  • August: Dancer From the Dance by Andrew Holleran
  • September: Maurice by E. M. Forster
  • October: The Front Runner by Patricia Nell Warren
  • Nov-Dec: Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
  • January: The Dreyfus Affair: A Love Story by Peter Lefcourt
  • February: At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill
  • March: How I Paid For College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater by Marc Acito
  • April: A Home At The End of the World by Michael Cunningham
  • May: Like People in History by Felice Picano
  • June: Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story by Paul Monette

June Supper Gathering

Saturday, June 16, 7:00 PM
2408 W Abram St, Arlington, TX 76013
PH: (817) 276-8160

The gourmet menu includes favorites such as Spinach Quesadillas, Enchiladas de Mariscos (crabmeat and popcorn shrimp stuffed into three corn tortillas and topped with two large shrimp and ranchera sauce) and Chicken Stuffed Jalapeños. It is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before or after shopping at The Shoppes at Brownstone Village. “The best Tex-Mex food between Dallas and Fort Worth!” - FW Weekly

Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you.

June Breakfast Gathering

Sunday, June 10, 9:00 AM
6204 South Cooper, Arlington, TX 76001
PH: 817-375-8662

Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you.

June Hump-day Happy Hour

Wednesday, June 6, 6:00-8:00
510 East Abram, Arlington, TX, 76010
PH: 817-265-8226

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.

Special

Saturday, June 2, 8:00 PM
305 W. Main St. Arlington, TX 76010
Box Office: (817)275-7661 or purchase online

Based on the tragic and real-life beating of a homosexual man in 1998, this compilation of interviews provides a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Reserve seats early for the best availability. Sign up in the comment section below to meet for dinner before the show (details TBA).

Saturday

Pool Party

Saturday, May 26, 4:00 PM - ???
 
Hosts: Don & Yuri
Location: 5204 Wimbledon Ct., Arlington, TX 76017-2785
Call for directions: 817-300-7130
Clothing optional (social nudity only!)

What to bring: (swim suit optional), towel, sunscreen, potluck dinner item, your own beverages

Dinner Details:
  • Potluck dinner to begin at 6:00p
  • NO GRILL, so be creative with your potluck choice!
  • Ice chest/ice provided for your beverages
So that we can get a guesstimate of the number of men attending for the food/paper products/tables and chairs, please leave your FIRST NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS and POTLUCK ITEM in the comment section for this posting. Thanks!

May Book Club

Thursday, May 22, 7:30 P.M.
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006
Email or call Bill for directions: 817-718-2424

Mahu Surfer: A Hawaiian Mystery (by Neil S. Plakcy) "Mahu is a generally negative Hawaiian term for homosexual, and for police detective Kimo Kanapa’aka, being gay doesn’t make for an easy life. Especially when you’re publicly outed. Now, semi-retired, Kimo must go undercover and stop a brutal killer. Already three surfers have been shot dead, and Kimo must infiltrate the close-knit surfing community, knowing his only way back to active duty is to catch a killer he may know all too well."
  1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)
  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!

May Breakfast Gathering

Sunday, May 13*, 9:00 AM
Jay Jay Cafe #2
1001 S. Bowen Rd., Arlington, TX 76013

ASC Member Recommendation: "This place has great breakfasts. The waffles combo or pancake combo are great. Good coffee never runs dry. Good friendly service. I go here on Saturday morning, no wait. Which I do not know why not. The price is fair. I would go here for breakfast all the time, but I would get fat."

Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you. I look forward to seeing you there!

* Yes, this is Mother's Day... so call mom before you come to breakfast, or make plans to have lunch with her... but come eat breakfast with the ASC!

May Hump-day Happy Hour

Wednesday, May 2, 6:00-8:00 PM

200 N Mesquite, Arlington
PH: (817) 366-4776

The Grease Monkey Burger Shop and Social Club team has a goal to change the Arlington Restaurant / Bar experience. “The Monkey” combines hearty burgers, wicked libations, serious music and a party deck destined to be the place to be seen on a beautiful Texas day. We are excited to be part of a new Downtown Arlington REVIVAL focused on bringing the people back to where Arlington Business and Arlington Cool were born. So please UTA students, faculty and staff, local businesses and families, sports junkies, barflies, music addicts, foodies and of course our out of town guests, come join us on this ride. We promise to make the experience unique and memorable. Let’s all meet at “The Monkey”!

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.

Sunday

B.B.Q. Potluck

Saturday, April 21 at 7:00 PM
The Lakewood and Arlington Supper Club invite you to a Texas Size BBQ!

The Boys, Beers and Queers potluck event will be the first time the two groups have combined for a night of Texas size camaraderie.

The Lakewood Social Club has a rich 30 year-plus history. It began in the early 1980s by a group of men who lived in the Lakewood area of Dallas. As the years passed, members from all over the metroplex began to be a part of the group.

The Arlington group started 3 years ago this March. The goal was to create a sense of community among the gay men in the Arlington/Mid-cities area. A website keeps the community informed of the monthly book club, breakfast, happy hour, dinner and special events.

The BBQ will follow the Lakewood format.
· The meal is a pot-luck (so men dig out those Texas recipes)
· There will be a $5 per person charge to cover the drinks
· Western attire is encouraged but not required.

Lakewood co-hosts are John Ahne and Sean Stewart; Arlington co-hosts are Terry Garner and Doug Studebaker; and the event will be at the home of Will Fields located in North Arlington.

An Evite is on its way to all members of the ASC; all others may leave a comment in the comment section and your information will be forwarded to the hosts.

*Yes, I realize there is already an event (Main St. Arts Festival) this evening; however, for those not planning to attend the arts festival, please join the festivities at the BBQ!

April Breakfast Gathering

Sunday, April 15, 9:00 AM
1815 W Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington (PH: (817) 277-3201)

"Just plain great!!! I love me a hole in the wall in the land of the bland chain restaurant and this, to my surprise, met the criteria. Food was excellent, service was excellent and prices were incredibly reasonable. Thankfully the other reviews were spot on - hence the reason I tried the restaurant in the first place.” – Steve K.

Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you. I look forward to seeing you there!

April Hump-day Happy Hour

Wednesday, April 4, 6:00-8:00 PM

254 Lincoln Square Center (PH: 817-226-2300)

Come early - stay later - just plan to be there! (If you're new to the group, ask the host at the entrance for the ASC group.) Sign the comment section for this entry (including your email address) so we can be on the look-out for you.

Thursday

Bowling!

Saturday, March 31, 7:00 PM

1801 E. Lamar Blvd., Arlington (817/276-9898)

AMF Arlington Lanes offers traditional bowling on 24 lanes, an on-site Pro Shop and a separate lounge area. Watch your favorite sports on 24 flat-screen TVs or challenge your friends to some family-friendly arcades or a game of billiards.

Two lanes pre-reserved (6 bowlers/lane); a "PIZZA BOWL" special tentatively reserved for each lane ($11/bowler) includes 2 hours bowling, shoes, large pizza and pitcher of soft drinks. RESERVATION REQUIRED, so please sign up early so I put up a deposit for those that plan to be there.

March Book Club

NEW DATE: Thursday, March 29, 7:30 PM

Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington
Email Bill or Call for directions: (817) 718-2424

The 19th Wife: A Novel (by David Ebershoff) It is 1875, and Ann Eliza Young has recently separated from her powerful husband, Brigham Young, prophet and leader of the Mormon Church. Expelled and an outcast, Ann Eliza embarks on a crusade to end polygamy in the United States. A rich account of her family’s polygamous history is revealed, including how both she and her mother became plural wives. Yet soon after Ann Eliza’s story begins, a second exquisite narrative unfolds–a tale of murder involving a polygamist family in present-day Utah. Jordan Scott, a young man who was thrown out of his fundamentalist sect years earlier, must reenter the world that cast him aside in order to discover the truth behind his father’s death. And as Ann Eliza’s narrative intertwines with that of Jordan’s search, readers are pulled deeper into the mysteries of love, family, and faith. (Author's video description)
  1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)
  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. So that we know how much dessert to have ready, please add your NAME and EMAIL to the comment section for this event. See you there!

March Supper Gathering

Saturday, March 17, 7:00 PM
ASC 3rd Anniversary Supper!

2222 Miller Road, Arlington (817/649-3324)

      Mercado Juarez Restaurant has served Mesquite fired specialties and Tex Mex favorites to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex for over 25 years. We are a locally owned company dedicated to providing the highest quality products, selection and service at the most competitive prices possible.
      Starting with Fresh Handmade Flour Tortillas, and our signature Warm Salsa Picante, you will discover what has been described as "The best authentic Mexican and traditional Tex-Mex this side of...well just simply the Best."
      From our Mesquite-Grilled Steaks and Shrimp, to Enchiladas and Carnitas, Mercado Juarez Cafes simply is the best Mexican food in town. 2004-“Best Carne Guisada” Dallas Morning News 2004 "Best Carne Asada"- FT. Worth Weekly.
      Whether it’s a casual dinner for the family, a first date, or your wedding rehearsal dinner, Mercado Juarez Cafe always provides the right service, atmosphere, and mouth-watering authentic Mexican dishes.
      Mercado Juarez Cafe provides affordable large event hosting or catering for groups of all sizes, for people in corporate, school and private parties. All questions regarding your event are answered by a knowledgeable representative. Attention to detail sets Mercado Juarez apart when helping you make the right impression.

Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you. I look forward to seeing you there!

March Breakfast Gathering

Sunday, March 11, 9:00 AM
306 109th St., Arlington (817/633-4433)

From MrBreakfast.com: “The best "mom & pop" breakfast place in the Arlington-Grand Prairie area. Always clean, food consistently good. Prices are very reasonable. The service is great... the servers all know their craft very well… a great place to have breakfast with friends.” – bestpbx

Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you. I look forward to seeing you there!

March Hump-Day Happy Hour

Wednesday, March 7, 6:00 PM

5005 S. Cooper St. , Arlington (817/471-1101)

At World of Beer, change is good. We feature the best in American craft beer and specialty imports from every region of the world. We rotate our draft selection daily, so you can always expect to find a new favorite on tap.

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. Member request!

Wednesday

Home & Garden Show

Saturday, February 25, 10:00 AM
Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston Street
Ticket Costs: Adults $10.00 (Seniors: $8.50);$1:00 Off Coupons!

The 32nd Annual Fort Worth Home & Garden Show is the place for you to experience what's new in Home, Gardening, Remodeling, Home Decor, and Much More! The show offers you the opportunity to meet over 400 experts and experience thousands of products and services.

Let's ride together and not fight the parking! Meet at Tom’s Burgers & Grill  (1530 N. Cooper St., Arlington - SW corner of I-30 and Cooper) at 8:30 AM for breakfast. (Alternatively, meet us at the ticket booth/entrance for the opening of the show at 10:00 AM.) Leave your name/email in the comments section for this posting so we'll know to look for you!

February Book Club

Thursday, February 23, 7:30 PM

Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington
Email Bill or Call for directions: (817) 718-2424

Insignificant Others (by Stephen McCauley)  Publishers Weekly: Narrator Richard and his partner, Conrad, are a well-adjusted gay couple living in Boston at “the end of the American Century” in McCauley’s adroit latest (after Alternatives to Sex). They have an understanding that allows for the occasional infidelity, but when Richard realizes that Conrad’s current fling may be luring him away, he begins to worry. It doesn’t help that Richard is becoming infatuated with his own insignificant other, Benjamin, who leads a double life as a supposedly happily married father of two. Richard’s problems, though, go well beyond his love life, and with a dry, caustic wit and the occasionally weighty social observation, he describes how he’s coping with his own exercise addiction, his suspicious sister, a client at work who may or may not be on the brink of going crazy, a friend who can’t bring himself to tell his wife about his health problems, and his deeply confused feelings about Conrad and Benjamin. But it’s an unlikely alliance with Conrad’s business partner and the slow unraveling of his problems that adds an unexpectedly and refreshingly sentimental dimension to this accomplished comedy.

  1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)
  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. So that we know how much dessert to have ready, please add your NAME and EMAIL to the comment section for this event. See you there!

February Breakfast Gathering

Sunday, February 12, 9:00 AM
301 Interstate 20 East (Arlington Highlands); ph: (817) 466-3212

Come Enjoy a Taste of France! Breakfast Menu

Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you. I look forward to seeing you there!

February Hump-Day Happy Hour

Wednesday, February 1, 6:00 PM
200 N Mesquite, Arlington; PH: (817) 366-4776

The Grease Monkey Burger Shop and Social Club team has a goal to change the Arlington Restaurant / Bar experience. “The Monkey” combines hearty burgers, wicked libations, serious music and a party deck destined to be the place to be seen on a beautiful Texas day… Let’s all meet at “The Monkey”!

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. Member repeat request!

Sunday

East Meets West Mixer

Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 PM

HOSTS: Tom Kelly & Steve Holston, Darwin Folmar & Dirk Nettles, and Will Fields

Where: Will's Home (806 Delia Court Arlington, TX 76012; PH 817-909-9641)


Tom Kelly & Steve Holston, Darwin Folmar & Dirk Nettles, and Will Fields
invite you to a mixer
bringing together City Slickers from the East
and Cowboys from the West.
Bring your friends – the more the merrier.

Heavy hors d'ouevres will be provided. BYOB.

Please post your RSVP to this event (name and email address)
in the comment section for this event entry.

January Book Club

Thursday, January 26, 7:30 PM
Host: Bill
Location: 2001 Royalwood Dr., Arlington, 76006
Call for directions: (817) 718-2424

NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. From School Library Journal: (Grade 9-Up) What happens when two witty, wise, but vulnerable teens meet by accident at a chaotic punk rock club? They fall in love, of course. While both are dealing with the fallout of failed relationships and the infinite hurt that accompanies them, they are questioning everything about themselves, their friends, and their future paths. The passion and intelligence of these characters, along with the authors' intimate knowledge of and complete respect for their audience, make this novel unique. Told in alternating chapters over the course of a single night, the narratives create a fully fleshed-out picture of both teens, informed by their love of music, their devotion to their friends, and their clear-eyed view of the world. These kids don't drink or do drugs and it's solely their obsession with music that takes them to these clubs. One of Norah's relatives calls her a potty mouth, and that's no exaggeration. Throughout the book, the expletives fly fast and furious, but they are more about personal expression and in-your-face attitude than about strong emotions. Yet, there is also considerable depth and sensitivity. Norah explains the Jewish concept of tikkun olam the responsibility to heal a fractured world and Nick comes up with an original spin on it. There are many heart-stopping, insightful moments in this supremely satisfying and sexy romance. A first-rate read.
 
1. Get the book. (Books available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com)
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. So that we know how much dessert to have ready, please add your NAME and EMAIL to the comment section for this event. See you there!

P.S. Insignificant Others by Stephen McCauley is the February book club selection.

January Supper Gathering

Saturday, January 21, 7:00 PM
944 East Copeland Rd., Arlington, TX 76011
(S.E. corner I-30 and Collins)

Asian Buffet: Sushi cuisine, Steak, Mongolian grill, Seafood, & Crab legs every Friday and Saturday

Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you.

I look forward to seeing you there!

January Breakfast

ASC Breakfast Club
Sunday, January 15, 9:00 AM

Jay Jay Cafe #2
1001 S. Bowen Rd., Arlington, TX 76013 (817/861-1060)

ASC Member Recommendation: "This place has great breakfasts. The waffles combo or pancake combo are great. Good coffee never runs dry. Good friendly service. I go here on Saturday morning, no wait. Which I do not know why not. The price is fair. I would go here for breakfast all the time, but I would get fat."

Please leave your FIRST NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS in the comment section for this posting so we know how many tables to pull together and we can look for you.

I look forward to seeing you there!

RV Show

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7
FORT WORTH CONVENTION CENTER
1201 Houston Street, Fort Worth

Adults $8.00 ($7.00 with discount Coupon)
Senior Citizens (55+) $7.00 ($6.00 with discount Coupon)

Literally HUNDREDS of Recreational Vehicle units of all shapes and sizes will be on display (and for sale)...from the smallest of pop-up tent campers to the most luxurious of live-aboard Class "A" motor coaches with all the amenities of a modern home! PLUS supplies and equipment, resort and campground information, insurance...EVERYTHING the RV enthusiast could want.

Meet at Tom’s Burgers & Grill  (1530 N. Cooper St., Arlington - SW corner of I-30 and Cooper) at 8:30 AM for breakfast; drive together to the Fort Worth Convention Center. (Alternatively, meet us at the ticket booth/entrance for the opening of the show at 10:00 AM.) Leave your name/email in the comments section for this posting so we'll know to look for you!

January Hump-Day Happy Hour

Wednesday, January 4 - 6:00-8:00 PM
310 E. Abram St., Suite 100, Arlington, TX (ph: 817/201-9669)

Three chefs, sick of eating frozen, tiny, and under-seasoned burgers, opened a real burger joint to make it the way they do at home. Fresh and seasoned meat, hand battered buttermilk fried stuff, fresh cut sweet potatoes, homemade pickles, Root Beer, ice cream and even condiments… It’s like eating at our kitchen table!
Come early - stay later - just plan to be there! (Look for us in front of the RV bar.) Sign the comment section for this entry (including your email address) so we can be on the look-out for you.

See you there!