Bill Murray buzzed through Fort Worth recently to play at the Colonial Pro-Am and dine at Joe T. Garcia’s and Del Frisco’s. Harrison Ford did a barnstorm tour of Fort Worth restaurants and nightspots last fall.
Shia LaBeouf? He took the unpretentious route, dropping in on Fuel City tacos in Mesquite for a cup of elote. The taco stand posted photographic evidence on its Facebook page.
TMZ reports that LaBeouf is hitchhiking across the United States as part of a performance-art piece, although they don’t talk to him about it in this clip, but rather voice actor Steven Blum. So no Fuel City on TMZ ... yet, at least.
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This more detailed piece from Denver-based website 5280.com say that LaBeouf and his companions have been tweeting their geographic coordinates with the hashtag #TAKEMEANYWHERE. They tweet, then wait for someone to pick them up.
The most recent tweet (at this writing) was sent June 1, with the coordinates, 34°07'17"N 109°17'12"W, hich is close to the Arizona-New Mexico border, if our Google skills are in order. The May 31 tweet was from 34°08'52"N 109°17'45"W, and it doesn’t take much of a Google search to see that there wasn’t much movement from May 31 to June 1. So if they were in Mesquite (32.7668° N, 96.5992° W) on Thursday, they made some pretty good eastward progress.
DFW.com contributor Teresa Gubbins, reporting for her CultureMap Dallas gig, says that LaBeouf stopped at Fuel City around 7 p.m. Thursday. “An employee said the station had no idea he was coming and that the visit itself was pretty low-key,” Gubbins reports: " ‘There wasn't a crowd or anything, someone took a picture, but we got a big reaction on Facebook,’ she said.”
Maybe by the time LaBeouf does another cross-country swing, Fuel City (which also has a Dallas location) will finally be open in Fort Worth.