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Miracle of the Tweens and Fishes

Fort Worth Weekly
Two of my dreaded … that is, my beloved nieces, ages 10 and 12, came over to Casa de Chow, Baby for dinner recently. Their mother, my dear ol’ sis, has the two monsters well on their way to childhood diabetes, thanks to a s...


Rahr and Sons celebrates its 10th anniversary this month.

Rahr Turns 10

Happy birthday to the craft brewery that started it all.
LAURIE JAMES
For a decade, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company has helped shape the face of both the Near Southside and craft brewing in North Texas. This month is the brewery’s 10th anniversary, but co-founder William “Fritz” Rahr will t...



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Happy Trails

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby’s pal from Los Angeles came into town for the Lone Star Film Festival and wanted a guided tour of the “real Fort Worth culinary experience.” Of course, having done this dance before, I know she really meant: ...


Not fancy, just fabulous: Righteous Foods’ multigrain waffle with fresh fruit juice and acai bowl.

A Righteous Start

Specializing in healthy, organic, locally sourced fare, chef Lanny Lancarte’s new eatery hits the spot.
JIMMY FOWLER
The logo for Lanny Lancarte’s new healthy-eating café, Righteous Foods, is a clenched fist brandishing a carrot. The hand is displaying the carrot either proudly or threateningly, depending on your perspective. Indeed, newco...



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Let the Lobster Roll Down …

CHOW, BABY
The best lobster roll I ever had was in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1990-something. During one of the summers of my misspent college years, I was visiting a friend in Boston who told me about the delish sandwich he’d discovered....


Hooley: “People should have the freedom to choose what they feed their families.”

Drying Up

Local officials and raw food advocates are at loggerheads over unpasteurized milk.
EDWARD BROWN
Eldon Hooley wasn’t really sure what he was being charged with by Fort Worth’s consumer health department when he walked into municipal court last Wednesday. All that the owner of Rosey Ridge Farm knew was when and where he...



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Give Me Liberty — or a $1.99 Taco

CHOW, BABY
I felt terrible for the kids standing in the median holding promotional signs for Sombrero Mexican Food (201 W. Rosedale St.). It was one of those warm fall afternoons that seemed all the hotter after the tease of a few days of...


Don’t let leisurely service keep you from Spazzio’s eggplant medallions.

Spazzio Out

This newish Arlington eatery does Italian right.
LAURIE JAMES
Spazzio’s Italian Cantina seems to be suffering from an identity crisis. The original name, Spago Pizza and Vino, apparently infringed on a Wolfgang Puck trademark. Despite the confusion, this newish family-owned eatery has q...



Vietnamese Steamed Pork Buns Banh Bao

Buns, Actually

CHOW, BABY
When I first saw the pork buns ($7.95) at Pho District (2401 W. 7th St., Ste. 117), I was sure I’d made a terrible mistake. The bun itself looked like a Dr. Scholl’s insert for an orthopedic shoe. But with the predictabilit...


Courtesy California Pho & Grill's Facebook

California Dreamin’

This new pho and grill offers some inventive Viet, Thai, and Chinese fare.
JIMMY FOWLER
On a recent Sunday afternoon visit to Arlington’s California Pho & Grill — just north of the super-busy Parks Mall complex — we were surprised by what we found: a hip, minimalist, dark wood and sherbet-colored dining ...