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Blazing a Worn Path

Chow, Baby
I shouldn’t blame Siri for my lack of direction. I got seriously lost earlier this week trying to find Blaze Pizza (5925 Convair Dr, 817-731-5069). The week-old chain is set inside the Waterside Shopping Center near all of th...


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This Spuds for You

Chow, Baby
Sitting in the tiny dining room of Spudwinkles Deli (201 W Rosedale Av, 682-224-1263), the newish potato-focused chain that opened in the space recently abandoned by the ill-fated Sombrero Mexican Food on the still-sketchy side...



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Trailer Park’s New Truck

Chow, Baby
Remember when food trucks were novel? It wasn’t that long ago that every newspaper and glossy brag-rag in town was all over the craze. Now it seems silly, but until about 10 years ago, only roach coaches sold food out of a tr...


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Blowing My Cover

Chow, Baby
For the first time ever, I was spotted and unmasked as Chow, Baby while reviewing a restaurant. One of the fun parts of being an anonymous food critic is that I can pretend every dining experience is a secret mission. I take sp...



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A New Brew

Chow, Baby
Is there another place in town like Brewed? Sure, you could probably get some food, a pint of beer, a glass of wine, and a specialty coffee drink at any old café. But the hip Near Southside eatery/drinkery seems to take all of...


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Pardon Me, Roy Pope …

Chow, Baby
The first time I ever went to Roy Pope Grocery (2300 Merrick St, 817-732-2863) was in 1990-something. I was a senior in high school, and my steady and I decided to make a fancy dinner for our parents as a way to thank them for ...



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Summer of Love and Medi

Chow, Baby
I walk into Café Medi and make a beeline to a booth in the back to hide and watch the scene. Immediately, it couldn’t have been better. I pass a man in his sixties, standing with a bouquet of red roses. A few seconds later, ...


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Yatai Food Kart: Haute Ramen

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“How spicy, sir?” Kevin Martinez asks the guy standing in line in front of me. “Sniffles? Crying? Or ‘I don’t like you’?” The customer opts for “sniffles.” And Martinez gets cooking. As sole owner/operator of ...



“The heirloom vegetable salad was an impeccable mélange of textures and flavors.” Photo by Lee Chastain.

Press Café Play

Chow, Baby
The good thing about dining off the Trinity Trail in the new bustling Clearfork development is that it inspires smart choices — the area teems with bikers, walkers, and runners. But cocktails, house-made potato chips, and all...


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Filling the Fuego Void

Chow, Baby
I’ve been missing Salsa Fuego a lot lately. Last year, the outstanding haute-ish Mexican eatery moved out of its tiny location on the Weatherford Traffic Circle to a place with more square-footage, and then –– poof! –...