Chow, Baby

Yatai Food Kart: Haute Ramen

Sarah Angle
“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...


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! –...


Jesus Returns

Chow, Baby
A few years ago, Chef Jesus Garcia was churning out James Beard Award-caliber fare at Little Lilly Sushi (6100 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste. 12, 817-989-8886) until he suddenly departed for greener (and wetter) pastures in Seattle. At...


The Five Best Lists (You Won’t Believe What Happens Next)

Chow, Baby
Don’t you love lists? I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what the intern at Fort Worth, Texas –– The City’s Magazine thinks the 10 best places for pizza are in Fort Worth, or the 20 hamburgers that some...


Papa’s Smokehouse: Old Haunt, New Restaurant

Chow, Baby
Wrap your head around this: I recently had a hamburger with an enchilada and a beef patty between the buns. This wasn’t for some gimmicky, competitive feats-of-eats thing, either. The gluttonous, delicious heart attack of a s...



Chow, Baby
What’s up with all of these new Dallas-based restaurants setting up shop in Fort Worth? Sure, many years back, we were basically Dallas Lite, with heavy hitters such as Uncle Julio’s, Mi Cocina, Pappadeaux, and too many oth...


White Privilege Taco Binge

Chow, Baby
It strikes me as pretentious and white-privilege-y to say that I “found” a great place to get tacos, because “found” is usually code for “drove to a Hispanic neighborhood and ate at a place where hundreds of people ea...


Grober on the Go

Chow, Baby
Chefs are a transient bunch. They move from one kitchen to another, joining new companies, living in different towns, and, in some cases, dramatically changing the style of food they cook. There aren’t many other professions,...


Chocolate Therapy

Chow, Baby
There was something deeply cathartic about watching my server prepare the Chocolate Destruction ($9) at Restaurant 506 at The Sanford House Inn and Spa (506 N. Center St., Arl., 817-861-2129). The concoction arrived at the tabl...