Chow, Baby

La Perla Negra: Culinary All-Star

Chow, Baby
I can’t pretend to be unbiased about Le Perla Negra (910 Houston St.), a new Latin eatery in the downtown space formerly occupied by Zambrano Wine Cellar & Bistro. The ownership group reads like an all-star team of area r...

Patio at Thurber Mingus.

Waiting for Thurber Mingus

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I kept adjusting the way I was sitting so that my friend’s head would block the blinding sun reflecting off my windshield. The Chowmaro was one of the only cars in the parking lot of Thurber Mingus (4400 White Settlement Rd.)...


Winslow’s: A New Breed

Chow, Baby
Why do people think it’s funny to tease dogs? On a recent cool weekday afternoon, I left my pup in the car as I stopped to pick up some grub at Temaki Sushi (1504 W. Magnolia Ave.). I could hear her yip at every passerby on M...


Aim that Cannon

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Dear Group of Twentysomethings at Cannon Chinese Kitchen, I’m sure going somewhere besides Chili’s or Sherlock’s was a fun change of pace for the six of you. But how to behave at a nice restaurant is very different from a...


Flying Carpet: A Whole New World?

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When I visited Flying Carpet Turkish Café (1223 Washington Ave.) a couple of years ago (“Bold Blossoms on the Avenue,” Oct. 31, 2012), I was impressed by the kitchen’s updated version of Turkish cuisine and the attentive...


Modern Wine, Modern Convo

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People can be so rude. There I was last week enjoying the near-flawless wine dinner ($100 per person) at Café Modern (3200 Darnell St.). And at one point a couple of diners around me shushed me. I couldn’t believe there were...

Kin Kin Urban Thai

Magical Feasts

Chow, Baby
Someone check Chef Eddy Thretipthuangisin’s forehead for a lightning-shaped scar, because he might be the Harry Potter of Fort Worth chefs. The guy and his ownership group have no fear about stepping into cursed restaurant lo...

Social House


Chow, Baby
Remember the hype around Brownstone when it opened in 2010? You would have thought Top Chef hottie Casey Thompson had ridden in on a winged horse and built the West 7th district all by herself. Lost in all of the hype (but appa...

Thirteen Pies

Still Good Luck

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is always open to new experiences. It is after all my job to go check out new eateries and flutter down the culinary coal mine. But I wasn’t sure whether a change in ownership qualified Thirteen Pies (2949 Crockett...

The Yosefs

Enfolding New Experiences

Chow, Baby
I was so embarrassed. I took a friend to Samson’s Market Bistro (4307 Camp Bowie Blvd.), Fort Worth’s only Ethiopian eatery, and he did the unthinkable: He asked for a fork and a plate. In the hierarchy of cultural faux pas...