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Tony in the ’Hood

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It was odd to see Fort Worth’s tiny gayborhood, the area around Pennsylvania and Jennings avenues on the Near Southside, without The Gallery Art Café (609 S. Jennings Ave.). Even though the café has been closed for a few ye...


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Feed a Fever

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Lately, Chow, Baby has been spending more time on the couch than in Fort Worth restaurants. It seems like I’ve had the flu for months. Regardless, the last time I levered myself up to check the fridge, it held just one ageles...



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Let the Chef Drive

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Chow, Baby was strolling through the charming new plaza in Sundance Square, pondering the future of our culinary scene. As I looked one way, there was the new Del Frisco’s Grille, flanked by the soon-to-come eatery, Bird’s ...


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Present Imperfect

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There I was eating my chicken club salad ($13) at Charleston’s (3020 S. Hulen St.) when my teenage server asked a question that ruined the whole experience: “Is everything perfect?” “Well, no,” I thought. “A generic...



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Fred’s: Blazing Saddles

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I like to think of the story of Fred’s Texas Café (915 Currie St.) like a dramatic Hollywood movie. For years, the ramshackle burger joint was a culinary beacon in the then-barren West 7th Street area, charming customers wit...


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Tacos to Ease the Pain

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Chow, Baby was sad when La Media Naranja (961 W. Magnolia Ave.) closed its doors earlier this year. The tiny taqueria/juice bar was never that busy, perhaps because the building is set back from the road and thus failed to attr...



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Eat, Pray, Watch

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It was a bad idea to go see the movie Gravity at the Coyote Drive-In (223 NE 4th St.). The drive-in is great, but a movie like that needs a more cinematic setting — and one that can’t be ruined by some jerks blaring Tejano ...


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For Mature Audiences

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The fact that I don’t have children has never stopped me from judging parents who can’t control their brood in public. I was at Los Paisanos (1446 N. Main St.), enjoying what I consider the best caldo de pollo ($6.99) in th...



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Miracles of Loaves and (Raw) Fishes

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I didn’t realize there was anyone left on the planet who won’t eat sushi. As it turns out, these misguided people are everywhere: my mother, my editor, my stepsister, just to name a few. There I was thinking sushi was like ...


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Cracking Open a Mystery

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Every year around this time, Lucile’s Stateside Bistro (4700 Camp Bowie Blvd.) celebrates the fanciest member of the crustacean family with a month-long event it calls Lobsterama. The occasion holds special significance for a...