Eats

Sprout’s is Delight-pho

In the shadow of Cowboys Stadium, fresh Vietnamese fare flourishes.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Arlington is not short on Vietnamese restaurants. There are several authentic places in South Arlington alone. And then there’s Sprout’s Spring Roll and Pho in North Arlington near Cowboys Stadium. The sleek avocado-and-bro...


Patrizio Takes Flight

A few mishaps aside, the experience at the new West 7th eatery is winning.
LEONARD EUREKA
Patrizio Pizza Pasta and Vino has been a fixture in Dallas’ Highland Park Village for decades. It has a welcoming ambiance, thanks mainly to the walled patio shaded by oak trees and equipped with umbrella-covered tables and o...



Lotsa Verve at Ridglea Jazz Café

The newly opened Westside joint offers soul food and smooth sounds.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The 6000 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard has seen its share of restaurants come and go. The soul food restaurant Ridglea Jazz Café recently opened in the spot previously occupied by Ovation, another soul food joint. Ridglea’s ...


Prime Time for Bailey’s

The mini-chain of high-end steak eateries is cookin’ in West 7th.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
It’s a safe bet that you could make money in Cowtown by opening a high-end steak restaurant. However, there is a question of how necessary another high-end steak restaurant might be, especially since there are several solid l...



Looks Cute, Mi Chula

Despite its chain-y look, Southlake’s Mi Chula is a doll.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Mi Chula’s looks like a chain restaurant. It’s not. But the Southlake restaurant has a familiar feel to it, even if you’ve never been there before –– chalk it up to slick avocado-green and brown paint and brightly col...


Terra Mediterranean Conquers All

In the new West 7th Street development may be the start of a food empire.
JIMMY FOWLER
If people are still feeling the pinch of a troubled economy, you wouldn’t know it by a visit last Saturday night to the recently opened Terra Mediterranean Grill in the West 7th Street development. A small line formed at the ...



Bar Fight

Longtime restaurateurs are battling school officials over a liquor permit at the former Scampi’s site.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Scampi’s Mediterranean Café was a fixture in the Fairmount area for more than 15 years, a beloved ma-and-pa restaurant in an area full of them. But co-owners David Shaw and Ann Diakis-Shaw thought Scampi’s wouldn’t be Sc...


Reed’s Is All-American

The South Arlington bar and grill offers a lot and does a lot well.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The commercial building just east of Green Oaks Road and Interstate 20 has been cursed by its awkward location. The only access is from the eastbound lanes of a busy frontage road. At least three establishments have come and go...



Garliq Doesn’t Stink

The newly opened family-owned Southlake eatery piles on the flavor.
BY LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Garliq is a newish, family-owned, family-friendly eatery in Southlake. The menu is full of interesting factoids about the herb, which is apparently also considered a vegetable. Unusually, for a cheerfully decorated strip-mall r...


Dig into Rivera’s Mexican

This newish restaurant in Ridgmar Farmers Market serves up delectable Tex-Mex.
JIMMY FOWLER
Rivera’s Mexican Grill & Market, located inside the Ridgmar Farmers Market building across from Ridgmar Mall, was hopping like a roadhouse last Saturday night. Outside, the red-and-white-striped roof and a sign advertisin...