Eats

Roll, Baby, Roll

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
What do you do when you and some friends are in the Mid-Cities around happy hour and are craving a mid-week pick-me-up? You could do a lot worse than swing into Bedford and hit Duke’s Original Roadhouse, where you’l...


Mac Daddy

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In my South Arlington neighborhood, Mac’s Steaks and Seafood (or, as the signage says simply, Mac’s Grille) has been an institution for nearly two decades. Sunday brunches are so crowded you can barely breathe insid...



Serious, Neapolitan

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Campania, in the southwest corner of Italy, just above the toe of the “boot,” boasts that thin-crust pizza originated in Naples, the region’s largest city. In addition, the Neapolitans say they also created th...


Bubblicious

ANTHONY MARIANI
Opened by sisters and partners Holly, Nga, and Kim Vu in early 2007, Noodles @ Boba Tea House is situated in a corner spot in a new strip mall at the intersection of North Beach Street and Basswood Boulevard. The sisters have p...



Brawny

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In March, the mostly industrial area around White Settlement Road and Foch Street got a little fancy. Now sitting alongside the car dealerships, auto shops, a lumberyard, a venerable barbecue joint, and a couple of mom-and-pop ...


Giddy Up

Peter Gorman
I wouldn’t drive 32 miles one way from Fort Worth just for the pleasure of dining at the Chuck Wagon Restaurant. But if you happen to be in Weatherford when you get hungry, heading for the long-time mom-and-pop eatery isn...



Centro de Flavor

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Craving a really good, non-Norte-americano taco? Head past the “Centro De-Anti Stress” on Seminary Drive to Hemphill Street, where the signs on the structures are mostly en Español. In a brightly colored two-story ...


Titillating

JIMMY FOWLER
Cutie Pies Roadhouse has been custom designed for one particular demographic. Multiple plasma TV screens broadcast NASCAR and pigskin drama. ZZ Top, the Nuge, and other classic rockers growl from the speakers. Most notably, all...



Simply Large (and Tasty)

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
It was a plain burger joint with a plain name in a cookie-cutter strip mall in the asphalt wilderness of Mansfield, so expectations were low. And wrong.


Git ’Er Done

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
A couple of weeks ago, Rodney Lambert undoubtedly caused many of his regulars – including our own Chow, Baby – minor heart stoppage when he relocated his Deer Creek BBQ Co. without telling many people.