Eats

Afternoon Delight

Now open for Sunday lunch, the kitschy Sake performs valiantly.
Jimmy Fowler
 When your restaurant is squeezed between a denture-repair shop and a nail salon in a small South Arlington strip mall, does ambiance really matter? In the case of Sake Japanese Steakhouse, located just south of I-20, the answ...


Eat Fresco

The Mexican grocery story La Michoacana offers great food for now or later.
Peter Gorman
Supermarket may not be the first place you think for a meal (the Subway at Wal-Mart and Starbucks at Albertson’s notwithstanding).



Heart-y

Burgers and bock have never looked as cozy as they do at The Love Shack.
Jimmy Fowler
Given his list of accomplishments and commitments — cowboy cuisine pioneer, Food Network reality star, Home Shopping Network shill for bottled sauces and cookware — does Fort Worth chef Tim Love really have time to flip bur...


Vera Cruz-ing

Skip the Tex-Mex and go for Nuevo Leon’s seafood
Peter Gorman
Nuevo Leon’s owner Roberto Gonzales was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, an industrial city in the northeastern part of the country that prides itself on its inland cuisine, from frog legs to chicken parillas.



Herd Mentality

In his new book, Robb Walsh dispels many popular notions of cowboy cuisine, starting with the cowboys themselves.
Dan McGraw
Cookbooks still sell pretty well, but the business has changed mightily in recent years.


Effortless Elegance

Olenjack’s Grille delivers exciting flavor combinations in a sophisticated-casual atmosphere.
Jimmy Fowler
Open barely a month in Arlington, Olenjack’s Grille, the namesake of renowned ex-Reata and Chisholm Club maestro Brian Olenjack, has found its identity in a very short time: hearty Southwestern- and Southern-influenced creati...



A Front

Piccolo Mondo Italian Restaurant may look like just another strip-mall retailer, but it’s all bid’ness inside.
Jimmy Fowler
Movies and television have put a heavy burden on Italian restaurants, specifically on what we expect from their ambience.


Steaking a Claim

The force behind Bennigan’s and Steak & Ale introduces a new concept in upscale comfort food in a primo spot.
ANTHONY MARIANI
One of the hottest pieces of retail real estate in town is at the intersection of West Freeway and Hulen Street, in the shopping complex that includes Central Market, Borders Books and Music, and other nationwide boutique compa...



Fill ’Er Up

In the heart of the Stockyards, the recently opened Bubba Jean’s delivers big home-cooking for big appetites.
Jimmy Fowler
The Stockyards is the city’s internationally celebrated headquarters for all things dogie-roping, plug-chewing and, for better or worse, tourist-watching. But there’s a genuine Cowtown aesthetic there. You just have to look...


Simple, Not Stugotz

No surprises here, but the newly opened Eagle Grill does Italian fare justice.
Peter Gorman
You like Italian food, si? Of course, you do — you’re not stugotz or anything. But what kind? I mean, there are all sorts of varieties, from the fancy Milanese stuff that’s heavily dependent on seafood to rustic, Tuscan f...