Eats

Dang Good

For 23 years, the South Arlington restaurant Ba-Lehas been a Vietnamese cuisine star.
Brian Abrams
Danny Dang has worked in the family’s business since he was 11 years old. He’s 30 now, and the hours he spends at his mother and father’s café haven’t shortened — these days, they’re even longer.


Spaghetti Western

In a cheeky setting that’s half-Cowboy half-Italian, Giovanni’s, in the Stockyards, serves up hearty, solid traditional Italian fare.
Jimmy Fowler
The weekends in the Stockyards after the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo closes in early February have that lonely the-traveling-carnival-has-come-and-gone feel, with small groups of bored-looking teenagers and even more bored-...



Old School

With its original location still going strong in the wilds of TCU, Fuzzy’s Tacos expands its empire.
Gayle Reaves
The feel is a combination of border cerveceria and old college hangout — except for the array of flat-screen and wide-screen tv’s and the squeaky-clean wood floors.


Viejo Amigo

The new Tex-Mex diner Chimy’s has a lot going for it, namely a friendly vibe.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Sometimes a bar/restaurant comes along and just works. Even though Chimy’s Cerveceria opened only a few weeks ago, it seems like it’s been around for years. The place, apparently, is the place to be.



Talk About GritsTalk About Grits

Molly Ivins had more than the columnizin’ kind, remembers one former Texas scribe.
ELLEN SWEETS
Editor’s note: The newspapers and internet are full — as they should be — of remembrances of Molly Ivins, the brilliant, funny, folksy Texas columnist who died of breast cancer on Jan. 31 (also see Static, page 8).


Venus on the Half Shell

They’re big, they’re beautiful, and they’re the best but not only reason to visit Big Fish.
ANTHONY MARIANI
There are oysters on the half shell, and then there are Big Fish’s oysters on the half shell.



Angelic

It’s not as creative as Angeluna, but Ferré serves up the quality Italian fare.
Brian Abrams
A new Italian restaurant recently opened in Sundance Square, and even if the joint served SpaghettiOs for the time being, local foodies probably wouldn’t mind; not because Fort Worth palates are sub-par, but after waiting abo...


Stop, in the Name of Grub

Load up on A Taste of Soul’s creamy dinner rolls, and you’ll be rollin’ down the street.
Jimmy Fowler
In most restaurants, the humble dinner roll knows its place. On the plate, it’s the equivalent of a supporting actor, a bass player, a fashion model’s assistant, existing to help the entrée and sides shine. But what happen...



Go with the Flo

When considering a spot for a hearty afternoon breakfast, don’t pass up Front Porch Café.
Jimmy Fowler
he comfort-food joint known as Front Porch Café is located in a knot of businesses on Jacksboro Highway, but it’s not hard to spot. Right beside the place is a billboard featuring a buxom blonde woman with “Boo Koo” writ...


Clay Pot Luck

Samwon Garden, possibly Tarrant County’s first all-Korean restaurant, makes for a nice introduction to the land’s spicy fare.
Jimmy Fowler
During a recent dinner at Samwon Garden on Fort Worth’s South Side, a moment occurred that reinforced just how cool living in America can be: As the plates were being served, an electro-pop boy-band ballad began cooing out of...