Eats

Brave, New Mondo

Parrilla may be small, but its superlative Tex-Mex — and its ambitions — aren’t.
Jimmy Fowler
It’s official, Tex-Mex mavens: The 21st century has come to the taqueria.


Morning Constitutional

Even if veggies aren’t your thing, welcome the Saladmaster.
ERIC GRIFFEY
The guy at my front door wanted to make me a salad. It wasn’t actually my front door — it was the front door of a house belonging to a friend of mine for whom I was house-sitting, a brand spanking new cookie-cutter … ...



Ol’ Scratch

Hawks Creek Grill delivers tasty American fare but doesn’t seem to be for the young and diet-conscious.
Jimmy Fowler
Golf, like poker, is a deliberative sport that demands grace and calm under pressure.


Hit or Miss?

Erratic service and food keep the venerable On Broadway from super stardom.
Peter Gorman
 Sometimes it’s just not your day. And on a recent Friday night at the venerable On Broadway Ristorante Italiano, it wasn’t ours.



Porridge Cubed

Expect simple, elegant food, and not a fantasia of flavors, in the land of The Lunch Box.
Jimmy Fowler
 It would be tempting to use a cliché like “hidden treasure” to describe the Camp Bowie eatery The Lunch Box.


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.