Eats

Soul in Six

BRIAN ABRAMS
Drew Thomas first opened his greasy spoon almost 20 years ago, in Forest Hill, where his smothered pork chops and spicy fried catfish were enjoyed by the locals but not by enough of them to support the business. He moved west, ...


From Russia With Love

Jimmy Fowler
Though the proprietors of Taste of Europe are from Russia, they don’t seem to have any trouble getting the hang of this capitalism thing. “Shop while you eat!” gushes the sign outside this combination restaurant, tchotchk...



Food

BRIAN ABRAMS
Since her childhood, Donatella Trotti has earned her keep in the kitchen. In post-war Varese, Italy, where Trotti was born and raised, she and her sister would join their mother in the kitchen to help make large servings of las...


Come, Hungary

Jimmy Fowler
he Blue Danube first entered the popular consciousness as a river that runs from Germany through Eastern Europe. Then it became a Strauss waltz that shot off into space to accompany the doomed astronauts in Stanley Kubrick’s ...



Lord of the Wings

Brian Abrams
Hooters founder and former CEO Robert H. Brooks may have died last month, but his leg-acy lives on. As he told Fortune magazine a couple of years ago, “Good food, cold beer, and pretty girls never go out of style.” Since th...


Orange Crush

Jimmy Fowler
A while back, Thanh Thanh Vietnamese Cuisine relocated across East Arkansas Lane from one strip mall to another. They carpeted the new, spacious locale (an old chain drug store), hung a chandelier from the low ceiling, and did ...



Classy Comfort

ANTHONY MARIANI
Remember the old days, when walking into a fancy restaurant was like wrapping an angry boa constrictor around your neck? I mean, even in the best mood and the best clothes, the most unflappable non-rich guy was bound to feel a ...


Cuts Like a Knife

Brian Abrams
The area near the Village at 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd. has become a dining hot spot pretty much overnight. Recent openings include Paparotti’s Wine Room, a swanky lounge owned by David Rotman, who also owns Café Aspen, the 16-ye...



House of Common

Dan McGraw
For reasons beyond the reaches of mere mortal comprehension, the Houston-based restaurant chain Hospitality USA Management Group thinks there’s some demand in our country for British food. If you’ve ever heard anyone say, ...


Stir It Up

BRIAN ABRAMS
Now that Beto’s American and Caribbean Cuisine is here in town, the craze over Red Stripe beer is finally starting to make sense. As a social lubricant, the Jamaican export is merely so-so. It has a skunky aftertaste, and a s...