Eats

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...


Viet-Adventure

For such a tiny place, Lieu’s menu may be the biggest and most exotic in town.
Jimmy Fowler
Given that many aficionados of Vietnamese food love the cuisine’s caffeine-spiky iced coffee with sweetened condensed milk, it was only a matter of time before someone opened a coffeehouse and pho shop — pho being the entic...



Keg Stand-Out

Cowtown’s first upscale brew pub offers exceptional American cuisine and unique beer in a comfy atmosphere.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The Covey Restaurant & Brewery is exactly what its name suggests: a place that brews its own beer and serves food. But don’t think for a second that the cuisine is anything less than gourmet or that the ambiance is picni...


Eurotazza Coffeehouse

Not far fromone of the 800-lb. gorilla of caffeine’s new joints is a small, wonderful indie coffeehouse
JIMMY FOWLER
As one famous episode of South Park pointed out, it’s easy to bash Starbucks, and sipping an independent competitor’s brew does not necessarily equal moral virtue. Starbucks is clearly doing something right — millions of ...



Bull’s Eye

Next to a quaint gas station northwest of downtown, Il Toro churns out hearty, inexpensive Italian fare.
Dan McGraw
The guy behind the cash register at Il Toro Café — the same guy who tells you the specials, takes your order, fetches the drinks and food, makes sure the bread basket is always full, and hovers quietly throughout the dining ...