Eats
Brickhouse’s hot wings and grilled pork chops might make you shake shake shake your booty. Adrien P Maroney

Mighty Mightay

Arlington’s Brickhouse Lounge is more than just quality soul food.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Walk into Brickhouse Lounge, and that riff and verse from the 1970s song by The Commodores will float into your head. You know the one: “She’s mighty-mightay, just lettin’ it all hang out.” Actually, there’s a good ch...


Fred's will be expanding into the space formerly occupied by The Oui Lounge and The Love Shack. Photo courtesy of City Data.

Oui Lounge to Be Fred’s Texas TCU

ANTHONY MARIANI
Fred’s, according to a press release sent earlier today, will expand into the space formerly occupied by The Love Shack and Oui Lounge on Bluebonnet Circle near TCU. Fred’s Texas TCU will be the third restaurant bearing the...



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But We Always Go There

CHOW, BABY
This city has about a dozen restaurants that have been here for decades and haven’t put out a good plate of food since Mike Myers was still doing Wayne’s World on Saturday Night Live. I call them mother’s milk restaurants...


Chef Nelson serves up some salmon at his new joint. Brian Hutson

Deluxe: Pub Grub

In the canyons of Montgomery Plaza is a diamond in the rough.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Deluxe Bar & Grille has somewhat of an uphill climb. The new venture is located in a seemingly cursed spot in Montgomery Plaza –– this corner space previously housed two equally ambitious eateries, Mac’s on Seventh an...



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Outside-the-Pub Grub

CHOW, BABY
There I was sitting at Malone’s Pub, a cozy little bar on the outskirts of downtown that Chow, Baby discovered in its quest for non-smoking taverns, when a man wearing an apron walked up to my table and asked me and my pal if...


Chelsea owner Kevin Bellomo and co-worker Tim Jonuzi have got your pie right ’eeere! Tony Robles

Chelsea Pizza: Simple, Excellent

The food is non-fussy but exceptional at this Keller strip-mall eatery.
EDWARD BROWN
With trendy chain establishments coming into the 817, you can now order pizzas with or without cheese and with sauces that range from barbecue to alfredo and even — gulp — nacho cheese. Chelsea Pizza, by comparison, is keep...



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Send Lots More Lox

CHOW, BABY
While living on the East Coast, Chow, Baby developed an affinity for deli food. But in Fort Worth, for years, when I craved salmon gravlax or a pastrami on rye, my non-chain choices were Carshon’s and, well, that’s it. Luck...


What would make an awesome ending to this barbecue feast at Baker’s? An apricot fried pie. Vishal Malhotra

Pig Out

Superlative ’cue and fried pies make Baker’s Ribs a destination.
EDWARD BROWN
Some food pairings were just meant to be: steak and potatoes, fish and chips, burgers and fries. In Weatherford, Baker’s Ribs has come up with a food combination that’s as unique as it is distinctly Texan: mouthwatering bar...



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Whine and Spirits

CHOW, BABY
The folks at Portofino Italian Grill (6115 Camp Bowie Blvd.) need an exorcist, fast. When you make the decision to open yet another eatery in a location where the ghosts of several other joints are still hovering, the new place...


The Live Oak’s shaved rib-eye sandwich is “terrific all around.” Lee Chastain

In Full Bloom

Though known mostly as a music venue, The Live Oak is also quite the gastropub.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fancy bar grub is already a well-established genre on the local dining scene. But The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge on the Near Southside makes its small upscale menu seem like a well-kept secret, if only because the dining ...