Eats
Chow

Ramen-arama

CHOW, BABY
Back in Chow, Baby’s college days, it slurped down more than its share of ramen noodles. I used to buy them for 50 cents a pack, toss in a little soy and sriracha sauce, and — voilà! A meal fit for a broke, dateless Englis...


Along with a Bee’s Knees signature cocktail, R Bar & Grill offers a caesar salad with fried green tomatoes. Lee Chastain

R Bar & Grill: Your Destination

Located in the Arlington Hilton, chef Michael West’s baby is elegant and tasty.
LAURIE JAMES
Over the years, the Arlington Hilton Hotel has been home to several ground-level bars. Most of them, including the late, not-too-lamented September’s Lounge, were known more for cocktails and hookups than food. Enter: baby-fa...



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A Foodie Walks Into a Tapas Bar …

CHOW, BABY
Are we on the verge of another tapas craze? Several years ago, every eatery in town came up with a “small plates” menu. Tapas fever didn’t last long, but it left its mark. Plenty of restaurants still serve the small dishe...


Offerings like the grilled chicken plate with house sage butter, rice pilaf, and veggies prove that there’s more to Dalton’s Corner than foot-high beers. Lee Chastain

Dalton’s Corner: Cradle of Love

A once-popular ’80s hangout comes back with a tasty vengeance.
NICOLE CRITES
Dalton’s Corner in Burleson was once a hot and happenin’ nightspot, attracting teens from all over North Texas by offering dancing, mechanical bull-riding, games, and live music –– at one point, a little band called the...



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Color it Meaty, Matey

CHOW, BABY
Growing up, I used up more than a few crayons on those coloring pages that restaurants hand out to keep kids quiet. The one that hung on the Chow, Family fridge the longest was of something called Burger Town, showing a lush ki...


Ume’s sashimi spring roll awaits. Lee Chastain

Ume: Yummy

The best of both Korean and Japanese cuisines awaits.
LAURIE JAMES
Although there is a plethora of Japanese restaurants in Tarrant County, there aren’t a lot of Korean eateries. Enter: Ume Sushi and Korean BBQ. While political relations between Korea and Japan have historically been testy, t...



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Take a Left at the Water Cooler

CHOW, BABY
I couldn’t find West Fork Grill (1200 Summit Ave, Ste. 100) the first time I went. A friend had invited me to lunch there, and I assumed it was in a stand-alone building or a shopping center. At the very least, I thought it w...


All-you-can-eat catfish is part of the allure of Joe’s Coffee Shop. Lee Chastain

Eat (and Drink) at Joe’s

Joe’s Coffee Shop specializes in hearty, American comfort food at reasonable prices.
EDWARD BROWN
Endless cups of strong java and comfort food at affordable prices have made diners popular for decades. Joe’s Coffee Shop offers that experience and more, including all-you-can-eat catfish and a hamburger as big as your head....



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Heeere’s the Beef

CHOW, BABY
A lot of restaurants in town are sorta kinda socially responsible — as long as it suits their needs. Maybe the chef buys from local producers or offers an organic, grass-fed something or another. Perhaps there’s a “health...


Kona Grill’s beef bulgogi tacos and shrimp-and-lobster roll await. Brian Hutson

Shaka Brah

Kona Grill is all over the map, from Hawaii to China, good to bad.
LAURIE JAMES
Kona Grill offers a staggering array of choices, from sushi to satay and bulgogi to a variety of meats augmented with pineapple or macadamia nuts. But Kona is not just a pan-Asian place with a little Hawaiian/Polynesian flair. ...