Eats
Clay Pigeon

Birds of Clay

Chow, Baby
I still get teary-eyed every time I walk into Clay Pigeon Food and Drink (2731 White Settlement Rd.), Chef Marcus Paslay’s outstanding scratch kitchen a few blocks north of the Mc7th development. I visited the building’s pr...


Massaman

You’ll Swoon

Thai Texas does it authentically and deliciously — if you can find the place.
Laurie Barker James
Thai Texas 5736 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington. 817-870-6057. 12-6pm Sun, 11am-2:30pm and 4:30-9pm Tue-Fri, 11:30am-9:30pm Sat. All major credit cards accepted. The problem of getting your hands on some good Thai food in Arlingt...



Sweet Heat Burger

Fill ’er Up

Your belly, that is, at IDC Burgers in an unassuming Shell station in Aledo.
Joey Keeton
IDC Burger is easy to miss. Just look for the big banner strung across the Shell station on FM 1187, which you’ll probably notice only after you’ve decided that you’re lost and are no longer on 1187. The décor consists o...


Le Cep

One Too Many Courses

Chow, Baby
I’m not sure there’s a new restaurant I’ve looked forward to trying more than Le Cep (3324 W. 7th St.). Chef Sandra Avila’s haute modern French menu has been universally showered with praise since it recently opened on ...



Mi Cocula

Miraculous Mi Cocula

Chow, Baby
I recently found myself hanging out around Camp Bowie West, a part of town I refer to as “The Oil Change District,” looking for a bite. I needed somewhere within walking distance of the Discount Tire near the Benbrook traff...


vegetarian combo platter

Samson’s Delight

Fort Worth’s first Ethiopian restaurant was well worth the wait.
Laurie Barker James
Everyone loves an underdog story. And Samson Yosef’s is truly a feel-good, up-by-the-bootstraps tale. After fleeing his native Ethiopia nearly three decades ago to escape the Red Terror and after almost a year of red tape, he...



CHOW

Big Cheers for Little Bikkles

CHOW, BABY
Sometimes this town baffles me. Generic chain restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory get a ticker- tape parade when they come to town, but a fantastic, unique, family-owned hole-in-the-wall like Angie’s Bikkles Caribbean Res...


Executive chef Jordan Ray delivers a 16-oz. rib-eye finished in a 900-degree pizza oven, topped with truffle-saffron butter and accompanied by a jalapeño grit cake and grilled asparagus. Vishal Malhotra

More than Seafood

Though the name may suggest otherwise, Fish Creek also serves up pizzas, steaks, and an amazing bread pudding.
EDWARD BROWN
Fish Creek didn’t always serve wood-fired artisan pizzas and prime steaks along with its seafood. Before taking over in 2009, owner Joe Lane worked for nearly a decade at various Fort Worth seafood restaurants. While some rem...



The cooks brand Wild Mushroom’s “Cowboy-Cut” bone-in rib-eye. Lee Chastain

Go ’Shroomin’

The turf is great and the surf even better at Wild Mushroom Steak House & Lounge.
LAURIE JAMES
Over the last five years, Jerrett Joslin’s Wild Mushroom Steak House & Lounge developed a rep for serving great steak and seafood in Weatherford. The success occurred despite some nasty road construction, which occasional...


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Thin Praise

CHOW, BABY
Every year Chow, Baby makes the same New Year’s resolution: Get onto The Price is Right. As a kid I always wanted to bid one dollar more than the highest bidder and win. I never got my moment on TV, but at least I never had t...