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Lukewarm Damn Tamales

Chow, Baby
I couldn’t believe she was blaming us for the crappy service. “The problem is,” explained the owner of Hot Damn, Tamales! to my table of eight on Mother’s Day, “you ordered off of the menu, and we thought you were goi...


The chocolate sheet cake comes with a marshmallow surprise at Fixture Café and Social House. Photo by Robert Garner.

New Fixture

The Near Southside’s latest comfort food spot drops into a crowded arena.
Kristian Lin
The location on West Magnolia Avenue that was 24 Plates Tapas Bar as recently as seven months ago has now reopened as Fixture FW, which attracts mostly older diners during weekend brunch and a younger clientele during the eveni...



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Wok the Line

Chow, Baby
I was recently complaining to a friend about how there are precious few great, fast, cheap Chinese food places in town. Sure, you can go to any of the pervasive chains and have a decent meal, or you could take a trip to Haltom ...


The owner’s daughter shows off a new classic, the ’75 Olds: two house-made blue cheese biscuits stuffed with beef tenderloin, bearnaise sauce, and more blue cheese. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Vintage Grill: Car Hopping

This Weatherford museum/restaurant serves up comfort food with some innovative twists.
Kristian Lin
When you walk into the Vintage Grill & Car Museum, you may think you have the place pegged. Nestled in the heart of downtown Weatherford, a block from City Hall, the restaurant is attached to a car museum showcasing about a...



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La Perla Negra: Culinary All-Star

Chow, Baby
I can’t pretend to be unbiased about Le Perla Negra (910 Houston St.), a new Latin eatery in the downtown space formerly occupied by Zambrano Wine Cellar & Bistro. The ownership group reads like an all-star team of area r...


World of Beer bartender Hays has a pint with your name on it. Photo by Lee Chastain.

World of Beer — Truly

In addition to 500 bottles, this new West 7th gastropub serves up some superb brew-infused grub.
Edward Brown
As the craft beer movement barrels on, it’s not just the liquid goodness that’s getting a makeover locally. The fare at gastropubs is also transforming. As the recently opened World of Beer proves, area diners are no longer...



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Waiting for Thurber Mingus

Chow, baby
I kept adjusting the way I was sitting so that my friend’s head would block the blinding sun reflecting off my windshield. The Chowmaro was one of the only cars in the parking lot of Thurber Mingus (4400 White Settlement Rd.)...


Funnel cake! In fry-form! Only at Globe Life. Photo by Laurie James.

Around the Globe Life Park

Now with the Rangers in full swing, let’s take a look at some new ballpark eats.
Laurie Barker James
In the early 1990s, Arlington Stadium, as it was called, was the site of a few of my more memorable first dates. Baseball courtship was fabulous. Wannabe lovebirds could enjoy watching the Rangers from the cheap aluminum bench ...



A hot stone bowl and cold sake are calling from HoYA. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Seoul Food

HoYA Korean Kitchen is a tasty, inexpensive entrée into this scarce cuisine.
Laurie Barker James
HoYA Korean Kitchen sits in the Sundance Square space that once housed a chain shop where hurried diners could customize their subs with veggies and condiments. A similar concept applies to Korean food. HoYA’s menu mostly rev...


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Winslow’s: A New Breed

Chow, Baby
Why do people think it’s funny to tease dogs? On a recent cool weekday afternoon, I left my pup in the car as I stopped to pick up some grub at Temaki Sushi (1504 W. Magnolia Ave.). I could hear her yip at every passerby on M...