Eats
Not fancy, just fabulous: Righteous Foods’ multigrain waffle with fresh fruit juice and acai bowl.

A Righteous Start

Specializing in healthy, organic, locally sourced fare, chef Lanny Lancarte’s new eatery hits the spot.
JIMMY FOWLER
The logo for Lanny Lancarte’s new healthy-eating café, Righteous Foods, is a clenched fist brandishing a carrot. The hand is displaying the carrot either proudly or threateningly, depending on your perspective. Indeed, newco...


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Let the Lobster Roll Down …

CHOW, BABY
The best lobster roll I ever had was in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1990-something. During one of the summers of my misspent college years, I was visiting a friend in Boston who told me about the delish sandwich he’d discovered....



Hooley: “People should have the freedom to choose what they feed their families.”

Drying Up

Local officials and raw food advocates are at loggerheads over unpasteurized milk.
EDWARD BROWN
Eldon Hooley wasn’t really sure what he was being charged with by Fort Worth’s consumer health department when he walked into municipal court last Wednesday. All that the owner of Rosey Ridge Farm knew was when and where he...


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Give Me Liberty — or a $1.99 Taco

CHOW, BABY
I felt terrible for the kids standing in the median holding promotional signs for Sombrero Mexican Food (201 W. Rosedale St.). It was one of those warm fall afternoons that seemed all the hotter after the tease of a few days of...



Don’t let leisurely service keep you from Spazzio’s eggplant medallions.

Spazzio Out

This newish Arlington eatery does Italian right.
LAURIE JAMES
Spazzio’s Italian Cantina seems to be suffering from an identity crisis. The original name, Spago Pizza and Vino, apparently infringed on a Wolfgang Puck trademark. Despite the confusion, this newish family-owned eatery has q...


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Buns, Actually

CHOW, BABY
When I first saw the pork buns ($7.95) at Pho District (2401 W. 7th St., Ste. 117), I was sure I’d made a terrible mistake. The bun itself looked like a Dr. Scholl’s insert for an orthopedic shoe. But with the predictabilit...



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California Dreamin’

This new pho and grill offers some inventive Viet, Thai, and Chinese fare.
JIMMY FOWLER
On a recent Sunday afternoon visit to Arlington’s California Pho & Grill — just north of the super-busy Parks Mall complex — we were surprised by what we found: a hip, minimalist, dark wood and sherbet-colored dining ...


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Tempest in a Soup Tureen

CHOW, BABY
The recent bizarre drama centering on Dallas Morning News food critic Leslie Brenner got Chow, Baby to thinking about the relationship among restaurants, their customers, and news outlets. The rise of social media, celebrity ch...



Belly up to East Hampton’s Fried Chicken + Jack, a Southern-fried cutlet with pepper jack cheese, bacon, avocado mash, and greens. Lee Chastain

Fancy Sammies

The fare isn’t cheap at East Hampton Sandwich Co. but sure is tasty.
LAURIE JAMES
The meet-cute story about East Hampton Sandwich Co. is that Dallas native Hunter Pond apparently conceived of his business while daydreaming in law school. Pond subsequently dropped out and now owns three East Hampton stores (t...


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Eat Here … You Know the Rest

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby doesn’t know what it was thinking. Sometimes an idea for a dining column ends up more like material for a horror story. Such was the case when I decided to eat exclusively at gas stations for a week — I lasted on...