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That’s Fan Food in the Fort

CHOW, BABY
Every once in a while, the eyes of the world focus on us: that Super Bowl in Arlington not long ago, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, my upcoming wedding. And by “us,” I mean Fort Worth, the 16th-largest cit...


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Grinch on the Grill

CHOW, BABY
Kids and restaurants often don’t mix well. I’m not talking about the ubiquitous, screeching litters of crumb-crunchers smearing their gooey little hands on the sneeze guards at Cracker Barrel. If you go to a place like that...



The Mont Blanc was the preferred dessert. Lee Chastain

Ex-Cep-tional

Finally, Saint-Emilion has some competition in the French food scene.
LAURIE JAMES
With very limited exceptions (Saint-Emilion in Fort Worth and Cacharel in Arlington), Tarrant County is no hotbed of cuisine francaise. And while Le Cep isn’t going to change that –– it’s only one restaurant –– the ...


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Second-Chance Stocking

CHOW, BABY
‘Tis the season of giving, right? That’s why Chow, Baby gave a second shot to a couple of the restaurants I panned over the last couple of years. I tried to revisit two other places that had felt my wrath, but they’ve alr...



Chicken tikka masala in burrito form? That’s what Currytos Indian Mexican Grill specializes in, with mostly fantastic results. Lee Chastain

On the Bombay Border

Indian-Mexican food — why didn’t they think of this sooner?
JIMMY FOWLER
Situated in an erstwhile chain sandwich shop just north of Grapevine’s decked-out downtown, the locally owned Currytos Indian Mexican Grill offers an intriguing combination of international food genres –– traditional Indi...


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Frost Bites

CHOW, BABY
As I peered into the nearly empty dining room of Steel City Pops (908 Currie St.), a new gourmet ice-pop joint in the West 7th area, I couldn’t help but wonder why the owners would open the place just in time for winter. Nort...



Owner Maureen “Angela” Hucey proudly offers her jerk chicken with steamed cabbage.

High Times

Angie’s Bikkles’ address may be different, but the food is still awesome.
LAURIE JAMES
Angie’s Bikkles Caribbean Restaurant is movin’ on up. Owner Maureen Hucey recently relocated her business from a quiet spot on West Berry Street near I-35 to a more visible space, this one across the street from John Peter ...


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What if There Is No Tomorrow?

CHOW, BABY
It feels like I’m in the movie Groundhog Day almost every time I step into an Italian restaurant in this city. There are of course some notable exceptions, like Aventino’s Italian Restaurant (5800 Lovell Ave.), Piola Italia...



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Cubby Hole

Though Chicago in name, this small eatery specializes in all kinds of fare done with care.
EDWARD BROWN
The walls at Chicago’s Catch are adorned with posters of the Windy City, but the bulk of the menu is surprisingly familiar (fried appetizers, catfish, fried chicken, burgers). The scant exceptions, however, are delicious. Nes...


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Gleefully Free of Gluten

CHOW, BABY
Another year, another diet craze that restaurants rush to accommodate. A few years ago the Atkins diet was all the rage. Menus all over the country highlighted dishes that fit its low-carb criteria. Then it was trans fat, and l...