Hidden Treats at Salsa Limón

In La Gran Plaza is one man’s answer to the lack of “high-quality taquerias” in town.
Just up the escalator from the main entrance of La Gran Plaza is what has to be the most unusual food court of any mall in Fort Worth. You won’t find a Chick-fil-A or an Orange Julius or any of the other staples of mall cuisi...

Trompe de Shrimp

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Chow, Baby’s not clear exactly how, but surely butterflied shrimp are part of the global marketing conspiracy, the one that brought us Certified Angus Beef™ and “dried plums,” formerly prunes. And the new, all-sexed-up ...

Finger-lickin’ Texas Style Chicken and Seafood

New Southside joint gives pleasant meaning to the term “greasy spoon.”
In the shadow of the Hospital District, Rosedale Street just east of I-35 offers a veritable coop of fried chicken places. Clearly the hospitals didn’t spring up around the eateries, so it must be that restaurants that dish o...

(Another) New Leaf

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The newest neat-o, cheap ethnic restaurant near UTA — well, it’s been a week now since Chow, Baby was in the area, so this could already be outdated — is Thai Basil Leaf (805 W. Park Row Dr., Arlington), in what Chow, Bab...

Brownstone’s Grrl Power

Casey Thompson’s vision of feminine-sexy Southern charm comes to West 7th.
Before her starring turn on America’s Top Chef on Bravo in 2007, Casey Thompson was building her profile by dishing out Asian fusion at Shinsei in Dallas. She had worked her way up to the executive chef spot there after years...

North Beach Diet

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Chow, Baby was uncharacteristically indecisive at Lone Star Bar-B-Que (6320 N. Beach St., in the Fossil Creek suburbs of Haltom City). For broad-sampling purposes, Chow, Baby’s usual barbecue order is a three-meat plate (nice...

Sprout’s is Delight-pho

In the shadow of Cowboys Stadium, fresh Vietnamese fare flourishes.
Arlington is not short on Vietnamese restaurants. There are several authentic places in South Arlington alone. And then there’s Sprout’s Spring Roll and Pho in North Arlington near Cowboys Stadium. The sleek avocado-and-bro...

On Your Toes for Chicken Feet

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Once chicken feet have become part of a building’s history, they seem to be there forever. Arc-En-Ciel and Empress Palace have gone, but the “Dim Sum” banner is up again at the high-turnover anchor of this Little Asia str...

Patrizio Takes Flight

A few mishaps aside, the experience at the new West 7th eatery is winning.
Patrizio Pizza Pasta and Vino has been a fixture in Dallas’ Highland Park Village for decades. It has a welcoming ambiance, thanks mainly to the walled patio shaded by oak trees and equipped with umbrella-covered tables and o...

Any Way You Slice It

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One of Chow, Baby’s valiant attempts to impose order on the food universe is its gyros classification system. It’s pretty straightforward: Class A is slabs of lamb and/or beef that have been marinated in a secret family rec...