Eats

Goodfellas

DAN MCGRAW
Good pizza by the slice has always been a rarity in Fort Worth. There are some good sit-down pizza joints but nothing spectacular, certainly nothing like in New York or the other East Coast hotbeds of Italian food, where you ca...


Pho Consolation

Chow, Baby
Just as an analogy, say your beloved accidentally shattered your killer-cool vintage-retro atomic-starburst hors d’oeuvres platter, which you now realize is your absolute favorite serving piece of all time. So naturally y...



Pak-ing Power

JIMMY FOWLER
The name of Euless’ recently opened Indian-Pakistani restaurant (or “Indo-Pak,” as the owners prefer) is Masala Masala. “Masala” is a generic term in South Asian cuisine that can mean any number of...


I Read the News Today. Oh Boy.

Chow, Baby
Somehow, probably by signing up for it, Chow, Baby got on the e-mailing list for the trade rag Nation’s Restaurant News. It’s mostly business-side snooze about boring chains (“Cracker Barrel Net Jumps 14% in 3...



Under Pressure

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Grace’s executive chef, Blaine Staniford, started practicing his “TexAsian” cuisine several years ago at Dallas’ Fuse restaurant, home of the grilled Kobe beef “sushi” roll. The Culinary Inst...


Five Easy Pieces

Chow, Baby
1. Latin super-chicken. Guatemala-based Pollo Campero (2830 S.H. 121 at Glade Rd., Euless) is sort of like KFC, except that this chicken is fresh-cooked and delicious: lightly spiced, crispy skin holding in the juices so that e...



Mardi Blahs

JIMMY FOWLER
Since opening in Arlington a couple of years ago, Pierre’s Mardi Gras Café has regularly hosted jazz-and-blues bands — owner Roosevelt Pierre has sometimes jumped onstage and sung with them. But as he was performin...


Wayward Sage

Chow, Baby
Back in, what, 2004, Café Panache in Hurst was one of Chow, Baby’s favorite restaurants, though after five years it doesn’t recall specifically why. Probably had something to do with the food, because when chef Sag...



Mama Mia!

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Mama’s Pizza is an institution. Period. The ma-and-pa pizzeria that’s had about a million locations over the years has a new home, on Camp Bowie Boulevard by Bryant-Irvin Road. The new place isn’t far from one...


Gemspotting

Chow, Baby
If a taqueria has a taco-plate deal on Wednesdays, you can bet Chow, Baby will stop by on a Thursday to hear all about it. If a homecooking joint prepares their deliciously tender pot roast with cute little carrots and new pota...