Eats

Big D

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Habanero’s Grill and Cantina, unrelated to the two-restaurant chain in San Antonio, occupies prime real estate in Stockyards Station, past Hunter Brothers’ H3 Ranch and beyond the Riscky’s empire of barbecue a...


I Sing of Food and the Tiny Purple Chair

Chow, Baby
The University of Texas – the real one, in Austin – recently tracked Chow, Baby down again after eight fundraising-free years. Nearly every week now brings an embossed letter from the Dean of Liberal Arts, or a Texa...



Iron Cheffing

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
One of the perks of eating and writing about it is that occasionally someone taps you to do something fabulous like judge what I like to call Iron Chef Fort Worth.


Lovely Bones

Chow, Baby
For some reason, a lot of people (two people) have recently asked about the difference between American Chinese and Chinese Chinese cuisine. Here’s Chow, Baby’s rule of thumb: Chinese Chinese, lots of bones; America...



Slicing, Dicing

JIMMY FOWLER
Ricki Epstein has two culinary alter egos, and never the twain shall meet. By night, she runs a catering company that does big-deal events, offering delicacies like smoked salmon cigars, artichoke mini-quiches, and spinach sala...


Hallmark Pass

Chow, Baby
Many of Chow, Baby’s favorite holiday rituals fall in February, beginning with repeated viewings of that great existential masterpiece, Groundhog Day, with its dazzling treatment of Nietzsche’s concept of eternal re...



Golden Oldie

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Maybe you’re still stinging from the hit your wallet took in 2008. Or maybe you’ve vowed to shop at locally owned businesses as much as possible this year, to keep more of your money in the 817. Either way, you̵...


Three Days of the Corn Soup

Chow, Baby
King Wok (817-492-0088, limited Eastside delivery area) opened in November in the former Rickshaw Chinese Restaurant space in the small shopping strip at Woodhaven Boulevard and I-30, though for some reason Chow, Baby didn̵...



Golden Oldie

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Maybe you’re still stinging from the hit your wallet took in 2008. Or maybe you’ve vowed to shop at locally owned businesses as much as possible this year, to keep more of your money in the 817. Either way, you̵...


Three Days of the Corn Soup

Chow, Baby
King Wok (817-492-0088, limited Eastside delivery area) opened in November in the former Rickshaw Chinese Restaurant space in the small shopping strip at Woodhaven Boulevard and I-30, though for some reason Chow, Baby didn̵...