Lotsa Verve at Ridglea Jazz Café

The newly opened Westside joint offers soul food and smooth sounds.
The 6000 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard has seen its share of restaurants come and go. The soul food restaurant Ridglea Jazz Café recently opened in the spot previously occupied by Ovation, another soul food joint. Ridglea’s ...

Authentic, with Additions

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby weighed the evidence before it. On the one hand, it was in North Richland Hills, which is not the first place you think of for real … well, real anything. On the other hand, the restaurant sign overhead had “Auth...

Prime Time for Bailey’s

The mini-chain of high-end steak eateries is cookin’ in West 7th.
It’s a safe bet that you could make money in Cowtown by opening a high-end steak restaurant. However, there is a question of how necessary another high-end steak restaurant might be, especially since there are several solid l...

Mother’s Little Helper

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby wouldn’t know how real reviewers remember food details — take notes, maybe, or shoot surreptitious cellphone pictures — but its method is both simple and in glorious Technicolor: Check the stains on the shirt. ...

Looks Cute, Mi Chula

Despite its chain-y look, Southlake’s Mi Chula is a doll.
Mi Chula’s looks like a chain restaurant. It’s not. But the Southlake restaurant has a familiar feel to it, even if you’ve never been there before –– chalk it up to slick avocado-green and brown paint and brightly col...

Currying Favor

Chow, Baby
When Chow, Baby said it liked hanging out in South Arlington, it certainly wasn’t talking about Arlington Highlands, the self-proclaimed “lifestyle center” that has given Chow, Baby renewed appreciation for Southlake Town...

Terra Mediterranean Conquers All

In the new West 7th Street development may be the start of a food empire.
If people are still feeling the pinch of a troubled economy, you wouldn’t know it by a visit last Saturday night to the recently opened Terra Mediterranean Grill in the West 7th Street development. A small line formed at the ...


Chow, Baby
Hanging out at Sushi Q (3000 S. Hulen St.) made Chow, Baby think about Cowtown’s broad range of steakhouses. On the top end, you can easily spend $40 to $50 at Bob’s Steak & Grill for a great steak and a big carrot. But...

Bar Fight

Longtime restaurateurs are battling school officials over a liquor permit at the former Scampi’s site.
Scampi’s Mediterranean Café was a fixture in the Fairmount area for more than 15 years, a beloved ma-and-pa restaurant in an area full of them. But co-owners David Shaw and Ann Diakis-Shaw thought Scampi’s wouldn’t be Sc...

Northern Exposure

Chow, Baby
Every once in a while, Chow, Baby feels a little guilty that it spends a disproportionate amount of its time and dining dollars in South Arlington — to take a wild guess, probably three or four times what it should based on r...