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Facelift

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Think about the Fort Worth dining scene over the past two decades. More than likely, at least one of your favorite restaurants has been a casualty of the economy or of changing tastes. Over that time, Café Aspen’s tables...


Cross My Palm with a Fried Egg

Chow, Baby
It’s a near-mandate that a writer’s end-of-year column has to be on one of three topics, each a cinch to whip out so we can leave early to be with our real or imagined families. For “The Year’s Top 10,&#...



Multi-Tasking

JIMMY FOWLER
Based on the unhurried look of quietly chatting customers during a recent Saturday afternoon visit, Paul’s Donuts, Subs & Gyros has become a fave hangout for Southside regulars to chill over a breakfast or lunch plat...


Don’t Know Much about History

Chow, Baby
From the company’s web site: “5 & Diner [522 Lincoln Square, Arlington] is a 50′s-style Diner restaurant concept offering tasty food and fun in a casual, family-friendly environment … .  The concep...



Manly

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Los Hombres Mexican Café sits in the spot where Tunero Mexican Cuisine used to be. It’s on an enviable corner near the southern end of the North Side, next to the fortune teller/psychic who promises to take the curse off...


Better Than a Sharp Stick in Your Eye

Chow, Baby
Man, this new color-coded, sortable Places to Eat List rocks. Chow, Baby, who is building a new bookcase even though it’s not really allowed to play with power tools, had to take a minor boo-boo to its fave doc-in-the-box...



Relish-ing the Chance

LEONARD CALLAWAY II
For years, Fort Worth sisters Adrea Deems and Shelley Wright cooked, packaged, and distributed by hand a holiday cranberry relish that made friends and family salivate. But it was only last year that the sisters finally realize...


The Lights are Brighter

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby has always accepted the premise that “atmosphere” (however you reckon it: décor, lighting, music volume) counts a lot toward the dining experience. But the exact contribution has never been clear.



Round Ones

KEN SHIMAMOTO
Was it really seven years ago — an eon in restaurant years — that my oldest daughter had her wedding reception in the very same room as Chubby’s Burger Shack? (It was called something else back then.) One cons...


Color Me Hungry

Chow, Baby
As everyone who does things knows, sometimes you have too many things to do. In such cases you could, theoretically, buckle down and tackle the items one by one. Or you could gain a feeling of control by spending hours or even ...