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BlackFinn Aims to Please

There’s a little something for everyone at the Southwest Arlington saloon.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
BlackFinn American Saloon is fairly well known in Southwest Arlington as the place with cheap drinks every night of the week. During happy hour (4 ’til 8 p.m. daily), everything but the fancy liquor and bottled beer is half-o...


No Monkey Ward Prices Here

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby retroactively apologizes to Ronin, long gone from Montgomery Plaza, for complaining two years ago about its sky-high sushi prices — $2 for a piece of tuna, and that was on “special night.” Chow, Baby was appall...



Korea House BBQ Flames On

Heat is the word at Cityview’s Korea House.
JIMMY FOWLER
Walking into Korea House BBQ in Cityview is a little like entering a meditation center. The walls are a pale tan, white flowers bloom in dark vases, and placid woodwind and string music trickles from the speakers. Even the smil...


No. 2, Not Trying Harder

Chow, Baby
“Someone tell Chadra Mezza there’s definitely competition in town,” e-mailed executive legman Michael B., promoted from associate legman last year after his Al Wadi find in Bedford. Michael, who unquestionably knows his h...



Island Life

A Taste of Jamaica beckons from Southwest Fort Worth.
JIMMY FOWLER
The tiny restaurant on the west side of I-35W near Berry Street has had several names over the last few years: Betos American Caribbean, Exodus Caribbean, and, since a new owner took over about seven months ago, A Taste of Jama...


Better than Chef Pants

Chow, Baby
The instant Chow, Baby heard that Brad Haskovec was launching a new cafe, the obsession began: Would he have the soup? Would he have the soup? A week before Freda’s Place even opened, Chow, Baby was haunting 609 S. Jennings A...



Cat City Grill is Near Purr-fect

The new West Magnolia eatery’s fancy fare lives up to the hype.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The small storefront on Magnolia Avenue has been getting a lot of attention from local foodies: Vance Martin and Martin Thompson have more collective cachet than almost any other duo in town. Martin’s Lili’s Bistro, just up...


Juice Lost

Chow, Baby
One of many, many items on Chow, Baby’s list of “what are people thinking?” mysteries is the popularity of Jakes, whose burgers have gotten rave reviews from D magazine, the Dallas Observer, Texas Monthly, and even this r...



Fort Worth Grill Goes Downhome

The North Fort Worth diner offers many gut-busting delectables.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Fort Worth Grill is best described as “classic Southern diner.” If food can be fried, baconated, or covered in gravy, you’ll find it on the menu. The joint in North Fort Worth is co-owned by brothers Weldo...


Mushrooms with a View

Chow, Baby
How often does this ever happen: Something that’s absolutely perfect gets messed with and yet comes out better? For the most part, the new Mamma Mia (1000 W. Magnolia Av., in the former Palermo’s space) hasn’t...