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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...



Yee-Haw, Sir

Cowtown Diner offers homemade cookin' at downtown prices.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The recently opened Cowtown Diner in Sundance Square has been getting some flak for daring to use the word “Cowtown.” Perhaps it’s because Fort Worth is shining itself up as more culture than cowboy, or maybe ...


The Irony and the Ecstasy

Chow, Baby
OK, the reason Chow, Baby has been all depressed and road-tripping recently is because it got unexpectedly and non-negotiably dumped by the beloved. Chow, Baby didn’t mark the precise dump-date, but going by its diary, a....



Rock Solid

The Aardvark's food and 'cue would shine on any stage.
JIMMY FOWLER
Many people probably don’t know that The Aardvark — the live music venue and bar near TCU — opened a kitchen and has been serving lunch, dinner, and late-night comfort snacks for more than a year now. Judging ...


You Can Do It. We Can Help.

Chow, Baby
While Chow, Baby is still working on the leftovers from last week’s chicken-fried bacon road trip – two slices to go, each an entire day’s worth of fatty salty goodness – here’s another installment...



Destination: Snook

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is rushing the roadtrip season a bit, but you know, sometimes you just get in the mood to accidentally leave your CD case on the dining room table on your way out, so you’re forced to continually listen to Dono...


Sweet 16

In addition to exceedingly fresh wings, Pluckers also offers a lot of sauces.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Pluckers Wing Bar began in Austin as the brainchild of a couple of University of Texas at Austin students who decided that the state capital just didn’t have enough food options; specifically, chicken wing options. People...



Twinkie-ling

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
My buddy, a farm kid, loves catfish, but his teenage son and I were leery as we headed to Circle S Catfish Grill in north Fort Worth — neither of us is a huge catfish fan. Fortunately, the menu at the family-owned restaur...


A Little Sharp on the Cool Key

Chow, Baby
You knew this would happen – that all year long, every time Chow, Baby spotted a new cupcakerie or pear-and-brisket dish, it would crow “I called that! In my New Year’s predictions column, I said that would ha...