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Eats

New ‘Cue

STEVE WATKINS
At first sight, Roscoe’s Smokehouse in Burleson seemed to violate so many rules of Texas barbecue that I almost didn’t go in. The lawn is well manicured, the building looks like it’s never been condemned, and ...


Lunch with the Look-Alikes

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby has long wanted to do an occasional series called “Lunch with the Stars,” in which we would find out if people who dine with famous people also get fawned over. Plus Chow, Baby would reveal which stars ch...



Semi-Homemade

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Park Hill Café, on the corner of University and Park Hill drives, looks like one of those places in a cutesy antique market: about a dozen shabby-chic mismatched tables in the dining room, lots of tchotchkes, lots of signs tha...


Generous (Pro)Portions

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby picked the wrong day to launch its lifestyle change (“diet” is so 1980s) of no longer eating six people’s worth of food at one sitting. Getting dressed for Sunday brunch at Blue Danube ($14; 2230 W....



Meat Market

LEONARD CALLAWAY II
When the real estate market started crumbling a couple of years ago, Joseph Armstrong and his buddy, smokemaster Marion Culton, took a trailer-mounted smoker and started driving all over town selling barbecue. They stuck mostly...


My Three Sons

Chow, Baby
Update to the peeves log: Chow, Baby has finally decided to stop punishing Lanny Lancarte for serving chicken surprise at Restaurant Week 2007. Now, two years into Chow, Baby’s boycott of Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexican...



Something Special

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In Spanish, “algo” translates into “something.” And the menu at Mi Tierra Latin Fusion Restaurant is literally full of algos. Every section is preceded by “algo”: “algo to start,”...


Re-Branding Cattle

Chow, Baby
Well, that calm after the hyphen storm didn’t last long. Here’s Chow, Baby’s latest wild-eyed rant: In case you didn’t know it, Angus is just a breed of cow. Like Hereford, Jersey, Holstein, Elsie. Hones...



Rip-it

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
What better place than by TCU to open a restaurant named after Old Rip, a once-famous horned frog who, in the early 1900s, was interred into the Eastland County courthouse’s cornerstone only to reappear three decades late...


Stupid Is

Chow, Baby
Whenever Chow, Baby muses, as it often does, on how well-educated it is (Hook ‘Em Horns!), how widely traveled it is (Hail Colombia!), how just plain brilliant it is (… we’ll think of an example later), it als...