Eats

Next Time, the 15-Piece Box

Chow, Baby
“We’ll just let me be the judge of that,” thought Chow, Baby self-importantly as it popped into Very Good Chicken (3996 Denton Hwy., Haltom City).


Options

Super Bowl Buffet has a lot to offer in both Asian and Westernized fare.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Late one Friday afternoon, out on a seemingly endless stretch of 820 – are we in Hurst? East Fort Worth? – my flesh-and-blood payload began to complain, “We’re hunnnnngry.” In my family’s def...



Drink Me

Chow, Baby
What’s the story on Poly Pop? From untrustworthy web sites, Chow, Baby has learned only that one Paul Hollis, who may have lived near Polytechnic High School and may now be buried in Polytechnic Cemetery, invented this po...


Mature, Not Old

No Frills Grill & Sports Bar in Arlington has aged quite gracefully.
Laurie Barker James
Back in the 1990s, No Frills Grill & Sports Bar was a tiny, smoky bar in the southwest Arlington shopping center anchored by an AMC Loews movie theater.



Down Mijo Way

Chow, Baby
In the category of south-of-the-border foods, over the last year or two Chow, Baby’s been so hyped about taco trucks, Salvadoran pupusas, and camarones al mojo de ajo that last week’s craving came as a back-to-basic...


Starry Eyed

Zodiac is a gem of a place inside Neiman Marcus in Ridgmar Mall, for lunching ladies and foodies alike.
Laurie Barker James
I always assumed that only “ladies who lunch” frequented Zodiac, the café inside Neiman Marcus at Ridgmar Mall.



A Hill of Beans, Please

Chow, Baby
There’s a pretty interesting backstory to the newly resurrected Pit Barbecue (702 N. Henderson St.). But you can ask one of the friendly counter guys about that, or read it on the back of the menu, because Chow, Baby want...


No Bones About It

Blink-and-you’ll-miss-it TBones’ barbecue eatery delivers superb versions of the staples and soul food.
Laurie Barker James
TBones Mississippi Style BBQ was born in the back of owner Terry Coleman’s catering truck.



Cutting the Tension with a Fork

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby adores its friends Smiley and Mr. B., but they do have one flaw. Feature, sorry, Chow, Baby meant to say “feature”: They’re marvelous legmen, with a talent for spotting nifty new restaurants.


Not Kidding Around

Chow, Baby
Apparently lamb is the new crème brûlée – a dish Chow, Baby had never thought much about until one day the light hits the plate just right (with that holy-choir “ahhhh” sound), and then Chow, Baby absolutel...