Eats

Italian Treasure

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
La Gondola sits in the same Mansfield strip mall as the sublime Blue Mint and the exceptional Simply Burgers. If you favor Asian over Italian, you may have all but ignored the small restaurant with the sherbet-colored décor. W...


Thick Sammies for Thin Times

Chow, Baby
You know who really liked last week’s tortas report, the one wherein Chow, Baby ate happily all week for a measly $22.50? Other than its hardcore cheapo readers, of course, the ones who grouse whenever Chow, Baby has lamb...



Italian Treasure

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
La Gondola sits in the same Mansfield strip mall as the sublime Blue Mint and the exceptional Simply Burgers. If you favor Asian over Italian, you may have all but ignored the small restaurant with the sherbet-colored décor. W...


Thick Sammies for Thin Times

Chow, Baby
You know who really liked last week’s tortas report, the one wherein Chow, Baby ate happily all week for a measly $22.50? Other than its hardcore cheapo readers, of course, the ones who grouse whenever Chow, Baby has lamb...



Gringood

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
El Gabacho is hidden in the Shoppes at Brownstone Village, a frou-frou set of stores in that part of Arlington that’s not quite collegeville, not quite the pretentious entertainment district, and fairly far away from the ...


Good ’Wich of the East

Chow, Baby
Like everybody else in the world, Chow, Baby saw this “now officially a recession!” coming, and so over Thanksgiving week in New Orleans it began the transition to a sandwich economy: easing in with roasted-duck po-...



Gringood

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
El Gabacho is hidden in the Shoppes at Brownstone Village, a frou-frou set of stores in that part of Arlington that’s not quite collegeville, not quite the pretentious entertainment district, and fairly far away from the ...


Good ’Wich of the East

Chow, Baby
Like everybody else in the world, Chow, Baby saw this “now officially a recession!” coming, and so over Thanksgiving week in New Orleans it began the transition to a sandwich economy: easing in with roasted-duck po-...



Buffalos, Wings, and Frogs

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Buffalo Bros is the brainchild of Ed McOwen, a homesick Buffalo, N.Y., native and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America who also is a chef at Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine. About a year ago, McOwen convinced boss J...


Over the River and Through the Square

Chow, Baby
Granbury has changed a little since Chow, Baby’s last cruise down Highway 377: more ugly billboards, a few extra Kountry Krap stores on the square, and, bummer, Chop N Block – our raison d’roadtrip – is ...