Eats

Baptism of Sauce

Don’t let the casual digs fool you: Mama E’s barbecue is a lot more accomplished, and experimental, than you’d think.
Jimmy Fowler
There’s something cool about an independent business opening in a building that used to house a chain restaurant: good ol’ American entrepreneurship trumping monolithic corporate chow.


High Steaks

Chow, Baby
Here’s Chow, Baby and its conflicting loyalties standing smack in the middle of Main Street. On the west side of the street is the legendary Del Frisco’s (812 Main St.), one of Chow, Baby’s top exhibits when b...



Hit, um, Brix

A new restaurant on South Hulen might make you a believer in pizza and … wine.
JIMMY FOWLER
The dark wood tables and booths at Brix Pizza and Wine Bar are surrounded by a single line of tall, imposing wine bottles.


Simple, Italian

Located off the beaten path, Margie’s Original Italian Kitchen should be a mecca for foodies of all stripes.
Peter Gorman
Who would ever have guessed that a free-standing building at the very west end of Camp Bowie Boulevard with a sign outside advertising “Indoor Plumbing” would house one of the best Italian restaurants in Fort Worth?...



Where the Boys Aren’t

Chow, Baby
Lunching at Lambert’s (2731 White Settlement Rd.) last week, Chow, Baby was reminded of that advice-column staple, the woman just turned 30 who’s complaining that she’s tired of flaky, flashy bad boys and is r...


That’s-a Mediterranean!

Chadra has moved into bigger digs but is still your place for Italian-Lebanese fare.
Jimmy Fowler
For almost six years, Café Chadra near John Peter Smith Hospital offered lunch crowds and evening diners a split-down-the-middle menu of Italian standards (lasagna, stromboli, pasta, ravioli) and Middle Eastern specialties tha...



Late in the Hip Parade

Chow, Baby
Not picking on any one place in particular, but Chow, Baby is beginning to suffer from hip-sushi-joint fatigue. In now-and-then doses they’re exciting and fun, but en masse they’re sensory-overwhelming, like a TNT m...


Soar Spot

Despite some setbacks, the White Eagle Deli does OK by traditional lunchtime fare.
Peter Gorman
I don’t know what the White Eagle Deli looked like when it opened in 1979, but right now it has to be the plainest dining room in all of Fort Worth.



License to Pho

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby wasn’t going to make a big deal out of its birthday this year, but the Texas Department of Public Safety sure did. Instead of renewing its expiring driver’s license online (and keeping that flattering dec...


Buon Giorno, Jerry

Café di Roma has a new name but the same great Italian fare.
JIMMY FOWLER
Two things have changed about the little Italian eatery in Richland Hills formerly known as Café di Roma: the name and the floor.