Eats

Five Easy Pieces

Chow, Baby
1. Latin super-chicken. Guatemala-based Pollo Campero (2830 S.H. 121 at Glade Rd., Euless) is sort of like KFC, except that this chicken is fresh-cooked and delicious: lightly spiced, crispy skin holding in the juices so that e...


Mardi Blahs

JIMMY FOWLER
Since opening in Arlington a couple of years ago, Pierre’s Mardi Gras Café has regularly hosted jazz-and-blues bands — owner Roosevelt Pierre has sometimes jumped onstage and sung with them. But as he was performin...



Wayward Sage

Chow, Baby
Back in, what, 2004, Café Panache in Hurst was one of Chow, Baby’s favorite restaurants, though after five years it doesn’t recall specifically why. Probably had something to do with the food, because when chef Sag...


Mama Mia!

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Mama’s Pizza is an institution. Period. The ma-and-pa pizzeria that’s had about a million locations over the years has a new home, on Camp Bowie Boulevard by Bryant-Irvin Road. The new place isn’t far from one...



Gemspotting

Chow, Baby
If a taqueria has a taco-plate deal on Wednesdays, you can bet Chow, Baby will stop by on a Thursday to hear all about it. If a homecooking joint prepares their deliciously tender pot roast with cute little carrots and new pota...


Scaling New Heights

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
I’ve been eyeballing Eddie V’s Prime Seafood with suspicion since the upscale eatery’s mid-January opening. I don’t care how glitzy and glamorous it is or how hard it is to get a reservation. The place i...



Lighten Up

Chow, Baby
Some restaurants are inverters: You arrive in a bad mood, and they quickly turn your frown upside down. Some are amplifiers: You arrive in a bad mood, and they straightaway make it infinitely worse. (Personally, Chow, Baby woul...


Fancy Ranch

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Lou Lambert is a great storyteller. Ask about any dish he’s created, and he’ll have a yarn to go with it. But perhaps his best story isn’t about the food but about how a guy who grew up showing calves at West ...



The Lights Are Much Brighter

Chow, Baby
When Fizzi closed down a couple of years ago, there was a vicious rumor circling that T.G.I. Friday’s was interested in the space, at 4th and Commerce streets. Chow, Baby couldn’t get the Thurston Howell III-voiced ...


All Aboard!

DAN MCGRAW
Train stations used to be central gathering places in most big cities many decades ago. And they still are for some of the metros in the Northeast. While you waited for your commute home, you could relax under ornate ceilings, ...