All Booked

No doubt, many people passing by Jon Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine restaurant on Bryant Irvin Road may have wondered how well “fine” and “Texas” go together at the eight-year-old restaurant. Bonnell...

You Snooze, They Lose

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby has lived on Fort Worth’s East Side for seven happy years now, but only the other day did it realize: What a strange choice for a professional eater.

Flippin’ Good

Flips Patio Grill, with two locations — the original in Grapevine and a new one in north Fort Worth — is a burger joint/sports bar, though you might not know by just looking at either place from the outside. They sh...

Prisoner of Love

Chow, Baby
In tribute to the writer Donald E. Westlake, who died late last year, Chow, Baby is re-reading all 100-plus of his pulp, crime, and comic-caper novels. It’s now up to 1974′s Help I Am Being Held Prisoner, one of the...

Love at First Bite

You can’t channel surf for 30 seconds without encountering what might be called “fast-food porn”: those burger ads full of swelling, curving buns, bright and glistening red tomato slices, and hot, thick beef p...

The Potato Dumpling Gang

Chow, Baby
Admittedly, Chow, Baby was bursting with crankiness way before it arrived at Greenwood’s German Restaurant (3522 Bluebonnet Circle). But that’s no excuse for the many grievous insults it suffered, starting with not ...


In many ways, Z’s CafĂ© is like any other small restaurant. Block letters spelling “HOPE” sit on the counter. Inside a display case are plates of tilapia, gazpacho, and “the best chicken salad in Fort Wo...

Goodwill Hunting

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby got a press release the other day from Goodwill’s public relations department announcing the opening of its newest superstore (2100 Altamesa Blvd. at Crowley Rd.). Goodwill has a PR department?

Simply Delicious

The owners of the Simply Fondue franchise downtown have done right by their location in the basement of the historic 1920s-era Woolworth Building. That piece of belowground real estate, also home to Scat Jazz Lounge, is a sweet...

Noooo Reservations

Chow, Baby
You don’t generally think of Fort Worth as a city focused on immediate gratification, a place like New York or New Orleans where your every sensual need can be met on demand on just about any street corner. But to Chow, B...