Eats

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...



Classic Beauty

George’s Specialty Foods is small but powerful in the Greek cuisine department — and also has some swank cachet.
JIMMY FOWLER
The joint isn’t much to look at, sitting like an outpost along a barren stretch of White Settlement Road, with only a city bus stop across the street for companionship.


When Irish Eyes Are Crying

Chow, Baby
Let’s deal with the Burning Question first: Yes, Guinness tastes better in Ireland. Amazingly better. Part of this is simply freshness, explained the publican at Mulligan’s, which is a mile or two from the Dublin br...



The Chains of … Freedom?

By yielding to that cruel mistress, a whole new world opened up.
ANTHONY MARIANI
From the perspective of a foodie partial to ma-and-pa joints, my new North Fort Worth neighborhood didn’t look too promising.


Feeling the Pinch

Don’t expect higher food prices to affect the quality of fare at three of your local faves, just maybe portion sizes.
DAN MCGRAW
We’ve all experienced the rise in food prices during the past year: 50 cents more for a gallon of milk, eggs up by about 30 percent, another extra quarter for that loaf of bread. Chicken and beef, according to the feds, a...