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Eats

Gold Standard

JIMMY FOWLER
In his native Louisville, Barry King grew up in a house full of cooks. His grandmother, “Meemaw,” made a coveted butterscotch pie and cooked pork ribs in the oven until the meat slid off the bone. His father preside...


The Eating Is Easy

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby has figured out many of the important seasonal changes – Christmas (and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, yeah yeah) decorations go up before Thanksgiving, Mardi Gras imbibing begins as soon as the New Year’s hangove...



Franco-Mex

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
A restaurant serving quality cuisine from the confines of a former convenience store? Trendy! Local foodies started raving months ago about Paco & John, the new Southside eatery owned by Bernard Tronche and Francisco Islas....


Boobie Traps

Chow, Baby
Hard to admit, but Chow, Baby had never heard the term “breastaurants” before last week. Never once been to a Hooters, not even “just for the famous wings.” Never been to Bone Daddy’s, either ̵...



Pho Consolation

ardent
Just as an analogy, say your beloved accidentally shattered your killer-cool vintage-retro atomic-starburst hors d’oeuvres platter, which you now realize is your absolute favorite serving piece of all time. So naturally y...


Goodfellas

DAN MCGRAW
Good pizza by the slice has always been a rarity in Fort Worth. There are some good sit-down pizza joints but nothing spectacular, certainly nothing like in New York or the other East Coast hotbeds of Italian food, where you ca...



Pho Consolation

Chow, Baby
Just as an analogy, say your beloved accidentally shattered your killer-cool vintage-retro atomic-starburst hors d’oeuvres platter, which you now realize is your absolute favorite serving piece of all time. So naturally y...


Pak-ing Power

JIMMY FOWLER
The name of Euless’ recently opened Indian-Pakistani restaurant (or “Indo-Pak,” as the owners prefer) is Masala Masala. “Masala” is a generic term in South Asian cuisine that can mean any number of...



I Read the News Today. Oh Boy.

Chow, Baby
Somehow, probably by signing up for it, Chow, Baby got on the e-mailing list for the trade rag Nation’s Restaurant News. It’s mostly business-side snooze about boring chains (“Cracker Barrel Net Jumps 14% in 3...


Under Pressure

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Grace’s executive chef, Blaine Staniford, started practicing his “TexAsian” cuisine several years ago at Dallas’ Fuse restaurant, home of the grilled Kobe beef “sushi” roll. The Culinary Inst...