Eats

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...


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...



City on the Edge of Forever

Chow, Baby
Normally in May, Chow, Baby embarks on its big spring vacation, which for IRS purposes is known as global-cuisine research.


Slow Your Roll

… and your salads, and your sandwiches, and everything else fresh, healthful, and tasty at Veria Natural Café.
JIMMY FOWLER
Sitting along the north side of I-20 in Arlington at Matlock Street, Arlington Highlands has been quaintly described as a “shopping center,” which is a considerable understatement.



He’s a Claun

Chow, Baby
Sorry to channel Andy Rooney, but it seems like the definition of “appointment” has changed in the last few years. Used to be so simple: Make an 11:30 a.m. date with a doctor; explain the problem; rag on the doc for...


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.



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...


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?...