Eats

Late in the Hip Parade

Chow, Baby
Not picking on any one place in particular, but Chow, Baby is beginning to suffer from hip-sushi-joint fatigue. In now-and-then doses they’re exciting and fun, but en masse they’re sensory-overwhelming, like a TNT m...


That’s-a Mediterranean!

Chadra has moved into bigger digs but is still your place for Italian-Lebanese fare.
Jimmy Fowler
For almost six years, Café Chadra near John Peter Smith Hospital offered lunch crowds and evening diners a split-down-the-middle menu of Italian standards (lasagna, stromboli, pasta, ravioli) and Middle Eastern specialties tha...



License to Pho

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby wasn’t going to make a big deal out of its birthday this year, but the Texas Department of Public Safety sure did. Instead of renewing its expiring driver’s license online (and keeping that flattering dec...


Soar Spot

Despite some setbacks, the White Eagle Deli does OK by traditional lunchtime fare.
Peter Gorman
I don’t know what the White Eagle Deli looked like when it opened in 1979, but right now it has to be the plainest dining room in all of Fort Worth.



Rise & Whine

Chow, Baby
New rule: No more eating at places whose front-door “Help Wanted” sign appears to be a permanent fixture.


Buon Giorno, Jerry

Café di Roma has a new name but the same great Italian fare.
JIMMY FOWLER
Two things have changed about the little Italian eatery in Richland Hills formerly known as Café di Roma: the name and the floor.



Stalking Ian

Chow, Baby
First let Chow, Baby clarify that its fondness for Café Modern’s sous chef is based solely on personal and professional respect, and has nothing to do with the fact that he’s so darn cute.


The Way of the Sashimi

The newly opened Sushi Tao can’t miss.
JIMMY FOWLER
The word “tao” is often translated into English as “the right way.” This word has suggested a personal code of behavior, even an entire worldview, within some Asian spiritual disciplines for thousands of...



Office Suite

Chow, Baby
Here’s a fun thing to do next time you get maddeningly stuck in traffic on East Loop 820, which for Chow, Baby is every single time it gets on East Loop 820: Pop off at Trinity Boulevard, cruise around the 97-acre Riverbe...


Pretty, Standard

Excellent service, décor, and some dishes can’t make up for Sesame Grill’s inconsistency.
Peter Gorman
It’s hard to imagine a cleaner, more sparkling place than Sesame Grill out on Boat Club Road in Lake Worth, just 50 yards from Jacksboro Highway.