Eats

Double Chens

Though this classic Chinese buffet may argue otherwise, fill up at your waistline’s peril.
Jimmy Fowler
With the current public health crusade against chubbiness, it’s only a matter of time before that quintessential American institution – the Chinese buffet – earns the same sordid reputation as a Prohibition-er...


No Sharing in Heaven

Chow, Baby
Of the many, or at least the several, benefits of being in a committed relationship, surely the most vital is being socially approved to eat off each other’s plates.



Batter Up the Bayou

The fried Cajun delights come on furiously but not fast at Mary’s.
Peter Gorman
Out on East Belknap Street, past Little Vietnam, is an odd little restaurant in a freestanding single-story building that’s previously been home to a Long John Silver’s and a Mason Chicken & Sea Food, among oth...


Faking a Southern Accent

Chow, Baby
Boy, who would’ve thought that Chow, Baby’s new expertise on fried green tomatoes would come in handy so soon. Another concurrence: While munching on those yummies at the Whistle Stop Café in Juliette, Ga., a coupl...



(Really) Big Night

Mamma Mia is content to let you stuff yourself with its splendid Italian fare.
Jimmy Fowler
The holiday tree still sits in the middle of Mamma Mia Italian Grill & Pizza, not far from the huge stone fountain with the angel pouring water from a pitcher atop its head.


Happy Days

From the good folks behind the dearly departed 7th Street Station Grill comes M&O, a diner in the best sense of the term.
Peter Gorman
Daniel Badillo and his wife Rose know how to run a restaurant.



Pouty Baby

Chow, Baby
With the dollar getting weaker and weaker abroad, Chow, Baby’s research trips are getting shorter and closer to home. No carbonara in Rome or knockwurst in Frankfurt this time; Chow, Baby and its world-traveling companion...


Dive In

Don’s Seafood isn’t really concerned with your other New Year’s resolutions, just the one that says “Save money.”
Jimmy Fowler
It seems that Dan’s Seafood, a scrappy little neighborhood joint just north of I-20, is determined to make you break at least one of your New Year’s resolutions, specifically the one that says cut back on fried fast...



Can’t Touch This

Chow, Baby
Writing a weekly column nearly two weeks ahead brings on a jet-lag-like disorientation. This being its first column of 2008, Chow, Baby should be setting out y’all’s resolutions (Eat more indie) and bemoaning its Ne...


Tough but Sweet

Soul-food joint Jan’s is a tasty oasis in a ravaged neighborhood.
Peter Gorman
Around the intersection of East Allen Avenue and Mississippi Street is the heart of what may be one of Fort Worth’s toughest neighborhoods, Stop-Six.