Eats

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.



Hibachi Botchy

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby was in a great mood Friday night, having just achieved a new high score in a game it maturely calls Hobby Slobby: seeing how much of 30,000 square feet of whimsical craft-crap (little bag of rock debris, $3.67; dried...


J-Walk on Down

As every city, county, and federal worker downtown probably knows, the grub at this tiny eatery is a steal.
Peter Gorman
Any diner with a menu that ranges from omelets to burgers and from Chinese food to Thai specialties has got to be suspect. The scope seems simply too wide for any restaurant to keep ingredients fresh.



Baby Wrote You an Xmas Letter

Chow, Baby
Dear Friends and Family,We had some sadness and some gladness this year. The sadness, of course, is that some of Chow, Baby’s faves closed down, among them Escargot, Fizzi, Jon’s Backyard BBQ, Sensational Tony’...


Turn-a-lot

Even road construction can’t stop Portofino’s operatic highs.
Jimmy Fowler
There’s a tall, twinkling Christmas tree in the middle of the dimly lit dining room of Portofino Ristorante in Arlington.



Planning Way Ahead

Chow, Baby
A guilt-ridden Chow, Baby decided to tackle its “Places Readers Have Generously Alerted Me to, and I’ve Written Them Back with ‘Thanks a Lot, I’ll Definitely Go Next Time I’m in the Area,’ bu...


The Great Light North

Out on Western Center, Skillman Wok is the place for hearty, healthful Asian fare.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Now’s definitely not the time to get all calorie-conscious. ’Tis the season to be jolly, and by “jolly,” we mean “fat” and/or “pleasantly plump.”



Shadows and Mirrors

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby’s psychotherapist father did his children a great disservice by teaching us, early on, about Jung’s shadow theory.


Fairy Tail

Almost too-good-to-be-true combos of powerful flavors lurk inside the Swanky Shack.
Jimmy Fowler
Inquiring minds want to know: Where’s the newest place to gather for weekend coffee klatches, leisurely breakfasts, handmade sandwiches, and a homey atmosphere that percolates with the same positive, renaissance vibe shared b...