Eats

(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.


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...



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.


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’...