Eats

By George …

The Wooden Nickel’s homey environs may belie its serious homecooking.
Peter Gorman
Wooden Nickel takes the term “family-style” literally — the place is a private house turned into a restaurant by chef and owner Charles Haisler.


Suthern Star

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby had that hungry-crabby-crankiness that results when the first lunch place you try is closed because of family illness (get well soon), the second place has new locks on the doors because, according to the landlord...



Summer School (of Fish)

Blue Ocean will satisfy a hankering for fresh and subtly brilliant sushi.
Jimmy Fowler
The record rainfall and humidity this summer did a good job of quashing any hunger I might have had for raw fish.


Home Is Where the Chow Is

Chow, Baby
It was nice to see the family and all, but Chow, Baby’s weekend home in New Orleans was a bust, foodwise. The best po-boy place in town (make a note: Crabby Jack’s on Jefferson Highway) was closed for summer vacatio...



Stone in Doubt

At Krystal Hamburger, beauty is in the bloodshot eye of the beholder.
ERIC GRIFFEY
After watching Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle for the 11th time, I had high expectations for the new Krystal Hamburger that opened just east of downtown a couple of months ago.


Del Freakin’ Great-O

Chow, Baby
After nearly a year-long run of adequate steaks at ridiculous prices, Chow, Baby was tired of screwing around. This time it was going to have a great steak at a ridiculous price, guaranteed.



Diner

Here’s hoping that development in the Cultural District doesn’t swallow a Fort Worth institution.
Dan McGraw
Maybe I’m just getting old, but I really do love diners, especially diners with long counters.


You Take the High Road ….

Chow, Baby
Yay! Arlington has a new mall! Sorry – “mixed-use development.” Arlington Highlands (I-20 and Matlock Rd.) opened in May, though it looks nothing like the drawing on its website, which shows trees.



Dive In

What Dutch’s lacks in college vibe, it makes up for in sturdy American fare.
Jimmy Fowler
A spirit hangs over Dutch’s, a new burgers-and-beer café in a little vintage strip across from the TCU campus and sandwiched between two beloved ghosts: the TCU bookstore and the theater that housed everything from ’70s-er...


Fried and Prejudice

Chow, Baby
Rice “n” Noodle (9094 Camp Bowie West Blvd.) looked like a good spot for Chow, Baby’s favorite dining-alone game: Guess who’s gonna order what?