Eats

Phuoc in the Box

In the middle of Fast-Food Freeway, a tiny diner offers a taste of Haltom City, er, Vietnam.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Let’s get one thing straight. The best Vietnamese food in town is in Haltom City, our Tarrant County neighbor to the east. It has a stretch often referred to as Little Vietnam. That said, there are joints closer to home that ...


Calibrating for ’Cue

Chow, Baby
With so many great barbecue places around, why on earth was Chow, Baby chowing down at Railhead Smokehouse (2900 Montgomery St.)?



Insult to Injury

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is well aware that it is easily offended, but tries not to let that rule its life.


Dang Good

For 23 years, the South Arlington restaurant Ba-Lehas been a Vietnamese cuisine star.
Brian Abrams
Danny Dang has worked in the family’s business since he was 11 years old. He’s 30 now, and the hours he spends at his mother and father’s café haven’t shortened — these days, they’re even longer.



Mommmm, I Don’t Need a Sweater

Chow, Baby
The good thing about last week’s warm-weather spike is that Chow, Baby got back into cruising mode and happened upon a couple of more hidden gems in Arlington strip malls.


Spaghetti Western

In a cheeky setting that’s half-Cowboy half-Italian, Giovanni’s, in the Stockyards, serves up hearty, solid traditional Italian fare.
Jimmy Fowler
The weekends in the Stockyards after the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo closes in early February have that lonely the-traveling-carnival-has-come-and-gone feel, with small groups of bored-looking teenagers and even more bored-...



Old School

With its original location still going strong in the wilds of TCU, Fuzzy’s Tacos expands its empire.
Gayle Reaves
The feel is a combination of border cerveceria and old college hangout — except for the array of flat-screen and wide-screen tv’s and the squeaky-clean wood floors.


Stuck with Prix Fixe

Chow, Baby
Please think of this warning as coming not one week late, but 51 weeks early: Valentine’s Day sucks. And not just the silly concept of singling out one day a year to celebrate having beat the romance odds.



Viejo Amigo

The new Tex-Mex diner Chimy’s has a lot going for it, namely a friendly vibe.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Sometimes a bar/restaurant comes along and just works. Even though Chimy’s Cerveceria opened only a few weeks ago, it seems like it’s been around for years. The place, apparently, is the place to be.


Taco Loco

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby likely isn’t the only one who’s starting to get bored with its recent soft-taco addiction, which is threatening to break the pho record in the “Will Chow, Baby ever get off it” category.