vegetarian combo platter

Samson’s Delight

Fort Worth’s first Ethiopian restaurant was well worth the wait.
Laurie Barker James
Everyone loves an underdog story. And Samson Yosef’s is truly a feel-good, up-by-the-bootstraps tale. After fleeing his native Ethiopia nearly three decades ago to escape the Red Terror and after almost a year of red tape, he...


Big Cheers for Little Bikkles

Sometimes this town baffles me. Generic chain restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory get a ticker- tape parade when they come to town, but a fantastic, unique, family-owned hole-in-the-wall like Angie’s Bikkles Caribbean Res...

Executive chef Jordan Ray delivers a 16-oz. rib-eye finished in a 900-degree pizza oven, topped with truffle-saffron butter and accompanied by a jalapeño grit cake and grilled asparagus. Vishal Malhotra

More than Seafood

Though the name may suggest otherwise, Fish Creek also serves up pizzas, steaks, and an amazing bread pudding.
Fish Creek didn’t always serve wood-fired artisan pizzas and prime steaks along with its seafood. Before taking over in 2009, owner Joe Lane worked for nearly a decade at various Fort Worth seafood restaurants. While some rem...

The cooks brand Wild Mushroom’s “Cowboy-Cut” bone-in rib-eye. Lee Chastain

Go ’Shroomin’

The turf is great and the surf even better at Wild Mushroom Steak House & Lounge.
Over the last five years, Jerrett Joslin’s Wild Mushroom Steak House & Lounge developed a rep for serving great steak and seafood in Weatherford. The success occurred despite some nasty road construction, which occasional...

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Thin Praise

Every year Chow, Baby makes the same New Year’s resolution: Get onto The Price is Right. As a kid I always wanted to bid one dollar more than the highest bidder and win. I never got my moment on TV, but at least I never had t...


That’s Fan Food in the Fort

Every once in a while, the eyes of the world focus on us: that Super Bowl in Arlington not long ago, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, my upcoming wedding. And by “us,” I mean Fort Worth, the 16th-largest cit...


Grinch on the Grill

Kids and restaurants often don’t mix well. I’m not talking about the ubiquitous, screeching litters of crumb-crunchers smearing their gooey little hands on the sneeze guards at Cracker Barrel. If you go to a place like that...

The Mont Blanc was the preferred dessert. Lee Chastain


Finally, Saint-Emilion has some competition in the French food scene.
With very limited exceptions (Saint-Emilion in Fort Worth and Cacharel in Arlington), Tarrant County is no hotbed of cuisine francaise. And while Le Cep isn’t going to change that –– it’s only one restaurant –– the ...


Second-Chance Stocking

‘Tis the season of giving, right? That’s why Chow, Baby gave a second shot to a couple of the restaurants I panned over the last couple of years. I tried to revisit two other places that had felt my wrath, but they’ve alr...

Chicken tikka masala in burrito form? That’s what Currytos Indian Mexican Grill specializes in, with mostly fantastic results. Lee Chastain

On the Bombay Border

Indian-Mexican food — why didn’t they think of this sooner?
Situated in an erstwhile chain sandwich shop just north of Grapevine’s decked-out downtown, the locally owned Currytos Indian Mexican Grill offers an intriguing combination of international food genres –– traditional Indi...