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Lottery Loser

Chow, Baby
I didn’t win the Powerball, which is probably fine since I would almost assuredly be one of those people who squander the money on frivolous stuff. Sure, I’d end up broke and dead in a few years after overdosing on Easy Che...


The Dive’s Roc-A-Fella oysters were sweet and tender. Photo by Kayla Stigall.

Dive on In

Chef Josh Rangel’s new eatery is not your average fish fry.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
Perched on the edge of the traffic circle at Camp Bowie Boulevard and Alta Mere Drive is an unassuming little building with a better-than-average pedigree: It’s the former home of Charlie’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers and, mor...



If you overcook your own food at Jin Korean BBQ, you can always go back for more. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Cook it Yourself

An unconventional Arlington eatery scores points for flavor and volume
LAURIE JAMES
Jin Korean BBQ is tucked into a strip mall on one of the busier parts of Cooper Street in Arlington. But once you’re inside, you’d swear you could see the cook-it-yourself restaurant from space. There’s more neon lining t...


Photo by Lee Chastain.

Snap to It

Chow, Baby
I’m not sure why I assumed Snappy Salads (6115 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste 120, 817-616-6016) was a ladies-who-lunch spot. After all, the Dallas-based chain’s marketing slogan is “So good, even guys like our salads.” But, for...



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Waiting for Boundaries

Chow, Baby
The restaurant was mostly empty on a recent weeknight as my two guests and I contemplated the unfamiliar menu. It was 8 p.m., and the place didn’t close for another hour, but we still thought about leaving the desolate dining...


The Sadie and the Jambo Texan sandwich are two of the Arlington eatery’s signature dishes.  Photo by Lee Chastain.

Feats of Meat

All of Jambo’s BBQ Shack’s comes from the kitchen.
Lauren Phillips
I experienced a kind of dejected longing while waiting in line at Jambo’s BBQ Shack. I watched forlornly as the servers weaved through the packed dining room carrying the kitchen’s two signature monstrosities: the Sadie, a ...



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As the Restaurant World Turns

Chow, Baby
Has there ever been a year in the local culinary world as tumultuous, surprising, and exciting as 2015? Well, yes. All of them. That’s the nature of the beast. Restaurants open and close –– some are good, others are awful...


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Brazos BBQ Song

This Cresson gem is worth the trip.
Peter Gorman
In the world of destination food joints, most gas stations don’t cut it. But there are exceptions. Chef Point Cafe in Watauga serves up some fine cuisine inside of a Conoco. Tiger Farms Market on Wilshire Boulevard in Burleso...



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East Bound and Down

Chow, Baby
Restaurants on Miller Avenue on the East Side are awfully colorful –– and in some cases just colored awfully, like the “Barney purple” Taqueria Tepito (1104 Miller Ave., 817-536-5653) and the harlequin-hued Fort Worth S...


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New Old Soul

Rosako’s offers a unique take on traditional Southern soul food
Lauren Phillips
Rosako Bailey is a man who loves to cook. You can see it when his eyes light up talking about his vegetable sides. You might hear it in his conspiratorial whisper as he tells you about the signature twist he applies to his clas...