Cutting the Tension with a Fork

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby adores its friends Smiley and Mr. B., but they do have one flaw. Feature, sorry, Chow, Baby meant to say “feature”: They’re marvelous legmen, with a talent for spotting nifty new restaurants.

Classic Beauty

George’s Specialty Foods is small but powerful in the Greek cuisine department — and also has some swank cachet.
The joint isn’t much to look at, sitting like an outpost along a barren stretch of White Settlement Road, with only a city bus stop across the street for companionship.

Not Kidding Around

Chow, Baby
Apparently lamb is the new crème brûlée – a dish Chow, Baby had never thought much about until one day the light hits the plate just right (with that holy-choir “ahhhh” sound), and then Chow, Baby absolutel...

The Chains of … Freedom?

By yielding to that cruel mistress, a whole new world opened up.
From the perspective of a foodie partial to ma-and-pa joints, my new North Fort Worth neighborhood didn’t look too promising.

When Irish Eyes Are Crying

Chow, Baby
Let’s deal with the Burning Question first: Yes, Guinness tastes better in Ireland. Amazingly better. Part of this is simply freshness, explained the publican at Mulligan’s, which is a mile or two from the Dublin br...

Feeling the Pinch

Don’t expect higher food prices to affect the quality of fare at three of your local faves, just maybe portion sizes.
We’ve all experienced the rise in food prices during the past year: 50 cents more for a gallon of milk, eggs up by about 30 percent, another extra quarter for that loaf of bread. Chicken and beef, according to the feds, a...

Slow Your Roll

… and your salads, and your sandwiches, and everything else fresh, healthful, and tasty at Veria Natural Café.
Sitting along the north side of I-20 in Arlington at Matlock Street, Arlington Highlands has been quaintly described as a “shopping center,” which is a considerable understatement.

City on the Edge of Forever

Chow, Baby
Normally in May, Chow, Baby embarks on its big spring vacation, which for IRS purposes is known as global-cuisine research.

Baptism of Sauce

Don’t let the casual digs fool you: Mama E’s barbecue is a lot more accomplished, and experimental, than you’d think.
Jimmy Fowler
There’s something cool about an independent business opening in a building that used to house a chain restaurant: good ol’ American entrepreneurship trumping monolithic corporate chow.

He’s a Claun

Chow, Baby
Sorry to channel Andy Rooney, but it seems like the definition of “appointment” has changed in the last few years. Used to be so simple: Make an 11:30 a.m. date with a doctor; explain the problem; rag on the doc for...