Eats

Brave, New Mondo

Parrilla may be small, but its superlative Tex-Mex — and its ambitions — aren’t.
Jimmy Fowler
It’s official, Tex-Mex mavens: The 21st century has come to the taqueria.


Drool Patrol

Chow, Baby
Like Dr Pepper as a cooking ingredient, frito pie is one of those Texas things (yeah, Oklahoma too, but who cares) that outsiders find kitschy-charming, at best – but if you mention it to Texas natives, particularly those...



Mainly, Yes, But…

Chow, Baby
Yowza, the testosterone. Bob’s Steak & Chop House (1255 S. Main St., Grapevine) sports ultra-dark wood paneling, dim lighting, sweaty athletes on the bar tvs, pictures of horsies over the leather booths – the o...


Manly, Yes, But …

Chow, Baby
Yowza, the testosterone. Bob’s Steak & Chop House (1255 S. Main St., Grapevine) sports ultra-dark wood paneling, dim lighting, sweaty athletes on the bar tvs, pictures of horsies over the leather booths — the only ...



Morning Constitutional

Even if veggies aren’t your thing, welcome the Saladmaster.
ERIC GRIFFEY
The guy at my front door wanted to make me a salad. It wasn’t actually my front door — it was the front door of a house belonging to a friend of mine for whom I was house-sitting, a brand spanking new cookie-cutter … ...


Ol’ Scratch

Hawks Creek Grill delivers tasty American fare but doesn’t seem to be for the young and diet-conscious.
Jimmy Fowler
Golf, like poker, is a deliberative sport that demands grace and calm under pressure.



Superior Homecooking

Chow, Baby
As much as Chow, Baby loves a good taqueria taco, it had never thought to try making them at home – until a recent party at a neighbor’s, where Chow, Baby chanced to chat with the owner of the two La Superior mini-s...


Hit or Miss?

Erratic service and food keep the venerable On Broadway from super stardom.
Peter Gorman
 Sometimes it’s just not your day. And on a recent Friday night at the venerable On Broadway Ristorante Italiano, it wasn’t ours.



Yee-Hmmm

Chow, Baby
Amazing how little it takes to turn a room from upscale Mex to down-home Tex. A few five-pointed metal stars and pastel-tinted photos of flower-filled wheelbarrows, some yee-haw music on the stereo, and bam, the former house of...


Porridge Cubed

Expect simple, elegant food, and not a fantasia of flavors, in the land of The Lunch Box.
Jimmy Fowler
 It would be tempting to use a cliché like “hidden treasure” to describe the Camp Bowie eatery The Lunch Box.