Eats

New Term: Beerelier

Chow, Baby
When Chow, Baby’s appetite returned after nearly two weeks of the taste-buds-disabling cold from hell, it returned with a vengeance.


Vera Cruz-ing

Skip the Tex-Mex and go for Nuevo Leon’s seafood
Peter Gorman
Nuevo Leon’s owner Roberto Gonzales was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, an industrial city in the northeastern part of the country that prides itself on its inland cuisine, from frog legs to chicken parillas.



What a Difference Bouquet Makes

Chow, Baby
Yeah, it’s “just” a cold, but Chow, Baby sure feels like crap. The ears are stopped up, the nose is stopped up, and the tongue interprets everything it contacts as salt water of varying viscosity.


Herd Mentality

In his new book, Robb Walsh dispels many popular notions of cowboy cuisine, starting with the cowboys themselves.
Dan McGraw
Cookbooks still sell pretty well, but the business has changed mightily in recent years.



Deliciosa. Word.

Chow, Baby
“Huh. That’s new,” Chow, Baby said while gazing out of the windows of Pitt Grill last week. New to Chow, Baby, anyway.


Effortless Elegance

Olenjack’s Grille delivers exciting flavor combinations in a sophisticated-casual atmosphere.
Jimmy Fowler
Open barely a month in Arlington, Olenjack’s Grille, the namesake of renowned ex-Reata and Chisholm Club maestro Brian Olenjack, has found its identity in a very short time: hearty Southwestern- and Southern-influenced creati...



Love the Love Shack, Baby

Chow, Baby
What was it Chow, Baby said almost two years ago? That it wishes our star chefs would get over the posheries and open more “semi-divey hang-out joints” with a “ramshackle patio,” “Shiner on tap,...


A Front

Piccolo Mondo Italian Restaurant may look like just another strip-mall retailer, but it’s all bid’ness inside.
Jimmy Fowler
Movies and television have put a heavy burden on Italian restaurants, specifically on what we expect from their ambience.



Fresh Hell and Good Eats

Chow, Baby
Star India (703 W. Park Row Dr., Arlington) fits all of Chow, Baby’s requirements for great ethnic hideaways: no décor to speak of, at least a few native diners, a courtly proprietor, and tv tuned to an appropriate-langu...


Crabs for the Crabby

Chow, Baby
It was a dark and stormy night, a night made for Chow, Baby to cruise along FM 1709 (a.k.a. Keller Parkway and Southlake Boulevard) and bitch about its 12-mile lack of lighting and signage.