Eats

Soul Brother No. 1

A hearty, homecookin’ diner still lives up to its namesake’s reputation — and then some.
Jimmy Fowler
In Fort Worth’s Soul Food Central block, the area near the intersection of Horne Street and Camp Bowie Boulevard, Mama Lou’s Country Kitchen is the young chick of the pack.


No Joy for Love

Chow, Baby
Editor’s note: Chow, Baby, en route to the Big Easy for a holiday visit, asked fellow columnist Last Call to deliver some bad news from the Big Apple.



Salva-Tex

North Texas restaurateur Gloria Fuentes finally reaches the Fort.
Jimmy Fowler
A decade ago, people in the Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff could say, “Ooh, I’m really craving a pupusa right now” and not get slapped.


Let’s Hear It For the Boy

Chef Keith Hicks introduces the West Side to the novel concept of upscale soul food.
BRIAN ABRAMS
couple of years ago, almost as soon as Keith Hicks began cheffing at Cachonga’s, the place went from ho-hum to wow.



Second Time’s the Charm

Chow, Baby
Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action, Mr. Bond. - Auric Goldfinger


Cutting Corners on the Square

Chow, Baby
Pinching pennies? Next time you’re getting a hot-stone massage at Marie Antoinette’s or a $150 Western-style shirt at Leddy’s Ranch, pick up one of those slick Insider newsletters that Sundance Square (the man...



A Triumph

Liners Throwback Café is half motorcycle showroom, half bar/restaurant, and all good.
Peter Gorman
On first glance, it seems odd: a restaurant/biker bar in the rear of a building, with a motorcycle showroom and shop up front. But it’s a combination that works surprisingly well in the capable hands of Leslie Liner, who has ...


Cocina Auténtico

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby knew it was going to enjoy its lunch at Zapata’s Cocina Mexicana (702 N. Henderson St., lunch only). One, it was reader-recommended (thanks again, Matthew!), and reader tips are always jake.



Old World, Old School

Long-time ma-and-pa pizza joint Corky’s opts for substance over style.
Jimmy Fowler
In the urban pizza wars, will there ever be a resolution? New York vs. Chicago-style, thick vs. thin, the Huts vs. the Inns — the skirmishes are many, the field is stained with marinara sauce, and we all refuse to budge on wh...


Is That Racist?

Chow, Baby
One night back when Chow, Baby was a carefree New Orleans teenager, it was dispatched to the family’s favorite Chinese restaurant to pick up dinner.