Eats

Never Saw Such a Sausage

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby’s whole house has that heavenly bouquet of smoke, the kind that signals the very best Texas barbecue. True, most of the aroma is due to the fact that Chow, Baby forgot to open the chimney damper last week when ...


Keefin’ On

A new version of a Southside bistro starts with a bang.
Peter Gorman
Take one of the prettiest spaces in the beautiful Southside Historic District, near downtown. Paint it burnished red with black highlights. Leave plenty of 100-year-old wooden beams exposed. Put bright, copper-colored, stamped ...



Hell Freezes Over

Chow, Baby
For a variety of reasons that seem stupid now, Chow, Baby thought it would be a good idea to visit some of the area’s popular chain restaurants. For one, it had already dreamed up that neat headline.


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 ...