Magnolia? Never Heard of It

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is getting its hopes up for Magnolia Avenue again. Yes, yes, it’s already “one of Fort Worth’s most vibrant restaurant rows,” as the Dallas Business Journal likes to say in a presumably non-co...

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.

The Price is Wrong

Chow, Baby
You could have knocked Chow, Baby over with a bay leaf when its server at Biriyani House (1309 S. Cooper St., Arlington) mentioned that this little Indian hole-in-the-wall near UTA opened more than two years ago.

Afternoon Delight

Now open for Sunday lunch, the kitschy Sake performs valiantly.
Jimmy Fowler
 When your restaurant is squeezed between a denture-repair shop and a nail salon in a small South Arlington strip mall, does ambiance really matter? In the case of Sake Japanese Steakhouse, located just south of I-20, the answ...

Pluck and Wing

Chow, Baby
Guess everybody’s heard about how the Sexy Chicken mascot, obviously not as practiced as Chow, Baby at lamming it in fuzzy pink high heels, got busted last month for standing on the side of the road wearing neon green lin...

Eat Fresco

The Mexican grocery story La Michoacana offers great food for now or later.
Peter Gorman
Supermarket may not be the first place you think for a meal (the Subway at Wal-Mart and Starbucks at Albertson’s notwithstanding).

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.


Burgers and bock have never looked as cozy as they do at The Love Shack.
Jimmy Fowler
Given his list of accomplishments and commitments — cowboy cuisine pioneer, Food Network reality star, Home Shopping Network shill for bottled sauces and cookware — does Fort Worth chef Tim Love really have time to flip bur...

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.

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.