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Grasping for Common Ground

The new TCU-area eatery has a split personality.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
There have always been enough beer dives and burger joints around the intersection of West Berry Street and University Drive, ground zero for the TCU non-Greek social scene. What has been conspicuously absent has been a hip, sl...


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Drop that Zero, Get with a Gyro

Chow, Baby
I used to get a lot more e-mails from people responding to my column or asking questions. But people these days would rather leave snarky comments on Facebook or the Weekly’s homepage instead of sending a thoughtfully compose...



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World Soul

The Library Café combines international flavors with classic soul food.
LAURIE JAMES
The area around East Fort Worth near interstates 820 and 30 isn’t known for being a hotbed of healthy, scratch-made cuisine. The Library Café, tucked in a corner of the strip mall anchored by The Potter’s House of Fort Wor...


Chef David Hollister has opened three restaurants over the last few months. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Dagwood’s Does West 7th

Chef David Hollister takes his hearty fare to the swanky entertainment district.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
If you’ve made it out to Ridgmar to visit Dagwood’s Grinders and Growlers, you already know Chef David Hollister can build a pretty good sandwich and tell you how to wash it down. Now with Dagwood’s Fire Grill Tap bringin...



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Brunch Anxiety

Chow, Baby
I must be really spoiled. Or maybe worrying about the brunch menus of two places that just replaced their chefs is the way I cope with the chaos and misery of life. My therapist may call that displacement, but someone’s got t...


Tacos la Banqueta serves tacos and a squash blossom quesadilla frita. Photo by Lee Chastain.

On the DF

Go to Tacos la Banqueta for the food, not the atmosphere.
Kristian Lin
The Spanish word banqueta means “sidewalk,” and the sign outside Tacos La Banqueta reads “Puro DF,” which signals that the cuisine is purely in the style of Mexico’s Distrito Federal, or Mexico City. The capital has a...



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Postpartum Party

Chow, Baby
Someone very close to Chow, Baby is pregnant, and it’s really cramping her style. Don’t get me wrong, I admire the discipline it takes to abstain from booze, certain types of fish, caffeine, and pretty much everything fun i...


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Growling is for Stomachs

Chow, Baby
What is it about beer and wine snobs that irritates me so? I mean, I’m a wine person, but I don’t stick my whole face into a glass of vino and sniff like I’m huffing paint. I don’t swirl the juice around, raise it above...



Everything made in-house at Polanco’s Mexican Kitchen was a treat. Photo by Lee Chastain.

A Tale of Two Polanco’s

The food is great at Polanco’s Mexican Kitchen, except when it’s poured from a box.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
It was a slow, lazy Sunday evening when my guests and I pulled up to Polanco’s Mexican Kitchen in southeast Arlington. The joint was so empty that we worried it might be closed, but our server warmly welcomed us. We were seat...


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Food Network Nominees

Chow, Baby
I get so much e-mail from national PR people who have never read my column, I can barely hit delete fast enough. But recently, I received a press release from The Food Network asking me to spread the word about an open casting ...