What if There Is No Tomorrow?

It feels like I’m in the movie Groundhog Day almost every time I step into an Italian restaurant in this city. There are of course some notable exceptions, like Aventino’s Italian Restaurant (5800 Lovell Ave.), Piola Italia...


Cubby Hole

Though Chicago in name, this small eatery specializes in all kinds of fare done with care.
The walls at Chicago’s Catch are adorned with posters of the Windy City, but the bulk of the menu is surprisingly familiar (fried appetizers, catfish, fried chicken, burgers). The scant exceptions, however, are delicious. Nes...


Gleefully Free of Gluten

Another year, another diet craze that restaurants rush to accommodate. A few years ago the Atkins diet was all the rage. Menus all over the country highlighted dishes that fit its low-carb criteria. Then it was trans fat, and l...

The Hello Goodbye Burger is just one of the specialties featured at The Rock

Everybody Wants Some

Classic rock and hearty fare come together in The Rock.
Should you make it through Alliance Town Center’s gauntlet of a parking lot to reach the northeastern corner, you’ll find a gigantic building with a logo beaming from the bottom of cartoon flames, the kind you see on the ho...


Too Righteous

People normally just buy a Porsche when they hit a midlife crisis. Maybe that’s not what’s driving Chef Lanny Lancarte, but he has made some serious changes in his professional life. He closed one of Chow, Baby’s favorite...

Just try to eat The Junkyard burger without a knife and fork.

Navajo Burger: Fill ’er Up

Where’s the beef? Situated inside a Shell station near Lake Worth.
Near Lake Worth, nestled just off Loop 820 on Navajo Trail, inside a Shell gas station, Navajo Burger is secretly producing some of Fort Worth’s best and easily most economical burgers. And these folks are doing it without ne...


Miracle of the Tweens and Fishes

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Two of my dreaded … that is, my beloved nieces, ages 10 and 12, came over to Casa de Chow, Baby for dinner recently. Their mother, my dear ol’ sis, has the two monsters well on their way to childhood diabetes, thanks to a s...

Rahr and Sons celebrates its 10th anniversary this month.

Rahr Turns 10

Happy birthday to the craft brewery that started it all.
For a decade, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company has helped shape the face of both the Near Southside and craft brewing in North Texas. This month is the brewery’s 10th anniversary, but co-founder William “Fritz” Rahr will t...


Happy Trails

Chow, Baby’s pal from Los Angeles came into town for the Lone Star Film Festival and wanted a guided tour of the “real Fort Worth culinary experience.” Of course, having done this dance before, I know she really meant: ...

Not fancy, just fabulous: Righteous Foods’ multigrain waffle with fresh fruit juice and acai bowl.

A Righteous Start

Specializing in healthy, organic, locally sourced fare, chef Lanny Lancarte’s new eatery hits the spot.
The logo for Lanny Lancarte’s new healthy-eating café, Righteous Foods, is a clenched fist brandishing a carrot. The hand is displaying the carrot either proudly or threateningly, depending on your perspective. Indeed, newco...