Steaking a Claim

The force behind Bennigan’s and Steak & Ale introduces a new concept in upscale comfort food in a primo spot.
One of the hottest pieces of retail real estate in town is at the intersection of West Freeway and Hulen Street, in the shopping complex that includes Central Market, Borders Books and Music, and other nationwide boutique compa...

Welcome Back, Olenjack

Chow, Baby
Yay, the long-awaited opening-night dinner at Olenjack’s Grille in Lincoln Square, Arlington. On the way over, Chow, Baby rehearsed some fairness principles: This isn’t the Chisholm Club.

Fill ’Er Up

In the heart of the Stockyards, the recently opened Bubba Jean’s delivers big home-cooking for big appetites.
Jimmy Fowler
The Stockyards is the city’s internationally celebrated headquarters for all things dogie-roping, plug-chewing and, for better or worse, tourist-watching. But there’s a genuine Cowtown aesthetic there. You just have to look...

A Slav to Stuffed ’Shrooms

Chow, Baby
Thankfully, the beloved understands that temporary crushes on waitstaff and chefs (hi, Ian! … OK, that one has proved to be not so temporary) are just flotsam of Chow, Baby’s job.

Simple, Not Stugotz

No surprises here, but the newly opened Eagle Grill does Italian fare justice.
Peter Gorman
You like Italian food, si? Of course, you do — you’re not stugotz or anything. But what kind? I mean, there are all sorts of varieties, from the fancy Milanese stuff that’s heavily dependent on seafood to rustic, Tuscan f...

Calibrating for ’Cue

Chow, Baby
With so many great barbecue places around, why on earth was Chow, Baby chowing down at Railhead Smokehouse (2900 Montgomery St.)?

Phuoc in the Box

In the middle of Fast-Food Freeway, a tiny diner offers a taste of Haltom City, er, Vietnam.
Let’s get one thing straight. The best Vietnamese food in town is in Haltom City, our Tarrant County neighbor to the east. It has a stretch often referred to as Little Vietnam. That said, there are joints closer to home that ...

Insult to Injury

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is well aware that it is easily offended, but tries not to let that rule its life.

Dang Good

For 23 years, the South Arlington restaurant Ba-Lehas been a Vietnamese cuisine star.
Brian Abrams
Danny Dang has worked in the family’s business since he was 11 years old. He’s 30 now, and the hours he spends at his mother and father’s café haven’t shortened — these days, they’re even longer.

Mommmm, I Don’t Need a Sweater

Chow, Baby
The good thing about last week’s warm-weather spike is that Chow, Baby got back into cruising mode and happened upon a couple of more hidden gems in Arlington strip malls.