Making Plans for Lanny

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby’s been thinking more on that brilliant idea it had a couple of weeks ago, the one about Lanny Lancarte, honcho of the haute Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana, opening a taqueria on the side. (Other wildly impr...

Fairy Tail

Almost too-good-to-be-true combos of powerful flavors lurk inside the Swanky Shack.
Jimmy Fowler
Inquiring minds want to know: Where’s the newest place to gather for weekend coffee klatches, leisurely breakfasts, handmade sandwiches, and a homey atmosphere that percolates with the same positive, renaissance vibe shared b...

Revisitation Rights

Chow, Baby
Other than weight gain, heartburn, and permanently food-stained shirts, the only drawback to Chow, Baby’s job is that the constant hunger for the new and unusual means it rarely revisits old favorites.

The G-Spot

In the chainland of Keller, an exquisite, local, American eatery opens.
Peter Gorman
Manny G’s just opened in mid-September and is already a welcome addition to fast-growing Keller, which has too many chain restaurants and not enough regular joints, places where the owners actually take pride in what they serve.


New blood invigorates the Albaneses’ flagship restaurant.
Jimmy Fowler
The saga of Fort Worth’s food-lovin’ Albanese family continues.

Kings of Queen Cities

Chow, Baby
Fresh-painted and grime-free, Buffalo Bros. (3015 S. University Dr.) nonetheless feels less like a college bar than a blue-collar beer joint designed for the average Joe Bob, with shadowy lighting, taciturn customers (most drin...

Big Bistro

Can newly opened Lili’s back its major ambitions?
Jimmy Fowler
There may be no better place for a ma-and-pa restaurant than Magnolia Avenue.

Cef Zambrano

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby’s newest crush is sommelier Cef Zambrano, the Rat Pack-suave proprietor of his eponymous wine cellar/bistro/classy hangout at 910 Houston St. and possessor of the softest hands in town.

No Phu-y

A new Vietnamese restaurant boasts a winning combination of quality fare and low prices.
Another new Vietnamese restaurant has just opened — and it’s not even in Haltom City (a.k.a. Tarrant County’s Little Asia).

When Worlds Collide

Chow, Baby
Before Chow, Baby can explain how putting a Copeland’s in Southlake Town Square’s Hilton Hotel violates the most basic laws of nature, it must first introduce a vocabulary word.