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In the wilds of Colleyville is tremendous Italian fusion by a Beijing native.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
If you’ve lived in Tarrant County for more than a decade, you might hear “Colleyville” and think “pasture.” Although Colleyville just made Money magazine’s list of the 100 best places to live, the concept of fine di...


The Taste of Sin Is Sweet

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby has noticed a dangerous trend: Bakeries and specialty pastry shops are popping up everywhere. And of course, responsible gourmand (read: glutton) that I am, I had to try some of them out — followed, of course, by n...



Cross Eddie Deen’s

This barbecue stalwart’s new Arlington operation delivers the goods.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Eddie Deen’s Crossroads, in the shadow of Cowboys Stadium, isn’t actually located near a crossroads. Unless, of course, you consider the intersection of Overpriced Parking and Horrible Traffic to be some kind of junction. T...


Loosen Up at Buck n’ Loons

This venerable Arlington eatery still offers some hearty American fare.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
“Never trust a skinny cook.” That old saying seems to be the motto at Arlington’s Buck n’ Loons, and, although I didn’t actually see the cook when my family ate dinner there on a weeknight, I could sort of tell by the...



Zoë’s Kitchen Cooks

For quick, fresh, inherently healthful Mediterranean food, Zoë’s Kitchen delivers.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The philosophy of the Birmingham, Ala.-based Zoë’s Kitchen chain is fairly simple: fresh food favoring the Mediterranean diet (heavy on veggies, plant-based protein, and fish) delivered in sensible portions. This hard-to-arg...


Hot Tub’s is a Front

You’ll find neither hot tub nor grotto here, just surprisingly tasty and borderline upscale cuisine.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Hot Tub’s Back Porch Grotto is a new restaurant that features neither a hot tub nor a grotto, although you’ll find a lovely cedar bar area and back porch that, on the right kind of evening, might be magical. Not too long ag...



Bite into Chop House Burgers

This little Arlington burger joint specializes in juicy, sloppy delights, including a gut-busting cheeseburger.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The web site for Chop House Burgers describes an idealized place, where a burger is so juicily, sloppily good that it takes “four or five napkins” to get through. And that’s pretty much what’s offered by the new restaur...


So7 Bistro: C’est Magnifique

French flavors abound in Jean Michel Sakouhi’s latest endeavor.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Over the past decade, French restaurateur Jean Michel Sakouhi has pushed French and Mediterranean flavors on Cowtown, first with The Balcony, then with the recently departed Vault. His new So7 Bistro quietly has  occupied ...



Complaints at City Hall

This new Keller eatery strives for fancy but achieves it only intermittently.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Arthouse in Keller is a mixed-use living/shopping development anchored at one end by City Hall Restaurant. The restaurant’s floor-to-vaulted-ceiling glass walls and maple-toned floor give it a resort feel, as if the place sho...


Off to Palio’s

With locations in Mansfield and Fort Worth, this Italian pizza joint caters to health nuts and the gluten intolerant.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In the northwestern Italian city of Siena, the Palio is a twice-yearly horse race with religious connotations. In the North Texas cities of Mansfield and Fort Worth, Palio’s is a pizza joint with some unusual features. The fa...