Posts Tagged ‘food’

Holiday Pantry Helps

Raising money for the Tarrant Area Food Bank is a sweet proposition.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Cooking Matters program, a partnership with the national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength, is a six-week class in food preparation, budgeting, and nutrition for low-income families. Mom...


On Foot for Food

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is not good at maintaining automobiles. I often wish I had a grown-up around to nag me about things like getting my oil changed and my tires rotated. So it wasn’t that big of a surprise when my car broke down the o...



Mighty Fine, Oliver’s

Market/restaurant Oliver’s Fine Foods is all good.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Part mini-mart, part fine winery, part butcher and bakery, and part short-order restaurant, Oliver’s Fine Foods’ downtown location occupies valuable corner real estate between Throckmorton and 4th streets. The new place fea...


Arrivederci, Sardines

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby had to see it to believe it. Walking into the building that had housed Sardines Ristorante Italiano (509 University Dr., FW), its heart sank. The walls, once cluttered with dusty bric-a-brac representing decades of m...



Go, Crazy Sisters

This little food truck specializing in tacos has some neat, gritty tricks up its sleeve.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
My sister has always been considered the more normal daughter. I’m the one people usually describe as “crazy.” My sister would almost never consider eating food that was passed out of a trailer window to her by a multiply...


Taking Me to Marrakech

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby never met a falafel it didn’t love. OK, that’s not entirely true. But it’s an awful falafel that doesn’t meet or exceed my admittedly low expectations. The same is true for gyros, hummus, and most things Midd...



Rising at Tollie’s Barbecue

This family-owned joint in South Arlington defines the term “moist.”
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In a comment on the Weekly’s web site, a reader points out that our food critics seem to favor fare light on the red meat and unacquainted with the deep fryer. It’s true. Our foodies reviewed four Asian restaurants in a sin...


Molly Ivins Stirring It Up

Longtime friend Ellen Sweets remembers her days in the kitchen with the famous journalist.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
As a fledgling journalist at Arlington’s Young Junior High School, I got to have lunch with Molly Ivins. The legendary writerly rabblerouser who died of breast cancer in 2007 at the age of 62 had previously, famously worked f...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED?21 Opening tonight at 7:30pm is Vigil, a black comedy about a self-obsessed bachelor forced into caring for an allegedly dying aunt whom he hasn’t seen since childhood.


Next Stop? Shinjuku Station

Everything’s classy, colorful, and tasty at this new Near Southside sushi joint.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The original Shinjuku Station in Japan is one of the largest train stations leading in and out of bustling Tokyo. The similarly named new restaurant on the Near South Side features photos of subways and subway memorabilia scatt...