Posts Tagged ‘food’

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...


Chow Baby

Let’s Have a Show of Paws for Arlington
Chow, Baby
When Chow, Ma left the country, she charged me with the task of keeping her Chow, Puppy full of Puppy Chow. I am a dog person, but this is a lot more dog than I’m accustomed to. The 80-pound Doberman doesn’t understand that...



Gobble Gobble at Finn’s

Last Call
Like Iron Maiden and Mila Kunis, there are lots of good things to say about sandwiches, but they’re not always the best fit for every situation. Maiden tends to bomb at parties with chicks, Kunis was miscast in Book of Eli, a...


Sweet Salvation

Chow, Baby
When the original Chow, Baby (a.k.a. Christy Goldfinch) recommended a restaurant for me to review, I jumped on the idea and also invited her to come along.  (At first I wasn’t sure if we were allowed in the same room tog...



Tu Hai Times

This little Viet eatery just keeps getting better with age.
JIMMY FOWLER
The tiny Tu Hai location opened in Haltom City about 20 years ago. Original owner Jimmy Ho died in November 2009, and his three sons have been running the place ever since. Newer and fancier Vietnamese eateries have opened near...


Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 20 Forget the canvases! The Amon Carter Museum’s current exhibit, The Allure of Paper: Watercolors and Drawings from the Collection, showcases the museum’s works on paper, which range from Edward Everett’s stately s...