Posts Tagged ‘food’

Lotsa Verve at Ridglea Jazz Café

The newly opened Westside joint offers soul food and smooth sounds.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The 6000 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard has seen its share of restaurants come and go. The soul food restaurant Ridglea Jazz Café recently opened in the spot previously occupied by Ovation, another soul food joint. Ridglea’s ...


Blunch

Last Call
A buddy of mine recently asked for suggestions for Sunday brunch. I started to rattle off my usual list, starting with Reata. (I’ve never actually been for brunch but have heard good things and have been there often enough fo...



Picosos Paints a Lovely Picture

The Sansom Park-area Mexican restaurant lacks heat but not quality.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Family-owned, off-the-beaten-path Mexican food restaurants have certain admirable traditions to uphold. The food should conjure images of a Mexican grandmother starting from scratch and toiling for hours over a hot stove. The d...


Young and Hungry

A still-deep recession weighs heavily on North Texas kids.
PETER GORMAN, PHOTOS BY ROBERT HART
The cars and pickup trucks are lined up for nearly half a mile on the farm-to-market road in Joshua. The first ones arrived at around 6 a.m. on this Saturday, and now, almost three hours later, it’s just about time for the ca...



Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 7 A new season for the Texas Rangers begins, this time with some legitimate hope for several reasons: last year’s impressive finish, the off-season additions of Rich Harden and Vladimir Guerrero, and the excitement that...


Braised & Confused

Chow, Baby
Décor-wise, Cowtown Diner (305 Main St.) is more of a bistro than a diner, though if it had called itself “Cowtown Bistro,” Chow, Baby probably would have carped that its menu is more diner-y than bistro-y. This place is a...



Get Out!

Big Ticket
Spring is officially here, even if it came in with a blast of snow last week. This week’s weather should be nicer, in time for all of us to enjoy a nice crop of outdoor events.


Sweet 16

In addition to exceedingly fresh wings, Pluckers also offers a lot of sauces.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Pluckers Wing Bar began in Austin as the brainchild of a couple of University of Texas at Austin students who decided that the state capital just didn’t have enough food options; specifically, chicken wing options. People...



As Smoke Goes By

Static
Yes, folks, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is shocked to find there is gambling going on in this establishment. The “establishment” here, of course, is the whole Barnett Shale play, and gambling is wh...


Food Bank Phoenix

JEFF PRINCE
A local food bank that spiraled downward and finally crashed in 2006 amid scandal and debt is now poised for resurrection.