Posts Tagged ‘food’

Charity at the Edge

Metroplex’s problems multiply, but food bank leaders keep trudging.
Jeff Prince
The phone rings, and Opal Lee knows what the call is about even before she answers.


Standing tall for AIDS victims.

A Vietnam vet puts on her big-girl outfit to take care of fellow sufferers.
Jimmy Fowler
At a recent Wednesday night benefit show at the popular gay bar Stampede, a crowd of 30 or so had wandered out on a week night to catch a Fort Worth legend – albeit one that most Fort dwellers have never heard of.



Tough but Sweet

Soul-food joint Jan’s is a tasty oasis in a ravaged neighborhood.
Peter Gorman
Around the intersection of East Allen Avenue and Mississippi Street is the heart of what may be one of Fort Worth’s toughest neighborhoods, Stop-Six.


Golden Tee

The club at Tierra Verde goes upscale, with mostly savory results.
Jimmy Fowler
The vision most people have of food at golf courses is usually accurate: burgers, hot dogs, and fries, all overshadowed by a full-service bar.



Effortless Elegance

Olenjack’s Grille delivers exciting flavor combinations in a sophisticated-casual atmosphere.
Jimmy Fowler
Open barely a month in Arlington, Olenjack’s Grille, the namesake of renowned ex-Reata and Chisholm Club maestro Brian Olenjack, has found its identity in a very short time: hearty Southwestern- and Southern-influenced creati...


Rebuilding the Bank

A South Side charity struggles to overcome its past and get back to feeding the poor.
Jeff Prince
A battered building, puny bank account, tarnished reputation, and a volatile and wily former employee still running around creating havoc are all hefty obstacles for the Metroplex Food Bank to overcome, but anything is possible...



Como’s Cookin’

A black-run (and white-patronized) restaurant row is taking shape on the cusp of two neighborhoods.
JIMMY FOWLER (Photos by Vishal Malhotra)
Back in 1978, Louise King looked out the window of her Como home and noticed some city workers doing repairs on her street. It was around lunch time. She invited them in for a bite to eat — cooking and serving to family, frie...


Soul Brother No. 1

A hearty, homecookin’ diner still lives up to its namesake’s reputation — and then some.
Jimmy Fowler
In Fort Worth’s Soul Food Central block, the area near the intersection of Horne Street and Camp Bowie Boulevard, Mama Lou’s Country Kitchen is the young chick of the pack.



Salva-Tex

North Texas restaurateur Gloria Fuentes finally reaches the Fort.
Jimmy Fowler
A decade ago, people in the Dallas neighborhood of Oak Cliff could say, “Ooh, I’m really craving a pupusa right now” and not get slapped.


Slipping a Mickey

Animals were definitely harmed during the making of Fast Food Nation.
Kristian Lin
One thought prevailed in my brain as I watched Fast Food Nation: Richard Linklater has turned into John Sayles. That’s not a good thing, by the way, though I’m sure it’s only temporary. The multifariously talented filmmak...