Posts Tagged ‘food’

Eat, Pray, Eat Some More

Chow, Baby
The Foodie Gods wanted me to have burgers. I don’t question the wisdom of the deities, nor do I understand their mysterious ways. But when the gods speak to me directly, which they do about six times a day, I listen and follo...


Firing Cannon Chinese Kitchen

Flavors explode at this Near Southside traditional eatery.
Edward Brown
Cannon Chinese Kitchen proprietors Jarry and Mary Ho have had more than their share of successes and setbacks. In June 2014, an accidental fire forced the temporary closing of the duo’s first restaurant, the popular Tokyo Caf...


Grady Spears Last Shot?

Love him or hate him, the former celebrity chef is back with a new restaurant and new hope.
Jeff Prince
Cowboy cook Grady Spears is opening a chicken-fried steak café in the Stockyards next month, and, since the joint holds only about 60 diners, don’t be surprised if a line forms outside the door. A few folks in line might hav...

Campestre Chula Vista

Campestre: Just like Grandma’s Mex-Mex

Chow, Baby
What’s going on with all of my favorite Mexican joints playing musical chairs? Salsa Fuego (3500 Alta Mere Dr.) recently moved into a new space. The Star-Telegram reported that the owners of Paco & John’s (1116 8th Ave....

The Caroline is Slice’s version of “the Works.” Joey Keeton

Hit Slice the Pizza Spot

Big toppings on thin crust equal some delicious pie.
Slice the Pizza Spot definitely looks like something out of Mad Max. Made out of a ribbed steel A-frame roof, an old Airstream trailer, and other rustic architectural oddities, the Aledo eatery could easily be mistaken for a wi...


Lukewarm Damn Tamales

Chow, Baby
I couldn’t believe she was blaming us for the crappy service. “The problem is,” explained the owner of Hot Damn, Tamales! to my table of eight on Mother’s Day, “you ordered off of the menu, and we thought you were goi...

The chocolate sheet cake comes with a marshmallow surprise at Fixture Café and Social House. Photo by Robert Garner.

New Fixture

The Near Southside’s latest comfort food spot drops into a crowded arena.
Kristian Lin
The location on West Magnolia Avenue that was 24 Plates Tapas Bar as recently as seven months ago has now reopened as Fixture FW, which attracts mostly older diners during weekend brunch and a younger clientele during the eveni...


Wok the Line

Chow, Baby
I was recently complaining to a friend about how there are precious few great, fast, cheap Chinese food places in town. Sure, you can go to any of the pervasive chains and have a decent meal, or you could take a trip to Haltom ...

The owner’s daughter shows off a new classic, the ’75 Olds: two house-made blue cheese biscuits stuffed with beef tenderloin, bearnaise sauce, and more blue cheese. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Vintage Grill: Car Hopping

This Weatherford museum/restaurant serves up comfort food with some innovative twists.
Kristian Lin
When you walk into the Vintage Grill & Car Museum, you may think you have the place pegged. Nestled in the heart of downtown Weatherford, a block from City Hall, the restaurant is attached to a car museum showcasing about a...


La Perla Negra: Culinary All-Star

Chow, Baby
I can’t pretend to be unbiased about Le Perla Negra (910 Houston St.), a new Latin eatery in the downtown space formerly occupied by Zambrano Wine Cellar & Bistro. The ownership group reads like an all-star team of area r...