Posts Tagged ‘food’
Patio at Thurber Mingus.

Waiting for Thurber Mingus

Chow, baby
I kept adjusting the way I was sitting so that my friend’s head would block the blinding sun reflecting off my windshield. The Chowmaro was one of the only cars in the parking lot of Thurber Mingus (4400 White Settlement Rd.)...

Funnel cake! In fry-form! Only at Globe Life. Photo by Laurie James.

Around the Globe Life Park

Now with the Rangers in full swing, let’s take a look at some new ballpark eats.
Laurie Barker James
In the early 1990s, Arlington Stadium, as it was called, was the site of a few of my more memorable first dates. Baseball courtship was fabulous. Wannabe lovebirds could enjoy watching the Rangers from the cheap aluminum bench ...

A hot stone bowl and cold sake are calling from HoYA. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Seoul Food

HoYA Korean Kitchen is a tasty, inexpensive entrée into this scarce cuisine.
Laurie Barker James
HoYA Korean Kitchen sits in the Sundance Square space that once housed a chain shop where hurried diners could customize their subs with veggies and condiments. A similar concept applies to Korean food. HoYA’s menu mostly rev...


Winslow’s: A New Breed

Chow, Baby
Why do people think it’s funny to tease dogs? On a recent cool weekday afternoon, I left my pup in the car as I stopped to pick up some grub at Temaki Sushi (1504 W. Magnolia Ave.). I could hear her yip at every passerby on M...


Aim that Cannon

Chow, Baby
Dear Group of Twentysomethings at Cannon Chinese Kitchen, I’m sure going somewhere besides Chili’s or Sherlock’s was a fun change of pace for the six of you. But how to behave at a nice restaurant is very different from a...

Thai flavors — and sights — rule at Kin Kin Urban Thai. Photo by Lee Chastain

Kin Kin: Thai One On

Unlike Bite City Grill, Chef Eddy’s new destination specializes in one specific cuisine.
Laurie Barker James
Like Jon Bonnell and Tim Love before him, Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin is branching out. Although his brand-new restaurant is less than a mile across West 7th Street from his barely year-old place, he doesn’t seem to be in dang...

Alexandra Hall (left) and Dusti Day must get quite a biceps workout hauling around Big John’s burgers. Lee Chastain

Big Bites at Big John’s

Bar? Restaurant? Gastropub? Whatever you call this Weatherford joint, it’s good.
Edward Brown
Before the term “gastropub” came along, bars with food were called “bars with food.” So are there more of them now than ever, or are we just noticing them more? Either way, the genre is already splintering into subgenre...


Flying Carpet: A Whole New World?

Chow, Baby
When I visited Flying Carpet Turkish Café (1223 Washington Ave.) a couple of years ago (“Bold Blossoms on the Avenue,” Oct. 31, 2012), I was impressed by the kitchen’s updated version of Turkish cuisine and the attentive...


Dinner at the Gormans

Peter Gorman
Well, I’ve been asked to contribute to Blotch! I think the first thing I’ll do is put a Gorman recipe up once a week. And you can be sure that I expect all 55,000 readers of the hard copy of the newspaper and the te...

Among the offerings on Vivo 53’s menu, the wood-fired pizza and signature chopped salad get the highest marks. Robert Garner

53rd Time’s a Charm-a

Has The Tower finally found its culinary anchor?
Laurie Barker James
Vivo 53 sits on the ground floor of The Tower, where many restaurants, including the wonderful Vault, have come and gone. Vivo 53, with its bold color scheme, is much brighter and welcoming than its immediate predecessor, The T...