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Brunch Anxiety

Chow, Baby
I must be really spoiled. Or maybe worrying about the brunch menus of two places that just replaced their chefs is the way I cope with the chaos and misery of life. My therapist may call that displacement, but someone’s got t...


Tacos la Banqueta serves tacos and a squash blossom quesadilla frita. Photo by Lee Chastain.

On the DF

Go to Tacos la Banqueta for the food, not the atmosphere.
Kristian Lin
The Spanish word banqueta means “sidewalk,” and the sign outside Tacos La Banqueta reads “Puro DF,” which signals that the cuisine is purely in the style of Mexico’s Distrito Federal, or Mexico City. The capital has a...



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Postpartum Party

Chow, Baby
Someone very close to Chow, Baby is pregnant, and it’s really cramping her style. Don’t get me wrong, I admire the discipline it takes to abstain from booze, certain types of fish, caffeine, and pretty much everything fun i...


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Growling is for Stomachs

Chow, Baby
What is it about beer and wine snobs that irritates me so? I mean, I’m a wine person, but I don’t stick my whole face into a glass of vino and sniff like I’m huffing paint. I don’t swirl the juice around, raise it above...



Everything made in-house at Polanco’s Mexican Kitchen was a treat. Photo by Lee Chastain.

A Tale of Two Polanco’s

The food is great at Polanco’s Mexican Kitchen, except when it’s poured from a box.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
It was a slow, lazy Sunday evening when my guests and I pulled up to Polanco’s Mexican Kitchen in southeast Arlington. The joint was so empty that we worried it might be closed, but our server warmly welcomed us. We were seat...


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Nicky D’s Delights

A fun and quirky atmosphere is only part of the dining experience at Nicky D’s.
EDWARD BROWN
The word “mishmash” comes to mind when pulling up to Nicky D’s. For one, the ranch-style building has a bright red sheet metal roof. A defunct fuel dispenser indicates that the space was once a gas station, and a large ha...



“Market + Table is cram-packed with so many under-realized concepts.” Photo by Brian Hutson.

A Cluttered Market

Market + Table is a jack of all trades, master of none.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
It’s hard to figure out exactly what is going on at Fort Worth’s new Market + Table. The West 7th eatery is cram-packed with so many under-realized concepts it can make your head spin. There is a coffee bar, a juice bar, an...


The sushi at AMC Grapevine Mills is standard-issue, but the entrées are great. Photo by Lee Chastain.

A Great Sequel

AMC Grapevine Mills’ new menu is a remake that’s better than the original.
Kristian Lin
  I spend lots of time at AMC Grapevine Mills watching movies that don’t play anywhere else in North Texas. Occasionally, I wind up eating there between features, so I noticed immediately when the theater revamped its me...



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Chicken-Fried Redemption

Chow, Baby
When sports writers use the word “enigmatic” to describe an athlete, that’s usually code for someone who had the world by the cajones but continually, inexplicably made career-damaging mistakes. I’ve heard that word use...


Dagwood’s uses “hen eggs” in several dishes. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Dagwood’s Roars

Though it may be trendy, this sandwich shop delivers.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
The concept at Dagwood’s Grinders and Growlers is straightforward: a chef-driven sandwich menu with craft beer to wash it down. The friendly servers will also be glad to bottle your grog to go. Sexy brown-glass “growlers”...