Posts Tagged ‘food’
The Monte Cristo dawg is deep-fried with ham and Swiss cheese and topped with a raspberry horseradish sauce.

Solo Trucker

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby used to get bummed out at the prospect of eating alone. “Table for one?” the hostess would ask, and Chow, Baby would nod and give a deep sigh. These days I usually enjoy dining solo, but there are still a few res...


Revolver's ceviche courtesy Facebook.

Upscale, Down, Second Time Around

CHOW, BABY
Sometimes Chow, Baby and a restaurant get off on the wrong foot. Both restaurants and food critics are entitled to a bad night every now and then. So I went out on a second-chances round last week, and I’m happy to report tha...



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Diving for Dumplings

CHOW, BABY
Not all small-town mom-and-pop restaurants are created equal. Chow, Baby is often guilty of romanticizing such joints. I can’t help it. I just imagine that some nice family is living out their restaurateur dream: Grandma is i...


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Beyond the Burger Basics

CHOW, BABY
First let me say that I worship at the counters of cafés like Fred’s and Kincaid’s. Fort Worth has great burger joints, most of which seem to have been here since the Eisenhower administration. Basic burgers are great, and...



Ryan’s has a smoked salmon sammy and house salad — and a cup of Joe — wih your name on it. Or, at least, their name. Lee Chastain

Gourmet Grocer

The Near Southside — finally — gets a deli, the scrumptious Ryan’s.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Siblings Brittany and Hunter Ryan grew up on the West Side, and both graduated from New York’s French Culinary Institute. They’ve spent time as chefs in other restaurants –– Hunter has worked at Eddie V’s Prime Seafoo...


“A high-quality mess”: Orchid City’s Downtown Burger. Lee Chastain

Viet-La.

Craving Asian-Cajun fare? Orchid City’s got you covered.
JIMMY FOWLER
The concept of an “Asian-Cajun” fusion restaurant may sound unusual to some people, but it really shouldn’t: Louisiana has a huge population of Asian-American citizens, especially from southeast countries like Vietnam. Bu...



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Spin Those Plates

CHOW, BABY
Speaking as someone who was pretty much raised by television, I enjoy a good spinoff as much as any other over-stimulated, glassy-eyed child of the ’80s. Some shows were prolific in their spinoffs — Happy Days is rivaled on...


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They Also Serve Who Say They’re Sorry

CHOW, BABY
Either service is getting to be a lost art, or I’m way too picky. Having spent the better part of a decade in the restaurant business, I think I’m more than sympathetic to the plight of servers, cooks, bartenders, etc., so ...



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Ditch the Hype and Eat at Torchy’s

CHOW, BABY
What is it about a super restaurant chain opening up that makes people in Fort Worth go nuts? It’s like Beatlemania every time a new one comes to town. Who could forget the cops directing traffic when In N Out opened? Or the ...


Bamboo does more than pho and spring rolls, including this turmeric-marinated catfish with traditional fixins. Chase Martinez

Spring Roll Mecca

Bamboo Pho offers 15 variations on the Vietnamese staple — and more.
JIMMY FOWLER
Here’s the bad news about Bamboo Pho & Spring Rolls, the Vietnamese eatery just north of I-20 in Arlington: The service was spotty on a recent Saturday afternoon. The place seemed understaffed for a moderately sized weeke...