Posts Tagged ‘fresh’

Slogan’s Run

Chow, Baby
Appointing itself ad hoc spokesperson for the 80 zillion Mexican restaurants in Tarrant (note to self: check that figure), Chow, Baby is more than a bit offended by the slogan of Red Cactus (3005 S. University Dr.): “Fresh Me...


Touch Me

Big Ticket
Duncan Sheik first came to prominence in the mid-1990s as a pop singer-songwriter, carving out airy, pleasing songs like “Barely Breathing” and “She Runs Away.” For all the lapidary artistry of these gems, he envisioned...



Bring On the Hate — With Pink Sauce and Fries

Chow, Baby
It’s odd, and oddly disappointing, that the Chow, Baby web page gets only the very occasional e-comment accusing its namesake of bragging on itself, most recently for having attended a cheap state university and for driving a...


Celio’s Scores

This family-owned and family-friendly joint in Keller does Chicago-style pie superbly.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Pizza crust can inspire as much debate as barbecue sauce or fried chicken. Regional geography plays a critical role in crust preference: Specifically, do you prefer thin, New York-style fold-over crust or the deep-dish Chicago ...



Still a Fiesta

This Southside Tex-Mex staple stays simple, fresh, and tasty.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Very few things are like they used to be. Everything changes, and “everything” includes menus at favorite restaurants. But not at Fiesta. The traditional Southside Tex-Mex eatery does things much as it did when it opened 33...


Off to Palio’s

With locations in Mansfield and Fort Worth, this Italian pizza joint caters to health nuts and the gluten intolerant.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In the northwestern Italian city of Siena, the Palio is a twice-yearly horse race with religious connotations. In the North Texas cities of Mansfield and Fort Worth, Palio’s is a pizza joint with some unusual features. The fa...



Sprout’s is Delight-pho

In the shadow of Cowboys Stadium, fresh Vietnamese fare flourishes.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Arlington is not short on Vietnamese restaurants. There are several authentic places in South Arlington alone. And then there’s Sprout’s Spring Roll and Pho in North Arlington near Cowboys Stadium. The sleek avocado-and-bro...


Looks Cute, Mi Chula

Despite its chain-y look, Southlake’s Mi Chula is a doll.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Mi Chula’s looks like a chain restaurant. It’s not. But the Southlake restaurant has a familiar feel to it, even if you’ve never been there before –– chalk it up to slick avocado-green and brown paint and brightly col...



No Boundaries

E.R. BILLS
  I woke the morning of Dec. 28 to a big surprise. There was an inch of snow on the ground and on my tent. And it was still coming down.


Facelift

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Think about the Fort Worth dining scene over the past two decades. More than likely, at least one of your favorite restaurants has been a casualty of the economy or of changing tastes. Over that time, Café Aspen’s tables...