Posts Tagged ‘fried’

Shaw’s Burgers, Shakes, and More

This new BYOB eatery is another strong entry in Near Southside’s restaurant row.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
It’s been no secret that David Shaw and Ann Diakas-Shaw, co-owners of Shaw’s Burgers and Shakes on the Near South Side, have had a little difficulty opening their new joint (see: “Bar Fight,” May 26, 2010). Shaw’s ope...


Hot Tub’s is a Front

You’ll find neither hot tub nor grotto here, just surprisingly tasty and borderline upscale cuisine.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Hot Tub’s Back Porch Grotto is a new restaurant that features neither a hot tub nor a grotto, although you’ll find a lovely cedar bar area and back porch that, on the right kind of evening, might be magical. Not too long ag...



Teach the Children Well

Chow, Baby
Other than “Who will take care of me when I’m decrepit?,” Chow, Baby’s only regret over having had cats instead of children is the missed opportunity for passing on its decades’ worth of accumulated trivial knowledge....


Good Luck Drive-In Goods

After 40-plus years, this little soul-food joint is still going strong.
JIMMY FOWLER
The Good Luck Drive-In has been operating at its current address on West Rosedale Street at Lipscomb Avenue for about 40 years now. (Before that, the family-owned eatery operated in a West Rosedale location a few blocks closer ...



Sushi and Hibachi at Sake

Out in Mansfield is a place for some primo Japanese cooking.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
If you’d asked anyone living around Mansfield a decade ago if the town had a traditional Japanese restaurant, you might have been laughed at. Oh, how times have changed. Sake Hibachi Sushi & Bar is one of a few sushi join...


Boo-Ray’s Ragin’ Cajun

Straight from the Crescent City to your belly, Boo-Ray’s does Looziana right.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Louisiana cooking isn’t completely foreign to Fort Worth, but restaurants specializing in Cajun cuisine here can probably be counted on one hand. All of them also involve someone of Looziana background. Add one to that short ...



Finger-lickin’ Texas Style Chicken and Seafood

New Southside joint gives pleasant meaning to the term “greasy spoon.”
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In the shadow of the Hospital District, Rosedale Street just east of I-35 offers a veritable coop of fried chicken places. Clearly the hospitals didn’t spring up around the eateries, so it must be that restaurants that dish o...


Braised & Confused

Chow, Baby
Décor-wise, Cowtown Diner (305 Main St.) is more of a bistro than a diner, though if it had called itself “Cowtown Bistro,” Chow, Baby probably would have carped that its menu is more diner-y than bistro-y. This place is a...



BlackFinn Aims to Please

There’s a little something for everyone at the Southwest Arlington saloon.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
BlackFinn American Saloon is fairly well known in Southwest Arlington as the place with cheap drinks every night of the week. During happy hour (4 ’til 8 p.m. daily), everything but the fancy liquor and bottled beer is half-o...


Korea House BBQ Flames On

Heat is the word at Cityview’s Korea House.
JIMMY FOWLER
Walking into Korea House BBQ in Cityview is a little like entering a meditation center. The walls are a pale tan, white flowers bloom in dark vases, and placid woodwind and string music trickles from the speakers. Even the smil...