Posts Tagged ‘good’

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...


Saljo’s: More Than Pizza

Though specializing in Italian, Saljo’s Pizza offers a little bit of everything.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Saljo’s Pizza sits in what used to be Tony’s Restaurant, an Italian eatery that held up this corner of a strip mall in Pantego for more than a decade. Sal Kolic, who was born in Montenegro, across the Adriatic Sea from Ital...



The Grotto’s Got it Going On

Last Call
If you haven’t been to see a show at The Grotto yet, you should do your best to change that situation. Seriously, The Grotto is becoming one of my favorite venues in town. Under owner Cody Admire’s direction, the little-lou...


Sonic Dirt-a-Doodle Do

Hearsay
Joe and the Sonic Dirt from Madagascar is the nom de guerre of keyboardist Matt Hickey (Hentai Improvising Orchestra), who’s quite prolific. He’s just released his third album this year. And Then … could be described as s...



Two Brothers for Excellent Greek

This recently opened restaurant in North Fort Worth is full of high points.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Two Brothers Bistro is located so far north in Fort Worth that it’s almost in Keller. The new restaurant looks predictably sleek, with a gorgeous bay window allowing the place to flood with sunlight, elegant brown and cream w...


Onward (Yikes) Democracy

Static
The rain and cold didn’t keep them away. The fact that it was a midterm election didn’t stop them. Not even the mind-numbing confusion caused by a plethora of political commercials casting the candidates as thieves, liars, ...



All’s Jake at Jake’s

Last Call
I was a little amused a month or so ago when In-N-Out Burger announced that they would be opening a location in Fort Worth. I started reading and hearing little bits about an impending burger war, and this kind of cracked me up...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: GasLand (NR) Partially filmed in North Texas, Josh Fox’s documentary totes up the environmental costs of gas drilling in America. (Opens Friday in Dallas)



Moving the Bar on Barbecue

Chow, Baby
This week’s eating adventures just go to show how much Chow, Baby has grown — not as a person, but as a Texan. Being a carpetbagger, Chow, Baby used to treat barbecue no differently from steaks, tacos, burgers, pho, and the...


Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Howl (NR) James Franco stars in this dramatized account of the obscenity trial of Allen Ginsberg following publication of his 1957 poem. Also with Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeff Daniels, Alessandro Nivola, Treat Wi...