Posts Tagged ‘good’

Texas Mission Trail

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby’s mission and focus are ill-defined at best, but every so often it feels the need to get back to the Texas basics. Herewith, a week of nothing but home-grown.

Jane Eyre: Viewer, I Married Him

A crisp new version of the story lacks a certain something.
A girl in petticoats and great distress runs across a fog-encrusted heath while lush orchestral music on the soundtrack speaks to the tumult in her soul. Oh yeah, we’re in Jane Eyre. Specifically, we’re at the very beginnin...

Loosen Up at Buck n’ Loons

This venerable Arlington eatery still offers some hearty American fare.
“Never trust a skinny cook.” That old saying seems to be the motto at Arlington’s Buck n’ Loons, and, although I didn’t actually see the cook when my family ate dinner there on a weeknight, I could sort of tell by the...

Rocking Sea Siam

This longstanding Thai eatery isn’t fancy, just fabulous.
Lucky, lucky people in North Fort Worth: You’re in easy reach of several superb family-owned, family-friendly, out-of-the-ordinary restaurants, including Celio’s, Two Brothers Bistro, MK’s Sushi, Oyster Ranch, and OC Burg...

An Immodest Proposal

Think about this one: drug thugs as la migra.
Tell me if this sounds familiar. The U.S. trains another country’s paramilitary forces to wage war against American enemies. Those forces do fight U.S. enemies but later change sides to become a different, perhaps greater men...

Dazzling Fireside Pies

This locally owned chain’s new West 7th location is popular, for good reason.
There are plenty of restaurants in the West 7th Street corridor, so when my party of five walked into Fireside Pies to be told there was a 20-minute wait, we were a little surprised. Sure, it was a Friday night, but there are, ...

Oh, What a Biutiful Mess

This drama among Barcelona’s dispossessed is one long slog.
In December, the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association named Biutiful the best foreign language film of 2010. Last week, the movie picked up Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film and for Javier Bardem’s lead p...

Same Ol’ (Non-Evil) Chuy’s

Chow, Baby
According to its college smoochie and still good pal — see, it can happen — Chow, Baby spent a significant portion of its U-years at the original Chuy’s, on Barton Springs Road in Austin. (“I’ve been there?” “Yes,...

Country Strong: Let It Go

This music drama’s wasted potential is sad enough for a country song.
The pre-World War II film director Howard Hawks once said that a good movie consisted of three good scenes and no bad ones. Country Strong has two very good scenes and a ton of bad ones. It is, on balance, a bad movie, but it...

TCU’s Rose Bowl Wrap-Up

Our resident Horned Frog alum picks up the pieces of a glorious and victorious weekend.
Los Angeles has always seemed like a big, fake city in comparison to the friendly streets of Fort Worth, but this time, the trip west for the Rose Bowl turned the glitzy town into a truly magical place. Still wearing a big, goo...