Posts Tagged ‘restaurant’

Rising at Tollie’s Barbecue

This family-owned joint in South Arlington defines the term “moist.”
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In a comment on the Weekly’s web site, a reader points out that our food critics seem to favor fare light on the red meat and unacquainted with the deep fryer. It’s true. Our foodies reviewed four Asian restaurants in a sin...


Sweet Salvation

Chow, Baby
When the original Chow, Baby (a.k.a. Christy Goldfinch) recommended a restaurant for me to review, I jumped on the idea and also invited her to come along.  (At first I wasn’t sure if we were allowed in the same room tog...



Support Your Local Institutions

Chow, Baby
I have friends who have lived in New York City for almost a decade now but have never visited the Empire State Building. They always mean to, but … you know, it’s not like it’s going anywhere. I feel the same way about so...


Chancy Hacienda San Miguel

Opening now may be risky, but this West 7th eatery might have the goods to thrive.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
There’s some winnowing out going on in that hot West 7th Street corridor — Delaney’s Irish Pub and So7 Bistro are gone. But that hasn’t kept Dallas-rooted restaurant companies from sending up new shoots in the area. A f...



Saviano’s: Real Italian?

You’ve never had Italian food until you’ve had Saviano’s – Italian grandmothers aside.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Saviano’s proclaims, “If you ain’t had Saviano’s, you ain’t had Italian.” Grammatical issues aside, that’s a bold statement. But the new downtown restaurant has the goods to back it up.


Rocking Sea Siam

This longstanding Thai eatery isn’t fancy, just fabulous.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
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...



Beyond Tex-Mex

Chow, Baby
It’s great that we have company coming and all, except for the part where Chow, Baby is supposed to be on best behavior, sitting quietly with spit-combed hair and hands folded in lap. No off-topic rambling about its love life...


Film Fare

Why is North Texas the center of the latest craze in movie theaters?
KRISTIAN LIN
Alfred Hitchcock popularized the term “MacGuffin” to mean a plot device that engages the viewer’s attention. It makes sense, then, that MacGuffin’s is the name of the full-service bar in the foyer of AMC Grapevine Mills...



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...


Caro’s Tex-Mex Wins

This little family eatery by TCU is still going strong after nearly 50 years.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Caro’s Mexican Restaurant is the beneficiary of some slick new signage near Texas Christian University on Bluebonnet Circle. In fact, a clueless diner could wander in unaware that the place has been serving family recipes for...