Posts Tagged ‘restaurant’

Benchmarks

Big Ticket
The Chinese regard eight as a lucky number, which is one reason the Beijing Olympics are beginning on the date 8/8/08.


“Bait” and Switch

Laurie Barker James
My sister’s a sushi freak. Even when I mocked her and said I would never eat what most people consider to be bait, she persisted.



Veinticuatro!

Laurie Barker James
Restaurants come and go, and in Southwest Arlington, the turnover is especially pronounced.


V for Victory

Laurie Barker James
The Vault Mediterranean restaurant has been “coming soon” to the Tower Building in downtown Fort Worth for months. When I learned that the owner was French restaurateur Jean Michel Sakouhi and that the chef was Gabr...



Red Tex-Mex

Jorge’s may play to conservative palates, but if it ain’t broke …
Peter Gorman
I’m not a big fan of Tex-Mex the way it’s commonly prepared in the chains or in the more high-traffic ma-and-pa restaurants here.


Mature, Not Old

No Frills Grill & Sports Bar in Arlington has aged quite gracefully.
Laurie Barker James
Back in the 1990s, No Frills Grill & Sports Bar was a tiny, smoky bar in the southwest Arlington shopping center anchored by an AMC Loews movie theater.



Starry Eyed

Zodiac is a gem of a place inside Neiman Marcus in Ridgmar Mall, for lunching ladies and foodies alike.
Laurie Barker James
I always assumed that only “ladies who lunch” frequented Zodiac, the café inside Neiman Marcus at Ridgmar Mall.


Feeling the Pinch

Don’t expect higher food prices to affect the quality of fare at three of your local faves, just maybe portion sizes.
DAN MCGRAW
We’ve all experienced the rise in food prices during the past year: 50 cents more for a gallon of milk, eggs up by about 30 percent, another extra quarter for that loaf of bread. Chicken and beef, according to the feds, a...



That’s-a Mediterranean!

Chadra has moved into bigger digs but is still your place for Italian-Lebanese fare.
Jimmy Fowler
For almost six years, Café Chadra near John Peter Smith Hospital offered lunch crowds and evening diners a split-down-the-middle menu of Italian standards (lasagna, stromboli, pasta, ravioli) and Middle Eastern specialties tha...


The Way of the Sashimi

The newly opened Sushi Tao can’t miss.
JIMMY FOWLER
The word “tao” is often translated into English as “the right way.” This word has suggested a personal code of behavior, even an entire worldview, within some Asian spiritual disciplines for thousands of...