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The Unwritten Rules

Following Hongthong

King’s for a Day

Bitten on Jacksboro

Shutdown Discounts

Chow, Baby

Chow, Baby

Caged Birds

The panoramic view from the patio of Branch & Bird Restaurant (640 Taylor St, 817-785-8888) was as stunning as everyone had told me. From...

A New Look at J&J

I can’t really say that J&J Oyster Bar has stepped up its game. Sure, Chef Angel Mota, an ex-pat from the greasy spoon/sometimes upscale/always...

Smoke in the Barbecue Desert

We’ve all heard the term “food desert,” referring to an urban area devoid of grocery stores, farmers’ markets, or reasonably priced restaurants that offer...

Alamo Drafthouse’s Badass Kitchen

Recently, my press card for the Alamo Drafthouse Denton (3220 Town Center Tr) arrived in the mail, allowing me to see movies for free...

Warm Up to Some Pumpkin Soup

When we Gormans were kids, Mom used to grow pumpkins, rhubarb, and other things we thought were fairly disgusting – until the rhubarb pie...

In Praise of Condiment Bars

My conversations about local barbecue restaurants often turn cantankerous. Why? People ask me where I go for barbecue. I tell them Dickey’s Barbecue Pit,...

Real Value at El Patron

I have a friend who stops at garage sales every time he comes across one. It’s the biggest reason I stopped meeting him for...

The Fake Chow, Baby Strikes Again

There is someone going around town pretending to be me. Again. Crazy, right? I know this only because some unsuspecting restaurateur emailed me asking...

Los H’s Worth Finding

Ever wonder what places like Fuzzy’s or Torchy’s would be like if instead of purveying gimmicky, so-so Tex-Mex they served authentic Mex-Mex/taqueria cuisine? Los...

Zenna for the Young

I’ve come to the not-so-shocking conclusion that I am officially a fuddy-duddy. (Who else but a crotchety old fusspot would even use that phrase?)...