Olivella’s Resets the Bar

An Artful Hand

Auténtica Cuba

Parting is Such Sweet Marrow

Blotch Jumbo

Eats

Eats

Mandola’s Markets Quality

Early in the last century, Mandola’s started out as a family-owned market in Houston. And now, about 110 years later, third-generation chef/restaurateur Damian Mandola...

No Fission Here

Chow, Baby’s main reason for being, or at least for being here in this column space, stems from its near-holy-roller conviction that holes-in-the-wall serve...

BB and Luigi’s: a Grapevine Star

BB and Luigi’s Vineyard Steakhouse, near the Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, is a newish semi-Italian restaurant in a spot formerly occupied by a...

Braised & Confused

Décor-wise, Cowtown Diner (305 Main St.) is more of a bistro than a diner, though if it had called itself “Cowtown Bistro,” Chow, Baby...

Belly Up to City Pig BBQ

City Pig BBQ’s black-and-orange storefront on 8th Avenue doesn’t look like much. You might drive right past and not realize it’s actually a restaurant,...

Fool for the Ignorant

As a Terra fan pointed out in the web comments to “No. 2, Not Trying Harder” (March 17) — a not-overly-kind report on Terra...

BlackFinn Aims to Please

BlackFinn American Saloon is fairly well known in Southwest Arlington as the place with cheap drinks every night of the week. During happy hour...

No Monkey Ward Prices Here

Chow, Baby retroactively apologizes to Ronin, long gone from Montgomery Plaza, for complaining two years ago about its sky-high sushi prices — $2 for...

Korea House BBQ Flames On

Walking into Korea House BBQ in Cityview is a little like entering a meditation center. The walls are a pale tan, white flowers bloom...

No. 2, Not Trying Harder

“Someone tell Chadra Mezza there’s definitely competition in town,” e-mailed executive legman Michael B., promoted from associate legman last year after his Al Wadi...