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1998 Stories by Eric Lawlor

Archives: 1998
  • Jah's Will Be Done

    published February 19, 1998

    I'm trying to decide which of the virtues I like the best. Loyalty is a great favorite of mine. And I'm very fond of compassion. Courage is up... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published February 19, 1998

    Moo shu may sound like a dairy product. Actually, it's something altogether more delectable: a thin Chinese pancake -- known in some quarters as a... More >>

  • Pasta Point of No Return

    published February 12, 1998

    I've been feeling philosophical of late. And I don't mean the God thing. Stuff like that I leave to lesser minds. My concerns go deeper. Like, why... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published February 12, 1998

    Don't you love those paintings in the Empire Cafe? They're satirizing something. But what? Rubens's odalisques? Pornography? The female form? It's... More >>

  • Conversion Experience

    published February 5, 1998

    We're a skeptical lot, we Lawlors. Consider our coat of arms: a crossed knife and fork on a silver field and, below, the motto "Eater Beware."... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published February 5, 1998

    As we reported last week, much has changed since the Cortes Deli, now the Cortes Restaurant, moved from a humble strip center on Alabama to new... More >>

  • Dish

    published February 5, 1998

    When Irish Eyes Are Glued to the Screen The Claddagh Irish Pub and Grill, normally so jolly, was subdued when I visited one recent... More >>

  • Curries and Quietude

    published January 29, 1998

    Mention of brasseries always puts me in mind of Paris: Baudelaire reading aloud from Les Fleurs du Mal ("The Devil pulls the strings by which... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published January 29, 1998

    I eat peach cobbler at the Black-Eyed Pea (2048 West Gray, 523-0200; and other locations) at least once a week, and each time I do, I make the... More >>

  • Dish

    published January 29, 1998

    Victim of Ambition Forced to leave a scuzzy shopping strip earmarked for gentrification, the former Cortes Deli -- now called the Cortes... More >>

  • Fry for Me, Argentina

    published January 22, 1998

    The day got off to a bad start. The night before, I'd overindulged and was kept awake by indigestion. My remedy when this happens is a light... More >>

  • Hot Plate

    published January 22, 1998

    I'm a fool for truffles, and I'd kill for caviar, but in their absence -- and absent they usually are -- I'll happily settle for a... More >>

  • Packed at Saks

    published January 15, 1998

    I was enchanted when I first set foot in Grille 5115, the Ruggles offshoot in Saks Fifth Avenue. The place was hopping. Lots of people; lots of... More >>

  • Revamp in River Oaks

    published January 8, 1998

    I approached Armando's sick with dread. Who hasn't heard the stories? Possessing all the warmth of a nest of tigers, it didn't suffer strangers,... More >>

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