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Endless Boulevard

CHOW, BABY
I felt like I was in an episode of the Twilight Zone titled “All Roads Lead to Ridglea.” There I was, back in that Westside ’hood, for like, the 10th day in a row. I don’t live or work near there. It must have been food...


Bite City Grill’s diver scallop risotto is a blend of lightness and creaminess. Brian Hutson

Chompin’ at the Bite

A James Beard-awarded Dallas chef takes over a haunted spot with glorious results.
LAURIE JAMES
In the wake of Fort Worth’s booming restaurant scene, it’s to be expected that some restaurants will fail. Over the past four years, the prime corner space at No. 153 in the 2600 block of Montgomery Plaza has turned over th...



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Sacrificial Chick

CHOW, BABY
Someone cue Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” and pour a 40-ounce malt beverage for Deluxe Bar & Grille –– another victim of the seemingly jinxed spot at 2600 W. 7th St. in Montgomery Plaza. For those keeping c...


Strawberry cheesecake in a cone (center) isn’t all that surprising, but buffalo chicken (left) and pulled pork make a major statement at Epic Cones. Lee Chastain

Epic Cones: Fun and Filling

Pizza, barbecue, and more American faves come in a doughy, hearty cone here.
EDWARD BROWN
American cuisine isn’t known for its original dishes as much as for the repurposing of old ones. Ground beef (hamburgers) and German sausage (hot dogs) weren’t new, but putting them on buns was. In the spirit of this distin...



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Fill Stomach, Not Cart

Fort Worth Weekly
Aren’t those lists on the internet awful? Do we really need to know  “The Top 10 Cities for Buying Porcelain Donkeys” or which states some magazine editor thinks are the most “livable”? Something must be done. Am I s...


Plop into a stadium-style seat and loosen your belt at TJ’s. Lee Chastain

TJ’s Sizzles

The deep-fryers see a lot of action at this established Arlington sports bar.
EDWARD BROWN
There’s no denying that TJ’s Catfish and Wings is a sports bar. Nearly every inch of available space is covered in photos of famous players and team logos from all over the country, and there’s a TV — or three — where...



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Chow, Lion in the Chow Line

CHOW, BABY
If Chow, Baby had its way, it would dine out almost every night of the week, instead of mostly for lunch and on weekends. Nothing against cooking at home, it’s just that there’s so much to sample in Fort Foodie these days. ...


The pies come straight from Cane Rosso’s 900-degree brick oven. Brian Hutson

Cane Rosso: Simple, Traditional

Nobody’s doing pizza like this new eatery, but is it worth it?
LAURIE JAMES
How do you define what makes a good pizza? Do you like yours Chicago-style, deep enough to fill a cast-iron skillet? Thin and floppy? Drenched in sauce or dripping with cheese? At Cane Rosso’s third location, its first in For...



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Here’s Lookin’ at You, Velvet

CHOW, BABY
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, it had to take over mine. Like Ingrid Bergman sauntering  into Rick’s Café Américain in Casablanca, Velvet Tacos (2700 W. 7th St.) recently waltzed into town and too...


Smartly spiced Tex-Mex goodies, including shrimp skewers, are plentiful at Mariscos la Marea. James Coreas

La Marea’s Got You Covered

Simple and mature palates can rejoice over this new Northside eatery.
JIMMY FOWLER
On a recent late Sunday afternoon visit to the new-ish Mexican seafood eatery La Marea, we discovered children –– everywhere. Sitting in chairs and strollers or playing quietly (or loudly) between tables, tykes seemed to ou...