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Heim Barbecue: You on the List?

Chow, Baby
I felt like a twentysomething hipster about to be allowed into an exclusive nightclub for the first time. Don’t get me wrong. I felt bad for the people who were turned away from Heim Barbecue (201 E. Hattie St., 817-876-2741)...


The Trinity River Tap House serves (clockwise from top left) a chicken Acapulco wrap, Baja fish tacos, baked rigatoni with blackened shrimp, and a mac dog. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Wing It

That’s our advice on the bar food at Trinity River Tap House.
Kristian Lin
A few weeks ago I wrote about traditional notions of what bar food is. Well, Trinity River Tap House fits the familiar mold much better. That’s not likely, given that the place serves more than 50 types of craft beer. Where t...



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Galligaskins Goes Down

Chow, Baby
The person in line ahead of me at Galligaskins Submarines (5817 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-377-0196) had a lot of questions. “Um, can I get the mushrooms from the steak sub on the marinated chicken breast sub?” The polite woman ...


Good thing the food is colorful at Opa! Photo by Lee Chastain.

Working Opa!

This Mediterranean café has some bright spots, and they’re all on the plates.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
You’ll want to bring a friend along when you dine at Opa! Mediterranean Café­. The cutest, most charming, personable friend you can find. Ambiance at the new West 7th Street corridor eatery is not provided. The restaurant i...



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War and Cheesecake

Chow, Baby
I was sitting in the dining room of The Cheesecake Factory (455 Commerce St., 817-348-0810) along with 200,000 other diners when I became paralyzed by its vastness. The place itself could house an aircraft carrier, and its 21-p...


The seared Asian tuna is fresh and bright at the Grille. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Cluttered Del Frisco’s Grille

This splendid downtown restaurant doesn’t need any glitter to shine.
Lauren Phillips
On a fine, warm day in June, it’s hard to imagine a more pleasant setting for a friendly business luncheon than the bright, breezy patio of Del Frisco’s Grille. Located on the east side of Sundance Square’s shiny newish p...



Amanda served the apple empanadas for dessert at La Perla Negra.

Pearl of Downtown

La Perla Negra reinvents bar food for tequila and a healthier customer.
Kristian Lin
We all know what bar food is. Burgers, pizza, wings, and other heavy, greasy, salty fare to keep you from getting drunk too quickly on your mass-market beer. La Perla Negra has a different idea. The downtown Fort Worth establis...


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Camp Bowie Rises, Shines

Chow, Baby
The competition for breakfast dollars just ratcheted up at the Village at Camp Bowie (6115 Camp Bowie Blvd.). The venerable Lunch Box (Ste. 236, 817-738-2181) recently started a small but solid and affordable breakfast service,...



Imponente Pizza & Pasta serves up its namesake pie. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Ristorante Medio

Imponente Pizza & Pasta fails to live up to the translation of its name.
Kristian Lin
Imponente Pizza & Pasta took some finding. This Italian restaurant is located in a huge shopping center at the northwest corner of Jacksboro Highway and Loop 820. There’s a sign pointing motorists to its location, but it...


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Taste of Europe — and Russia

Chow, Baby
Since taking over this column (it will be four years next week), I’ve touted Arlington as the best bang-for-buck food town in Tarrant County. Sure, it’s growing at the pace of the Game of Thrones opening sequence, and price...