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Recommending Revolver

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It’s a funny thing. I’ve lived in Fort Worth most of my life, was a chef/server for a decade, and I’ve been part-time food critic going on five years now. And still, every time someone asks me for a restaurant recommendat...


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Special Delivery

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Many years ago, I was managing a tiny eatery in Arlington. We were constantly at war with our distributors over the times of our food deliveries. They would regularly show up right in the middle of our lunch rush, so someone wo...



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Lottery Loser

Chow, Baby
I didn’t win the Powerball, which is probably fine since I would almost assuredly be one of those people who squander the money on frivolous stuff. Sure, I’d end up broke and dead in a few years after overdosing on Easy Che...


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Snap to It

Chow, Baby
I’m not sure why I assumed Snappy Salads (6115 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste 120, 817-616-6016) was a ladies-who-lunch spot. After all, the Dallas-based chain’s marketing slogan is “So good, even guys like our salads.” But, for...



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Waiting for Boundaries

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The restaurant was mostly empty on a recent weeknight as my two guests and I contemplated the unfamiliar menu. It was 8 p.m., and the place didn’t close for another hour, but we still thought about leaving the desolate dining...


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As the Restaurant World Turns

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Has there ever been a year in the local culinary world as tumultuous, surprising, and exciting as 2015? Well, yes. All of them. That’s the nature of the beast. Restaurants open and close –– some are good, others are awful...



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East Bound and Down

Chow, Baby
Restaurants on Miller Avenue on the East Side are awfully colorful –– and in some cases just colored awfully, like the “Barney purple” Taqueria Tepito (1104 Miller Ave., 817-536-5653) and the harlequin-hued Fort Worth S...


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A Cure for Hangovers

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I was first introduced to the Hangover Burger ($12) a few months back. A friend and I were having lunch at The Pour Hou-, uh, I mean the Trinity River Tap House (2725 W. 7th St., 817-335-2575), and I was drawn to the kitchen si...



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The Deep North

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The North Side is still the best area in town to find a lunch bargain. Where else can you get a delicious enchilada special for $3.99? There are a dozen good restaurants right on Main Street near the Stockyards, but if you real...


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Drop that Zero, Get with a Gyro

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I used to get a lot more e-mails from people responding to my column or asking questions. But people these days would rather leave snarky comments on Facebook or the Weekly’s homepage instead of sending a thoughtfully compose...