Eats
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...


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...



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...


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...



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...


Hearty plates await at Sansom Park Café. Brian Hutson

Sansom Park Café: Work in Progress

This recently opened eatery serves up humble home-cooking in a comfy atmosphere.
STEVE STEWARD
The Jacksboro Highway, once renowned for its rough-and-tumble casinos and their accompanying cardsharps, gangsters, and ne’er-do-wells, is not exactly a corridor of fine dining. The strip offers plenty of Tex-Mex, burger join...



Chef Jeff Harris offers up some blackened red snapper at AF+B. Vishal Malhotra

AF+B = Upscale Comfort

A farm-to-table ethos results in some spectacular, gigantic flavors (and portions).
LAURIE JAMES
Dallas restaurateur Tristan Simon, founder and CEO of Consilient Hospitality, apparently knows trendy. In addition to five Dallas restaurants, including The Porch and Victor Tango, the company also owns two Fort Worth propertie...


Along with the Sissy Burger, right (with bacon, cheddar cheese, mustard, and mayo, Peace Burger suggests its namesake sandwich, full of “plenty of juicy flavor.” Lee Chastain

Peace Burger: Surf’s Up

More than burgers, this new Grapevine “dive bar” specializes in big food fast.
STEVE STEWARD
When you read the menu at Peace Burger Dive Bar & Grill, the first thing that may come to mind is that this is the kind of food you’d make for a bunch of drunk people at 3 a.m. Peace Burger’s fare, in other words, is a ...



The pizza is semi-fancy and fabulous at Le Snob. Brian Hutson

Pizza Snob: Pies in the Sky

Toppings aren’t everything, as this new near-TCU eatery proves.
STEVE STEWARD
If you accept what’s implied by the signage near Pizza Snob’s front door, putting more than four toppings on your pie is trés gauche. It’s probably even boorish, the pizza-enthusiast equivalent of Homer Simpson yelling a...


Crispy duck wings and chocolate-strawberry Napoleon await at Bird Café. Lee Chastain

Bird Café Takes Wing

Upscale pub grub alights on downtown.
LAURIE JAMES
It’s a glorious time to be a foodie in Fort Worth. The plethora of interesting, innovative restaurants just keeps expanding. The latest is Bird Café, local restaurateur Shannon Wynne’s new eatery and bar. Just walking dist...