Eats
A hot stone bowl and cold sake are calling from HoYA. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Seoul Food

HoYA Korean Kitchen is a tasty, inexpensive entrée into this scarce cuisine.
Laurie Barker James
HoYA Korean Kitchen sits in the Sundance Square space that once housed a chain shop where hurried diners could customize their subs with veggies and condiments. A similar concept applies to Korean food. HoYA’s menu mostly rev...


Thai flavors — and sights — rule at Kin Kin Urban Thai. Photo by Lee Chastain

Kin Kin: Thai One On

Unlike Bite City Grill, Chef Eddy’s new destination specializes in one specific cuisine.
Laurie Barker James
Like Jon Bonnell and Tim Love before him, Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin is branching out. Although his brand-new restaurant is less than a mile across West 7th Street from his barely year-old place, he doesn’t seem to be in dang...



Alexandra Hall (left) and Dusti Day must get quite a biceps workout hauling around Big John’s burgers. Lee Chastain

Big Bites at Big John’s

Bar? Restaurant? Gastropub? Whatever you call this Weatherford joint, it’s good.
Edward Brown
Before the term “gastropub” came along, bars with food were called “bars with food.” So are there more of them now than ever, or are we just noticing them more? Either way, the genre is already splintering into subgenre...


Among the offerings on Vivo 53’s menu, the wood-fired pizza and signature chopped salad get the highest marks. Robert Garner

53rd Time’s a Charm-a

Has The Tower finally found its culinary anchor?
Laurie Barker James
Vivo 53 sits on the ground floor of The Tower, where many restaurants, including the wonderful Vault, have come and gone. Vivo 53, with its bold color scheme, is much brighter and welcoming than its immediate predecessor, The T...



The buffalo burger (from left to right), bruschetta, and braised short-rib pasta prove that Social House is more than socializing. Lee Chastain

Social Feed

This newish West 7th gastropub may very well be all things to all people.
Edward Brown
Social House 840 Currie St, FW. 817-820-1510. 4pm-2am Mon-Fri, 11am-2am Sat-Sun. All major credit cards accepted. To the West 7th Street corridor, an area already loaded with Dallas transplants — Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, Til...


Olives’ owners draw from all over — including Arlington. Brian Hutson

Mediterranean Feast

From Greece, Iran, Syria, and even Russia, Olives comes calling.
Laurie Barker James
Beirut Rock Café, Istanbul Grill Turkish Mediterranean, and Prince Lebanese Grill are just a few of the top-notch Mediterranean restaurants in Arlington that have inspired Gilley Shah-Hosseini. Along with her family, she recen...



Mama Tiki's Thai Food

Tiki Mama

This new Thai eatery is worth the wait in more ways than one.
Laurie Barker James
For over a decade, Tiki Confer has been loudly promoting Thai cuisine. Her new, eponymously named restaurant in a far west Fort Worth strip mall features many beloved dishes from Bangkok House, where she ran the kitchen for yea...


The green chile cheeseburger

You Deserve a Break (Room) Today

Delicious sandwiches are calling from the smoky wilds of Crowley.
Laurie Barker James
  The first thing you’ll notice about The Break Room Bar and Grill is the massive wreck of wood, metal, and drooping twinkly lights next to the parking lot. The Break Room’s open-air patio was totaled last month by a d...



Juan Moreno Mi Cocula

Cool Cocula

The Moreno family comes to Camp Bowie with exciting, boldly flavored Tex-Mex and Mex-Mex.
Edward Brown
The Morenos may be newcomers to the Fort Worth foodie scene, but they’re no strangers to the area. They opened El Rey Taqueria in Weatherford three years ago, but chef Juan Moreno and his family recently closed that popular t...


Massaman

You’ll Swoon

Thai Texas does it authentically and deliciously — if you can find the place.
Laurie Barker James
Thai Texas 5736 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington. 817-870-6057. 12-6pm Sun, 11am-2:30pm and 4:30-9pm Tue-Fri, 11:30am-9:30pm Sat. All major credit cards accepted. The problem of getting your hands on some good Thai food in Arlingt...