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All of the seafood sang on the Spanish seafood pasta. Photo by Kayla Stigall.

Mercury in Retrograde

Arlington’s gemlike wine bar is full of hits — and misses.
Laurie James
There’s a desolate feel to the now-defunct Shoppes at Brownstone Village, the central Arlington depository of tchotchkes, fancy baby gear, and all-around cute things which closed two years ago. But Mercury Wine Bar & Gril...


The loaded baked potato at Kipz is buzzworthy. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Welcome Back, Kipz BBQ

Off East Rosedale is a real-deal joint with little frills but lots of thrills.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
Kipz BBQ is back. The unassuming smokehouse off East Rosedale has come and gone, and come and gone again, since first opening more than 10 years ago. Each incarnation has garnered accolades from local barbecue connoisseurs crav...



So-Cal Tacos is another food truck-turned-brick-and-mortar success story.

So-Cal Meets NTX

This mid-cities taco joint brings a Cali-twist to a crowded field.
Laurie James
You know this story: guy makes tacos and sells them out of a food truck before eventually (in this case, about three years later) working that into a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Owner Scott Wooley’s So-Cal Tacos stands out f...


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Staying the Courses

Avanti Ristorante brings its elegant Italian to Fort Worth.
BY LAUREN PHILLIPS
A block or so back from Sundance Square, on the quiet pedestrian plaza between the City Place towers, sits Fort Worth’s own Avanti Ristorante. For more than a quarter-century, Dallas’s original Avanti has anchored Uptown fr...



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No Yolk

Move over locals, there’s a new urban diner in town.
Laurie James
If you’ve lived in or worked around downtown Fort Worth for at least a decade, you may feel nostalgic when a new restaurant opens –– odds are good the new joint is built on the metaphorical gravesite of someplace you used...


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Showing Its Routes

This Indian eatery brings a fresh take on classic Mughlai and Kashmiri cuisines to Fort Worth.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
For foodies, the idea of popping into the nearest Radisson hotel for a bite is likely to be somewhat anathema. Even in the culinary blight of Fort Worth’s south I-35 corridor, most of us, if pushed on the question, would pref...



The Nutella mousse at Olivella’s was an interesting twist on a classic Italian dessert. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.

Chow, Olivella

There’s something old and something new at the newest pizza place in the Fort.
LAURIE JAMES
It’s a tale that’s been told at least twice locally in the last couple of years: Someone has brought secret Italian family recipes to America to dazzle diners, and he opens a place, first in Dallas and then in Fort Worth. C...


Have a jambalaya or a crawfish boil at King Crab Tap House. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Next Victim

The King Crab Tap House is good, but can it lift the curse?
Kristian Lin
By now, Fort Worth Weekly has written extensively about the curse associated with the location at 2600 West 7th Street, Suite 153. The spot occupies prime real estate in Montgomery Plaza, yet we’ve watched first Mac’s on Se...



The grilled ahi sandwich was developed to pair perfectly with beer. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Afternoon Glory

This Near Southside gastropub’s small menu is big on creative, gourmet flavor.
Lauren Phillips
On a sunny spring day, when a brisk, southerly breeze is pushing pillowy white clouds across the Texas sky, even the most conscientious cubicle dweller is apt to feel a rebellious animus stirring in his or her nethers. Fantasie...


The Six 10 Grille is one of the few places in town that serves high tea. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Old School Glamour

Dining at the Six 10 Grille in the Ashton Hotel is a leisurely, mostly positive experience.
Laurie James
The Ashton Hotel is one of Fort Worth’s swankiest boutique lodgings for staycationers and travelers wanting to avoid the chains. Just adjacent to the elegant lobby, the in-house restaurant looks like it might be a secret jewe...