Eats
The tacos are small but tasty at Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen. Chase Martinez

Mariposa’s Simple Grace

This little quick-serve Westside eatery is a Latin treat.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen may be relatively new to the West Side’s Locke Block, but co-owners Irma Gamez and daughter Crystal Padilla have run catering operations in town for two decades. Irma got her start in the business a...


Whoa! Whiskey XII’s version of the bacon cheeseburger is a heart-stopping marvel. Vishal Malhotra

Brown and Purple

Though focused on TCU and quality hooch, Whiskey XII also does pub fare.
STEVE STEWARD
Ever notice how Texas Christian University seems to go through athletic conferences the way linebackers go through socks? Now, as TCU’s teams proudly (and perhaps bravely) scratch out a niche in the Big 12, Frog fans hope the...



Momos’ signature items are like potstickers — hearty and simple — but with a little kick. Chase Martinez

Mo’ Momos

This little UTA-area eatery has got your hangover cure ­— and more.
JIMMY FOWLER
If owner Damodar Dahal has anything to do with it, momos will be the new hangover cure for students at the nearby University of Texas at Arlington. Dahal, a UTA grad, opened his small eatery, Momos & More, south of campus a...


Mixed veggies and pita bread accompany a serving of pastitsio at The Vine. Chase Martinez

Off the Vine

Fresh and homemade are the hallmarks of this newly opened West 7th eatery.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Vine Greek Taverna is owner John Ieronymides’ big fat Greek retirement. Well, not technically Greek: Ieronymides was born on Cyprus, a Mediterranean island country east of Greece. His Cypriot parents took him off the isla...



Buffalo West serves up a wonderfully plated 12-oz. rib-eye with mashed potatoes, field greens, and sautéed veggies. Chase Martinez

Horn Aplenty

Buffalo West is a rustically extravagant treat.
STEVE STEWARD
What’s going on over on the waaay West Side? Between the high-end Mexican creations hidden inside Salsa Fuego’s humble traffic-circle environs and Cendera Center’s posh event space down the road, there seems to be an upti...


The fare, including the Chicken Tikka Masala, is unassuming but flavorful at Spice India. Chase Martinez

India Spiced Right

This family-owned restaurant does right by traditional Indian fare.
JIMMY FOWLER
Inside its strip-mall location on South Cooper Street in Arlington, Spice India looks very much like a chain restaurant: flat-screen TVs mounted on the walls, big glossy menu posted over the counter where patrons wait in line t...



Good Grub

Good Grub 2012

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Late-Night Dining In just a couple years, late-night grub choices in the Fort have gone from pancakes and salmonella to a booming scene rich with variety and present at virtually every corner. In the West 7th Street corridor, T...


The Australian lamb chops with risotto and blueberry chutney are popular at The Wild Mushroom. Lee Chastain

Wild Wild Western

The Western-modern Wild Mushroom is worth the flood of orange cones.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Weatherford’s culinary advances over the past few years now include several white- tablecloth establishments, including the upscale-casual Wild Mushroom Steakhouse and Lounge. The three-year-old restaurant is located off the ...



Pork ribs and brisket liven up this two-meat plate at Woody Creek. Tony Robles

Q at the Creek

Though not spicy, Woody Creek’s ’cue is far from bland.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Woody Creek Bar-B-Q has roots in Parker County. The original restaurant in Springtown started on the banks of the creek that gave the restaurant its name, and, as the story goes, Woody Creek was way ahead of its time. The first...


A little bit of everything goes into Muang LAO’s Veggie Delight. Vishal Malhotra

Get LAO

Muang LAO Cuisine avoids the pan-Asian muddle excellently.
JIMMY FOWLER
For many restaurants, the downside of serving pan-Asian fare is that the different ethnicities can become a mediocre blur. The family-owned strip-mall eatery known as Muang LAO Cuisine in far north Fort Worth indeed dabbles in ...