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In the wilds of Colleyville is tremendous Italian fusion by a Beijing native.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
If you’ve lived in Tarrant County for more than a decade, you might hear “Colleyville” and think “pasture.” Although Colleyville just made Money magazine’s list of the 100 best places to live, the concept of fine di...


Holiday Pantry Helps

Raising money for the Tarrant Area Food Bank is a sweet proposition.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Cooking Matters program, a partnership with the national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength, is a six-week class in food preparation, budgeting, and nutrition for low-income families. Mom...



Pho for You

At Pho Noodle & Grill, skip the entrées and go straight for the pho.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
A little over a year ago, a franchise of the regional chain Pho Noodle & Grill arrived in the Chapel Hill shopping complex next to Central Market on the West Side. Everyone rejoiced. There aren’t many Vietnamese options o...


Café Medi Sparkles

This gem of a Mediterranean bistro in Hurst is a destination.
STEVE STEWARD
The first time I ate Greek food, years ago, at an ex-girlfriend’s urging, her description of dolmas turned me off. Grape leaves? Who wanted to eat those?



Mighty Fine, Oliver’s

Market/restaurant Oliver’s Fine Foods is all good.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Part mini-mart, part fine winery, part butcher and bakery, and part short-order restaurant, Oliver’s Fine Foods’ downtown location occupies valuable corner real estate between Throckmorton and 4th streets. The new place fea...


Tearing it Off the Bone

This quaint barbecue joint in Forest Hill is good in a great market.
STEVE STEWARD
If you’re a barbecue enthusiast, living in Fort Worth is tantamount to dying and going to hog heaven. Or beef anyway. According to my roommate, Texans have trouble figuring out pork. I don’t know if that’s true or not, be...



Pansayena Treats

This unassuming strip-mall eatery does simple Mexican delightfully.
JIMMY FOWLER
The atmosphere inside the little strip-mall Mexican eatery Pansayena is modest, to say the least. There are the typical framed Mexican travel posters on the walls above arrangements of plastic flowers. A handwritten sign on the...


Go, Crazy Sisters

This little food truck specializing in tacos has some neat, gritty tricks up its sleeve.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
My sister has always been considered the more normal daughter. I’m the one people usually describe as “crazy.” My sister would almost never consider eating food that was passed out of a trailer window to her by a multiply...



Rising at Tollie’s Barbecue

This family-owned joint in South Arlington defines the term “moist.”
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In a comment on the Weekly’s web site, a reader points out that our food critics seem to favor fare light on the red meat and unacquainted with the deep fryer. It’s true. Our foodies reviewed four Asian restaurants in a sin...


Mochi Kitchen Delights

In the pan-Asian wonderland of Haltom City sits a quiet Japanese-food gem.
JIMMY FOWLER
At first glance, you’d never suspect that Mochi Kitchen in Haltom City offers some of the best Japanese food, including sushi and sashimi, in Tarrant County. The front door has a sign humbly declaring that the place serves ...