This California roll is one of the sushi entrées at Pan Asia Cuisine. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.

Too Big a Pan?

Some gems can be found amid the plethora of choices at Pan Asia Cuisine.
Kristian Lin
Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “jack of all trades, master of none.” That’s always the danger with a restaurant that serves pan-Asian fare. So it is with Pan Asia Cuisine, an emporium that opened at a busy corner of Camp...

Local Foods Kitchen specializes in fresh, organic, locally sourced takeout. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Go Local, Go Home

Local Foods Kitchen brings elevated takeout to town.
Local Foods Kitchen 4548 Hartwood Dr, FW. 817-238-3464. 7:30am–7:30pm Mon-Sat. All major credit cards accepted.   Local Foods Kitchen’s location doesn’t stand out like other restaurants on the southern stretch of Hul...

Mezcale’s serves traditional Tex-Mex cuisine without pretension. Photo by Lee Chastain.

In The Mezcale Tradition

For old-school Tex-Mex, this new arrival is at the head of the class.
There was a time (and it wasn’t that long ago) when family-run Tex-Mex restaurants were the backbone of Fort Worth’s casual dining scene. These neighborhood eateries were institutions in their own right, handing recipes dow...

Horseshoe Hill’s menu features some of Chef Grady Spears’ greatest hits. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Climbing Horseshoe Hill

Chef Grady Spears goes back to his delicious roots.
Apart from a couple of spots, the Stockyards isn’t known as a dining destination. Most natives obligingly visit the historic area on the North Side to entertain curious out-of-town guests or do some boot scootin’ at Billy B...

The date cake alone is worth the trip to Citrus Bistro. Photo by Kayla Stigall.

Citrus Bistro Has Some Appeal

This Colleyville bistro shows promise but lacks polish.
Lauren Phillips
DFW Restaurant Week is a great excuse to get off the beaten path and try some places that might not otherwise make it onto your radar. The annual event, presented by Central Market and benefitting the North Texas Food Bank and ...

Gino’s East serves traditional Chicago pizzeria fare in a kitschy setting. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.

Gino’s Arlington Style

Though it lacks authentic atmosphere, the food is worth the trip.
It’s a mystery why anyone who isn’t in the witness protection program would move from Chicago to Arlington. The world-famous pizzeria Gino’s East has gamely made the migration, but the reputation of the place is a double-...

You can order the kibbeh plate with or without the cup of hot chai at Qana Café and Hookah. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Qana Do It

For lunch, dinner, or coffee, this Mediterranean restaurant is terrific.
Kristian Lin
Named after the city where Jesus supposedly worked his first miracle, Qana Café and Hookah doesn’t offer miraculous food. It’s just really good Middle Eastern cuisine, and while its lack of prominent signage and its locati...

So much effort has been put into decorating Pansayena that you will feel right at home. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.

Pansayena’s Undiscovered Country

With all of this delicious Mex-Mex, you may wonder why this place isn’t packed every night.
Lauren Phillips
In a nondescript shopping strip, behind a generic glass storefront, wedged between a nail salon and a dry cleaners, sits Pansayena Mexican restaurant. It is so unassuming, so far off the beaten path, it seems almost like it is ...

Based on our experience, Thai Terrace can improve by shortening its menu. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Room to Improve

Thai Terrace needs to up its game.
Lauren Phillips
There’s a little magic in the phrase “new Thai restaurant.” Your ears perk up. Your mouth begins to water. Your olfactory recall kicks into high gear. Fond memories of youthful excursions to the noodle shop at the edge of...

Go for the drinks. Stay for the classy comfort food. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Get Mash’d

Though specializing in moonshine, this new West 7th eatery also offers some culinary delights.
If the thought of a new gastropub in the West 7th Street corridor fills you with nothing more than a vague sense of fatigue, you are certainly not alone. You might be understandably suspicious of tired terms like “trendsettin...