Eats

Rio’s Hits the Spot

This new SoDo bar/restaurant offers superb mini-burgers and Tex-Mex staples even late at night.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
SoDo is short on places for quick lunches and late-night food options. Fortunately, with the arrival of Rio’s Downtown Bar and Grill (and Embargo’s expanded menu), that’s changing. Rio’s (not affiliated with the Rio Mam...


Find La Media Naranja

This taqueria/dessert shop specializes in scrumptious tortas, fresh-squeezed juices, and breakfast.
JIMMY FOWLER
The Spanish phrase “la media naranja” has a couple of different meanings. It’s a slangy term of endearment for a romantic partner, as in “my better half.” But it also translates literally as “half of the orange,” ...



So7 Bistro: C’est Magnifique

French flavors abound in Jean Michel Sakouhi’s latest endeavor.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Over the past decade, French restaurateur Jean Michel Sakouhi has pushed French and Mediterranean flavors on Cowtown, first with The Balcony, then with the recently departed Vault. His new So7 Bistro quietly has  occupied ...


Saljo’s: More Than Pizza

Though specializing in Italian, Saljo’s Pizza offers a little bit of everything.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Saljo’s Pizza sits in what used to be Tony’s Restaurant, an Italian eatery that held up this corner of a strip mall in Pantego for more than a decade. Sal Kolic, who was born in Montenegro, across the Adriatic Sea from Ital...



Two Brothers for Excellent Greek

This recently opened restaurant in North Fort Worth is full of high points.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Two Brothers Bistro is located so far north in Fort Worth that it’s almost in Keller. The new restaurant looks predictably sleek, with a gorgeous bay window allowing the place to flood with sunlight, elegant brown and cream w...


Taco Heads in the Right Direction

This little taco cart behind 7th Haven hits all the right pleasure sensors.
CAROLINE COLLIER
A few years ago, late-night dining options for Fort Worth folks were limited to Ol’ South or Whataburger. Thankfully, a few intrepid entrepreneurs are rectifying the situation by opening delicious taco trucks. We have been ra...



Caro’s Tex-Mex Wins

This little family eatery by TCU is still going strong after nearly 50 years.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Caro’s Mexican Restaurant is the beneficiary of some slick new signage near Texas Christian University on Bluebonnet Circle. In fact, a clueless diner could wander in unaware that the place has been serving family recipes for...


Good Luck Drive-In Goods

After 40-plus years, this little soul-food joint is still going strong.
JIMMY FOWLER
The Good Luck Drive-In has been operating at its current address on West Rosedale Street at Lipscomb Avenue for about 40 years now. (Before that, the family-owned eatery operated in a West Rosedale location a few blocks closer ...



Ray’s Steaks a Claim

Odd décor aside, Ray’s Prime Steakhouse & Seafood shines.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Ray’s Prime Steakhouse & Seafood recently took over the space formerly occupied by Aventino, the Italian eatery that resided in that little corner of Camp Bowie Boulevard and Winthrop Avenue for decades. Ray’s owner, Ra...


Complaints at City Hall

This new Keller eatery strives for fancy but achieves it only intermittently.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Arthouse in Keller is a mixed-use living/shopping development anchored at one end by City Hall Restaurant. The restaurant’s floor-to-vaulted-ceiling glass walls and maple-toned floor give it a resort feel, as if the place sho...