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Eats

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 ...


Happy 10th, Bonnell’s

Though this fine-dining staple has been around a while, it’s just getting cookin’.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. A decade of existence in the same southwest Fort Worth location is impressive, especially considering that, 10 years ago, “fine Texas cuisine” was s...



Molly Ivins Stirring It Up

Longtime friend Ellen Sweets remembers her days in the kitchen with the famous journalist.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
As a fledgling journalist at Arlington’s Young Junior High School, I got to have lunch with Molly Ivins. The legendary writerly rabblerouser who died of breast cancer in 2007 at the age of 62 had previously, famously worked f...


Best Of 2011

Good Grub
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Late-Night Dining Readers’ choice: Taco Heads The food truck trend has changed the late-night game, but it also seems that, every year, more sit-down and drive-thru restaurants get the message: People get hungry after midnight.