Eats

All Booked

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
No doubt, many people passing by Jon Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine restaurant on Bryant Irvin Road may have wondered how well “fine” and “Texas” go together at the eight-year-old restaurant. Bonnell...


Flippin’ Good

ANTHONY MARIANI
Flips Patio Grill, with two locations — the original in Grapevine and a new one in north Fort Worth — is a burger joint/sports bar, though you might not know by just looking at either place from the outside. They sh...



Love at First Bite

JIMMY FOWLER
You can’t channel surf for 30 seconds without encountering what might be called “fast-food porn”: those burger ads full of swelling, curving buns, bright and glistening red tomato slices, and hot, thick beef p...


Seconds

SARAH PERRY
In many ways, Z’s Café is like any other small restaurant. Block letters spelling “HOPE” sit on the counter. Inside a display case are plates of tilapia, gazpacho, and “the best chicken salad in Fort Wo...



Simply Delicious

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The owners of the Simply Fondue franchise downtown have done right by their location in the basement of the historic 1920s-era Woolworth Building. That piece of belowground real estate, also home to Scat Jazz Lounge, is a sweet...


Packing Flavor

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
India Grill Restaurant and Bar looks like most of the other restaurants in the newish part of the Arlington Highlands Lifestyle Center. The eatery has the shiny pendant lights, shiny floor, and earth-toned walls so common in th...



Valiant

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Lebanese culture is a mélange of influences: Turkish, Israeli, Syrian. Prince Lebanese Grill is all of the above plus Sonic — the Lebanese restaurant is located in one of the burger chain’s distinctive drive-ins. B...


Gold Standard

JIMMY FOWLER
In his native Louisville, Barry King grew up in a house full of cooks. His grandmother, “Meemaw,” made a coveted butterscotch pie and cooked pork ribs in the oven until the meat slid off the bone. His father preside...



Franco-Mex

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
A restaurant serving quality cuisine from the confines of a former convenience store? Trendy! Local foodies started raving months ago about Paco & John, the new Southside eatery owned by Bernard Tronche and Francisco Islas....


Goodfellas

DAN MCGRAW
Good pizza by the slice has always been a rarity in Fort Worth. There are some good sit-down pizza joints but nothing spectacular, certainly nothing like in New York or the other East Coast hotbeds of Italian food, where you ca...