Eats

Belly Up to City Pig BBQ

The new Hospital District ’cue joint offers traditional fare and excellent desserts.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
City Pig BBQ’s black-and-orange storefront on 8th Avenue doesn’t look like much. You might drive right past and not realize it’s actually a restaurant, save for the number of cars in the parking lot and the steady foot tr...


BlackFinn Aims to Please

There’s a little something for everyone at the Southwest Arlington saloon.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
BlackFinn American Saloon is fairly well known in Southwest Arlington as the place with cheap drinks every night of the week. During happy hour (4 ’til 8 p.m. daily), everything but the fancy liquor and bottled beer is half-o...



Korea House BBQ Flames On

Heat is the word at Cityview’s Korea House.
JIMMY FOWLER
Walking into Korea House BBQ in Cityview is a little like entering a meditation center. The walls are a pale tan, white flowers bloom in dark vases, and placid woodwind and string music trickles from the speakers. Even the smil...


Island Life

A Taste of Jamaica beckons from Southwest Fort Worth.
JIMMY FOWLER
The tiny restaurant on the west side of I-35W near Berry Street has had several names over the last few years: Betos American Caribbean, Exodus Caribbean, and, since a new owner took over about seven months ago, A Taste of Jama...



Cat City Grill is Near Purr-fect

The new West Magnolia eatery’s fancy fare lives up to the hype.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The small storefront on Magnolia Avenue has been getting a lot of attention from local foodies: Vance Martin and Martin Thompson have more collective cachet than almost any other duo in town. Martin’s Lili’s Bistro, just up...


Fort Worth Grill Goes Downhome

The North Fort Worth diner offers many gut-busting delectables.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Fort Worth Grill is best described as “classic Southern diner.” If food can be fried, baconated, or covered in gravy, you’ll find it on the menu. The joint in North Fort Worth is co-owned by brothers Weldo...



Yee-Haw, Sir

Cowtown Diner offers homemade cookin' at downtown prices.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The recently opened Cowtown Diner in Sundance Square has been getting some flak for daring to use the word “Cowtown.” Perhaps it’s because Fort Worth is shining itself up as more culture than cowboy, or maybe ...


Rock Solid

The Aardvark's food and 'cue would shine on any stage.
JIMMY FOWLER
Many people probably don’t know that The Aardvark — the live music venue and bar near TCU — opened a kitchen and has been serving lunch, dinner, and late-night comfort snacks for more than a year now. Judging ...



Sweet 16

In addition to exceedingly fresh wings, Pluckers also offers a lot of sauces.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Pluckers Wing Bar began in Austin as the brainchild of a couple of University of Texas at Austin students who decided that the state capital just didn’t have enough food options; specifically, chicken wing options. People...


Twinkie-ling

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
My buddy, a farm kid, loves catfish, but his teenage son and I were leery as we headed to Circle S Catfish Grill in north Fort Worth — neither of us is a huge catfish fan. Fortunately, the menu at the family-owned restaur...