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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.


Next Stop? Shinjuku Station

Everything’s classy, colorful, and tasty at this new Near Southside sushi joint.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The original Shinjuku Station in Japan is one of the largest train stations leading in and out of bustling Tokyo. The similarly named new restaurant on the Near South Side features photos of subways and subway memorabilia scatt...



Café Hana Blooms

This South Arlington restaurant/sushi bar is coming up roses.
JIMMY FOWLER
The Japanese restaurant and sushi bar Café Hana in South Arlington occupies a strip-mall space but is still a classy, atmospheric setting for a fine-dining experience. Dimly but effectively lit, with tables, booths, partitions...


Good Day, Sleepyhead

This café proves that breakfast ain’t just for breakfast anymore.
JIMMY FOWLER
I love all the old breakfast favorites: eggs, sausage, pancakes, French toast, bacon. I just never eat them for breakfast. Who wants to start the day weighed down by gravy and grease? Breakfast for lunch is much saner. The Sout...



Midori Sushi Experiments

Out by the airport is a plain restaurant that’s full of hits — and misses.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Does sushi have to be served in a fabulous, fancy, downtown restaurant to be good? Midori Sushi’s second location, this one near DFW International Airport (the original is in Irving), can be described as utilitarian. At best....


Thai Steak House: Yum

This new airport-area eatery offers down-home Thai hospitality and great food.
JIMMY FOWLER
Here’s a sign of great service: The owner of a recently opened restaurant on a busy Bedford freeway spends long minutes on the phone directing potential customers through road construction to get to his place. Phongphang Chok...