Eats

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...



There’s a lot to love about Truluck’s

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The sprawling megaplex of the Southlake Town Center’s shops and restaurants would be easy to dismiss as chain-filled and yuppified. Except, I sheepishly admit, I enjoy walking around and shopping there. On one trip, I not...


Suite!

KEN SHIMAMOTO
I’m the world’s worst Japanese person. If I didn’t play in a band with a Japanophile, I would never have eaten sushi, the food that my mother would labor all night long to prepare for special occasions and tha...



Tillman’s: Haute Ranch Cuisine

JIMMY FOWLER
A campy chuckwagon vibe permeates the recently opened Tillman’s Roadhouse, as if Liberace were the proprietor and all of the kitchen help French culinary school grads. In reality, Sara Tillman is a co-owner, and chef Dan ...


Facelift

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Think about the Fort Worth dining scene over the past two decades. More than likely, at least one of your favorite restaurants has been a casualty of the economy or of changing tastes. Over that time, Café Aspen’s tables...