Eats

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...


Multi-Tasking

JIMMY FOWLER
Based on the unhurried look of quietly chatting customers during a recent Saturday afternoon visit, Paul’s Donuts, Subs & Gyros has become a fave hangout for Southside regulars to chill over a breakfast or lunch plat...



Manly

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Los Hombres Mexican Café sits in the spot where Tunero Mexican Cuisine used to be. It’s on an enviable corner near the southern end of the North Side, next to the fortune teller/psychic who promises to take the curse off...


Relish-ing the Chance

LEONARD CALLAWAY II
For years, Fort Worth sisters Adrea Deems and Shelley Wright cooked, packaged, and distributed by hand a holiday cranberry relish that made friends and family salivate. But it was only last year that the sisters finally realize...



Round Ones

KEN SHIMAMOTO
Was it really seven years ago — an eon in restaurant years — that my oldest daughter had her wedding reception in the very same room as Chubby’s Burger Shack? (It was called something else back then.) One cons...


Gravitational Pull

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Blue Moon Café is near Eagle Mountain Lake and sits in a space that formerly housed the Possum Lodge barbecue café/store/gas station. Once you get past Loop 820, the café is another couple of miles on the right. Blue Moo...