Eats

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...


New ‘Cue

STEVE WATKINS
At first sight, Roscoe’s Smokehouse in Burleson seemed to violate so many rules of Texas barbecue that I almost didn’t go in. The lawn is well manicured, the building looks like it’s never been condemned, and ...



Semi-Homemade

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Park Hill Café, on the corner of University and Park Hill drives, looks like one of those places in a cutesy antique market: about a dozen shabby-chic mismatched tables in the dining room, lots of tchotchkes, lots of signs tha...


Meat Market

LEONARD CALLAWAY II
When the real estate market started crumbling a couple of years ago, Joseph Armstrong and his buddy, smokemaster Marion Culton, took a trailer-mounted smoker and started driving all over town selling barbecue. They stuck mostly...



Something Special

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In Spanish, “algo” translates into “something.” And the menu at Mi Tierra Latin Fusion Restaurant is literally full of algos. Every section is preceded by “algo”: “algo to start,”...


Rip-it

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
What better place than by TCU to open a restaurant named after Old Rip, a once-famous horned frog who, in the early 1900s, was interred into the Eastland County courthouse’s cornerstone only to reappear three decades late...