Eats

Stew-pendous

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In the realm of Fort Worth’s Mexican cuisine, you’ve got to figure that if your business didn’t start on the North Side, it ought to get there as soon as it can.


¿Dónde Está la Carne?

JIMMY FOWLER
Surrounded on all sides by fried chicken, hamburger, and pizza chain restaurants, Eliazar Salinas, the owner of Hurst’s authentic Mexican cantina and grill Tequila Rain, had to find ways to distinguish his family venture.



Go, Cowboys

LEONARD CALLAWAY II
One of the longest-running family food institutions in town, Los Vaqueros in the Stockyards, opened a second Fort Worth location not too long ago. The new restaurant, in the Grand Marc building by Texas Christian University, is...


All Booked

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
No doubt, many people passing by Jon Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine restaurant on Bryant Irvin Road may have wondered how well “fine” and “Texas” go together at the eight-year-old restaurant. Bonnell...



Flippin’ Good

ANTHONY MARIANI
Flips Patio Grill, with two locations — the original in Grapevine and a new one in north Fort Worth — is a burger joint/sports bar, though you might not know by just looking at either place from the outside. They sh...


Love at First Bite

JIMMY FOWLER
You can’t channel surf for 30 seconds without encountering what might be called “fast-food porn”: those burger ads full of swelling, curving buns, bright and glistening red tomato slices, and hot, thick beef p...



Seconds

SARAH PERRY
In many ways, Z’s Café is like any other small restaurant. Block letters spelling “HOPE” sit on the counter. Inside a display case are plates of tilapia, gazpacho, and “the best chicken salad in Fort Wo...


Simply Delicious

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The owners of the Simply Fondue franchise downtown have done right by their location in the basement of the historic 1920s-era Woolworth Building. That piece of belowground real estate, also home to Scat Jazz Lounge, is a sweet...



Packing Flavor

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
India Grill Restaurant and Bar looks like most of the other restaurants in the newish part of the Arlington Highlands Lifestyle Center. The eatery has the shiny pendant lights, shiny floor, and earth-toned walls so common in th...


Valiant

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Lebanese culture is a mélange of influences: Turkish, Israeli, Syrian. Prince Lebanese Grill is all of the above plus Sonic — the Lebanese restaurant is located in one of the burger chain’s distinctive drive-ins. B...