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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...

Scampi’s Cove: A Lakeside Grill

Out on Eagle Mountain Lake is a comfort-food haven.
I’ve gotta confess: I thought Scampi’s Cove was going to be an Italian restaurant. After all, Scampi’s (the erstwhile landlocked location) used to be a Near Southside staple until it became Shaw’s Burgers & Shakes a...

Intriguing Temaki Sushi

Temaki’s fare is simple but effective.
In Japanese, “temaki” means the kind of sushi roll that looks like a horn of plenty. In Fort Worth, Temaki means an interesting new concept in sushi dining.

Shots at Revolver

The food is mostly superb, but this taco lounge has room to improve.
It’s hard to do the Rojas family justice in a review. Their recently opened Revolver Taco Lounge in the West 7th Street corridor is an interesting mix of cool, sleek décor; an open kitchen; lounge furniture; spotless white t...

Tu Hai Times

This little Viet eatery just keeps getting better with age.
The tiny Tu Hai location opened in Haltom City about 20 years ago. Original owner Jimmy Ho died in November 2009, and his three sons have been running the place ever since. Newer and fancier Vietnamese eateries have opened near...