Eats

Shining

JIMMY FOWLER
Everybody loves a story about unlikely dreams fulfilled, and Tom Jones’ is a doozy. As explained on the Tom’s Burgers & Grill web site, Jones graduated at the top of his class with an engineering degree from Uni...


McCooking

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
A locally owned joint with a spartan menu featuring fresh, seasonal, and local cuisine from an old gas station — sound familiar? Familiar, with a twist. Ellerbe Fine Foods is upscale/down-home and decked out like a little...



Saucy

JIMMY FOWLER
First things first: Chef/owner Tim Love’s distinctive recipe for the Love Sauce condiment has been successfully transplanted from his other burger stand, Love Shack-Stockyards, to his So7 digs. The pink stuff is as unique...


Blasting Off

KEN SHIMAMOTO
“Come to The Rocket,” a friend said. “It’s a new burger place on the North Side. It kinda reminds me of Casino’s.”



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...