Eats

Goodfellas

DAN MCGRAW
Good pizza by the slice has always been a rarity in Fort Worth. There are some good sit-down pizza joints but nothing spectacular, certainly nothing like in New York or the other East Coast hotbeds of Italian food, where you ca...


Pak-ing Power

JIMMY FOWLER
The name of Euless’ recently opened Indian-Pakistani restaurant (or “Indo-Pak,” as the owners prefer) is Masala Masala. “Masala” is a generic term in South Asian cuisine that can mean any number of...



Under Pressure

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Grace’s executive chef, Blaine Staniford, started practicing his “TexAsian” cuisine several years ago at Dallas’ Fuse restaurant, home of the grilled Kobe beef “sushi” roll. The Culinary Inst...


Mardi Blahs

JIMMY FOWLER
Since opening in Arlington a couple of years ago, Pierre’s Mardi Gras CafĂ© has regularly hosted jazz-and-blues bands — owner Roosevelt Pierre has sometimes jumped onstage and sung with them. But as he was performin...



Mama Mia!

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Mama’s Pizza is an institution. Period. The ma-and-pa pizzeria that’s had about a million locations over the years has a new home, on Camp Bowie Boulevard by Bryant-Irvin Road. The new place isn’t far from one...


Scaling New Heights

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
I’ve been eyeballing Eddie V’s Prime Seafood with suspicion since the upscale eatery’s mid-January opening. I don’t care how glitzy and glamorous it is or how hard it is to get a reservation. The place i...



Fancy Ranch

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Lou Lambert is a great storyteller. Ask about any dish he’s created, and he’ll have a yarn to go with it. But perhaps his best story isn’t about the food but about how a guy who grew up showing calves at West ...


All Aboard!

DAN MCGRAW
Train stations used to be central gathering places in most big cities many decades ago. And they still are for some of the metros in the Northeast. While you waited for your commute home, you could relax under ornate ceilings, ...



The Way of the Roll

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The area south of Hulen Mall in Fort Worth is a typically overdeveloped set of strip malls and chain eateries, known neither for innovative cuisine nor non-corporate restaurants. Sushi Tao, up one of the many crowded side stree...


Herd the News

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
There are two Los Pastores restaurant locations at opposite ends of Pioneer Parkway in Arlington, both owned by the same people and both in areas that are decidedly industrial as opposed to pastoral, so the name — which m...