Eats

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...



Gold Standard

JIMMY FOWLER
In his native Louisville, Barry King grew up in a house full of cooks. His grandmother, “Meemaw,” made a coveted butterscotch pie and cooked pork ribs in the oven until the meat slid off the bone. His father preside...


Franco-Mex

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
A restaurant serving quality cuisine from the confines of a former convenience store? Trendy! Local foodies started raving months ago about Paco & John, the new Southside eatery owned by Bernard Tronche and Francisco Islas....



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 Café 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...