The Trinity River Tap House serves (clockwise from top left) a chicken Acapulco wrap, Baja fish tacos, baked rigatoni with blackened shrimp, and a mac dog. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Wing It

That’s our advice on the bar food at Trinity River Tap House.
Kristian Lin
A few weeks ago I wrote about traditional notions of what bar food is. Well, Trinity River Tap House fits the familiar mold much better. That’s not likely, given that the place serves more than 50 types of craft beer. Where t...

Good thing the food is colorful at Opa! Photo by Lee Chastain.

Working Opa!

This Mediterranean café has some bright spots, and they’re all on the plates.
You’ll want to bring a friend along when you dine at Opa! Mediterranean Café­. The cutest, most charming, personable friend you can find. Ambiance at the new West 7th Street corridor eatery is not provided. The restaurant i...

The seared Asian tuna is fresh and bright at the Grille. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Cluttered Del Frisco’s Grille

This splendid downtown restaurant doesn’t need any glitter to shine.
Lauren Phillips
On a fine, warm day in June, it’s hard to imagine a more pleasant setting for a friendly business luncheon than the bright, breezy patio of Del Frisco’s Grille. Located on the east side of Sundance Square’s shiny newish p...

Amanda served the apple empanadas for dessert at La Perla Negra.

Pearl of Downtown

La Perla Negra reinvents bar food for tequila and a healthier customer.
Kristian Lin
We all know what bar food is. Burgers, pizza, wings, and other heavy, greasy, salty fare to keep you from getting drunk too quickly on your mass-market beer. La Perla Negra has a different idea. The downtown Fort Worth establis...

Imponente Pizza & Pasta serves up its namesake pie. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Ristorante Medio

Imponente Pizza & Pasta fails to live up to the translation of its name.
Kristian Lin
Imponente Pizza & Pasta took some finding. This Italian restaurant is located in a huge shopping center at the northwest corner of Jacksboro Highway and Loop 820. There’s a sign pointing motorists to its location, but it...


Firing Cannon Chinese Kitchen

Flavors explode at this Near Southside traditional eatery.
Edward Brown
Cannon Chinese Kitchen proprietors Jarry and Mary Ho have had more than their share of successes and setbacks. In June 2014, an accidental fire forced the temporary closing of the duo’s first restaurant, the popular Tokyo Caf...

The Caroline is Slice’s version of “the Works.” Joey Keeton

Hit Slice the Pizza Spot

Big toppings on thin crust equal some delicious pie.
Slice the Pizza Spot definitely looks like something out of Mad Max. Made out of a ribbed steel A-frame roof, an old Airstream trailer, and other rustic architectural oddities, the Aledo eatery could easily be mistaken for a wi...

The chocolate sheet cake comes with a marshmallow surprise at Fixture Café and Social House. Photo by Robert Garner.

New Fixture

The Near Southside’s latest comfort food spot drops into a crowded arena.
Kristian Lin
The location on West Magnolia Avenue that was 24 Plates Tapas Bar as recently as seven months ago has now reopened as Fixture FW, which attracts mostly older diners during weekend brunch and a younger clientele during the eveni...

The owner’s daughter shows off a new classic, the ’75 Olds: two house-made blue cheese biscuits stuffed with beef tenderloin, bearnaise sauce, and more blue cheese. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Vintage Grill: Car Hopping

This Weatherford museum/restaurant serves up comfort food with some innovative twists.
Kristian Lin
When you walk into the Vintage Grill & Car Museum, you may think you have the place pegged. Nestled in the heart of downtown Weatherford, a block from City Hall, the restaurant is attached to a car museum showcasing about a...

World of Beer bartender Hays has a pint with your name on it. Photo by Lee Chastain.

World of Beer — Truly

In addition to 500 bottles, this new West 7th gastropub serves up some superb brew-infused grub.
Edward Brown
As the craft beer movement barrels on, it’s not just the liquid goodness that’s getting a makeover locally. The fare at gastropubs is also transforming. As the recently opened World of Beer proves, area diners are no longer...