Eats

Soul, Full

KEN SHIMAMOTO
Keith Hicks, chef at the new Westside eatery-watering hole-music spot, Buttons, is a man with a vision. On the restaurant’s web site, he describes the place as “a house of love where people can come, relax, and allo...


Soul, Full

Ken Shimamoto
Keith Hicks, chef at the new Westside eatery-watering hole-music spot, Buttons, is a man with a vision. On the restaurant’s web site, he describes the place as “a house of love where people can come, relax, and allo...



Heart, Smart, Hearty

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Fernandez Café has occupied its spot on West Vickery Boulevard since 1992 and is one of the few truly family-owned establishments in the area. Betty Fernandez Ruiz came to work for her brother Abraham when the restaurant opene...


Leisure, Class

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Chef Luan “Louie” Duraku paid his dues in various North Texas restaurants, hoping eventually for his own place, a room large enough to let customers dine in leisurely European style and not worry about overstaying t...



‘Tego-Mex

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Pantego is probably best known as the home of the late, lamented “Dimebag” Darrell Abbot and as a city of speed traps that’s completely surrounded by Arlington. What it’s generally not considered is a hu...


’Tego-Mex

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Pantego is probably best known as the home of the late, lamented “Dimebag” Darrell Abbot and as a city of speed traps that’s completely surrounded by Arlington. What it’s generally not considered is a hu...



Italian Treasure

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
La Gondola sits in the same Mansfield strip mall as the sublime Blue Mint and the exceptional Simply Burgers. If you favor Asian over Italian, you may have all but ignored the small restaurant with the sherbet-colored décor. W...


Italian Treasure

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
La Gondola sits in the same Mansfield strip mall as the sublime Blue Mint and the exceptional Simply Burgers. If you favor Asian over Italian, you may have all but ignored the small restaurant with the sherbet-colored décor. W...



Gringood

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
El Gabacho is hidden in the Shoppes at Brownstone Village, a frou-frou set of stores in that part of Arlington that’s not quite collegeville, not quite the pretentious entertainment district, and fairly far away from the ...


Gringood

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
El Gabacho is hidden in the Shoppes at Brownstone Village, a frou-frou set of stores in that part of Arlington that’s not quite collegeville, not quite the pretentious entertainment district, and fairly far away from the ...