Eats

Rings of Fire

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In addition to a new name and new owners, the restaurant formerly known as Duce also has a new concept. Gone are former owner Tim Love’s tapas – in their place, bona fide and excellent entrées.


Expressionist

JIMMY FOWLER
All over the Fort, old neighborhoods are being rediscovered and redeveloped faster than you can finish this sentence. In this new reality, a friendly local café usually either closes down or adopts a new identity to accommodat...



Expressionist

Jimmy Fowler
All over the Fort, old neighborhoods are being rediscovered and redeveloped faster than you can finish this sentence.


“Bait” and Switch

Laurie Barker James
My sister’s a sushi freak.  Even when I mocked her and said I would never eat what most people consider to be bait, she persisted.  Over the last two years, she wrote me down, and I came to enjoy her sushi-fied world. ...



“Bait” and Switch

Laurie Barker James
My sister’s a sushi freak. Even when I mocked her and said I would never eat what most people consider to be bait, she persisted.


Veinticuatro!

Laurie Barker James
Restaurants come and go, and in Southwest Arlington, the turnover is especially pronounced.



A Hit

Jimmy Fowler
Every ethnic group has its stereotypes. Some people take umbrage at these clichés. Other folks use them to their advantage.


V for Victory

Laurie Barker James
The Vault Mediterranean restaurant has been “coming soon” to the Tower Building in downtown Fort Worth for months. When I learned that the owner was French restaurateur Jean Michel Sakouhi and that the chef was Gabr...



Red Tex-Mex

Jorge’s may play to conservative palates, but if it ain’t broke …
Peter Gorman
I’m not a big fan of Tex-Mex the way it’s commonly prepared in the chains or in the more high-traffic ma-and-pa restaurants here.


Options

Super Bowl Buffet has a lot to offer in both Asian and Westernized fare.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Late one Friday afternoon, out on a seemingly endless stretch of 820 – are we in Hurst? East Fort Worth? – my flesh-and-blood payload began to complain, “We’re hunnnnngry.” In my family’s def...