Eats

Feeling the Pinch

Don’t expect higher food prices to affect the quality of fare at three of your local faves, just maybe portion sizes.
DAN MCGRAW
We’ve all experienced the rise in food prices during the past year: 50 cents more for a gallon of milk, eggs up by about 30 percent, another extra quarter for that loaf of bread. Chicken and beef, according to the feds, a...


Slow Your Roll

… and your salads, and your sandwiches, and everything else fresh, healthful, and tasty at Veria Natural Café.
JIMMY FOWLER
Sitting along the north side of I-20 in Arlington at Matlock Street, Arlington Highlands has been quaintly described as a “shopping center,” which is a considerable understatement.



Baptism of Sauce

Don’t let the casual digs fool you: Mama E’s barbecue is a lot more accomplished, and experimental, than you’d think.
Jimmy Fowler
There’s something cool about an independent business opening in a building that used to house a chain restaurant: good ol’ American entrepreneurship trumping monolithic corporate chow.


Hit, um, Brix

A new restaurant on South Hulen might make you a believer in pizza and … wine.
JIMMY FOWLER
The dark wood tables and booths at Brix Pizza and Wine Bar are surrounded by a single line of tall, imposing wine bottles.



Simple, Italian

Located off the beaten path, Margie’s Original Italian Kitchen should be a mecca for foodies of all stripes.
Peter Gorman
Who would ever have guessed that a free-standing building at the very west end of Camp Bowie Boulevard with a sign outside advertising “Indoor Plumbing” would house one of the best Italian restaurants in Fort Worth?...


That’s-a Mediterranean!

Chadra has moved into bigger digs but is still your place for Italian-Lebanese fare.
Jimmy Fowler
For almost six years, Café Chadra near John Peter Smith Hospital offered lunch crowds and evening diners a split-down-the-middle menu of Italian standards (lasagna, stromboli, pasta, ravioli) and Middle Eastern specialties tha...



Soar Spot

Despite some setbacks, the White Eagle Deli does OK by traditional lunchtime fare.
Peter Gorman
I don’t know what the White Eagle Deli looked like when it opened in 1979, but right now it has to be the plainest dining room in all of Fort Worth.


Buon Giorno, Jerry

Café di Roma has a new name but the same great Italian fare.
JIMMY FOWLER
Two things have changed about the little Italian eatery in Richland Hills formerly known as Café di Roma: the name and the floor.



The Way of the Sashimi

The newly opened Sushi Tao can’t miss.
JIMMY FOWLER
The word “tao” is often translated into English as “the right way.” This word has suggested a personal code of behavior, even an entire worldview, within some Asian spiritual disciplines for thousands of...


Pretty, Standard

Excellent service, décor, and some dishes can’t make up for Sesame Grill’s inconsistency.
Peter Gorman
It’s hard to imagine a cleaner, more sparkling place than Sesame Grill out on Boat Club Road in Lake Worth, just 50 yards from Jacksboro Highway.