Eats

Lakeside Bayou

The resident restaurant at the Southlake Hilton, Copeland’s decadent haute N’awlins fare is quite the temptress.
Jimmy Fowler
On the exterior of the modest Hilton hotel that opened last year near the Southlake town square, the sign for the resident restaurant – the New Orleans-based chain Copeland’s – is more conspicuous than the red...


Tiny Thai

But Chef-owner Thippawan Phasavat’s Hurst eatery is big on flavor.
Jimmy Fowler
There are a couple of things missing from the tiny, family-operated Thai Thippawan restaurant in a Hurst strip mall.



Pies in the Sky

Chad’s Pizza and Burgers in Weatherford is trying to bring fresh food to the fast-food-loving masses.
Peter Gorman
Anybody who grew up in New York, Philly, Chi-Town, or Jersey will tell you that once you move anywhere else, you’ve got to give up your appreciation for pizza.


The Italian Job

Chasing down Bobby Albanese is worth the effort.
Jimmy Fowler
Just who does restaurateur Bobby Albanese think he is?



Simple Shogun

The newly opened Ronin Sushi and Sake isn’t fancy, just fabulous.
Jimmy Fowler
A fearsome black bust of a horn-helmeted samurai glares out from an alcove near the sushi bar of the recently opened Ronin Sushi and Sake in Montgomery Plaza.


Double Chens

Though this classic Chinese buffet may argue otherwise, fill up at your waistline’s peril.
Jimmy Fowler
With the current public health crusade against chubbiness, it’s only a matter of time before that quintessential American institution – the Chinese buffet – earns the same sordid reputation as a Prohibition-er...



Batter Up the Bayou

The fried Cajun delights come on furiously but not fast at Mary’s.
Peter Gorman
Out on East Belknap Street, past Little Vietnam, is an odd little restaurant in a freestanding single-story building that’s previously been home to a Long John Silver’s and a Mason Chicken & Sea Food, among oth...


(Really) Big Night

Mamma Mia is content to let you stuff yourself with its splendid Italian fare.
Jimmy Fowler
The holiday tree still sits in the middle of Mamma Mia Italian Grill & Pizza, not far from the huge stone fountain with the angel pouring water from a pitcher atop its head.



Happy Days

From the good folks behind the dearly departed 7th Street Station Grill comes M&O, a diner in the best sense of the term.
Peter Gorman
Daniel Badillo and his wife Rose know how to run a restaurant.


Dive In

Don’s Seafood isn’t really concerned with your other New Year’s resolutions, just the one that says “Save money.”
Jimmy Fowler
It seems that Dan’s Seafood, a scrappy little neighborhood joint just north of I-20, is determined to make you break at least one of your New Year’s resolutions, specifically the one that says cut back on fried fast...