Eats

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...



Tough but Sweet

Soul-food joint Jan’s is a tasty oasis in a ravaged neighborhood.
Peter Gorman
Around the intersection of East Allen Avenue and Mississippi Street is the heart of what may be one of Fort Worth’s toughest neighborhoods, Stop-Six.


J-Walk on Down

As every city, county, and federal worker downtown probably knows, the grub at this tiny eatery is a steal.
Peter Gorman
Any diner with a menu that ranges from omelets to burgers and from Chinese food to Thai specialties has got to be suspect. The scope seems simply too wide for any restaurant to keep ingredients fresh.