Eats

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.


Turn-a-lot

Even road construction can’t stop Portofino’s operatic highs.
Jimmy Fowler
There’s a tall, twinkling Christmas tree in the middle of the dimly lit dining room of Portofino Ristorante in Arlington.



The Great Light North

Out on Western Center, Skillman Wok is the place for hearty, healthful Asian fare.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Now’s definitely not the time to get all calorie-conscious. ’Tis the season to be jolly, and by “jolly,” we mean “fat” and/or “pleasantly plump.”


Fairy Tail

Almost too-good-to-be-true combos of powerful flavors lurk inside the Swanky Shack.
Jimmy Fowler
Inquiring minds want to know: Where’s the newest place to gather for weekend coffee klatches, leisurely breakfasts, handmade sandwiches, and a homey atmosphere that percolates with the same positive, renaissance vibe shared b...



The G-Spot

In the chainland of Keller, an exquisite, local, American eatery opens.
Peter Gorman
Manny G’s just opened in mid-September and is already a welcome addition to fast-growing Keller, which has too many chain restaurants and not enough regular joints, places where the owners actually take pride in what they serve.


Made

New blood invigorates the Albaneses’ flagship restaurant.
Jimmy Fowler
The saga of Fort Worth’s food-lovin’ Albanese family continues.



Big Bistro

Can newly opened Lili’s back its major ambitions?
Jimmy Fowler
There may be no better place for a ma-and-pa restaurant than Magnolia Avenue.


No Phu-y

A new Vietnamese restaurant boasts a winning combination of quality fare and low prices.
CAROLINE COLLIER
Another new Vietnamese restaurant has just opened — and it’s not even in Haltom City (a.k.a. Tarrant County’s Little Asia).



South of Heaven

Recently opened SoDo Grill employs some international flair to liven up lunch.
Jimmy Fowler
On Mondays, restless Fort Worth restaurateur Jerrett Joslin gets the blues — but not from a hangover or a Robert Ealey song.


Yo, Y’all

Billadelphia’s opens a second location — you got a problem widdat?
ANTHONY MARIANI
Billadephia’s bills itself as an authentic — not Philly-like but authentic — Philadelphia food experience.