Eats

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.



Beyond Popcorn

The food might outshine the film at two nearby dinner-and-movie chains.
Kristian Lin
As the film critic for this newspaper, I’m occasionally asked whether I eat while I’m watching movies.


Rock the Casbah

It’s tiny and semi-divey, but this new Middle-Eastern diner near UTA is grand on taste.
Jimmy Fowler
Attention, all non-Middle-Eastern students at the University of Texas at Arlington: A couple of hot, chewy falafels dipped in hummus can soak up as much of your runaway beer buzz as pizza or hot wings.



Casa-y

The word “homey” applies in more ways than one to this Tex-Mex eatery.
Peter Gorman
The curse of calling a place a “mom ’n’ pop” restaurant is that it brings the word “homey” to mind, and homey is anathema to snobs looking for the latest chic food kick, whether it’s palatable or not.


Nuevo World

If there’s such a thing as progressive Old-World Mexican fare, it’s at Rancherita.
CAROLINE COLLIER
The area north of Hemphill Street and I-20 teems with life these days, boosted by the Gran Plaza de Fort Worth mall and an ever-increasing flow of middle-class immigrants.