Eats

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.



Golden Tee

The club at Tierra Verde goes upscale, with mostly savory results.
Jimmy Fowler
The vision most people have of food at golf courses is usually accurate: burgers, hot dogs, and fries, all overshadowed by a full-service bar.


Time to Fry

What Flying Fish lacks in adventurousness, it makes up for in diet-killing seafood.
Jimmy Fowler
If you grew up in North Texas, there’s a good chance you’ve been fishing at one of the lakes here. If you actually caught something, there’s an even better chance that you were told to throw it back into the water.



By George …

The Wooden Nickel’s homey environs may belie its serious homecooking.
Peter Gorman
Wooden Nickel takes the term “family-style” literally — the place is a private house turned into a restaurant by chef and owner Charles Haisler.


Summer School (of Fish)

Blue Ocean will satisfy a hankering for fresh and subtly brilliant sushi.
Jimmy Fowler
The record rainfall and humidity this summer did a good job of quashing any hunger I might have had for raw fish.



Stone in Doubt

At Krystal Hamburger, beauty is in the bloodshot eye of the beholder.
ERIC GRIFFEY
After watching Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle for the 11th time, I had high expectations for the new Krystal Hamburger that opened just east of downtown a couple of months ago.


Diner

Here’s hoping that development in the Cultural District doesn’t swallow a Fort Worth institution.
Dan McGraw
Maybe I’m just getting old, but I really do love diners, especially diners with long counters.