Mama Tiki's Thai Food

Tiki Mama

This new Thai eatery is worth the wait in more ways than one.
Laurie Barker James
For over a decade, Tiki Confer has been loudly promoting Thai cuisine. Her new, eponymously named restaurant in a far west Fort Worth strip mall features many beloved dishes from Bangkok House, where she ran the kitchen for yea...

The green chile cheeseburger

You Deserve a Break (Room) Today

Delicious sandwiches are calling from the smoky wilds of Crowley.
Laurie Barker James
  The first thing you’ll notice about The Break Room Bar and Grill is the massive wreck of wood, metal, and drooping twinkly lights next to the parking lot. The Break Room’s open-air patio was totaled last month by a d...

Juan Moreno Mi Cocula

Cool Cocula

The Moreno family comes to Camp Bowie with exciting, boldly flavored Tex-Mex and Mex-Mex.
Edward Brown
The Morenos may be newcomers to the Fort Worth foodie scene, but they’re no strangers to the area. They opened El Rey Taqueria in Weatherford three years ago, but chef Juan Moreno and his family recently closed that popular t...


You’ll Swoon

Thai Texas does it authentically and deliciously — if you can find the place.
Laurie Barker James
Thai Texas 5736 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington. 817-870-6057. 12-6pm Sun, 11am-2:30pm and 4:30-9pm Tue-Fri, 11:30am-9:30pm Sat. All major credit cards accepted. The problem of getting your hands on some good Thai food in Arlingt...

Sweet Heat Burger

Fill ’er Up

Your belly, that is, at IDC Burgers in an unassuming Shell station in Aledo.
Joey Keeton
IDC Burger is easy to miss. Just look for the big banner strung across the Shell station on FM 1187, which you’ll probably notice only after you’ve decided that you’re lost and are no longer on 1187. The décor consists o...

vegetarian combo platter

Samson’s Delight

Fort Worth’s first Ethiopian restaurant was well worth the wait.
Laurie Barker James
Everyone loves an underdog story. And Samson Yosef’s is truly a feel-good, up-by-the-bootstraps tale. After fleeing his native Ethiopia nearly three decades ago to escape the Red Terror and after almost a year of red tape, he...

Executive chef Jordan Ray delivers a 16-oz. rib-eye finished in a 900-degree pizza oven, topped with truffle-saffron butter and accompanied by a jalapeño grit cake and grilled asparagus. Vishal Malhotra

More than Seafood

Though the name may suggest otherwise, Fish Creek also serves up pizzas, steaks, and an amazing bread pudding.
Fish Creek didn’t always serve wood-fired artisan pizzas and prime steaks along with its seafood. Before taking over in 2009, owner Joe Lane worked for nearly a decade at various Fort Worth seafood restaurants. While some rem...

The cooks brand Wild Mushroom’s “Cowboy-Cut” bone-in rib-eye. Lee Chastain

Go ’Shroomin’

The turf is great and the surf even better at Wild Mushroom Steak House & Lounge.
Over the last five years, Jerrett Joslin’s Wild Mushroom Steak House & Lounge developed a rep for serving great steak and seafood in Weatherford. The success occurred despite some nasty road construction, which occasional...

The Mont Blanc was the preferred dessert. Lee Chastain


Finally, Saint-Emilion has some competition in the French food scene.
With very limited exceptions (Saint-Emilion in Fort Worth and Cacharel in Arlington), Tarrant County is no hotbed of cuisine francaise. And while Le Cep isn’t going to change that –– it’s only one restaurant –– the ...

Chicken tikka masala in burrito form? That’s what Currytos Indian Mexican Grill specializes in, with mostly fantastic results. Lee Chastain

On the Bombay Border

Indian-Mexican food — why didn’t they think of this sooner?
Situated in an erstwhile chain sandwich shop just north of Grapevine’s decked-out downtown, the locally owned Currytos Indian Mexican Grill offers an intriguing combination of international food genres –– traditional Indi...