Eats
As the Cheese Fries Surprise indicates, Rodeo Goat is less a bar and more of a gourmet comfort-food gem. Willex Tindell

Get To The Goat

Best burger? Rodeo Goat’s got a claim.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Rodeo Goat features 59 beers in bottles or on tap. So Rodeo Goat’s a bar, right? Well, the new West 7th Street venture also specializes in burgers — the menu lists 14 — and a handful of appetizers and desserts. And three ...


Los Paisanos’ chicken enchiladas are simple and tasty. Chase Martinez

Northside High

Los Paisanos does things the old-fashioned Mexican way.
JIMMY FOWLER
There are (at least) two businesses in Fort Worth with the name “Los Paisanos.” One rents charter buses at I-35 and East Seminary Drive. The other is a restaurant and taqueria in the old Los Alamos space near the Rose Marin...



It may not capture a purist’s heart, but Bayou Jack’s Cajun fare sure is tasty. Vishal Malhotra

So7, So Cajun

Amid apartments and Mexican joints, up pops tasty Bayou Jack’s.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Bayou Jack’s Cajun Grill is a small restaurant wedged into a West 7th street location between apartment complexes, more apartment complexes, and a location of the Mexican-food chain Chuy’s. In fact, if you call Jack’s for...


Brewed’s main focus is a big selection of beer and coffee — but the food is also pretty fine. Willex Tindell

Newly Brewed

This eclectic Near Southside gastropub has quickly found its groove.
JIMMY FOWLER
Brewed opened last month on the Near Southside on a stretch of West Magnolia Avenue between Hot Damn, Tamales! and Yucatan Taco Stand, and from the start, the place seemed to struggle with being all things to all people: coffee...



The setting is pretty for Turkish fare. Chase Martinez

A Whole New World

The eats are delectable but not plentiful at newcomer Flying Carpet Café.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Flying Carpet Café is an extension of a Turkish rug shop, located in a small, renovated log cabin-looking house just off Magnolia Avenue on the Near Southside. Inside, beautiful Turkish rugs line the walls and, in some areas, ...


Pop’s keeps a clear focus on burgers, but the sides are no afterthought. Lee Chastain

New Digs, Same Pop’s

Pop’s Burgers & Grill elevates sports-bar fare to new heights.
JIMMY FOWLER
As most regulars already know, Pop’s Burgers & Grill moved earlier this year from Benbrook Highway to Trail Lake Drive near I-20. Rest assured, though, that owner Russell House is still a big Horned Frogs fan and has made...



The tacos are small but tasty at Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen. Chase Martinez

Mariposa’s Simple Grace

This little quick-serve Westside eatery is a Latin treat.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen may be relatively new to the West Side’s Locke Block, but co-owners Irma Gamez and daughter Crystal Padilla have run catering operations in town for two decades. Irma got her start in the business a...


Whoa! Whiskey XII’s version of the bacon cheeseburger is a heart-stopping marvel. Vishal Malhotra

Brown and Purple

Though focused on TCU and quality hooch, Whiskey XII also does pub fare.
STEVE STEWARD
Ever notice how Texas Christian University seems to go through athletic conferences the way linebackers go through socks? Now, as TCU’s teams proudly (and perhaps bravely) scratch out a niche in the Big 12, Frog fans hope the...



Momos’ signature items are like potstickers — hearty and simple — but with a little kick. Chase Martinez

Mo’ Momos

This little UTA-area eatery has got your hangover cure ­— and more.
JIMMY FOWLER
If owner Damodar Dahal has anything to do with it, momos will be the new hangover cure for students at the nearby University of Texas at Arlington. Dahal, a UTA grad, opened his small eatery, Momos & More, south of campus a...


Mixed veggies and pita bread accompany a serving of pastitsio at The Vine. Chase Martinez

Off the Vine

Fresh and homemade are the hallmarks of this newly opened West 7th eatery.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Vine Greek Taverna is owner John Ieronymides’ big fat Greek retirement. Well, not technically Greek: Ieronymides was born on Cyprus, a Mediterranean island country east of Greece. His Cypriot parents took him off the isla...