Eats
Buffalo West serves up a wonderfully plated 12-oz. rib-eye with mashed potatoes, field greens, and sautéed veggies. Chase Martinez

Horn Aplenty

Buffalo West is a rustically extravagant treat.
STEVE STEWARD
What’s going on over on the waaay West Side? Between the high-end Mexican creations hidden inside Salsa Fuego’s humble traffic-circle environs and Cendera Center’s posh event space down the road, there seems to be an upti...


The fare, including the Chicken Tikka Masala, is unassuming but flavorful at Spice India. Chase Martinez

India Spiced Right

This family-owned restaurant does right by traditional Indian fare.
JIMMY FOWLER
Inside its strip-mall location on South Cooper Street in Arlington, Spice India looks very much like a chain restaurant: flat-screen TVs mounted on the walls, big glossy menu posted over the counter where patrons wait in line t...



Good Grub

Good Grub 2012

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Late-Night Dining In just a couple years, late-night grub choices in the Fort have gone from pancakes and salmonella to a booming scene rich with variety and present at virtually every corner. In the West 7th Street corridor, T...


The Australian lamb chops with risotto and blueberry chutney are popular at The Wild Mushroom. Lee Chastain

Wild Wild Western

The Western-modern Wild Mushroom is worth the flood of orange cones.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Weatherford’s culinary advances over the past few years now include several white- tablecloth establishments, including the upscale-casual Wild Mushroom Steakhouse and Lounge. The three-year-old restaurant is located off the ...



Pork ribs and brisket liven up this two-meat plate at Woody Creek. Tony Robles

Q at the Creek

Though not spicy, Woody Creek’s ’cue is far from bland.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Woody Creek Bar-B-Q has roots in Parker County. The original restaurant in Springtown started on the banks of the creek that gave the restaurant its name, and, as the story goes, Woody Creek was way ahead of its time. The first...


A little bit of everything goes into Muang LAO’s Veggie Delight. Vishal Malhotra

Get LAO

Muang LAO Cuisine avoids the pan-Asian muddle excellently.
JIMMY FOWLER
For many restaurants, the downside of serving pan-Asian fare is that the different ethnicities can become a mediocre blur. The family-owned strip-mall eatery known as Muang LAO Cuisine in far north Fort Worth indeed dabbles in ...



Crawdaddy’s menu features such inventive items as a redfish couvillion over dirty rice with crawfish etoufée sauce. Vishal Malhotra

Shackin’ Up

In the wilds of Arlington, Crawdaddy’s whips up mighty fine Cajun cuisine.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Crawdaddy’s Shack is inexplicably located in southwest Arlington, in a fairly hard-to-access strip mall. I say inexplicably because I don’t think there’s a large contingent of head-sucking, tail-pinching folk out that way...


There’s a Tex-Mex feast to be had at Mexico Real. Lee Chastain

Real Mexican

The food’s not fancy, just solid and comforting at Mexico Real.
STEVE STEWARD
When people think of comfort food, they often think of deep-fried or slow-roasted favorites, from donuts to pot roasts. Whether you call this cuisine “greasy spoon,” “diner fare,” or “New American,” it’s typically...



Toni’s fried catfish is heaven on a plate. Tony Robles

Soul Kitchen

Hits and misses define the Southern-flavored Toni’s dining experience.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Some joints you just root for. You walk in whistling, thinking that either this place offers lip-licking tasties or, dang, it’s just another reminder of how cutthroat the family-owned restaurant racket can be. Here today. Gon...


The Winnebago bar provides a quirky backdrop for some of Twisted Root’s signature items, including the Dirk Diggler Dog (front). Lee Chastain

Pretzel Logic

Twisted Root serves up scrumptious burgers with a silly smile.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Twisted Root Burger Company was started by Jason Boso after he did what most service industry folk fantasize about doing to a hard-to-please customer. Boso spouted off, apparently in a big way, and got fired. But that led Boso,...