Eats
Pacific Table’s recent sandwich of the day was the tuna burger with garlic rosemary fries. Lee Chastain

Pacific Table: Surf & Turf

Chef Felipe Armenta’s insistence on bold flavors and fresh ingredients shines through.
LAURIE JAMES
Pacific Table is the second local restaurant from Chef Felipe Armenta, who also owns The Tavern Bar & Grill on South Hulen Street. The two menus are similar, featuring the messy roasted artichokes, meticulously cut shoestri...


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Comfort Me with Snark

CHOW, BABY
In the ’90s, I and every other night owl in Fort Worth had one haven to head for after bar-thirty: the Ol’ South Pancake House (1509 S. University Dr.). I didn’t go there for the mediocre food, the seemingly endless proce...



Allie’s serves up nontraditional fare such as Cajun pasta. Brian Hutson

Allie Oop

Into the wilds of South Fort Worth comes a zesty new Cajun joint.
EDWARD BROWN
It’s easy to forget, but there’s more to Fort Worth’s food scene than West 7th Street and West Magnolia Avenue. Though South Fort Worth is known primarily for McCart Thrift Center and millions of fast-food joints, the are...


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Steak-ed with Faint Praise

CHOW, BABY
Some friends wanted to take me out to a steakhouse for my birthday recently and suggested Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine (4259 Bryant Irvin Rd.). Bonnell’s a steakhouse? I don’t think so. I know it may have a bit of the loo...



There’s a strong South American influence at work at Sol de Luna. Brian Hutson

Bright Spot

Sol de Luna isn’t your typical fast-food Tex-Mex joint.
EDWARD BROWN
Until it closed a few months ago, Red Cactus was one of the most popular lunch spots in TCUland, offering fresh, cheap, and fast Tex-Mex in a brightly lit, antiseptic, fast food-esque dining room. Despite its popularity, howeve...


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Clueless in Cowtown

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby expects, in the future, to make the new brewpub on Magnolia Avenue one of its homes away from home. Craft brews, inventive food, homey atmo on the Near Southside, within reach of so many entertainment options — wha...



The Chuck Norris (left) and “The World’s Best Reuben” are calling you out. Lee Chastain

Beacon Café Takes off

The food is simple, hearty, and tasty at this newish diner.
EDWARD BROWN
For a lot of restaurants, establishing a theme means quirky staff uniforms or décor. Not for the Beacon Café & Country Store. This two-year-old North Fort Worth breakfast and lunch eatery gets its unique charm from its lo...


Fish Tacos

Wasted Away Again?

CHOW, BABY
I thought I was having an acid flashback when I wandered into 3 Parrots Taco Shop (8737 Benbrook Blvd.) in Benbrook, one of two 3 Parrots in North Texas and one of three overall. (A Granbury location recently closed.) The place...



Everything, including the beef pho, is made from scratch at Miss Saigon II. Adrien P. Maroney

Viet Star

Miss Saigon Café still has some rough spots but is a worthy Westside addition.
LAURIE JAMES
Fort Worth is not short on places for Vietnamese cooking, but you have to go far afield to find the really good stuff. The original Miss Saigon Café in the ’burbs of Hurst obviously fills a need, at least for folks who don...


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I’d Like to Devour You — But Not at the Table

CHOW, BABY
There I was, sitting in the tiny dining room of Benito’s Taqueria (1904 Hemphill St.) — not to be confused with Benito’s Mexican Cuisine on Magnolia — and two people outside were all over each other. I’m not talking a...