Eats
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Scarfin’ at the Oldies

CHOW, BABY
There’s an authenticity problem in this city’s restaurant scene. There are so many shiny new restaurants popping up, I often feel starved for a place that isn’t situated in an urban village, flanked by 10 places that look...


Along with the Sissy Burger, right (with bacon, cheddar cheese, mustard, and mayo, Peace Burger suggests its namesake sandwich, full of “plenty of juicy flavor.” Lee Chastain

Peace Burger: Surf’s Up

More than burgers, this new Grapevine “dive bar” specializes in big food fast.
STEVE STEWARD
When you read the menu at Peace Burger Dive Bar & Grill, the first thing that may come to mind is that this is the kind of food you’d make for a bunch of drunk people at 3 a.m. Peace Burger’s fare, in other words, is a ...



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Get Better Fast

CHOW, BABY
It wasn’t that long ago you’d go to the Near Southside only for a doctor’s appointment or a chicken-fried steak from Massey’s. These days Mad-Nolia is home to the city’s best assemblage of restaurants, and the hits ju...


The pizza is semi-fancy and fabulous at Le Snob. Brian Hutson

Pizza Snob: Pies in the Sky

Toppings aren’t everything, as this new near-TCU eatery proves.
STEVE STEWARD
If you accept what’s implied by the signage near Pizza Snob’s front door, putting more than four toppings on your pie is trés gauche. It’s probably even boorish, the pizza-enthusiast equivalent of Homer Simpson yelling a...



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Skipping Nonna’s: Insanity

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby only lasted two days on the P90X workout program. I’m insane enough without feeling that particular burn. I’ve Tae Bo’d, boot-camped, Pilateed, and even Prancersized. A small herd of workout machines is collect...


Crispy duck wings and chocolate-strawberry Napoleon await at Bird Café. Lee Chastain

Bird Café Takes Wing

Upscale pub grub alights on downtown.
LAURIE JAMES
It’s a glorious time to be a foodie in Fort Worth. The plethora of interesting, innovative restaurants just keeps expanding. The latest is Bird Café, local restaurateur Shannon Wynne’s new eatery and bar. Just walking dist...



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Pho-ing with the Oldie

Fort Worth Weekly
There appears to be a language barrier between me and my oldest niece. She got a cell phone for her 14th birthday, and OMG, she’s gone hashtag cray cray (crazy) with the txtng (texting). I have to look up all of her abbreviat...


As these seared scallops prove, the food is fresh and inventive at Clay Pigeon. Brian Hutson

Clay Pigeon: The Sky’s the Limit

A couple of snafus notwithstanding, this new West 7th area eatery soars.
LAURIE JAMES
The local foodie buzz around Clay Pigeon, the newest everything-made-from-scratch, only-in-season restaurant, is nothing short of ecstatic. In fact, the buzz started before the doors really opened. The restaurant occupies the s...



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Almost Heaven

Fort Worth Weekly
I was eating my second meal in as many days at AF+B (2869 Crockett St.) when it occurred to me that we could be experiencing the peak of the Fort Worth restaurant scene at this very moment. Since the page turned to 2014, I’ve...


Tina’s tasty tacos are only $1.99 a pop. Lee Chastain

Tina’s Cocina: Mex-Mex

Finally, authentic and affordable Mex-Mex comes to the bustling Near Southside.
LAURIE JAMES
Tina’s Cocina occupies space in one of the few strip malls on West Magnolia Avenue, and owner Juan Solis didn’t spend much of his capital improving the dining room. That’s fine. What comes out of the kitchen is good enoug...