Eats
Chow

Take a Left at the Water Cooler

CHOW, BABY
I couldn’t find West Fork Grill (1200 Summit Ave, Ste. 100) the first time I went. A friend had invited me to lunch there, and I assumed it was in a stand-alone building or a shopping center. At the very least, I thought it w...


All-you-can-eat catfish is part of the allure of Joe’s Coffee Shop. Lee Chastain

Eat (and Drink) at Joe’s

Joe’s Coffee Shop specializes in hearty, American comfort food at reasonable prices.
EDWARD BROWN
Endless cups of strong java and comfort food at affordable prices have made diners popular for decades. Joe’s Coffee Shop offers that experience and more, including all-you-can-eat catfish and a hamburger as big as your head....



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Heeere’s the Beef

CHOW, BABY
A lot of restaurants in town are sorta kinda socially responsible — as long as it suits their needs. Maybe the chef buys from local producers or offers an organic, grass-fed something or another. Perhaps there’s a “health...


Kona Grill’s beef bulgogi tacos and shrimp-and-lobster roll await. Brian Hutson

Shaka Brah

Kona Grill is all over the map, from Hawaii to China, good to bad.
LAURIE JAMES
Kona Grill offers a staggering array of choices, from sushi to satay and bulgogi to a variety of meats augmented with pineapple or macadamia nuts. But Kona is not just a pan-Asian place with a little Hawaiian/Polynesian flair. ...



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Eat Your Dessert and Save It Too

CHOW, BABY
My friend who manages a prominent downtown restaurant was having the opposite of a sugar rush. Call it a sugar bummer. The reason: the decline of dessert-eating. He blamed the plummeting pastry profits at his place (sadness mak...


There are dozens of taco items at Taco Diner, including the citrus- marinated pork tacos al pastor — with grilled pineapple. Brian Hutson

Tranquil Tex-Mex

Excellent service and a gorgeous patio more than make up for Taco Diner’s shortcomings.
LAURIE JAMES
Taco Diner’s foray into Fort Worth is pretty great. The regional chain with locations in Dallas and Southlake has put down stakes in Sundance Square, specifically on the edge of Sundance Square Plaza. The jetted fountains alo...



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Sense Off

CHOW, BABY
I gave my server at Tommy’s Hamburger Grill (2455 Forest Park Blvd.) my 50 percent-off coupon, and she dutifully stuck it in a drawer and thanked me. I couldn’t help but feel I’d done something shameful. After all, I got ...


The BBQ Slaw Chicken Sandwich packs a nice kick.

Brewsters’ Millions

Bold flavors put beer on the back burner at this new West 7th eatery.
STEVE STEWARD, PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
As the name implies, the recently opened Brewsters seems to be focused on beer, from the 60 craft drafts on tap to the space’s bottle-and-keg-centric décor. In truth, beer is only half the menu. But with paper towels at each...



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Just Mad About Saffron

CHOW, BABY
Paella is one of my favorite things to cook, eat, and just think about. So I recently set out to write the definitive paella guide for Fort Worth. Turns out, it would be a very short book. The good news is, the versions I found...


There’s a lot to love about this small family-owned eatery. Lee Chastain

All Aboard for Brodard

This Asian express is tiny but packs humongous flavors.
JIMMY FOWLER
The tiny, family-owned Vietnamese eatery Brodard Asian Express & Boba Tea looks as if it could be swallowed up any minute by the hectic retail space it inhabits on a busy section of Cooper Street in South Arlington. Inside,...