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Filling the Fuego Void

Chow, Baby
I’ve been missing Salsa Fuego a lot lately. Last year, the outstanding haute-ish Mexican eatery moved out of its tiny location on the Weatherford Traffic Circle to a place with more square-footage, and then –– poof! –...


So-Cal Tacos is another food truck-turned-brick-and-mortar success story.

So-Cal Meets NTX

This mid-cities taco joint brings a Cali-twist to a crowded field.
Laurie James
You know this story: guy makes tacos and sells them out of a food truck before eventually (in this case, about three years later) working that into a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Owner Scott Wooley’s So-Cal Tacos stands out f...



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Jesus Returns

Chow, Baby
A few years ago, Chef Jesus Garcia was churning out James Beard Award-caliber fare at Little Lilly Sushi (6100 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste. 12, 817-989-8886) until he suddenly departed for greener (and wetter) pastures in Seattle. At...


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Staying the Courses

Avanti Ristorante brings its elegant Italian to Fort Worth.
BY LAUREN PHILLIPS
A block or so back from Sundance Square, on the quiet pedestrian plaza between the City Place towers, sits Fort Worth’s own Avanti Ristorante. For more than a quarter-century, Dallas’s original Avanti has anchored Uptown fr...



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The Five Best Lists (You Won’t Believe What Happens Next)

Chow, Baby
Don’t you love lists? I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see what the intern at Fort Worth, Texas –– The City’s Magazine thinks the 10 best places for pizza are in Fort Worth, or the 20 hamburgers that some...


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No Yolk

Move over locals, there’s a new urban diner in town.
Laurie James
If you’ve lived in or worked around downtown Fort Worth for at least a decade, you may feel nostalgic when a new restaurant opens –– odds are good the new joint is built on the metaphorical gravesite of someplace you used...



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Papa’s Smokehouse: Old Haunt, New Restaurant

Chow, Baby
Wrap your head around this: I recently had a hamburger with an enchilada and a beef patty between the buns. This wasn’t for some gimmicky, competitive feats-of-eats thing, either. The gluttonous, delicious heart attack of a s...


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Showing Its Routes

This Indian eatery brings a fresh take on classic Mughlai and Kashmiri cuisines to Fort Worth.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
For foodies, the idea of popping into the nearest Radisson hotel for a bite is likely to be somewhat anathema. Even in the culinary blight of Fort Worth’s south I-35 corridor, most of us, if pushed on the question, would pref...



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Re-Dallasification

Chow, Baby
What’s up with all of these new Dallas-based restaurants setting up shop in Fort Worth? Sure, many years back, we were basically Dallas Lite, with heavy hitters such as Uncle Julio’s, Mi Cocina, Pappadeaux, and too many oth...


The Nutella mousse at Olivella’s was an interesting twist on a classic Italian dessert. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.

Chow, Olivella

There’s something old and something new at the newest pizza place in the Fort.
LAURIE JAMES
It’s a tale that’s been told at least twice locally in the last couple of years: Someone has brought secret Italian family recipes to America to dazzle diners, and he opens a place, first in Dallas and then in Fort Worth. C...