Based on our experience, Thai Terrace can improve by shortening its menu. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Room to Improve

Thai Terrace needs to up its game.
Lauren Phillips
There’s a little magic in the phrase “new Thai restaurant.” Your ears perk up. Your mouth begins to water. Your olfactory recall kicks into high gear. Fond memories of youthful excursions to the noodle shop at the edge of...

Photo by Nancy Farrar

ComFort Worth Is a Fixture

Chow, Baby
There are a ton of holes in our city’s burgeoning culinary landscape. We could really use some good dim sum places. I’d love to see a rise in the number of Indian joints, more restaurants that deliver without using a third-...

Go for the drinks. Stay for the classy comfort food. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Get Mash’d

Though specializing in moonshine, this new West 7th eatery also offers some culinary delights.
If the thought of a new gastropub in the West 7th Street corridor fills you with nothing more than a vague sense of fatigue, you are certainly not alone. You might be understandably suspicious of tired terms like “trendsettin...


Heim Barbecue: You on the List?

Chow, Baby
I felt like a twentysomething hipster about to be allowed into an exclusive nightclub for the first time. Don’t get me wrong. I felt bad for the people who were turned away from Heim Barbecue (201 E. Hattie St., 817-876-2741)...

The Trinity River Tap House serves (clockwise from top left) a chicken Acapulco wrap, Baja fish tacos, baked rigatoni with blackened shrimp, and a mac dog. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Wing It

That’s our advice on the bar food at Trinity River Tap House.
Kristian Lin
A few weeks ago I wrote about traditional notions of what bar food is. Well, Trinity River Tap House fits the familiar mold much better. That’s not likely, given that the place serves more than 50 types of craft beer. Where t...


Galligaskins Goes Down

Chow, Baby
The person in line ahead of me at Galligaskins Submarines (5817 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-377-0196) had a lot of questions. “Um, can I get the mushrooms from the steak sub on the marinated chicken breast sub?” The polite woman ...

Good thing the food is colorful at Opa! Photo by Lee Chastain.

Working Opa!

This Mediterranean café has some bright spots, and they’re all on the plates.
You’ll want to bring a friend along when you dine at Opa! Mediterranean Café­. The cutest, most charming, personable friend you can find. Ambiance at the new West 7th Street corridor eatery is not provided. The restaurant i...


War and Cheesecake

Chow, Baby
I was sitting in the dining room of The Cheesecake Factory (455 Commerce St., 817-348-0810) along with 200,000 other diners when I became paralyzed by its vastness. The place itself could house an aircraft carrier, and its 21-p...

The seared Asian tuna is fresh and bright at the Grille. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Cluttered Del Frisco’s Grille

This splendid downtown restaurant doesn’t need any glitter to shine.
Lauren Phillips
On a fine, warm day in June, it’s hard to imagine a more pleasant setting for a friendly business luncheon than the bright, breezy patio of Del Frisco’s Grille. Located on the east side of Sundance Square’s shiny newish p...

Amanda served the apple empanadas for dessert at La Perla Negra.

Pearl of Downtown

La Perla Negra reinvents bar food for tequila and a healthier customer.
Kristian Lin
We all know what bar food is. Burgers, pizza, wings, and other heavy, greasy, salty fare to keep you from getting drunk too quickly on your mass-market beer. La Perla Negra has a different idea. The downtown Fort Worth establis...