Eats
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,...


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Let’s Boot the Brits off the Island

CHOW, BABY
TV announcer’s voice: “Two Fort Worth restaurants appeared on gimmicky fix-my-restaurant shows. One show promised to fix the place’s concept and menu, and the other documented the restaurant competing with a Dallas barbec...



All of the seafood was cooked well and tasted great at R.J. Gator’s. Lee Chastain

Floribbean Queen

Stick with the surf options at R.J. Gator’s.
LAURIE JAMES
At one point, R.J. Gator’s was a flourishing Florida-based chain with locations in several states. The concept: “Floribbean” cuisine –– Jamaican lite with Caribbean and Cajun accents plus Tex-Mex. The chain went bankr...


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The Rocket Recommends

CHOW, BABY
I just assume everyone else anthropomorphizes their cars. My chariot, the Korean rocket (she’ll also answer to Rocky and K-Rock) knows me pretty well. So when it’s time to go food exploring, I just hold the wheel and let he...



Like all of T.P.R.’s burgers, the jalapeño burger arrives on a Hawaiian roll. Vishal Malhotra

T.P.R. Burger Rules

Though small, this newish joint offers a vast selection of burgers, including one topped with two grilled hot dogs.
EDWARD BROWN
At what point does a burger become, well, something else? Texas Patty Road Burger, or just T.P.R. Burger, offers a vast selection of creative takes on Texas’ favorite no-forks-needed food that often share little more in commo...


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Sic Transit Gloria Foodie

CHOW, BABY
For the last week or so, Chow Baby has been moping around like Eeyore with serious first-world problems. That’s the phrase that Chow, Niece taught me when I was moaning about how cruel it was that Siri, the tiny sedate-soundi...