Eats
Hearty plates await at Sansom Park Café. Brian Hutson

Sansom Park Café: Work in Progress

This recently opened eatery serves up humble home-cooking in a comfy atmosphere.
STEVE STEWARD
The Jacksboro Highway, once renowned for its rough-and-tumble casinos and their accompanying cardsharps, gangsters, and ne’er-do-wells, is not exactly a corridor of fine dining. The strip offers plenty of Tex-Mex, burger join...


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Praying for Pizza

CHOW, BABY
A few years ago the restaurants gods apparently decided this city didn’t have enough pizza options. In their infinite wisdom, they bestowed on us, first, Fireside Pies (2949 Crockett St.), with its ambrosial pizza, starters, ...



Chef Jeff Harris offers up some blackened red snapper at AF+B. Vishal Malhotra

AF+B = Upscale Comfort

A farm-to-table ethos results in some spectacular, gigantic flavors (and portions).
LAURIE JAMES
Dallas restaurateur Tristan Simon, founder and CEO of Consilient Hospitality, apparently knows trendy. In addition to five Dallas restaurants, including The Porch and Victor Tango, the company also owns two Fort Worth propertie...


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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...