Posts Tagged ‘dining’
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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...


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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...



The presentation is as beautiful as the flavors at Spice. Brian Hutson

Thai One On, Magnolia

Spice does enough things well but could use a little more of its namesake substance.
LAURIE JAMES
The Thanpaisarnsamut family’s three restaurants (Thailicious, Thai Select, Thai Rice ’n’ Noodle) are usually on the short list for best Thai food in Fort Worth Weekly’s annual Best Of Fort Worth issue. The restaurants s...


The jerk chicken is delicious and only mildly spicy at Stay C’s. Lee Chastain

Stay C’s: Irie Time

This newish Arlington eatery serves up a traditional Jamaican experience.
EDWARD BROWN
It’s a shame Caribbean cuisine is such a rarity here. Jamaican dishes offer an array of flavors as complex as the cultures that have influenced the island nation. Fortunately, the recently opened Stay C’s Jamaican Cuisine &...