Posts Tagged ‘food’
Alexandra Hall (left) and Dusti Day must get quite a biceps workout hauling around Big John’s burgers. Lee Chastain

Big Bites at Big John’s

Bar? Restaurant? Gastropub? Whatever you call this Weatherford joint, it’s good.
Edward Brown
Before the term “gastropub” came along, bars with food were called “bars with food.” So are there more of them now than ever, or are we just noticing them more? Either way, the genre is already splintering into subgenre...


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Flying Carpet: A Whole New World?

Chow, Baby
When I visited Flying Carpet Turkish Café (1223 Washington Ave.) a couple of years ago (“Bold Blossoms on the Avenue,” Oct. 31, 2012), I was impressed by the kitchen’s updated version of Turkish cuisine and the attentive...



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Dinner at the Gormans

Peter Gorman
Well, I’ve been asked to contribute to Blotch! I think the first thing I’ll do is put a Gorman recipe up once a week. And you can be sure that I expect all 55,000 readers of the hard copy of the newspaper and the te...


Among the offerings on Vivo 53’s menu, the wood-fired pizza and signature chopped salad get the highest marks. Robert Garner

53rd Time’s a Charm-a

Has The Tower finally found its culinary anchor?
Laurie Barker James
Vivo 53 sits on the ground floor of The Tower, where many restaurants, including the wonderful Vault, have come and gone. Vivo 53, with its bold color scheme, is much brighter and welcoming than its immediate predecessor, The T...



Kin Kin Urban Thai

Magical Feasts

Chow, Baby
Someone check Chef Eddy Thretipthuangisin’s forehead for a lightning-shaped scar, because he might be the Harry Potter of Fort Worth chefs. The guy and his ownership group have no fear about stepping into cursed restaurant lo...


The buffalo burger (from left to right), bruschetta, and braised short-rib pasta prove that Social House is more than socializing. Lee Chastain

Social Feed

This newish West 7th gastropub may very well be all things to all people.
Edward Brown
Social House 840 Currie St, FW. 817-820-1510. 4pm-2am Mon-Fri, 11am-2am Sat-Sun. All major credit cards accepted. To the West 7th Street corridor, an area already loaded with Dallas transplants — Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, Til...



Olives’ owners draw from all over — including Arlington. Brian Hutson

Mediterranean Feast

From Greece, Iran, Syria, and even Russia, Olives comes calling.
Laurie Barker James
Beirut Rock Café, Istanbul Grill Turkish Mediterranean, and Prince Lebanese Grill are just a few of the top-notch Mediterranean restaurants in Arlington that have inspired Gilley Shah-Hosseini. Along with her family, she recen...


Thirteen Pies

Still Good Luck

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby is always open to new experiences. It is after all my job to go check out new eateries and flutter down the culinary coal mine. But I wasn’t sure whether a change in ownership qualified Thirteen Pies (2949 Crockett...



Mama Tiki's Thai Food

Tiki Mama

This new Thai eatery is worth the wait in more ways than one.
Laurie Barker James
For over a decade, Tiki Confer has been loudly promoting Thai cuisine. Her new, eponymously named restaurant in a far west Fort Worth strip mall features many beloved dishes from Bangkok House, where she ran the kitchen for yea...


The Yosefs

Enfolding New Experiences

Chow, Baby
I was so embarrassed. I took a friend to Samson’s Market Bistro (4307 Camp Bowie Blvd.), Fort Worth’s only Ethiopian eatery, and he did the unthinkable: He asked for a fork and a plate. In the hierarchy of cultural faux pas...