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The Chef Empires

Chow, Baby
A couple of weeks ago, at the Fort Worth Weekly’s inaugural Celebrity Chili Cook-Off, I ran into an old friend. Gabriel Ochoa is now the chef at the scandalously underrated Next Wood Fired Bistro & Vino Bar (5003 Colleyvi...


La Poblana rewards adventurous diners with distinct regional cuisine. Photo by Lee Chastain.

No Frills Mexican

La Poblana specializes in regional cuisine that doesn’t cater to gringos.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
According to legend, the nuns panicked when they were told to expect a visit from the archbishop. They had nothing suitable to serve such a distinguished guest. In desperation, the cloistered women prayed for guidance, and an a...



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Penny Pinching at Taco Heads

Chow, Baby
I’ve never felt more like my grandpa than on my recent trip to the shiny, new brick-and-mortar location of Taco Heads (1812 Montgomery St., 817-615-9899). “I’m not paying $4.25 for a taco,” I thought, knowing full well ...


“The heirloom vegetable salad was an impeccable mélange of textures and flavors.” Photo by Lee Chastain.

Pressed for Time

Chef Felipe Armenta’s third try has a few kinks to work out.
BY LAURIE JAMES
At 11:30 a.m. on a sunny Saturday morning, the hostess at Press Café indicated an inside table for two would be available in 45 minutes to an hour. Seating options include about two dozen tables inside, an upstairs patio that ...



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Black Market Timeshare

Chow, Baby
I don’t know why more restaurants don’t do timeshares. Occupying the same building seems to be working pretty well for Nonna Tata and Black Market Bakery & Café (1400 W. Magnolia Ave., 817-223-6909), the newly opened l...


The Aguillon Brothers serve New Mexican flowers in Tex-Mex country. Photo by Ryan Burger.

Menu of Enchantment

La Choza Fine Food brings outstanding New Mexican cuisine to Fort Worth.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
North Texans’ love for New Mexico runs deep, but the cuisine of the Land of Enchantment is woefully absent from the Fort Worth restaurant scene. True, you can get roasted Hatch chile by the bucketful for a few weeks every yea...



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Market + Table = Good

Chow, Baby
I still can’t really explain the convoluted concept behind FW Market + Table (2933 Crockett St., 817-850-9255), but I can tell you that I had an excellent dinner there recently. The staff couldn’t really explain what was go...


The buffet at Andalous Mediterranean Grill includes all of the staples of Lebanese cuisine. Photo by Lee Chastain.

The World on a Tray

Andalous Mediterranean Grill offers some Lebanese greatness, mess hall-style.
Laurie James
Regional variations of Mediterranean cooking produce a seemingly endless variety of slightly different spins on basic staple ingredients ­­­­–– chickpeas, eggplant, sharp white cheese, and a variety of meats (usually no...



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West 7th: Same Ol’, New Ol’

Chow, Baby
Is it just me, or is the same bar/grill opening over and over in West 7th? I was sad to learn that Trinity River Tap House was closing –– its last day of business was on Valentine’s Day –– but I can’t help but feel ...


The Swiss Pastry Shop’s new dinner menu features Alpen macaroni (left) and classic wienerschnitzel. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Building on Tradition

The venerable Swiss Pastry Shop is open for dinner.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
The sad truth is that many of the family-run institutions we’ve known and loved aren’t around anymore. Times and tastes have changed, and there is a long list of now-defunct bakeries and restaurants that looked like they ha...