Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth restaurants’
Like the veal panache, the flavors are bold and the fare heavy at Alba’s. Tony Robles

Alba’s, Simply

Forget sleekness and fusion. Quaint and traditional are where it’s at.
With so many restaurants striving to be sleek and contemporary in their ambience and food, Alba’s Italian Restaurant stands out for its willingness to be quaint and kitschy. This family-owned establishment off Loop 820 in far...


Musical Notes

Chow, Baby keeps a list of restaurants it needs to try. Sounds organized, but it’s not. Here’s a sample of my list-making: Rodeo Goat, Red Door Bistro, eggs, orange juice, toothpaste, and “idea for a TV show: Luby’s Loc...

Kebabs like the Kafta (grilled lamb and beef) dominate Saffron Sky’s menu. Tony Robles

The Sky’s the Limit

With a little help, this new Mediterranean eatery could really shine.
In a small strip mall on Donnelly Avenue, a side street in the shadow of Ridglea Theater on the West Side, there’s a welcome sight for fans of Mediterranean cuisine. The neighborhood already has Hedary’s, a Fort Worth insti...

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Spin Those Plates

Speaking as someone who was pretty much raised by television, I enjoy a good spinoff as much as any other over-stimulated, glassy-eyed child of the ’80s. Some shows were prolific in their spinoffs — Happy Days is rivaled on...

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Sometimes, a Roll Is Just a Roll

The phrase “food porn” is too often abused these days by anyone who has ever seen an episode of Top Chef. I can’t tell you how many photos I’ve seen of someone’s dinner on social media outlets, with the tag “food po...

Sophistication and comfort combine to make Red Door Bistro a destination. Adrien P. Maroney

Swinging High

From the folks behind Piola comes the elegant Red Door Bistro.
Donna Albanese is betting that Fort Worth’s general lack of Mediterranean food and lack of family-owned eats on South Hulen Street will combine to make her new venture a success. Located in a strip mall with a parking lot sha...

Frankie’s All-Star sampler is a great way to dive into the diverse menu. Tony Robles

Yo, Frankie’s

Mostly homemade items separate this sports bar from its competitors.
Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill tries hard to meet the needs of every single sports fan in the 817. You can eat, drink, and watch any kind of sport you can think of –– Frankie’s has too many large-screen televisions to c...


Pork Ribs Smoking o’er an Enclosed Fire

Chow, Baby recently broke a proud tradition of avoiding malls during the holidays. Until last week, it had been five years since I’d set foot in one. And after 30 seconds in Ridgmar Mall, I remembered why. In those moments, I...


I’m Having a Smashback

As I stood at the local fast-food counter, my mind wandered back to Dublin, Ireland, and … a Burger King. Yes, after traveling thousands of miles overseas to one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world, my frie...

It may not capture a purist’s heart, but Bayou Jack’s Cajun fare sure is tasty. Vishal Malhotra

So7, So Cajun

Amid apartments and Mexican joints, up pops tasty Bayou Jack’s.
Bayou Jack’s Cajun Grill is a small restaurant wedged into a West 7th street location between apartment complexes, more apartment complexes, and a location of the Mexican-food chain Chuy’s. In fact, if you call Jack’s for...