Posts Tagged ‘plate’

Air Oink

The pluses outweigh the minuses at Flying Pig Pit BBQ and Tavern.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Flying Pig Pit BBQ and Tavern’s address in Mansfield is on Matlock Road, but really the joint is just off Country Club Road in a little strip mall. This is important, because your satellite navigational device is likely t...


’Cue Up Soda Springs

This barbecue joint in White Settlement is friendly but not memorable.
STEVE STEWARD
The town of White Settlement might still be living down its 2009 opportunity to change its name to something less racially charged. However, the little west-o’-Fort Worth ville is still a homey place. A culinary mecca? Hardly...



Mighty Fine, Oliver’s

Market/restaurant Oliver’s Fine Foods is all good.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Part mini-mart, part fine winery, part butcher and bakery, and part short-order restaurant, Oliver’s Fine Foods’ downtown location occupies valuable corner real estate between Throckmorton and 4th streets. The new place fea...


Saviano’s: Real Italian?

You’ve never had Italian food until you’ve had Saviano’s – Italian grandmothers aside.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Saviano’s proclaims, “If you ain’t had Saviano’s, you ain’t had Italian.” Grammatical issues aside, that’s a bold statement. But the new downtown restaurant has the goods to back it up.



Loosen Up at Buck n’ Loons

This venerable Arlington eatery still offers some hearty American fare.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
“Never trust a skinny cook.” That old saying seems to be the motto at Arlington’s Buck n’ Loons, and, although I didn’t actually see the cook when my family ate dinner there on a weeknight, I could sort of tell by the...


Siempre Superior

Family-style means good eats on the North Side.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
There are no strangers at La Superior Taco Cantina, only diners who haven’t been introduced to owner Steve Martinez and his extremely friendly crew. If you’re new, Martinez or one of his peeps will hand you samples of whate...



Tex-Mex Shines at The Tavern

A San Angelo father and son bring their brand of Tex-Mex to the Fort.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The recently closed Snookie’s Bar and Grill on South Hulen Street was never a temple of great food, although the place had fabulous deals on alcohol and served food late at night. Still, that part of Hulen doesn’t exactly l...


Two Brothers for Excellent Greek

This recently opened restaurant in North Fort Worth is full of high points.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Two Brothers Bistro is located so far north in Fort Worth that it’s almost in Keller. The new restaurant looks predictably sleek, with a gorgeous bay window allowing the place to flood with sunlight, elegant brown and cream w...



Any Way You Slice It

Chow, Baby
One of Chow, Baby’s valiant attempts to impose order on the food universe is its gyros classification system. It’s pretty straightforward: Class A is slabs of lamb and/or beef that have been marinated in a secret family rec...


Twinkie-ling

LAURIE BARKER JAMES
My buddy, a farm kid, loves catfish, but his teenage son and I were leery as we headed to Circle S Catfish Grill in north Fort Worth — neither of us is a huge catfish fan. Fortunately, the menu at the family-owned restaur...