Posts Tagged ‘restaurant reviews’
Don Mario’s serves up their Ultimate Fajitas (left) and a platter of catfish and shrimp. Lee Chastain

Lighter Delights

Don Mario’s piles on the flavor instead of the weight.
JIMMY FOWLER
Even diehard fans of traditional Mexican cuisine will admit the fare tends to be too heavy while also being light on flavor. It’s as if the goal of a typical plate of enchiladas was merely to fill up your stomach rather than ...


The grips come packed and ready at Grip Mediterranean. Lee Chastain

Mediterranean Stronghold

With the tasty Grip, the Channa brothers expand their mini-empire.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Adam and Jalal Channa have created a local mini restaurant empire — first with Dallas’ Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill, then with Fort Worth’s Terra Mediterranean Grill, which has additional locations in Dallas and Irving. N...



Pop’s keeps a clear focus on burgers, but the sides are no afterthought. Lee Chastain

New Digs, Same Pop’s

Pop’s Burgers & Grill elevates sports-bar fare to new heights.
JIMMY FOWLER
As most regulars already know, Pop’s Burgers & Grill moved earlier this year from Benbrook Highway to Trail Lake Drive near I-20. Rest assured, though, that owner Russell House is still a big Horned Frogs fan and has made...


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Bold Blossoms on the Ave

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby recently played the lottery for the first time. I didn’t win, so I’ll have to delay the opening of my karate-themed soul food restaurant, The Kickin’ Chicken, which I planned for Magnolia Avenue. The Near South...



Whoa! Whiskey XII’s version of the bacon cheeseburger is a heart-stopping marvel. Vishal Malhotra

Brown and Purple

Though focused on TCU and quality hooch, Whiskey XII also does pub fare.
STEVE STEWARD
Ever notice how Texas Christian University seems to go through athletic conferences the way linebackers go through socks? Now, as TCU’s teams proudly (and perhaps bravely) scratch out a niche in the Big 12, Frog fans hope the...


Crawdaddy’s menu features such inventive items as a redfish couvillion over dirty rice with crawfish etoufée sauce. Vishal Malhotra

Shackin’ Up

In the wilds of Arlington, Crawdaddy’s whips up mighty fine Cajun cuisine.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Crawdaddy’s Shack is inexplicably located in southwest Arlington, in a fairly hard-to-access strip mall. I say inexplicably because I don’t think there’s a large contingent of head-sucking, tail-pinching folk out that way...



The Winnebago bar provides a quirky backdrop for some of Twisted Root’s signature items, including the Dirk Diggler Dog (front). Lee Chastain

Pretzel Logic

Twisted Root serves up scrumptious burgers with a silly smile.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Twisted Root Burger Company was started by Jason Boso after he did what most service industry folk fantasize about doing to a hard-to-please customer. Boso spouted off, apparently in a big way, and got fired. But that led Boso,...


The Tower is elegant, its fare full of flair. Lee Chastain

Down to The Tower

In the heart of Sundance Square comes a haute comfort-food “gastropub.”
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Tower Restaurant and Speakeasy occupies the same location on the corner of 4th and Taylor streets downtown where The Vault Mediterranean Restaurant flamed out a couple of years ago. The new eatery is owned by the same folks...



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Words to Live By

Fort Worth Weekly
Writing about restaurants that set up shop at cursed addresses — sinkholes where cafés before them have gone to die — is always bittersweet: Who knows how much longer those dishes and servers will be around? I’ve reviewe...


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Vickery: (B)Eat the Traffic

CHOW, BABY
They should take Molly the Longhorn off Fort Worth’s logo and replace her with an orange traffic cone. The city’s lousy with them these days. I used to be able to fly around all of the Hulen Street traffic by detouring down...