Posts Tagged ‘restaurants’
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War and Cheesecake

Chow, Baby
I was sitting in the dining room of The Cheesecake Factory (455 Commerce St., 817-348-0810) along with 200,000 other diners when I became paralyzed by its vastness. The place itself could house an aircraft carrier, and its 21-p...


The seared Asian tuna is fresh and bright at the Grille. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Cluttered Del Frisco’s Grille

This splendid downtown restaurant doesn’t need any glitter to shine.
Lauren Phillips
On a fine, warm day in June, it’s hard to imagine a more pleasant setting for a friendly business luncheon than the bright, breezy patio of Del Frisco’s Grille. Located on the east side of Sundance Square’s shiny newish p...



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Grady Spears Last Shot?

Love him or hate him, the former celebrity chef is back with a new restaurant and new hope.
Jeff Prince
Cowboy cook Grady Spears is opening a chicken-fried steak café in the Stockyards next month, and, since the joint holds only about 60 diners, don’t be surprised if a line forms outside the door. A few folks in line might hav...


A hot stone bowl and cold sake are calling from HoYA. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Seoul Food

HoYA Korean Kitchen is a tasty, inexpensive entrée into this scarce cuisine.
Laurie Barker James
HoYA Korean Kitchen sits in the Sundance Square space that once housed a chain shop where hurried diners could customize their subs with veggies and condiments. A similar concept applies to Korean food. HoYA’s menu mostly rev...



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Winslow’s: A New Breed

Chow, Baby
Why do people think it’s funny to tease dogs? On a recent cool weekday afternoon, I left my pup in the car as I stopped to pick up some grub at Temaki Sushi (1504 W. Magnolia Ave.). I could hear her yip at every passerby on M...


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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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...



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...


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You Deserve a Break (Room) Today

Delicious sandwiches are calling from the smoky wilds of Crowley.
Laurie Barker James
  The first thing you’ll notice about The Break Room Bar and Grill is the massive wreck of wood, metal, and drooping twinkly lights next to the parking lot. The Break Room’s open-air patio was totaled last month by a d...