Posts Tagged ‘restaurants’
Courtesy Oni Ramen.

Ramen Re-Imagined. Again.

Chow, Baby
Remember when the ramen craze hit? Every writer in the world wrote some form of this sentence: “This isn’t your college dorm room ramen.” Or: “Chef So-And-So is turning everyone’s favorite bargain noodle into somethin...

Pantego Bay’s etouffee was swimming with perfectly cooked crawfish. Photo by Lisa Warner.

Get There Fast, Take it Slow

Pantego Bay relies on fresh seafood, not gimmicks.
Lauren Phillips
I didn’t pull up to Pantego Bay in an especially generous mood. Few roads lead to the town of Pantego, and getting there during weekday rush hour traffic can be a frustrating exercise. My guests and I converged, at long last,...

Tokyo Joe’s Cali poke roll (center) is a delicious bargain. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Hey, Joe

Build-your-own Japanese cuisine brings its clean eating concept to the Waterside development.
Laurie Barker James
About 20 years ago, Larry Leith opened Tokyo Joe’s, a Colorado-based Japanese restaurant franchise with a focus on clean eating –– somewhat of a novelty back in the ’90s. Joe’s first Texas outpost opened last month in...

Tuk Tuk Thai serves big portions and big flavors. Photo by Lee Chastain.


Tuk Tuk Thai’s menu of reasonably priced entry-level Thai favorites is perfect student grub.
Lauren Phillips
UT has Guadalupe Street, TCU has West Berry, UNT has Fry –– half the fun of higher learning comes from the seedy edges of the ubiquitous college strip, where pitchers of suds and tattoo parlors gobble up the dregs of that s...

Photo by Kayla Stigall.

Harmonious Trio

This fine dining spot is a reason to go to Colleyville.
Kristian Lin
What a joy it is to find a great restaurant in an unexpected place. The Trio New American Restaurant’s address lists it in Colleyville, though right across the street is a large sign proclaiming its own place in North Richlan...


Best Of On The Town 2016

Fort Worth Weekly
Cheap Buzz Critic’s Top 5: Planning your weekday evenings around drinks specials? No? Well, you should be. Start with $2 domestic drafts at Boomerjacks (2600 W 7th St, 817-810-2666) on Monday. On Tuesday, head to Arlington fo...

charley's old fashioned sign

Old School Charley’s

Chow, Baby
As I was sitting in the tiny, ramshackle dining room of Charley’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers (4616 Granbury Rd, 817-924-8611), I wondered why the venerable burger shack never expanded, opened up a few other storefronts, or went...

Jumra Kabab’s gyro plate is spiced with garlic and cinnamon. Photo by Lee Chastain.


Jumra Kabab doesn’t water down its authentic Turkish fare.
After my first attempt to dine at Jumra Kabab was derailed by a gas line issue, I skulked and sulked hungrily away, annoyed that I would have to make a return visit all the way out to North Arlington to review a kabab shop. Sin...


Baby on Board

Chow, Baby
Fact: Every baby ever born, boy or girl, looks like Winston Churchill … except mine. The Chow, Baby clan recently added a member –– a little baby boy. I haven’t slept in four months, and I feel like I got a hold of some...

Co-owner Demarcus Davis serves one of Taste N See’s signature chicken and waffle dishes. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Holy Waffles

Taste and see that the food is good at this small, soulful eatery.
It’s easy to drive right past Taste N See Chicken & Waffles. Located in a strip mall on Altamesa Boulevard, the eatery opened in June on a street that’s jammed with fast-food joints, storage places, and dollar stores. A...