Authors Posts by Laurie Barker James

Laurie Barker James

Pacific Table’s recent sandwich of the day was the tuna burger with garlic rosemary fries. Lee Chastain

Pacific Table: Surf & Turf

Pacific Table is the second local restaurant from Chef Felipe Armenta, who also owns The Tavern Bar & Grill on South Hulen Street. The...
Everything, including the beef pho, is made from scratch at Miss Saigon II. Adrien P. Maroney

Viet Star

Fort Worth is not short on places for Vietnamese cooking, but you have to go far afield to find the really good stuff. The...
Brickhouse’s hot wings and grilled pork chops might make you shake shake shake your booty. Adrien P Maroney

Mighty Mightay

Walk into Brickhouse Lounge, and that riff and verse from the 1970s song by The Commodores will float into your head. You know the...
Funky and chunky: DeVivo’s spaghetti and meatballs keep company with a stuffed artichoke. Lee Chastain

Mangia, ’Burbanites

Siblings John and Ralph DeVivo have combined skills they honed in previous careers to create the eatery that bears their name. John got his...
Elote co-owner Cynthia Loeb has a plate of fresh Tex-Mex and some ’ritas with your name on them. Adrien P. Maroney

Elote Is Elite

The words “gluten-free” and “Tex-Mex” combine in a way that makes your average cowboy grimace. In reality, Mexican cuisine, like most Western regional cuisines,...
The steaks are cut on-site — and then cooked to order, like this bone-in rib-eye. Lee Chastain

Chop House Delights

Chef Kenny Mills made himself at home in Arlington with Chop House Burgers, which started as a hole-in-the-wall near University of Texas at Arlington...
Waters’ ceviche trio, with shrimp, striped bass, and ahi tuna, awaits. Adrien P. Maroney

Ocean Breeze

While non-local foodies probably equate our little hamlet with Tim Love, locals know that Mr. Love Shack is far from the only game in...
The grips come packed and ready at Grip Mediterranean. Lee Chastain

Mediterranean Stronghold

Adam and Jalal Channa have created a local mini restaurant empire — first with Dallas’ Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill, then with Fort Worth’s Terra...
Café Bella serves up chicken rollatini wih veggies in a pink sauce. Vishal Malhotra

That’s Amore

Café Bella is a little off the beaten path, out in the wilds of TCUland, but the ma-and-pa restaurant has been serving Italian food...
Tribeca owner Sage Sakiri serves up smoked foie gras with a grape and apple salad. Lee Chastain

Tri It

If you’ve lived in Tarrant County for any length of time, you likely remember when Tarrant County College’s Northeast Campus in Hurst seemed to...