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Tina’s tasty tacos are only $1.99 a pop. Lee Chastain

Tina’s Cocina: Mex-Mex

Tina’s Cocina occupies space in one of the few strip malls on West Magnolia Avenue, and owner Juan Solis didn’t spend much of his...
Campisi’s Fort Worth location is in the heart of the West Side. Brian Hutson

Campisi’s: Hits and Misses

The Campisi family’s restaurants have been a tradition in Dallas since 1946. Over six decades, the enterprise has grown from the flagship eatery on...
The 7th Street Burger and Eric’s Cheeseburger Salad are just a couple of The Pour House’s funky new offerings. Lee Chastain

The Pour House Reborn

The Pour House has come a long way. Back when it first opened, in 1995 in Sundance Square, it was a meat-market sports bar...
Like everything at First Chinese BBQ, the Hong Kong-style fried squid with rice is hyper-traditional. Vishal Malhotra

First Chinese BBQ: Authentic Flavor

As with many ethnic cuisines, most local Chinese restaurants offer fare that’s been tamed for Western taste buds and preferences. Not First Chinese BBQ...
Sera’s Moroccan stew (right) is accompanied by Calasparra rice with veggies and cheese. And a glass of wine. Lee Chastain

Sera Will Be Good

I got a sense of déjà vu walking into Sera Dining & Wine, the new tapas restaurant in the Park Hill space formerly occupied...
The ’cue isn’t the only game in town at Old Texas — but it sure is tasty. Lee Chastain

Good Eats in Old Texas

Old Texas Brewing Co. Grill aims to be the first craft brewery in Johnson County. Unfortunately, Rick and Dena Hazen, the married couple that...
Chef Garcia’s signature Edo Roll features spicy tuna pan-seared and dusted with assorted spices, asparagus, and avocado topped with yuzu sauce and served with greens and honey- miso dressing. Lee ChastainChef Garcia’s signature Edo Roll features spicy tuna pan-seared and dusted with assorted spices, asparagus, and avocado topped with yuzu sauce and served with greens and honey- miso dressing. Lee Chastain

Little Lilly’s a Treat

For as long as most folks can remember, there’s been a sushi restaurant in the 6100 block of Camp Bowie Boulevard. Danny Liu worked...
Students at T.A. Sims Elementary School tend their garden. Lee Chastain

Farm to (Fancy) Table

Say the words “school garden,” and the image conjured up is likely that of untended greens growing behind a chain link fence in a...
Peanut butter and jelly chicken wings await at Max’s. Lee Chastain

Max’s Is No Dive

The West 7th corridor has no shortage of laidback, quasi-divey hangouts. There’s Poag Mahone’s, The Abbey, Wired Willy’s, Lola’s, and more. Into nearby So7...
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...