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Laurie Barker James

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Ume’s sashimi spring roll awaits. Lee Chastain

Ume: Yummy

Although there is a plethora of Japanese restaurants in Tarrant County, there aren’t a lot of Korean eateries. Enter: Ume Sushi and Korean BBQ....
Kona Grill’s beef bulgogi tacos and shrimp-and-lobster roll await. Brian Hutson

Shaka Brah

Kona Grill offers a staggering array of choices, from sushi to satay and bulgogi to a variety of meats augmented with pineapple or macadamia...
There are dozens of taco items at Taco Diner, including the citrus- marinated pork tacos al pastor — with grilled pineapple. Brian Hutson

Tranquil Tex-Mex

Taco Diner’s foray into Fort Worth is pretty great. The regional chain with locations in Dallas and Southlake has put down stakes in Sundance...
All of the seafood was cooked well and tasted great at R.J. Gator’s. Lee Chastain

Floribbean Queen

At one point, R.J. Gator’s was a flourishing Florida-based chain with locations in several states. The concept: “Floribbean” cuisine –– Jamaican lite with Caribbean...
The presentation is as beautiful as the flavors at Spice. Brian Hutson

Thai One On, Magnolia

The Thanpaisarnsamut family’s three restaurants (Thailicious, Thai Select, Thai Rice ’n’ Noodle) are usually on the short list for best Thai food in Fort...
Bite City Grill’s diver scallop risotto is a blend of lightness and creaminess. Brian Hutson

Chompin’ at the Bite

In the wake of Fort Worth’s booming restaurant scene, it’s to be expected that some restaurants will fail. Over the past four years, the...
The pies come straight from Cane Rosso’s 900-degree brick oven. Brian Hutson

Cane Rosso: Simple, Traditional

How do you define what makes a good pizza? Do you like yours Chicago-style, deep enough to fill a cast-iron skillet? Thin and floppy?...
Chef Jeff Harris offers up some blackened red snapper at AF+B. Vishal Malhotra

AF+B = Upscale Comfort

Dallas restaurateur Tristan Simon, founder and CEO of Consilient Hospitality, apparently knows trendy. In addition to five Dallas restaurants, including The Porch and Victor...
Crispy duck wings and chocolate-strawberry Napoleon await at Bird Café. Lee Chastain

Bird Café Takes Wing

It’s a glorious time to be a foodie in Fort Worth. The plethora of interesting, innovative restaurants just keeps expanding. The latest is Bird...
As these seared scallops prove, the food is fresh and inventive at Clay Pigeon. Brian Hutson

Clay Pigeon: The Sky’s the Limit

The local foodie buzz around Clay Pigeon, the newest everything-made-from-scratch, only-in-season restaurant, is nothing short of ecstatic. In fact, the buzz started before the...