Eastern Traditions

Have Your Beer and Eat It, Too

Paco, Solo

Bro-Mex

Praise the Pig

Blotch Jumbo

Eats

Eats
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...
The BBQ Slaw Chicken Sandwich packs a nice kick.

Brewsters’ Millions

As the name implies, the recently opened Brewsters seems to be focused on beer, from the 60 craft drafts on tap to the space’s...
There’s a lot to love about this small family-owned eatery. Lee Chastain

All Aboard for Brodard

The tiny, family-owned Vietnamese eatery Brodard Asian Express & Boba Tea looks as if it could be swallowed up any minute by the hectic...
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...
Like all of T.P.R.’s burgers, the jalapeño burger arrives on a Hawaiian roll. Vishal Malhotra

T.P.R. Burger Rules

At what point does a burger become, well, something else? Texas Patty Road Burger, or just T.P.R. Burger, offers a vast selection of creative...
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...
The jerk chicken is delicious and only mildly spicy at Stay C’s. Lee Chastain

Stay C’s: Irie Time

It’s a shame Caribbean cuisine is such a rarity here. Jamaican dishes offer an array of flavors as complex as the cultures that have...
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...
Strawberry cheesecake in a cone (center) isn’t all that surprising, but buffalo chicken (left) and pulled pork make a major statement at Epic Cones. Lee Chastain

Epic Cones: Fun and Filling

American cuisine isn’t known for its original dishes as much as for the repurposing of old ones. Ground beef (hamburgers) and German sausage (hot...
Plop into a stadium-style seat and loosen your belt at TJ’s. Lee Chastain

TJ’s Sizzles

There’s no denying that TJ’s Catfish and Wings is a sports bar. Nearly every inch of available space is covered in photos of famous...