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Posted By Malcolm Mayhew on 2019 Apr 16 - 4:40pm

Long before Magnolia Avenue became the retail and real estate hotbed it is today, Donatella Trotti took a chance on opening a small Italian restaurant there in a tiny, ramshackle building that was all but falling apart. There were no cool coffee shops on Magnolia at the time, no lines for barbecue...

Posted By Malcolm Mayhew on 2019 Mar 4 - 3:32pm

If you know chef Jen Williams — and chances are you do if you’ve ever eaten at a pop-up diner or at any of the top restaurants in the Fort Worth-Dallas area — you know she very well could be the Rosie the Riveter of Fort Worth’s culinary scene. Since moving from Chicago to...

Posted By Malcolm Mayhew on 2019 Mar 4 - 3:23pm

Times are definitely good for local barbecue lovers. Everywhere you turn, it seems, a new barbecue virtuoso is coming forth, wielding expertly smoked meats. Newest to arrive on the ’cue scene is Hurtado Barbecue, run by North Texas pitmaster Brandon Hurtado. For the past several months, he...

Posted By Malcolm Mayhew on 2018 Dec 20 - 10:50am

Waffle and Skillets
Four A-list chefs have come together to open The Table, a market and culinary studio in the South Main area. Dena Peterson Shaskan will sell products from her Mockingbird catering company, from soups to sauces to entrees. Husband Trent Shaskan will offer freshly made bread under his biz name Icon...

Posted By Malcolm Mayhew on 2018 Nov 27 - 2:32pm

Mariposa's Latin Kitchen Tamales
If you’re fearful that the upcoming move of Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen from the west side to Willow Park means the restaurant won’t be serving its popular Christmas tamales this year, co-owner Crystal Padilla has a message for you: “Yes, yes, yes, we’re still doing...

Posted By Malcolm Mayhew on 2018 Oct 23 - 12:13pm

Latte Art of a Heart
Fort Worth will get a better class of food courts when the Food Hall at Crockett Row opens soon. Tentatively scheduled to open late November or early December, in a new 16,000-square-foot space in the Crockett Row at West Seventh area, the hall will feature a half-dozen storefront eateries, along...

Posted By Malcolm Mayhew on 2018 Sep 20 - 12:35pm

Sea Salt Margarita from Risky's
There’s much barbecue news to share: Some of the best barbecue restaurants in the area will come together for Smoked, a daylong barbecue and live music festival happening on Oct. 13 in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Pay one price, eat all the ‘cue you can from Blacks BBQ, Heim Barbecue,...

Posted By Malcolm Mayhew on 2018 Aug 1 - 11:24am

Near Southside bakery Stir Crazy Baked Goods has spent the past few weeks moonlighting as a pizza joint. During the day, you can still load up on all your baked goods needs. But on select Monday and Saturday evenings, new local pop-up kitchen Black Cat Pizza takes over, dishing out terrific New...

Posted By Malcolm Mayhew on 2018 Jun 25 - 11:01am

The West Side will soon get its first gourmet doughnut shop, courtesy of Dough Boy Donuts. Melvin Roberson is hoping to have the brick-and-mortar version of his popular food truck open sometime later this month in the West Side spot once occupied by Leah’s Sweet Treats. Baking will be done on...

Posted By Malcolm Mayhew on 2018 May 30 - 10:07am

For many in Fort Worth, warmer weather means one thing and one thing only: Agua fresca season is here. Paleteria La Azteca, new on the East Side at 4033 E. Belknap St., might just serve the coolest flavors in town. Choose from a half-dozen kinds of the specialty Mexican drink (a combination of...

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