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Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2017 Apr 28 - 12:44pm

In Fort Worth, seafood restaurants generally fall into two categories — casual chains like Flying Fish and upscale options like Eddie V’s, but Blu Crab’s varied menu and casual upscale atmosphere make it an ideal, everyday seafood house. At 8 p.m. on a Thursday, we arrive to a...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2017 Apr 28 - 12:31pm

It seems almost too good to be true that, located near the Trinity River in Cowtown, there could sit an unassuming mecca of scratch-made Creole cuisine in an ultra laid-back environment with a genuinely hospitable staff. Fort Worth native Cindy Crowder-Wheeler has cast a wide net, capturing the...

Posted By Celestina Blok on 2017 Mar 28 - 10:06am

| by Celestina Blok | photography by Alex Lepe | If comfort food is defined as providing a familiar feeling of happiness in the form of a hefty, high-carb meal, then Szechuan cuisine (or at least the Americanized version) could be considered comfort food in Chinese form. Menu items at Szechuan...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2017 Mar 28 - 9:47am

Hungry locals can now dine on the wild side at the chef-driven Tortaco, offering a biker bar meets industrial chic ambiance and authentic tortas, tacos, bowls and artisan mezcals. | by Jennifer Casseday-Blair | photography by Alex Lepe | Chef Nico Sanchez grew up working in his family...

Posted By Celestina Blok on 2017 Feb 22 - 12:33pm

La Perla
Approaching its two-year anniversary this summer, La Perla has adequately established itself on the south end of downtown as a cozy, often intimate destination for mojitos, margaritas and mezcals, especially after dark. The Latin-inspired food menu, however, has undergone a bit of a makeover....

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2017 Feb 22 - 12:25pm

Bentley's
Cooking up an unlikely combo of craft hot dogs and crêpes, Bentley’s adds some fun and whimsy to the Magnolia food scene by offering patrons a little something different — and delicious. When Bentley’s first opened its doors next to Ellerbe almost a year ago, the...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2017 Jan 23 - 5:10pm

Step into another world inside one Magnolia area café.

| photography by Alex Lepe | Seated at a table inside The Flying Carpet, with its paneled pinewood floors and walls, surrounded by ornate Turkish rugs and collectibles, I feel as if I’m sitting inside a giant Turkish jewelry box. Located in a restored, early 1900s bungalow, the café...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2017 Jan 23 - 4:54pm

Perched above the Trinity River in WestBend, HG Sply Co. goes au naturel with an imaginative menu of dishes featuring unprocessed ingredients.

| photography by Alex Lepe | Possessing serious “wow” factor, HG Sply Co. successfully radiates warmth with its industrial revolution meets L.A. see-and-be-seen ambiance. An impressive half tunnel covered in floor-to-ceiling red and white subway tile arches high above the bar. Taking...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Dec 19 - 3:19pm

For nearly 25 years, The Gardens Restaurant has served savory soups, salads and sandwiches and offered a relaxing respite for nature lovers.

Apricot Chicken Salad on Toasted Ciabatta
| photography by Alex Lepe | Meandering the winding paths of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden can rouse quite an appetite. Within the fenced-off paradise is The Gardens Restaurant, tucked among 109 acres of towering shade trees and colorful blooms. Pathways leading up to the restaurant are lined...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2016 Dec 19 - 2:51pm

Angie’s Bikkles, the hidden Jamaican gem located across from JPS Hospital, offers authentic, home-cooked Caribbean dishes with no frills but plenty of flavor.

jerk chicken with curried goat
| photography by Alex Lepe | About two years ago, owner Maureen Hucey, aka “Angie,” relocated her Caribbean eatery from West Berry to its current location in the hospital district. Despite its humble location, Angie has been building a solid and diverse customer base ever since. The...

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