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Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2017 May 16 - 4:24pm

Dedicated to retaining its classic menu offerings and loyal clientele, Mercury Chop House recently played in the game of musical restaurants happening right now in the city. With Waters taking over its former location at 301 Main St., Mercury Chop House slid into the corner spot at the base of The...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2017 May 16 - 4:16pm

As Cork & Pig Tavern approaches its one-year mark in the former AF&B space, Executive Chef Felipe Armenta continues to wow patrons with a stellar menu of wood-fired pizzas, pub favorites and an outstanding selection of hickory-smoked meats.

Visitors who are familiar with AF&B will recognize many design elements that have carried over into the new space, including the retro, black-and-white tiled floors, its open kitchen and the eye-catching bar area, which remains a focal point. Cork & Pig manages to look sleek but with a...

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...

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