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Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2016 Jul 13 - 4:21pm

For more than 30 years, Camp Bowie residents have enjoyed authentic Italian classics at Aventino’s, a neighborhood gem with three generations of family history. Walking into Aventino’s midway through dinner service on a Thursday night, I’m pleasantly surprised by the warmth of...

Posted By Celestina Blok on 2016 Jun 29 - 4:22pm

| photography by Alex Lepe | Satisfying an uncertain nostalgia for the food court cuisine of the ‘90s while doubling as a quaint dive for a quick bite or quiet, unrushed meal, Opa! Mediterranean Café does just what owner Alan Asadian hoped for when he opened the fast-casual eatery a...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2016 May 24 - 11:14am

Next door to a 7-Eleven on Camp Bowie is the modest storefront for Samson’s Market Bistro, Fort Worth’s first East African deli, serving up traditional and unforgettable Ethiopian meals in Arlington Heights. “Have you ever eaten Ethiopian food?” owner Samson Yosef asks,...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 May 24 - 10:09am

Sushi Axiom on West 7th provides a brief respite for busy professionals by day and a comfortable atmosphere for couples by night. Its American take on Japanese favorites has been satiating Fort Worth palates for years.

While the fare served at Sushi Axiom is inspired by Japanese cuisine, there is little tradition found in its restaurant. From silverware present on the tables to fried rolls loaded with cream cheese, Sushi Axiom maintains its success by catering to a crowd that prefers the Americanized version of...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Apr 19 - 1:47pm

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, opened by Chef Tim Love more than 15 years ago in the historic Stockyards, still soars with its inventive fare and rustic elegance.

| photography by Alex Lepe | Along the brick-laden North Main Street sits a passage back in time to the Old West. Upon entering the unassuming façade, the main dining space oozes the charm of an old saloon with displayed Stetsons, mounted stuffed animal heads and the markings of Texas...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2016 Apr 19 - 1:43pm

Named after two West Texas ghost towns, the Trinity River hideaway Thurber Mingus is billed as a border town-style cantina with a Tex-Mex inspired menu. Driving down a quiet stretch of White Settlement, it’s easy to miss the understated metal-and-wood shed exterior of Thurber Mingus. Despite...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Mar 29 - 3:02pm

Since 2009 Eddie V’s Prime Seafood has been one of Fort Worth’s go-to spots for fresh fish, center-cut steaks and an upscale dining experience.

On a busy Friday afternoon, my husband and I popped into Eddie V’s for an early dinner. We chose to eat in the lively V Lounge, where the happy hour crowd was already gathering. Martinis flowed freely as a distinguished clientele waited for the live jazz piano to begin. Situated on a prime...

Posted By Celestina Blok on 2016 Mar 29 - 1:49pm

“Eat,” says the vintage red sign hanging above the checkout counter at Local Foods Kitchen. Diners have proven very happy to oblige. Now 10 months old, Tanglewood’s easygoing, garden-inspired eatery is drawing crowds for gourmet takeout and elegant café cuisine, just as...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2016 Feb 19 - 11:24am

No-frills barbeque is a Texas art form, and at Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que, they understand how to perfect the classics while staying true to their Hill Country roots.

When Cooper’s opened in the lot adjacent to Billy Bob’s six years ago, many people rejoiced that the well-known Llano establishment was coming to the Stockyards. Of course, few foods bring people together while also dividing them so thoroughly like barbeque. Ask your friend, neighbor or...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Feb 19 - 11:12am

Fixture Kitchen and Social Lounge, a Near Southside newbie, offers comforting dishes and creative cocktails served by a hospitable staff.

| photography by Alex Lepe | Fixture’s warm atmosphere makes it perfect for weekend brunch with friends or a casual date destination. There’s a strong community vibe, making it a suitable fit for its spot on Magnolia. Featuring bright paintings by local artists on nearly every wall,...

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