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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,...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Jan 21 - 11:37am

Made famous for its Black Forest Cake, Swiss Pastry Shop’s bustling café offers modern Swiss-German fare and is a signature sandwich and burger mecca.

| photography by Alex Lepe | Do you remember that feeling when you were a kid and passed the window of the toy store displaying boundless objects tempting you to take them all home? It’s that same feeling when you walk into Swiss Pastry Shop and see the case filled with cakes, puff pastries...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2016 Jan 21 - 11:11am

| photography by Alex Lepe | Hooch gets haute at a moonshine-focused eatery in the West Seventh area offering fruit-infused cocktails and a from-scratch kitchen serving bar-friendly fare. Moonshine. White lightning. It feels a little dangerous, a little backwoods—a lot rebellious. Since...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2015 Dec 28 - 1:55pm

| photography by Alex Lepe | One part jazz club and one part soul food eatery, Buttons has earned a reputation over the past seven years for making patrons feel at home. Walking into Buttons on any given night, it’s hard to miss the signature white beard and megawatt smile belonging to Chef...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2015 Dec 28 - 1:49pm

Chef Grady Spears returns to Fort Worth, searing a brand on the Stockyards with his latest restaurant venture, Horseshoe Hill Café.

| photography by Alex Lepe | On a sleepy section of West Exchange Street, Horseshoe Hill Café is like stepping back in time. From the outside, this Western café looks as if it would be a spot for cowboys to get a hot bath, drink whiskey and play some poker. While today Harleys are...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2015 Nov 16 - 3:18pm

Billed as the place “where friends meet,” this Grapevine winery offers made-from-scratch Italian dishes and house-made vino in a relaxed, yet romantic location.

Strolling down Grapevine’s Main Street on a cool evening, it’s hard not to be drawn to the small patio and warm glow coming from Farina’s Winery and Café. With its red brick walls, dark carved wood accents and soft light, Farina’s invites cozy conversation over a...

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