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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...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2015 Nov 16 - 2:57pm

Situated in Old Town Keller, Texas Bleu Steakhouse sizzles with dishes that are bold in freshness and flavor.

Texas Bleu Steakhouse takes the farm-to-table movement to the next level. Chef Erin Miller, a fourth generation chef and graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas, is the creative talent in the kitchen. Texas Bleu took painstaking efforts before opening to visit local farms and...

Posted By Celestina Blok on 2015 Oct 22 - 9:10am

Hoya Korean Kitchen brings flavorful fast-casual cuisine to Sundance Square.

| photography by Alex Lepe | Unlike Vietnamese and Thai, Korean cuisine has yet to make its way into Fort Worth’s mainstream dining scene, but Hoya Korean Kitchen, located in prime downtown real estate in Sundance Square, might help change that. Opened in January in a former Quiznos, the...

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