Reviews

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2015 Sep 1 - 10:05am

The Mercury Chop House is one of the original steak houses in our revitalized downtown, having opened just prior to the boom in 2000.

One of the only family-owned and family-run restaurants left in the area, it is now dwarfed by big-name chains on all sides. When Moroccan-born Zach Moutaouakil opened his first restaurant named Marrakesh Cafe in Dallas, critics raved. But he admits, "I was not ready for success." D...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Sep 1 - 9:54am

A new addition to the Flatiron District, La Perla Negra offers fresh, coastal cuisine and cocktails with a Latin flair in a relaxed yet lively tropical setting.

| by Jessica Llanes | photography by Alex Lepe | It’s satisfying to once again see the glow of patio lights and hear the laughter of patrons on a Saturday night in the space once occupied by Zambrano’s Wine Cellar, shuttered late last year. Although we’re sad to say goodbye to...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2015 Jul 30 - 5:16pm

While the names of restaurants all around West 7th have shuffled substantially over the past few years, Tillman's Roadhouse has weathered the storm in style.

Tillman's is one of the last original tenants standing since its 2009 debut. With its enviable location and sought-after patio just perfect for lounging, Tillman's keeps rolling right along. The eclectic lodge interior is still lavish with carved wood mountings, a dramatic stacked log...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2015 Jul 30 - 5:08pm

When Jerrett Joslin and his business partner, Tom Moncrief, were looking for a place to plant their new grill/car museum concept in Weatherford, the original 1930’s McDavid car dealership building seemed the perfect spot.

| photography by Alex Lepe | The Vintage Grill and Car Museum speaks with a classic Southern twang. It is charming with original paint-chipped tin tiles ceilings, concrete flooring and workable garage doors. Fun additions like an old chandelier and the multi-bulb blue Vintage wall sign light up the...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2015 Jun 17 - 3:11pm

After promising us authentic Chinese cuisine a year ago, owners Jarry Ho and Casey Kha finally delivered in a big way. Cannon Chinese Kitchen opened last April, and it's been a feeding frenzy ever since.

When I first got word from Kha that the duo planned a new venture, I was thrilled. After all, Ho's Tokyo Cafe (which will re-open by year end) has been a Camp Bowie staple for years. The brother-in-law's first joint venture was Shinjuku Station, bringing the taste of traditional Japanese...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Jun 17 - 3:00pm

| by Nicole Crites | photography by Alex Lepe |

Dutch’s Hamburgers occupies a spot in one of Fort Worth’s most historic retail strip centers, directly facing Texas Christian University’s campus. It housed the original TCU Theater, built in 1949, before being demolished in 2006, and has been the home of Record Town since 1957...

Posted By Anonymous on 2015 Jun 17 - 2:52pm

| by Kacie Galloway |

Two words came to mind when I tasted Heim Barbecue’s bacon burnt ends: barbecue candy. The bite-sized morsels were sweet, smoky and peppery all at once, an explosion of unexpected deliciousness. I ate them slowly throughout the meal, already planning to return on Saturday to get more. These...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2015 May 27 - 3:18pm

Residents in-the-know around Colleyville and Southlake flock to Trio New American Cuisine. When in search of casual lunches, elegant dinners or impeccable catering, they are happy to have fine dining right in their own backyard.

A trio of lamb steaks sit atop an incredibly  tasty rice pilaf. | photography by Alex Lepe | Trio offers one-stop shopping to meet all its clientele’s cafe, bakery and catering needs. Executive Chef and Owner Jason...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2015 May 27 - 3:06pm

Japan’s hottest noodle trend hits the Cultural District thanks to ramen expert and Head Chef Ito Takao, who brings the traditional flavors of his native Tokyo to the Fort Worth dining scene.

Head Chef Ito Takao makes all of his broths from scratch and only uses fresh noodles. He is successfully bringing traditional flavors of his native Tokyo to Fort Worth. At Hanabi Ramen & Izakaya, diners can choose from...

Posted By Jessica Llanes on 2015 Apr 23 - 11:32am

A master in the art of sandwich making since 1928, Fort Worth’s original kosher-style delicatessen, Carshon’s Deli, continues to serve classic, made-from-scratch cuisine under the stewardship of long-time owner, Mary Swift.

In addition to delicious sandwiches, Carshon's offers tasty soup options. Reuben and Bagel Chips Ruthie Sandwich Chopped Liver Sandwich...

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