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Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2014 Jul 22 - 2:10pm

The West Bend expansion is well underway, so Silver Fox will soon have new neighbors. In the meantime, the veteran steakhouse is still serving up prime cuts and happy memories.ambiance and a charmingly authentic Italian menu year after year.

       Over the years, Silver Fox has seen its share of engagements and birthdays, as well as hosted many parties and business dinners in its private Texas Room that seats 20 comfortably. The price point naturally lends itself to special occasion dining, and the...

Posted By Alison Rich on 2014 Jul 22 - 12:23pm

Currying flavor on the Southside since spring, this zesty new entrant to Magnolia’s restaurant row will have your mouth hankering to give its Thai a try.

       Zowie! Although the name may be simple, the complex items this place is dishing up are anything but. Debuting on the ever-sprouting Southside this past spring, Spice is, by its own admission, “traditional Thai cuisine in a modern, contemporary setting....

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2014 Jun 13 - 10:54am

After a recent reboot, longtime favorite J.R.’s Steakhouse has made the shift towards more casual dining, complete with a huge sports bar — rebranding itself as J.R.’s Steak & Grill.

       Chef Todd Phillips has been Head Chef for the past nine years, and his steak offerings are still seasoned, seared and served to perfection. The menu holds a wide variety at many price-points; some of which are best enjoyed in the expanded formal dining room, and...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2014 Jun 13 - 10:34am

The menu at Little Red Wasp bears no resemblance to Grace even though it was pulled together by the same man, Chef Blaine Staniford.

       It wasn’t what I was expecting, with Grace’s sleek and sexy model just down the street. Little Red Wasp has an industrial loft vibe. Its raw structure design is neither posh nor polished. There are huge expanses covered in white subway tile and a...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2014 May 27 - 10:03am

After stints in Florida, the Hamptons, and most recently at Pakpao in Dallas (where he garnered three stars), Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin is now poised to take a BITE out of Fort Worth

photography by Alex Lepe | The refreshed space in Montgomery Plaza is clean and modern with earth tones, exposed brick facades and walls of windows that make for enjoyable people watching. Sporting both small and large profile banquettes and good lighting throughout, intimate dining and audible...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2014 May 27 - 9:38am

How did a Grecian goddess like lone Stavron become the queen of gourmet Tamales? It was purely serendipity.

Life is made up of happy accidents. When Ione Stavron’s daughter received a tamale machine as a gift from a family friend, the two began playing around with recipes. What they came up with became the backbone of an ever-expanding tamale empire, founded in 1997. That is how a nice Greek family...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2014 Apr 29 - 9:20am

Sundance Square is buzzing now more than ever. Del Frisco's Grille nabbed a coveted corner section of the revitalized pedistrain hub, with all its windows facing onto the action.

The Del Frisco’s franchise has become the swanky steakhouse of the posh, with locations dotted all over the map from Las Vegas to New York. Many feature classic warm wood tones and turn-of-the-century charm like ornate ironwork and windmill palms, making you feel like they may have been...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2014 Apr 29 - 9:03am

Taverna continues dashing up its rustic ambiance and a charmingly authentic Italian menu year after year.

Taverna is good at many things, but they specialize in both risotto and pizza. In fact, the woodstone, copper-covered pizza oven is one of the first things you see when you enter. The Taverna Foccacia ($11) makes a lovely appetizer to share. It is a huge portion that looks like a delicious, fresh...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Apr 29 - 8:53am

After a semester in Rome, Italy, I quickly fell for gelato. So you can imagine when Paciugo opened in Fort Worth, my heart fluttered with excitement (and too much sugar). The beauty here is simplicity in their complex flavors. You’re not over stimulated with toppings, just choices and...

Posted By Jenni Hanley on 2014 Mar 24 - 3:06pm

Let's face it, we can't all be sommeliers. Luckily, at MAX's Wine Dive you don't have to be - and they like it that way.

| photography by Jason Kindig |  With six locations in Texas, Owner Jerry Lasco has made many a believer out of his unique “wine dive” concept. It’s inspired by the kind of dive bar where everybody knows your name, and it pairs a carefully curated wine selection with the...

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