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Mar 13, 2010 12:23 PM

10 best things to eat in Fort Worth

I was thinking we need one for Fort Worth, too ...

Tortillas, chips, and salsa (fresh masa made daily) at the Mexican Inn on 8th Ave
Crispy tacos with grilled shrimp and extra cilantro at Fuzzy's
Bread pudding at Sapristi
Kobe blue cheese burger at Cafe Modern
Guacamole at La Familia

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  1. Pizza - Mellow Mushroom.
    Its just madness, purely wonderful pies are made here.

    1. Will have to give this some thought, but,
      - Fire & Ice Pickles by themselves, at Ellerbe's are worth the trip; otherwise, the shrimp po-boy (in season) ain't shabby.
      - Anything at Nonna Tata - although I haven't had the pleasure of the their antipasto plate which is comprised of ingredients currently on-hand in the kitchen.
      - Stockyard location of the Love Shack's burger.
      - For breakfast, Paco and John's Huevos Divorciados.
      - Zeke;s fish and chips

      If allowed to move from Ft. Worth proper
      Buon Giorno's hot chocolate in Grapevine....
      Social Bakery's French Silk Pie (old Celebrity location @ Lincoln Sq)

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      1. re: CocoaNut

        I forgot Zeke's ... I always get the fried shrimp. Fried okra's pretty good. The drive-through is an adventure all by itself ;)

        What do the fire & ice pickles come with?

        1. re: foiegras

          You could probably get the pickles with anything you ordered, but 3 little slices came on the side with my pulled-pork sand (wouldn't advise that). I tried making the pickles myself from a recipe I found online. OK, but not close to what Ell makes - wish they sold them jarred.

          Edit: I'll note that my saying "pickles by themselves" was in jest, only making a point of how good those little green rounds are.

        2. re: CocoaNut

          RE: Nonna Tata CocoaNut, is there any restaurant that makes anything without ingredients currently on hand in the kitchen?

          Is this as opposed to the French air diet?

          1. re: kindofabigdeal

            I'm assuming this means that the antipasto is not a standard offering, but varies each day depending on what's on hand ...

            1. re: foiegras

              The antipasto is on the menu everyday ( 3 different ones as I remember - meat, cheese and something else (?) - seems like one had something to do with breads ), but the contents of each changes based on what is being served from the entrees. There is a standard menu with many standard expectations, as well as off menu specials.

              As told to me by one of the servers : the antipasto plate changes and is comprised of ingredients currently on-hand in the kitchen

          2. I haven't eaten here, but came across Bistro Louise in the Star Telegram while checking out the Easter buffets - looks like they offer a buffet every Sunday.

            Looks to be French inspired and on the moderately expensive side. Predominantly good reviews on Google search.

            Bistro Louise
            2900 S Hulen St Ste 40, Fort Worth, TX 76109

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            1. re: CocoaNut

              Oooh Baby! Here we go:

              1. Bananas Foster from Eddie V's (OMG!)
              2. Chocolate meringue pie from Carshon's deli
              3. Puffy tortilla chips from Caro's Mexican food restaurant on Blue bonnet circle
              4. Rueban Sandwich from the Swiss Pastry Shop
              5. Chicken Salad, Pimiento cheese and Egg salad sandwiches from the Lunch Box
              6. Filet from Del Frisco's dowtown (I promise you wont find a better steak in FW)
              7. Pancakes from Yogi's
              8. Calamari app from Eddie V's
              9. Pizza from Mama's Pizza
              10. Burger and fried Okra from Kinkaid's

              I have been to Bistro Louise and its very good. Older people tend to go there, like 50 and older so I dont go for dinner much...

              Swiss Pastry Shop
              3936 W Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76107

              Bistro Louise
              2900 S Hulen St Ste 40, Fort Worth, TX 76109

              Lunch Box
              6333 Camp Bowie Blvd Ste 236, Fort Worth, TX 76116

              1. re: CricketTX


                Older people won't hurt you! They're usually non-violent.

            2. BUTTONS! The Sunday brunch is terrific and that fried chicken harmonizes with the jazz playing in the background.

              1. - Cream puffs from the Swiss Pastry Shop (now I'll have to try the rueben sandwich that Cricket mentioned)

                - Brioche from Black Rooster Bakery. Most of their breads are delicious, but the fresh brioche warm from the oven is heavenly

                - pancakes at Ol' South Pancake House

                - Beat The Yanks at Wiener Man (I know it's a truck, but it's really yummy....)

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                1. re: missanusha

                  Yes, the bread at Black Rooster is wonderful. I had a fabulous ham, butter, and salt sandwich on French bread there (which would have hit all the unhealthy food groups had it only had sugar).