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2 nights in Fort Worth, single diner

MMB37 Oct 31, 2010 11:43 PM

I'll be spending two nights in FW in November, in town for an interview at TCU. I'll be staying near the university, and will be renting a car. I've never been there before. I would love suggestions for local places to eat, all meals, and anywhere a married woman traveling alone could feel comfortable getting a cocktail would be great to hear about as well. I'm not a picky eater, but I have a strong aversion to chain restaurants and try to eat fresh and local whenever possible. I don't like sitting at a table for one, so I'd prefer places that allow you to eat at the bar. I'd probably bring a book, so quiet is preferable to loud. I'll be there Mon and Tues nights, so I know some places may not be open, but hopefully it won't be tough to get served. All suggestions welcome, especially with good descriptions! Thanks in advance!

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    texaspeppers RE: MMB37 Nov 1, 2010 05:35 AM

    You didn't say your price range, but you might try Nonna Tata, 1400 Magnolia W. It is cash only and not open on Mondays. Little tiny hole in the wall, but great Italian food.

    Nonna Tata
    1400 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104

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      CocoaNut RE: MMB37 Nov 1, 2010 08:02 AM

      Carshon's Deli and Fuzzy's Taco Shop is in the immediate TCU area - breakfast and lunch. http://www.carshonsdeli.com/

      As mentioned, Nonna Tata, on Magnolia is a few miles north of TCU. Magnolia is an area going through a metamorphic renovation. I think most any of the small, independent restaurants would be a fit, even if they don't have your requested bar. Here is a website providing more info on each of them - scroll to bottom for restaurant specific links.

      Not sure why King Tut didn't make the Magnolia section of the above blog, but rather was included in the Greek section. Either way, it's Greek/Egyptian on Magnolia and gets good reviews.

      King Tut Restaurant
      1512 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104

      Nonna Tata
      1400 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104

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        Emilykb RE: MMB37 Nov 1, 2010 09:17 AM

        I would agree with Fuzzy's. It's a must when you're by TCU. My favorite restaurant is Reata in FW. It's a bit pricey but totally worth it. It's Texas cuisine and they have great cocktails too. It's in sundance square so it's fun to walk around after dinner too.


        Kinkaids is a famous hamburger place in FW too. Makes a great burger.

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          MMB37 RE: MMB37 Nov 2, 2010 02:49 PM

          Thanks for the help so far, Nonna Tata sounds wonderful! Just talked to an acquaintance who lives in the area and I think I'll be dining with them one night, we'll see what their ideas are as well.

          Nonna Tata
          1400 W Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104

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