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New to Fort Worth - where to go?

LOL, I had already bookmarked both eatthisfortworth and holeinthewall before thinking to post a question herel. I've got some ideas of places to try from them. If Babe's has good fried chicken, I'll try to remember to give them a chance!

Sep 06, 2011
MMB37 in Dallas - Fort Worth

New to Fort Worth - where to go?

Hello!
I am a serious food lover who spend many years working in the service industry in New Orleans. I'll be spending this semester (until Dec 2011) llving in Fort Worth, as a grad student. Funds are a little limited, but I'm the type of person who would rather dine out much less often and get quality than waste my money on fast food three times a week. In general I stay away from all types of fast food and I avoid all national chains. I eat everything from French to Indian to Thai, and I love food with some spice to it. I'm also into the local food movement.

Suggestions? I live in the southwest corner of FW, near Benbrook, and I doubt I'll head into Dallas or Arlington with any frequency - I'm not a fan of long drives or traffic, so I'd probably have to have other business in those cities to head that way.

Additionally, recommendations that would appeal to someone who is less adventurous but still likes good food, and who has a serious shellfish allergy (can't use the same tongs or touch the same part of the grill) would be appreciated, as would places that it would be appropriate to bring an infant (maybe at lunch?). Thanks so much!!

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Benbrook Cafe
4902 Highway 377, Westland, TX 76116

Sep 03, 2011
MMB37 in Dallas - Fort Worth

St Pete Z-Grille

I live near downtown, and have been to Z several times. It's one of my favorites, but it's definitely not a good choice for a cheap meal! I can't speak to what you ordered - I've only been for lunch once, and we just ordered several apps for the table. The Dr. Pepper ribs are one of my favorites! I might have a strange attitude towards dining out - I choose to only eat out when I canI order whatever I want without feeling guilty about it. I'm not sure how I would evaluate their menu from a "value" standpoint - I think the appetizer route is probably the way to go there if you're trying to have a more economical meal. I like the decor but I don't think it's necessary, and it probably adds to the price point on the menu. It's definitely a "see and be seen" type of place, especially on the weekend, which is a negative in my book. I just really like the food!

Jul 04, 2011
MMB37 in Florida

Late night St. Pete?

Thanks all. We tried to hit Taco Bus one week, but didn't realize that they close at 9 on Wednesdays (the night of the class) so I still haven't tried it. We wound up doing Gigi's one week and the Queenshead another, and I think I've cooked the rest of the nights. I haven't been in the mood for sushi, but Hiro's is on the radar if I am one week. I would love to try the other two, but they're both establishments in which I'm accustomed to drinking fairly heavily and they'll just make me miserable... :( Thanks for the suggestions, we'll remember them!

Jul 04, 2011
MMB37 in Florida

Late night St. Pete?

I live in St. Pete, but normally go out to dinner at 7 or 8 pm. My husband and I are taking a class that runs from 7-930 once a week, and we have no idea what to do for food afterwards. Pizza gets old quickly! The class is near 4th and Gandy, and we live in the Old NE near downtown. I avoid chain restaurants like the plague and don't eat fast food. Any suggestions? Also, I am currently pregnant so I can't drink, and sitting in/at a bar makes me absolutely miserable when I can't participate. Thank you for any suggestions - we don't even know who stays open past 10 (and feel uncomfortable walking into a restaurant 5 minutes before close, when the staff has already put half the chairs on top of the tables - makes for pretty crappy service). Any cuisine is fine, we're both very open diners.

Jun 01, 2011
MMB37 in Florida

2 nights in Fort Worth, single diner

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.

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

Nov 02, 2010
MMB37 in Dallas - Fort Worth

2 nights in Fort Worth, single diner

Hi!
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!

Oct 31, 2010
MMB37 in Dallas - Fort Worth