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A May 2006 trip to Fort Worth by samepenny

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The Covey Restaurant & Brewery

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Restaurant | "The Covey Restaurant & Brewery"

The Covey Restaurant & Brewery Photo,
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Want a delightful meal in a brand new restaurant in the middle of town? Trot yourself over to The Covey www.thecovey.com for a wonderful dining experience. A bonus is the brewery and brew pub in the same building. Plenty of free parking at the door. So nice to be there on a too hot Texas afternoon. The beers on tap made in house are very fresh as they traveled all the way across the room. Our beautiful waitress was a charmer who led us through the long menu. If you want a hand made deluxe pizza, fine; but if you want a really great beautifully prepared and served full meal, you are in the right location.I ordered a dish called 'Fresh Vegetable Ka-bobs ($12.95) and my sweetie...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 21, 2006

The Covey Restaurant & Brewery
3010 South Hulen St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
(817) 731-7933

Saint Emilion

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Saint Emilion Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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What a pleasure it is for us out here on the prairie to have such a fine restaurant near at hand. Not that you can get a reservation any time just because you desire one. Plan ahead! The quality of the food is top class, the service attentive but friendly, and the location very nice as it is close to downtown but in an upscale residential neighborhood.I adore the Steak-Frites du Bistrot but if not having that I will go madly for the duck. All is excellent. Leave a bit of hunger for the pleasure of the desserts.The wine list is very carefully thought out and presented with up-to-date advice and considerations for the season.If you are traveling to Fort Worth, ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 24, 2006

Saint Emilion
3617 West Seventh St
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
(817) 737-2781

Cafe Aspen

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Cafe Aspen Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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I attended a special wine tasting and dinner evening at this fine restaurant. The event reminded me how very, very nice this restaurant is. The beef was so good we asked the waiter to find out what was in the sauce. A wonderful place to have that special evening out, a nice lunch, or a holiday treat.Don't forget the piano bar and lounge at the rear of the building that now has a patio with outdoor service in fair weather. Located in a shopping center that appears ordinary, Cafe Aspen has so far exceeded any limits as 'just a neighborhood' restaurant and is now and properly a destination restaurant for locals and visitors alike.The layout of the restaurant includes m...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 26, 2006

Cafe Aspen
6103 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, Texas 76116

Familia

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Restaurant | "La Familia"

Familia Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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It is with great pleasure we dined at La Familia. The restaurant moved into a new location not far from downtown Fort Worth and the Cultural District. Family-friendly and a friendly family member greets you at the door with a smile and a warm handshake. This is handmade fresh food. They don't own a can opener and don't use hamburger meat in their dishes. Al runs a tight ship and a well organized kitchen. Get there too late and Al may have run out of one thing or another. The menu is long featuring beef and chicken but don't miss the fish and shrimp dishes. Beware of the large portions. We ordered one meal each with a starter and took home enough for another dinner. I love the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 3, 2006

Familia
841 Foch
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
(817) 870-2002

Red Brick Pizza

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Red Brick Pizza Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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Out here on the prairie many great types of food can be had, but seldom do I find a good pizza. Very seldom! I went to Red Brick Pizza with hopes fairly high and was not disappointed. The pizza is cooked extremely rapidly (the kids won't drive you crazy while waiting to eat), about 3 minutes at very high heat. The salads are fresh with a variety of choices and wine and beer is sold by the bottle along with soft drinks, fruit juices and bottled water.Watch your navigation as the back of this restaurant faces Overton Boulevard. You have to drive into the parking lot in front of Barnes and Noble and Old Navy and look to the north to see this address in a strip retail center fairly close to Hu...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 4, 2006

Red Brick Pizza
4811 Overton Ridge Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76132
(817) 423-5993

Spice International Cafe

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Spice International Cafe Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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Set yourself up for a world food tour (specializing in Asian) and have a great time for a very reasonable price at Spice. Start out by finding this restaurant nearly hidden in a shopping center on Hulen Street. The building is sideways to Hulen and Spice is at the end of its building. Look for the tree and their sign is nearly hidden behind it. The food is offered in a variety of serving sizes from tapas ($3 to $5), lunches ($7 to $9), to dinner ($11 and up), and in multi-course meals feasts at $45 for two very hungry people. Be sure to ask your server a lot of questions in order to figure out which items to order. I took the very easy choice of two skewers of beef of a fashion that remin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 12, 2006

Spice International Cafe
2747 South Hulen
Fort Worth, Texas 76106

Pei Wei Asian Diner

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Pei Wei Asian Diner Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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Pei Wei Asian Diners are wonderful with fast service of extremely fresh food made from the moment you order. Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Thai. Someone to please just about any one. This Pei Wei is in the Montgomery Plaza Shopping Center a couple miles west of downtown Fort Worth on several major bus lines. (In front of the Target).In times past this building was a huge Montgomery Wards store and catalog shipping center. Creative minds saved most of the main building with the idea of having upscale shops, restaurants and Starbucks with apartments above. The apartments are still in progress but most of the restaurants are open.You enter the restaurant, make your order, pay and then...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 11, 2007

Pei Wei Asian Diner
2600 W. 7th St.
Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 806-9950

Tommy's Hamburger Grill

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Tommy's Hamburger Grill Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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Sometimes in all the food choices we have, you just want a hamburger. A really good hamburger and you don't want to eat in your car. Tommy's makes the best (and leanest) hamburgers around Ft. Worth. Located in an old shopping center a mile north of the Cultural Arts District (too far too walk), Tommy's has indoor dining and a couple tables out next to the parking lot.The menu is simple and to the point. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and a few other items in case you have a health nut in your party. 90% of the customers come for the burger baskets which come with fries. For a couple bucks you can substitute hot, sweet fried onion rings for those fries. We do one basket with each and share ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 23, 2007

Tommy's Hamburger Grill
3431 W. 7th
Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 569-1111

Gloria's Restaurant

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Absolutely fine horse! Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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Gloria's specializes in foods, flavors, and recipes from El Salvador, but has included a range of Tex-Mex menu selections to keep the local folk happy. Located a couple miles from downtown Fort Worth in the increasingly busy West 7th Street corridor, this restaurant is a great choice if you want a nice meal in a location handy to both downtown and the Cultural District.Gloria's is on the street level floor of the old Montgomery Ward's building that is now called Montgomery plaza, in fact on the street that runs between the two halves of the building. We choose to dine outside on a lovely spring evening. A very pleasant thing to do.The food is reasonably priced, the drinks are b...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 24, 2007

Gloria's Restaurant
2600 W. Seventh St. # 175
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
(817) 332-8800

Cardona's Mexican Restaurant

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Cardona's Mexican Restaurant Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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So, you are trekking around the Fort Worth Stockyards, maybe after seeing a rodeo, and you are hungry and thirsty. What to do? Walk yourself over to the north end of Exchange Avenue to the very end of the Stockyard's Station building and get yourself a table either inside or outside at Cardona's.The Cardona family has run a wonderful bakery in Fort Worth for a very long time. There is a strong tradition of high-quality food, properly prepared, at family-friendly prices.We dined outside with a very good view of all that was going on. I had a plate of squash and corn enchiladas and iced tea. My husband had a huge margarita cocktail and an equally large shrimp cocktail with just ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 29, 2007

Cardona's Mexican Restaurant
Stockyards Station . 140 E. Exchange Ave.
Fort Worth, Texas
(817) 624-4005

Chapps Cafe

Restaurant | "Chapp's Cafe"

Chapps Cafe Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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This is as American as food can get. Burgers of various types and sizes (favorite of mine is the Baby Chapps), fried onion rings, french fries, steak sandwiches, Blue Bell ice cream treats, and soft drinks. All great! You can afford to bring your family here!

Don't let the address mislead you. This restaurant faces Hulen Street and is back from the Walgreen's and the big gas station and mini mart.

You walk up to the counter, order and pay. You fix your own drinks. The hot food is brought to your table. Plenty of seating. Plenty of room. No waitress service as such. Open long hours and every day. Very busy after Friday night football games.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 21, 2007

Chapps Cafe
6219 Oakmont Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76132
(817) 263-5172

Fire Station Number 8

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Fire Station Number 8 Photo, Fort Worth, Texas
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Fire Station #8 is named for the late Vince Genovese who was a true friend and helper to many fire fighters and never said 'no' when there was a need. The station and the public art honor the Big V and the fire fighters.Please come and see this wonderful new piece of public art at the brand new Fire Station #8 near the medical center in Fort Worth. By artist Eric McGehearty, this thoughtful tribute honors fire fighters. It already is a popular place to take photos and children really love climbing around on the boots which are bronze with patina and represent the classic 3/4 boots worn by firefighters in the past.These 12 pair of boots honor fire fights preparedness and camarad...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 29, 2007

Fire Station Number 8
1101 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas