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Fort Worth Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Eater Fort Worth Heatmap. We're fixing our gaze upon our neighbor to the west to point out what's new, what's hot, and where hungry Cowtowners are flocking to dine right now.

This first rendition of the Fort Worth Heatmap features a new cheese-centric spot where long lines are forming, the city's newest food truck park, two taco joints (one counter-service and the other with white tablecloths), and a sexy new sushi haven.

Got a suggestion for a restaurant you think deserves to be added — or deleted from— the next Heatmap edition? Drop us a line or leave a comment below.


—Malcolm Mayhew

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Clearfork Food Park

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Fort Worth’s newest food park offers a scenic atmosphere overlooking the Trinity River, games for kiddos, a shaded pavilion, a beer stand run by the Fred’s Texas Café gang and truck grub from some of North Texas’ finest, like Salsa Limon and Good Karma.

Fred's Texas Cafe

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Cowboy chef Terry Chandler's long-running burger and brunch dive has always drawn the massive crowds, but now everyone has a place to sit, thanks to a new enclosed patio that's bigger than the actual restaurant.

Lee's Grilled Cheese

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If you thought food truck Lee’s Grilled Cheese didn’t stand a chance opening a brick and mortar nearly 30 minutes north of its original Fort Worth Food Park home-base, you have underestimated the power of Lee Perez and Keith Lee Weber’s Back Breaker sandwich, topped with pulled pork and mac and cheese. The place is such a hit, the Lees are taking over the space next door.

Little Lilly Sushi

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Chef Jesus Garcia’s menu at this new west side Japanese resto rotates more by his imagination than by season. Pray you’re there when he’s doing his duck and oyster okonomiyaki. Pork belly ramen’s excellent, too. Order a California roll, we don’t know you.

Magnolia Cheese Co,

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Slowpoke lines at this cozy new café and cheesemporium on Magnolia Avenue are worth enduring for the venison sausage melt and cut-to-order cheese planks. Save room -– and pennies -- for the $8.50-a-slice chevre cheesecake.

Reservoir Bar & Patio

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Pretty, loud people gather in this pretty, loud room –- newly opened in W. 7th area -- for bro-talk and good gastropubbing. Chicken and waffles comes with chicken tenders breaded in Cap’n Crunch. (Trust us, it's good -- and we're not 12.)

Revolver Taco Lounge

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Authentic Mex Mex served in a classy, white table-clothed environment. Corn tortillas made in-house, as you watch. On weekend nights, look for Revolver’s new sidewalk tequiza, a build-your-own-taco stand pushing $2 tacos.

Rodeo Goat Ice House

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The Wynne family (Flying Saucer, Meddlesome Moth) gets in the burger biz via this new West 7th b-joint, housed in an old candy factory. Clever toppings and housemade sauces are great but the real sweethearts of this Rodeo are the juicy patties, ground daily in-house. Killer patio and brews, too.

Ryan's Fine Grocer & Delicatessen

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Well-bearded and biked residents of hipster neighborhood Near Southside finally got their long-wanted grocery store when Ryan’s opened earlier this month. Bonus: Attached is a deli that serves beautiful salads and sandwiches stacked with house-cured meats, including a Reuben to end all Reubens.

Torchy's Tacos

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Austin taco chain makes Fort Worth debut, touting the essentials: the Dirty Sanchez, Maine Root soft drinks and that green chile queso. Warning: Les Miserables-long lines.

Woodshed Smokehouse

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Tim Love's ode to campfire cooking just celebrated its one-year anniversary with a handful of new menu items, including turkey tamales, smoked Brussel sprouts and, for breakfast, the "Sandwich," a two-fisted taco filled with a tenderloin patty, pickled chiles, an over easy egg and lamb bacon. Tim effing rules.

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Clearfork Food Park

Fort Worth’s newest food park offers a scenic atmosphere overlooking the Trinity River, games for kiddos, a shaded pavilion, a beer stand run by the Fred’s Texas Café gang and truck grub from some of North Texas’ finest, like Salsa Limon and Good Karma.

Fred's Texas Cafe

Cowboy chef Terry Chandler's long-running burger and brunch dive has always drawn the massive crowds, but now everyone has a place to sit, thanks to a new enclosed patio that's bigger than the actual restaurant.

Lee's Grilled Cheese

If you thought food truck Lee’s Grilled Cheese didn’t stand a chance opening a brick and mortar nearly 30 minutes north of its original Fort Worth Food Park home-base, you have underestimated the power of Lee Perez and Keith Lee Weber’s Back Breaker sandwich, topped with pulled pork and mac and cheese. The place is such a hit, the Lees are taking over the space next door.

Little Lilly Sushi

Chef Jesus Garcia’s menu at this new west side Japanese resto rotates more by his imagination than by season. Pray you’re there when he’s doing his duck and oyster okonomiyaki. Pork belly ramen’s excellent, too. Order a California roll, we don’t know you.

Magnolia Cheese Co,

Slowpoke lines at this cozy new café and cheesemporium on Magnolia Avenue are worth enduring for the venison sausage melt and cut-to-order cheese planks. Save room -– and pennies -- for the $8.50-a-slice chevre cheesecake.

Reservoir Bar & Patio

Pretty, loud people gather in this pretty, loud room –- newly opened in W. 7th area -- for bro-talk and good gastropubbing. Chicken and waffles comes with chicken tenders breaded in Cap’n Crunch. (Trust us, it's good -- and we're not 12.)

Revolver Taco Lounge

Authentic Mex Mex served in a classy, white table-clothed environment. Corn tortillas made in-house, as you watch. On weekend nights, look for Revolver’s new sidewalk tequiza, a build-your-own-taco stand pushing $2 tacos.

Rodeo Goat Ice House

The Wynne family (Flying Saucer, Meddlesome Moth) gets in the burger biz via this new West 7th b-joint, housed in an old candy factory. Clever toppings and housemade sauces are great but the real sweethearts of this Rodeo are the juicy patties, ground daily in-house. Killer patio and brews, too.

Ryan's Fine Grocer & Delicatessen

Well-bearded and biked residents of hipster neighborhood Near Southside finally got their long-wanted grocery store when Ryan’s opened earlier this month. Bonus: Attached is a deli that serves beautiful salads and sandwiches stacked with house-cured meats, including a Reuben to end all Reubens.

Torchy's Tacos

Austin taco chain makes Fort Worth debut, touting the essentials: the Dirty Sanchez, Maine Root soft drinks and that green chile queso. Warning: Les Miserables-long lines.

Woodshed Smokehouse

Tim Love's ode to campfire cooking just celebrated its one-year anniversary with a handful of new menu items, including turkey tamales, smoked Brussel sprouts and, for breakfast, the "Sandwich," a two-fisted taco filled with a tenderloin patty, pickled chiles, an over easy egg and lamb bacon. Tim effing rules.

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