What makes Fort Worth cuisine unique?
Fort Worth cuisine is simple, but flavorful. We stay true to what we know and what we’ve done for generations while still adding a personal touch. I want to help push the Fort Worth culinary scene to the level that people see Dallas. I want us to be known as a food destination that offers up something people crave.
What are some of your favorite restaurants in DFW?
I’d have to start my list off with the Uchi and Uchiba concepts in Dallas. The food and service are always on point, and Chef Alex Astranti is one of the hardest working and most talented chefs in the area. Clay Pigeon and Piattello are both outstanding establishments that shine a bright culinary light on Fort Worth. Barbecue is hands down one of my go-to foods and Heim BBQ in Fort Worth and Pecan Lodge in Dallas are up there as my favorites.
If you had out-of-towners visiting, where would you take them?
Well to start the day, grabbing a hemp milk mocha from Avoca Coffee Roasters and some kolaches from Pearl Snap Kolaches would be my ideal start. I grew up not far from Czech Stop in West, Texas, and these are probably the closest kolaches I’ve had to them. From there, depending on the weather, we could hit up the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens or the any of the art museums. For lunch time, I’m always game for tacos from Salsa Limon. I’d stroll through the Magnolia area, walking up and down the street, looking at all the local businesses and restaurants.