Where’s the best Tex-Mex food in the Fort Worth area? Here’s a new answer

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The best Tex-Mex is in—Sansom Park?!

Hey, Bud! I hear there’s another good Tex-Mex restaurant in Sansom Park?

—Diner at the next table in Old Neighborhood Grill

When somebody asks, “Where’s the best Tex-Mex?” I used to say “the whole 1500 block of North Main Street.” But now, I think I’d say “everywhere in Sansom Park.” Pura Vida, 5103 Azle Ave., is new. But there’s updated decor and a fresh look at timeless El Paseo Mexican Restaurant, 5436 Jacksboro Highway, an all-time Fort Worth favorite. And both restaurants are hustling to match Mezcales Mexican Bar & Grill, 5532 Jacksboro Highway. a very popular restaurant in a former steakhouse.

A brewed pumpkin spice latte
A brewed pumpkin spice latte

Pumpkin spice at Dunkin’; Starbucks soon

Hey, Bud! Is it pumpkin spice season yet?

—Unashamed Pumpkin Spice Fan

Forget peaches or Hatch chiles — pumpkin spice is here. Pumpkin spice flavors started this week at Dunkin’. But Starbucks, the granddaddy of pumpkin spice, launches it the week before Labor Day.

The Chinois chicken salad at Café Modern.
The Chinois chicken salad at Café Modern.

Cafe Modern for a Fort Worth Friday night

Hey, Bud! We’re in town and looking for a Fort Worth experience. We already went to Reata. Where else on a Friday night?

—Southern California foodie

That’s easy: Cafe Modern, a Wolfgang Puck company restaurant at 3200 Darnell St. in the Modern Art Museum, serves dinner every Friday in the beautiful restaurant overlooking a reflecting pool. There’s a happy hour in the lobby on the first Friday of every month but the bar is open every Friday, too.