Don’t Miss the Breakfast Tacos at Melis Taqueria

Holes in the wall tend to be the best sources of authentic food, which is certainly the case at Melis Taqueria in Fort Worth. One patron notes that it’s not even really a full-fledged eatery, but rather a walk-up order window and collection of picnic tables on a covered porch. Locals don’t seem to mind, though. What Melis Taqueria lacks in ambience it more than makes up for in flavor.

You might not think of Mexican food for breakfast, but you really shouldn’t miss the breakfast tacos at Melis Taqueria. Order yours stuffed with chorizo, bacon, ham, or potatoes, plus fluffy eggs. Later in the day, swing by Melis for tortas, tacos, or gorditas. The authentic eats feature fresh, tender meats like carnitas, barbacoa, chicken, ham, or pork.

Dig Into a Panini for Breakfast at Local Foods Kitchen

House-made granola layered between fruit and yogurt. Breakfast tacos oozing queso, pico, and scrambled eggs. Paninis stuffed with eggs, tomato, and bacon. These are just a handful of the breakfast items on the menu at Local Foods Kitchen. It's a popular spot to fuel up in the morning in Fort Worth, whether you stop and sit or grab a muffin and cup of coffee to go.

You can also stop by Local Foods Kitchen for lunch and taste its fresh, locally sourced ingredients folded into sandwiches or salads. The lunch menu changes every month, but currently you can dig into a grilled salmon sandwich with bacon and avocado, a Chinese chicken salad with crispy noodles and sesame-ginger dressing, or a Hippie Crunch sandwich with guacamole, sprouts, fried onions, walnuts, and a spicy lemon hummus. Regardless of what you order, expect fresh, colorful fare at Local Foods Kitchen.

Local Foods Kitchen
4548 Hartwood Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 238-3464
www.localfoodskitchen.com
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Do Breakfast at Yogi’s Deli and Grill Any Day

Named for owner Yogi Florsheim, Yogi's Deli and Grill has been keeping Fort Worth diners in classic breakfast grub since June of 1997. Over its nearly two decades in business, Yogi's has earned a reputation as a welcoming spot, perhaps due to the vintage records and TCU jerseys on the walls (Yogi is a big TCU fan).

Perhaps the most popular time to visit Yogi's is Sunday morning, but you can come by any day of the week for breakfast or lunch. You don't have to choose between sweet and savory because Yogi's offers many options in both categories. Satisfy your sweet tooth with three slices of sourdough French toast loaded with strawberries and bananas or a pair of multigrain pancakes flecked with chocolate chips. On the savory side of the menu, there are options such as omelets and Benedicts, which you can get with some of the popular home fries on the side.

Yogi's Deli and Grill
2710 S. Hulen Street
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 921-4500
www.yogisdeliandgrill.com
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Snappy Salads: Gourmet Salads Await Near Villas of Oak Hill Apartments

Even though Snappy Salads just opened about 10 minutes from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments a few weeks ago, local eaters have already started to feel its presence. In that short time, Snappy Salads has racked up nearly 20 Yelp reviews, many of them praising its crisp, colorful salads.

You're always welcome to build your own salad at Snappy Salads, but you can also order one of the signature salads as is. There's the Bam Bam which includes a foundation of baby spinach, arugula, cabbage, and an artisan mix of greens piled with quinoa, pulled chicken, dried cherries, almonds, and red onion. The entire thing is drizzled with house-made sweet parsley dressing. Barbecue ranch chicken, sauteed salmon, and mesquite-grilled steak are a few of the other salad focal points, so make sure you spend plenty of time picking your chosen mix at Snappy Salads.

Snappy Salads
6115 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 616-6016
www.snappysalads.com
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Craftwork Coffee: A New Coffee Concept Near Villas of Oak Hill Apartments

Ever have the urge to do work from your local coffee shop? If so, you’ll want to check out Craftwork Coffee, a new coffee shop that’s also a shared workspace. Craftwork Coffee has monthly memberships for those who work from home but don’t want to be stuck at home. Members have access to workspaces including conference rooms and fully furnished offices.

You don’t have to rent a workspace to buy coffee or set up your laptop here, but you might want to after tasting one of Craftwork Coffee’s wide variety of high-quality cups of joe. Drinks like the chai latte, Americano, and cappuccino are head and shoulders above other area coffee shops. With breakfast tacos from Tacoheads and pastries from Stir Crazy, there’s plenty of good eats here too. Craftwork Coffee is everything you could ever want in a coffee shop, and it's only about two miles from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments.

Craftwork Coffee
4731 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 737-4169
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Dagwoods Fire and Grill Tap Promises American-Inspired Fare in Fort Worth

There’s a new restaurant in town that is just begging to be added to your must-try list. Enter Dagwoods Fire Grill and Tap, an eatery that opened up in November and has been satisfying customers with its fresh food and cold drinks.

The restaurant is only ten minutes from Villas of Oak Hill and it's open for lunch, dinner and drinks daily.

The menu is full of American-inspired bites with a Southern flair. Popular plates include chicken-fried steak, chicken and grits, burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, pulled pork sammies, salads, chili, meatballs, chips and salsa, and quesadillas.

For drinks, Dagwoods Fire and Grill Tap stays true to its name, with a variety of Texas craft beers from breweries like Four Corners, St. Arnold, Cedar Creek, and Rahr & Sons. Beyond beer, the bar also pours plenty of wine and specialty cocktails.

The bar is open until midnight most nights of the week, which makes it a great spot for your evening bar crawl.

Dagwoods Fire Grill and Tap
843 Foch Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(682) 841-0472
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Pouring Glory: Craft Beer for Novices and Experts Alike

Even though it just opened in December, Pouring Glory is already earning raves for its stellar craft beer and food. About 10 minutes away from Villas of Oak Hill, Pouring Glory is billed as a growler filling station, but the fare and atmosphere make it so much more than that.

Speaking of its fare, some favorite dishes include the brisket nachos with queso, the Phili sandwich with beer-based sauce, and the blackened shrimp tacos. Some menu options change daily based on the whim of the head chef and which ingredients are available. The beer comes from local microbrewers, like the Collective Brewing Project.

The knowledgeable and friendly staff is committed to pleasing all guests. They’ll help guide novices to a beer they’ll love, and dive deep with beer aficionados to find a new favorite. They are very generous with samples, too, and let you try as many as you’d like.

Pouring Glory
1001 Bryan Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(682) 707-5441
pouringglory.com
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Common Ground Grill and Tap: Burgers, Seafood and More

Quail and waffles with sweet chili syrup. Crispy chicken puffs with leeks and chimichurri sauce. Grilled artichoke hearts with piquillo puree, bacon, and goat cheese. These are some of the upscale appetizers you can expect to encounter at Common Ground Grill and Tap, a New American restaurant that opened six weeks ago about three miles from Villas of Oak Hill.

For the main course, dig into something more filling, like the Common burger. It features eight ounces of Akaushi Japanese beef, topped with smoked cheddar cheese, tomatoes, arugula, and pickled onions. Entrees include pan-seared shrimp with red chile polenta and sunflower chimichurri, grilled chicken with a sage reduction, and chorizo-stuffed quail, but save some room. You will probably want to try one of the desserts, perhaps the brandy cake with vanilla ice cream, a dash of orange zest, and a pinch of salt.

Common Ground Grill and Tap
3201 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 882-6163
www.commongrounddfw.com
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I-Pho: Dig Into a Steaming Bowl of Pho

I-Pho is a local favorite for authentic Vietnamese classics, and, lucky for you, it sits only three miles away from the Villas at Oak Hill. Hot broth, flavorful herbs, noodles, and well-marinated chicken and beef, shrimp or tofu mingle in every bowl; so what's not to love?

Savor a traditional bowl of pho, an order of the house-made kimchi, a sweet bubble tea, or any of the other authentic food and drink on the menu. Never tried pho before? The friendly staffers at I-Pho will guide you through your first order and help you create your perfect lunch or dinner. Try other favorites like the rice paper spring rolls, edamame, and pot stickers, and don't forget to load up on even more international flavor at the condiment bar at I-Pho.

I-Pho
2817 W. Berry St.
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 349-9128
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FW Market + Table: Come for Brunch

If you recently resolved to eat healthier, you might be worried that your diet is about to consist solely of salads and veggie burgers. Chef Kalen of FW Market + Table isn't satisfied with that type of rabbit food diet. She and her team know that healthy food can taste and look good, and it can extend beyond the scope of salads. That's why she opened FW Market + Table three months ago, about 10 minutes from Villas of Oak Hill.

It contains two distinct restaurants: the Market and the Table. The Market promises consistently fresh fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that looks relatively similar from day to day—though the menu is so large and eclectic that you won't really have to eat the same thing twice. The Table, on the other hand, is where Chef Kalen and her team get creative using fresh, seasonal ingredients and their imagination. That menu changes all the time. Regardless of which eatery you visit, most locals say you should come for brunch, especially if avocado toast or banana pancakes sound good to you.

FW Market + Table
2933 Crockett Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 850-9255
www.fwmarketandtable.com
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