Eclectic

Asian Mint

Nov 19, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Walls of a lively green hue hung with huge prints of herbs work well with the clean lines of this tucked-away spot in a strip mall across from Medical City Hospital. A sweet cucumber dipping sauce pairs well with five generous skewers of chicken satay, and the glass noodles with…

Elements

Sep 12, 2016 By Texas Monthly

The industrial ceiling, gray walls, and granite bar backed by an artsy tiled backsplash let diners know this is no ordinary cafe. Try the excellent tempura-battered calamari, which arrives crispy and tender, or the lobster “popcornet,” a waffle cone studded with popcorn and filled with butter-poached lobster topped with chile…

Eloise

Nov 18, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Tucked into a trendy strip center in Thunderbird Valley, Eloise offers classic cocktails and casual bar eats, as well as more sophisticated fare. Surprisingly, the vegan “menudont” (instead of menudo) was a hearty blend of mixed grains, onions, and hominy traditionally spiced with oregano and crushed red pepper. We also…

Liberty Bar

Jun 27, 2017 By Texas Monthly

With a homey vibe, a casual staff, and an enduring menu, the Lib has settled nicely into the pink former convent in the heart of King William. It may no longer be in its left-leaning former building, but its food is still American with a liberal sprinkling of the borderlands:…

Railway Cafe

Oct 5, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Really no more than a hole in the wall, adjacent to the railroad tracks and a stone’s throw from the courthouse, this quaint lunch cafe is crazy busy; we endured twenty minutes of busy signal when we tried to call ahead. It would seem the delicious fare is worth it.

Siete Banderas

Jul 27, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Both catalyst and crown in a long-overdue downtown revitalization, this jewel holds promise. With a rooftop terrace, bleached white walls, colorful interiors, and live music, the place could have been plucked from the cliffs of sunny Santorini. The menu is globally eclectic with clear border anchors. Appetizers include a hubcap-size…

Skyviews of Texas Tech University

Feb 18, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Created by TTU’s Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management Program, Skyviews impresses with its chefs in the making. Each week brings a new dining experience, as a different student (under the guidance of an executive chef) plans an elegant four-course menu with an optional wine pairing. On our visit we were…