Within walking distance of Revolver Taco Lounge, Taco Heads, Chile Pepper and the Fort Worth Food Truck location of Holy Frijole is the Velvet Taco, a Dallas import. The menu here is a bit of an aberration; they serve absolutely-not-traditional tacos surrounded by Mexican hits. I’ve worked my way through the menu a few times at the original spot, and my favorite at both DFW outlets (there’s a third in Chicago and one slated for Houston) is the fried paneer, a take on fried South Indian-style cottage cheese with a host of components that give the grub oscillating cool-and-peppy turns.
2700 W. 7th St., Fort Worth (817-887-9810). Open Mon-Wed 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Thur 11 a.m.–1 a.m., Fri 11 a.m.–3 a.m., Sat 9 a.m.–3 a.m., Sun 9 a.m.–11 p.m.