Restaurateur and chef Felipe Armenta grows his mini-empire in Fort Worth, adding to his San Angelo and Odessa eateries. Overlooking the hike-and-bike trail along the Trinity River, his two-story Press Cafe feeds hungry hordes packing the place at morning, noon, and night, eating at the blond-wood tables or booths inside or out on the sunny patio. Best bets at breakfast include the omelet stuffed with turkey sausage, cheddar, and spinach and ladled with avocado salsa, with a side of roasted fingerling potatoes. At lunch and dinner, we cannot resist the vegetable salad, made up of diced squash, tomato, cucumbers, chia seeds, avocado, crushed pistachios, and Port Salut cheese, crowned with satiny, ruby-centered slices of ahi. Our steak pick is the seared strip from Beeman Ranch, laced with a chile arbol sauce and presented in slices over coarsely mashed potatoes riddled with kale. Service can be on the slow side, but the generous wine pours appease lots of guests.
City: Fort Worth