1. Provender Hall
It’s hard to believe chef/owner Marcus Paslay’s Provender Hall is only a year-and-change old. Because this handsome restaurant and bar, with its focus on down-home fare, feels like it’s been in the Fort Worth Stockyards for ages. With a menu including oysters on the half shell, grilled trout with black-eyed peas, and an Akaushi flat iron steak frites, the offerings are diverse yet single-minded in excellence — a Paslay hallmark. PH insiders like to saddle up to the bar for ranch waters and palomas, all of which go down swimmingly paired with shared appetizers like the deviled eggs, crispy okra with buttermilk dressing, and pork rinds served with hot sauce and white barbecue sauce.