I am a serious food lover who spend many years working in the service industry in New Orleans. I'll be spending this semester (until Dec 2011) llving in Fort Worth, as a grad student. Funds are a little limited, but I'm the type of person who would rather dine out much less often and get quality than waste my money on fast food three times a week. In general I stay away from all types of fast food and I avoid all national chains. I eat everything from French to Indian to Thai, and I love food with some spice to it. I'm also into the local food movement.
Suggestions? I live in the southwest corner of FW, near Benbrook, and I doubt I'll head into Dallas or Arlington with any frequency - I'm not a fan of long drives or traffic, so I'd probably have to have other business in those cities to head that way.
Additionally, recommendations that would appeal to someone who is less adventurous but still likes good food, and who has a serious shellfish allergy (can't use the same tongs or touch the same part of the grill) would be appreciated, as would places that it would be appropriate to bring an infant (maybe at lunch?). Thanks so much!!
4902 Highway 377, Westland, TX 76116