What started as a clandestine social club in the 1960s for prominent local Italians has since evolved into ZuRoma's Sicilian Kitchen and Bar & Grill, a family of eateries where chefs cook meals using 40-year-old recipes. These recipes rely upon many homemade ingredients, so each day ZuRoma's kitchens bustle with staffers building meatballs and sausages from scratch and crafting menu items such as specialty pizzas and subs with red sauce and provolone spooned from a cauldron of melted moon rocks. Customers can choose to dine in the North Richland Hills location, order carry out from either location, or call ZuRoma's faithful delivery drivers to ferry Italian eats directly to their door.
A row of flat-screen TVs casts a glow over Bronco's Sports Bar & Grill's interior, illuminating cocktail glasses and frosty pints. While watching the game or listening to a live band, patrons can dine on American and Tex-Mex flavors: fajitas, burgers topped with guacamole, and shrimp po-boys are just a few possibilities.
A spacious and casual gathering spot, Big Shots Sports Café is where visitors can stretch out, watch the game, and have a burger and beer. The staff will also agree that it’s the kind of place supposed founder Millard P. Foonswaggle would have enjoyed, kicking back after wrestling pythons and generally living on the edge. Inside, patrons sidle up to the bar for a frozen margarita or relax in a booth with an appetizer platter piled with onion strings, buffalo wings, mozzarella sticks, pickle chips, fries, and fried jalapeños. Stop in on Wednesday, Saturday, or Sunday nights for games of Texas hold’em or Friday evenings for live music.
At BoomerJack's Grill & Bar, diners feast on spicy and savory dishes, complemented by refreshing drinks and the frequent shouts of cheering sports fans. Appetizers include hand-battered and fried mushrooms, pickles, and the restaurant’s eponymous Boomer chips, freshly sliced jalapeños served with a homemade sauce. Chefs also sculpt a half pound of ground beef into a behemoth of a burger, adorned with aged cheddar or blue cheese crumbles. Lemon pepper or Cajun seasoning spices up a fillet of farm-raised catfish, while grilled peppers and onions top Ray’s sizzling sausage sandwich made from ground filet mignon and pork.
Blue 32, a sports bar located on Longhorn Road, offers up a meaty menu of juicy steaks, customizable burgers, meatloaf with gravy, and other American classics. Bartenders fill pitchers with cold beer and mix cocktails for patrons to sip while unwinding on the patio or watching a game. The spot stays open until 2 a.m. every night of the week, keeping crowds entertained with karaoke on Sundays and Thursdays, poker on Tuesdays, and live bands on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Pour House's menu, like the heart of the mastodon or the wingspan of the wind, is massive, consisting of familiar appetizers, salads, pastas, burgers, sandwiches, and house favorites. Bundle up with a BLT avocado wrap ($7.99) or boldly combine cuisines with the chipotle chicken linguini ($10.39). The Baja fish tacos ($8.99) engulf tortillas with layers of sautéed white fish, creamy Baja sauce, freshly shredded napa cabbage, jack cheese, and fresh pico de gallo, while the chicken fried steak ($9.59) shows up for the hunger hoedown with its friends, mashed potatoes and the vegetable of the day. Brunchwise, early-day eats include the jalapeno-cilantro-pesto'd green eggs and ham ($8.29), a breakfast-sized portion of chicken-fried steak and eggs ($8.99), and the hangover-hurdling huevos rancheros ($8.49), sizzling with spicy ranchero sauce.