Eat of the Week: Clay Pigeon

I know that I’ve made the right choice in friends when they miss food more than people. This past week, the object of my friend’s foodie funk was that it had been too long since our last visit to Clay Pigeon. Being the amazing friend that I am, I happily accompanied.

My usual order at Clay Pigeon is the handmade pasta that changes daily with seasonal ingredients. However, now that Marcus Paslay has opened Piattello Italian Kitchen at Waterside, I am free to roam about the menu at Clay Pigeon knowing that I can get my pasta fix for lunch or dinner any day of the week.

I typically steer clear of ordering steaks at restaurants because I prefer to order something I would not make for myself at home. I don’t spend a lot of evenings braising pork shanks or making dough from scratch. But I was in a meaty mood and the center cut ribeye sounded perfect in spite of the cap being cut off – the BEST part! As it turns out, I forgot all about the cap once a perfectly medium steak arrived with an audible crunch from a salty seared crust. Served simply with creamy whipped potatoes and grilled spears of zucchini, I almost put my fingers to the waiter’s lips and muttered “shh” as he asked how my meal was so my moment of foodie zen would not be disturbed.

Menu items change frequently, so you may not catch this ribeye every night, but I promise that you won’t be disappointed with any choice you make. If you haven’t been to Clay Pigeon yet, what are you waiting for?

Clay Pigeon
2731 White Settlement Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
817.882.8065