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Peru Gourmet gives Arlington something it may not even know it needed

Peru Gourmet

jlmarshall@star-telegram

There are officially zero excuses left for never having tried Peruvian food. Read more

In a troubled spot, a new entry doesn’t ‘M’-press

M Bistro 009

rmallison@star-telegram.com

There are cursed locations, and then there is the spot in Montgomery Plaza where six restaurants have stood over a span of 12 years. Read more

Clean Slate Cafe has no need to go back to the drawing board

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kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

Look to the left, and there’s a smoke shop. Look to the right and you’ll find a psychic-reading establishment. Read more

Wheelhouse rolls into Design District with worthy food, service and design

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kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

The first thing to notice about Wheelhouse isn’t the food, the setting or the service — all of which deserve praise of varying degrees — but the sculpture. Read more

Once you get past the confusion, Americado’s food is a hit

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kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

If there was ever a restaurant in need of a know-before-you-go guide, it’s Americado Mexi-Food Hall, a newly opened Mexican restaurant on the city’s south side. Read more

Big Bend’s Tejas line takes on Mexican brands

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Big Bend Brewing

Dos Equis. Corona. Maybe Modelo or Pacifico. A mountain of limes. These are the dominant players of Cinco de Mayo (other than tequila, of course). Read more

Abilene-based Heff’s enters Cleburne’s burger fray

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Heff’s Burgers

Its population may hover around a relatively small 30,000, but Cleburne has some classic burger joints. Morris Neal’s Handy Hamburgers is an old-fashioned spot that has been around... Read more

407 BBQ stakes a claim in tiny Draper with memorable meats

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kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

No matter who persuaded whom to open the minimalist barbecue joint in the tiny municipality of Draper, which was once a glorified RV park just west of Argyle, 407 BBQ is, quickly and with good reason, becoming the town’s second landmark. Read more

America Gardens plants its flag in the West 7th area

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rmallison@star-telegram.com

Don’t let the unassuming, low-slung, refurbished industrial entrance fool you. Read more

It’s not just the bread, but what’s between it, at Great Harvest

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Courtesy of Great Harvest Bread Co.

Magnolia Avenue’s restaurant row could stand to have a good sandwich shop, and one has come along in the form of Great Harvest Bread Co. Read more

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