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Tacodeli is a player in DFW’s shell game

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Courtesy of Tacodeli

Trendy taco joints, with their locally sourced veggies and responsibly raised meat, are increasingly crowding the landscape in Dallas and Fort Worth, so much so that the lines of demarcation are about as murky as the bowls of addictive queso they serve. Read more

Earl’s gives Argyle a pearl of a pizza spot

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Special to the Star-Telegram

In the pioneer era, every small town had a general store for essential provisions. But in these pizza-crazy days in North Texas, it’s beginning to seem like the building block of civilization is a pizzeria. Read more

Drink to the other red, white and blue: Texas

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Scooter Hendon

As Independence Day weekend arrives, we’ll be reminded of the pride we have in our country. Read more

Best Burger Barn could be a burger contender in Burleson

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mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

For its first eight months of existence, what is now Best Burger Barn didn’t have a barn — or, for that matter, a roof. Owner Byron Rose grilled burgers in his front yard in Egan, a tiny unincorporated Johnson County community south of Burleson and northeast of Cleburne. He did busi... Read more

Spudwinkles Deli is not small potatoes

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DFW.com

From the outside, Spudwinkles Deli doesn’t look promising. It’s in a former Mexican fast-food spot on Rosedale Street in the Hospital District, with a couple of tables outside, where you’re likely to overhear orders from the drive-through. Read more

At Redrock Canyon Grill, it’s tempting to feast away

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pmoseley@star-telegram.com

I’ve become accustomed to innocent hyperbole from restaurant servers, even someone as polished as the one at Redrock Canyon Grill who, when speaking of the portion sizes at the new Southlake restaurant, billed them as “huge” — minus any Trumpian inflection. Read more

Ahi Poke Bowl makes Arlington go Hawaiian

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Its owners say that it’s the first build-your-own-poke bowl restaurant in Texas. Read more

Taverna Rossa adds a layer of crust to Southlake’s pizza world

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J. Shertzer

Although Southlake has no shortage of pizza, there’s room for more, if done well. Mission accomplished at Taverna Rossa, a new pizzeria that opened in May at the chichi Park Village development. Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Winslow’s Wine Cafe introduces winning summer menu

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Special to DFW.com

There’s a late addition to the list of Fort Worth restaurants that have tweaked their menus for spring. Read more

At Shell Shack Arlington, it’s good to be crabby

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jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

It’s a crab house dressed as a sports bar, and its servers would do well to put on another garment or two. Read more

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