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Bentley’s puts on the dog on Magnolia Avenue

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jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

Perhaps conjured by a magician or at the very least, a well-intentioned publicist for the letter “C,” the menu items at Bentley’s are inexorably linked, as if to disprove the notion that coffee, crepes and craft hot dogs cannot coexist. Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Grain & Dairy takes grilled cheese to the next level

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Special to the Star-Telegram

In 2013, dfw.com let me write a rant about how restaurants were ruining grilled cheese sandwiches by adding meat. Read more

Arlington hops aboard the craft-brew train

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Scooter Hendon

Arlington is an often misunderstood city. Many Texans identify it as a stopover between Dallas and Fort Worth. They see a place to ride roller coasters and cheer sports teams and then be on your merry way to somewhere else. Read more

El Mofongo gives Arlington an island of Caribbean cuisine

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pmoseley@star-telegram.com

If it seems like the area around the Parks at Arlington mall is cluttered with nothing but chain restaurants, look a little harder. Less than a mile north on Cooper Street, several family-run spots, all serving ethnic cuisine, have opened in the same strip mall, within a few steps of one another. Read more

Cork & Pig is West 7th heaven

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Special to the Star-Telegram

It’s been almost a year since AF+B unceremoniously tossed in its white kitchen towel in the West 7th location that is now home to Cork & Pig Tavern. Read more

Stephan Pyles’ Flora Street Cafe is a work of art

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Kevin Marple

Among his many talents, chef Stephan Pyles has an intuitive sense of time and place, and that’s evident at Flora Street Cafe, his grand new restaurant in Dallas’ Arts District. Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: no beef with Bentley’s

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Special to DFW.com

With all the bug-eyed obsession with burgers, another all-American sandwich has been relatively neglected by the foodie hordes: the hot dog. Read more

D-Town Coney Island is top dog with homesick Michiganders

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kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

I bet you think a Coney Island dog is something you’d find in New York City. Well, you’re off by a thousand miles. Read more

Jambo’s hits the marks with its Arlington ’cue

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Special to the Star-Telegram

It’s a scene most barbecue lovers are used to seeing: a long line of hungry ’cue lovers snaking from one end of the building to another. Read more

Chiloso Mexican Bistro defies the fast-casual cliches

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rmallison@star-telegram.com

Recently, DFW.com did a feature on several fast-casual restaurants following in the footsteps of Chipotle, itself using a cafeteria-line model with customers picking a base for their food, a... Read more

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