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A heaping helping of news & reviews from DFWs dining scene.

Restaurant review: Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth

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The last time I set foot in the Swiss Pastry Shop, I am completely ashamed to admit, it was give or take 30 years ago. Read more

Restaurant review: RA Sushi in Southlake

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The management at RA Sushi of Southlake assured me that the “RA” is a play on words, really denoting “raw” but just being hipsterish about dropping that pesky final consonant. Read more

Texas brew review: Collective Brewing celebrates first birthday with first bottle release – and a party

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What once seemed like a brewery with plenty of room to breathe has become an operation bursting at the seams. Oak barrels are stacked almost to the ceiling and along the walls in a space that used to allow visitors a view from the front bar area through the brewhouse toward the back porch. Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Mellow Mushroom gets in on the veggie burger action


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Burgers are such a thing that a pizzeria chain that’s been slinging pies for 40 years wanted in on the game. Mellow Mushroom added two burgers to its menu this month and, in keeping with the chain’s hippie origins and ethos, one of them is vegetarian. Read more

Restaurant review: Sera Dining & Wine in Fort Worth

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Once upon a time, there was an emergent restaurant with a Spanish focus, where squid-ink fideo pasta made such a heady impression, you didn’t care if its black sauce stained your teeth or even your shirt. Read more

Restaurant review: Barley & Board in Denton

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Few restaurants come with as many assets as Barley & Board. Read more

Restaurant review: Happy Days Sports Grill in Arlington

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Happy Days Sports Grill is named after one sitcom, but it’s more like another. Slightly hidden location, a friendly staff, a place where everybody knows your … yeah, you get it. Read more

Grady Spears tries to climb that ‘Hill’ one more time

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On a recent Saturday night, at his new restaurant on the north side, Grady Spears bounces from table to table, laughing and chatting, posing for pictures, shaking hands and giving hugs. Read more

Restaurant review: On Premise in Dallas

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On Premise is a bar-restaurant hybrid you can’t instantly peg, which ordinarily is not a positive thing in the marketplace, where simple often does best. But this quirky concept is located in Dallas’ artsy neighborhood of Deep Ellum, a place where hothouse flowers find it easier to ... Read more

State Fair of Texas: fried-food review


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In recognition of my third time reviewing the food scene at the State Fair of Texas, here are three things I learned this year: Read more

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