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There’s a new Fred’s in town, and this one does cheesesteaks

Fred Philly 104

kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

The packing-on-the-pounds part of the year is upon us, so what better time than to visit Fred’s Downtown Philly? Read more

State of food is good at Texan Diner in Haslet

Texan Diner 103

kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

Four years ago, local chef Curtis James took over and turned around Vickery Cafe, revitalizing the long-running west Fort Worth breakfast and lunch diner with a menu that was more Carriage House than Waffle House. Read more

Tokyo Joe’s doesn’t exactly bowl us over

Tokyo Joe's

jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

Tokyo Joe — now there’s a guy who likes his dipping sauces. Read more

Real Ale Brewing offers bold new Axis

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Real Ale Brewing

India pale ale, or IPA, has become so synonymous with craft beer over the past half-decade, just about anyone with an interest in craft beer has an opinion on the style. Many times IPAs are a love-or-hate proposition, as bitterness is not something some palates care to handle. Others just can... Read more

Trinity River restaurant HG Sply Co. ebbs and flows in quality

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pmoseley@star-telegram.com

Thirty-one years ago, just a Trinity River stone’s-throw away from HG Sply Co., the new patent-leather red, industrial-chic paean to paleo dining and more, I had my first meal in Fort Worth. Read more

Craft and Crab Seafood House celebrates virtue of shellfishness

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pmoseley@star-telegram.com

No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you as you approach the main entrance to Colleyville’s Craft and Crab Seafood House. Yes, that really is a sawed-off rowboat, oars dangling by its side, moored on a sandbar, surrounded by several crab traps filled with toy crabs. Read more

Heim Barbecue maintains its smokin’ rep on Magnolia

Heim Craft BBQ

Special to the Star-Telegram

I’ve been to a lot of barbecue restaurants, near and far, old and new, but I’d never been asked this question before, not until my fourth visit to the new brick-and-mortar location of Heim Barbecue: “How many bones do you want?” Read more

Salsarita’s steps into north Tarrant’s fast-casual dance

DFW dining Salsaritas

jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

The area surrounding the U.S 377-North Tarrant Parkway intersection, roughly where Fort Worth, Watauga and Keller meet, has not been kind to fast-casual, assembly-line burrito shops. Read more

All’s fair for Community’s Funnel Cake Ale

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Community Beer Co.

The State Fair of Texas is in full swing, which means throngs of people will be pouring into Dallas for the sights, sounds and experiences that go along with it. But, in truth, many people are coming mainly for the stomachache. Read more

Oni Ramen isn’t just noodling around on West 7th

Oni Ramen 104

kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

Restaurant review: The ramen is good — and in some cases the broth is sinus-clearingly spicy — at Jesus Garcia’s new spot. But there’s more to this place than ramen. Read more

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