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

Texas brew review: Prost to Oktoberfest beers!

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It’s that time of year when beer drinkers around the world wish they were in Germany. Not that beer lovers would ever turn down a trip to the fatherland, but this time of year is extra special. Oktoberfest is in full swing, which means that for a sweet, savage 16 days, Germany — and... Read more

Restaurant review: Moe’s Southwest Grill in Watauga

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To give you an idea of the kind of north Tarrant County burrito world that Moe’s Southwest Grill is stepping into, the Atlanta-based chain’s new location is roughly halfway between a Freebirds World Burrito and a Chipotle Mexican Grill. It’s also in a shopping center where a ... Read more

Texas brew review: Shannon Brewing’s Chocolate Stout

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It might seem a bit weird to suggest drinking a chocolate stout in September. It is, afterall, still summer in Texas and these hot, sticky months call for something lighter and crisper. Read more

Restaurant review: Simmer in Coppell

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What are the chances that a small town in East Texas would dish out two of Dallas-Fort Worth’s most innovative young chefs? Read more

Texas brew review: Rahr Pumpkin Ale

Pumpkin beers are generally a love-or-hate proposition. Some drinkers yearn for the nutmeg, molasses, allspice and cinnamon that typically come along with these beers, while the angry, pumpkin-hating mob decries them as messy, sweet spice crimes. Both sides will tell you the other is crazy, which... Read more

Restaurant review: Whole Foods Market in Colleyville

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While Neapolitan pizzerias are opening in towns across Dallas-Fort Worth, none had colonized Colleyville. Which entrepreneur, which chain would be first? Read more

BBQ Safari: Mama Faye’s BBQ in Deep Ellum


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The best barbecue anywhere is ’cue that someone has cooked in their own back yard. The methods used to produce it don’t always lend themselves to commercial enterprises, so no matter how good your favorite barbecue joint is, there is someone doing it better in their back yard with a... Read more

Texas brew review: Oasis London Homesick

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Beer’s accessibility is one of its most endearing qualities as a beverage. Unlike wine or spirits, beer has always been the drink of the common man. Beer is for everyone and is meant to be enjoyed a few at a time socially. Read more

BBQ Safari: Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que in Fort Worth


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In 1911, a half-square-mile chunk of land three miles north of Fort Worth was incorporated as Niles City. It was home to 508 residents, two meat-packing companies, six railroads and a transient population of bovines on their way to becoming tasty barbecue. Read more

Restaurant review: Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse Fort Worth

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You can’t refrain from stating the obvious about Rafain, the new Brazilian steakhouse in Fort Worth’s West 7th corridor: You need to like meat to thoroughly enjoy the experience here. Read more

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