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

J’s Casa Burger grilling strong in River Oaks

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jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

Before you visit J’s Casa Burger, the city’s hot new burger restaurant, keep one thing in mind: It’s not really a restaurant. Read more

Kiss leaders’ Rock & Brews drives us crazy but not wild

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Dean Stevenson

In a 2014 interview with Esquire, Kiss bassist and co-lead vocalist Gene Simmons lamented the health of rock ... Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Two Tarrant eateries take meatless pizzas to next level

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Special to DFW.com

Tarrant restaurant news had a distinct Italian accent in March and April, with the openings of Taverna Rossa in Southlake and Olivella’s, Piada Italian Street Food and Avanti in Fort Worth. Read more

Pizza spot The American Pub adds another slice to Fort Worth’s life of pies

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mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Fort Worth’s West 7th corridor action continues, with the latest newcomer being a concept that always sounds alluring: pizza by the slice. Read more

At Tom+Chee, the grilled cheese doesn’t stand alone

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mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

When I posted on my personal Facebook page about Tom+Chee, a grilled-cheese/tomato-soup chain, opening a Fort Worth location, one of my friends asked: “How do you base an entire restaurant around grilled cheese and soup? Food trends baffle me.” Read more

Restaurant review: King Crab Tap House gets its claws into tough Fort Worth location

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mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Do you remember Monty’s Corner, the short-lived Montgomery Plaza bar and grill with the Hangover Brunch and Southern-comfort fare? Read more

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza brings more fast-casual pies to Arlington

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jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

And the Chipotle-ization of America continues. Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Thurber Mingus satisfies burger craving

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Grace

After all the attention we’ve given to burgers at DFW.com — and to veggie burgers in this column — we are very late to mention one of the more interesting options in town. The meatless burger I’m most interested in these days gives up on the patty altogether. Read more

Restaurant review: Mudhen Meat and Greens in Dallas

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Marc Lee

Mudhen, a new restaurant from Shannon Wynne (Flying Saucer, Bird Café), comes close to executing the perfect fantasy of what you’d expect from a farmers market eatery. Read more

Restaurant review: The Drunken Donkey in Keller

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Star-Telegram

The full name of the Drunken Donkey, a four-location Lewisville-based chain that recently opened its first Tarrant outpost in a former T.G.I. Friday’s in Keller, is Drunken Donkey Craft Bar & Scratch Kitchen. Read more

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