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

Restaurant review: Fixture in Fort Worth

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Farrar Food Photography

We’re still sad about the demise of 24 Plates, the restaurant that opened in 2014 in a vintage building on the eastern edge of Fort Worth’s Magnolia Boulevard, next to Thai restaurant Spice and the Proper bar. Read more

Restaurant review: Qana Cafe & Hookah Fort Worth

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Star-Telegram

Qana Cafe & Hookah, a tiny family-owned restaurant that dishes up dolmas and falafel, reminds me of one of my all-time favorite pita pit-stops, also on Fort Worth’s west side: George’s Imported Foods. Read more

Restaurant review: La Perla Negra in Fort Worth

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DFW.com

By definition, a “perla negra” or “black pearl” is a rare find indeed. And in a similar way, there is much that is exceptional about La Perla Negra, which opened two months ago in the old Zambrano’s Wine Cellar spot, south of Sundance Square in what is being cal... Read more

Restaurant review: The Egg & I in west Fort Worth

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The Egg & I

The food at The Egg & I, a 28-year-old franchise chain based in Colorado, will never make any best-of lists — but that’s beside the point. Read more

Restaurant review: Oak in Dallas

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Special to DFW.com

For such a young restaurant, Oak has been through a lot. A dining pioneer in Dallas’ Design District, it was drop-dead gorgeous if a little green when it opened in 2011, the first baby from Richard and Tiffanee Ellman, a pair of new restaurateurs. Read more

Restaurant review: La Blue Casa in Arlington

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DFW.com

The secret’s in the sauce. Make that the sauces. Read more

Restaurant review: Spork in Dallas

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DFW.com

From its location in a former Sonic to its game-filled patio, Spork seems at first glance to be primarily a place to take the kids. Read more

Restaurant review: Opa! Mediterranean Cafe in Fort Worth

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Special to DFW.com

I have a suggestion for the owners of Opa! Mediterranean Cafe, the new Greek counter-service mom-and-pop in West 7th: Expand your hours, and the millennials will follow. Read more

Magnolia brunch crawl: Shaw's Patio Bar & Grill

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DFW.com

For our second stop in an occasional series on Fort Worth brunches — starting on Magnolia Avenue for reasons you can read about here — we decided to drop in on Shaw’s Patio Bar & ... Read more

Texas brew review: The six-pack still rules

Serving-size increments aren’t the most common topic when it comes to beer talk. However, the business of the bottle, can and pack size is something consumers subconsciously evaluate on a regular basis — even if it makes for dull barroom chatter. Read more

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