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Restaurant review: Rough Creek of San Saba Steakhouse

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DFW.com

Opened last fall on the outskirts of Burleson, Rough Creek of San Saba Steakhouse presents a picture-perfect image of a small-town Texas restaurant. It’s as if you walked into a Robert Earl Keen song. Read more

Restaurant review: Olives Mediterranean Grill in Arlington

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DFW.com

What does it take to make a go of it in the restaurant business? Often, it’s a combination of strong location and good food. Mix in talent and dedication, and with a little luck, the venture will see its first birthday. Read more

Restaurant review: Remedy in Dallas

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DFW.com

If you were dreaming up a list of must-get dishes to order at a restaurant, a $12 bologna sandwich would seem to be an unlikely candidate. But Remedy, a new restaurant on Greenville Avenue in Dallas, might change your mind. Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Veggie spirit lives at Fort Worth’s new Vivo 53

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Marilyn Bailey

Pizza is one of the few reliable restaurant options for vegetarians, especially when we’re out with carnivore friends. It’s obviously easy to get one topped with cheese, tomato sauce and something from the short list of standard-issue pizza vegetables: canned olives, onions, peppers... Read more

Restaurant review: Frezko Taco Spot in Southlake

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DFW.com

If you drive east of Southlake Town Square on Southlake Boulevard, you’ll go by that taco place, the one that’s part of an Austin-based chain, the one that has a couple dozen tac... Read more

Texas brew review: Valentine’s suds for the sweet and the bitter

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Special to DFW.com

Valentine’s Day is a divisive holiday. It seems like one half goes along with it, tries to do something special and generally embraces the romance. We’ll call that the “sweet” side. The other half goes the other direction. They deride Valentine’s Day as yet anot... Read more

Restaurant review: Angie’s Bikkles in Fort Worth

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DFW.com

The first thing to know about Angie’s Bikkles, located south of downtown Fort Worth near the Hospital District, has nothing to do with the menu, the decor, or the service. It’s this: What in the world is a bikkle and is it a good thing knowing that Angie has more than one of them? Read more

Restaurant review: Mama Tiki’s Thai Food in Fort Worth

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DFW.com

A recent visit to Mama Tiki’s, a new restaurant along Benbrook Highway, at least confirms this: Thai food is becoming more readily accessible. Read more

Restaurant review: Meat U Anywhere BBQ in Grapevine

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Special to DFW.com

A valet-parking stand usually signals a level of class and sophistication not normally seen — or welcome — at a Texas barbecue joint. Read more

Restaurant review: Maria Cuca’s in Keller

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DFW.com

When we walked into Maria Cuca’s Mexican Cuisine on a busy Saturday night, we encountered some small confusion: The hostess wasn’t sure whether seats were available, or how long the wait would be. Another employee quickly stepped in and said the wait wouldn’t be long. A third... Read more

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