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

Restaurant review: Gino’s East in Arlington

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Growing up in the Windy City, I was introduced to Chicago-style deep-dish pizza as a little girl. You might think it was everywhere in Chicago, but it wasn’t (Chicago-style hot dogs were everywhere). There were only a few places that served the renowned deep dish back then, none of them an... Read more

Restaurant review: J.R. Bentley’s English Pub in Arlington


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When the students come back from summer break at the University of Texas at Arlington this fall, there’s apt to be a letdown unassociated with pop quizzes or homecoming disses: Noted campus-adjacent haunt J.R. Bentley’s English Pub is no longer cigarette-friendly. Read more

Restaurant review: Cannon Chinese Kitchen in Fort Worth

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The Ho and Kha families of Fort Worth have been responsible for two of the city’s most beloved and admired restaurants: Tokyo Cafe, damaged in a fire last year but in the process of being rebuilt, and Shinjuku Station. Both specialize in Japanese cuisine free from the frills and gimmicks t... Read more

Restaurant review: Pansayena in Arlington

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Along the back hall of Pansayena, the 9-month-old Arlington restaurant, I can’t help but notice the brightly painted slogan that hints at this charming establishment’s overall MO. The aphorism — not coincidentally looming over a framed copy of the Ten Commandments — re... Read more

Restaurant review: Fixture in Fort Worth


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

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