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Restaurant review: Break Room Bar and Grill in Crowley

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DFW.com

At 8:46 p.m. on a relatively sedate Monday evening in Crowley’s The Break Room, I was caught in a quintessential Texas bar moment. Read more

Restaurant review: Mason & Dixie Grapevine

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DFW.com

Beth Newman’s restaurant debut came by accident. The sometime-caterer and interior designer actually was looking for a booth to rent at the Grapevine Antique Market when she was approached by its owner. Read more

Restaurant review: Slice the Pizza Spot in Aledo

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DFW.com

We’re used to seeing Neapolitan-style pizza spots in hip places: Deep Ellum, Magnolia Avenue, University Drive. But one has recently turned up in a somewhat unlikely spot: Aledo, a tiny speck of suburbia about 20 miles southwest of downtown Fort Worth. Read more

Restaurant review: Pho & Grill in Fort Worth

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DFW.com

Pho is popping up everywhere, so popular that DFW.com recently dedicated an entire story to singing its praises, including a list of our favorite phos around Dallas-Fort Worth. Pho & Grill on Overto... Read more

Restaurant review: The Quarter Horse Sports Tavern in Keller

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DFW.com

During the past five years, 1632 Keller Parkway has been home to Grill 1709 and Chow ’N Chill Bar & Grill, two laid-back, friendly bar-and-grills that never quite got off the ground. Read more

Restaurant review: Moviehouse & Eatery in Keller

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Special to DFW.com

The fare isn’t Oscar-worthy, but it still makes for a pleasing night out. Read more

Restaurant review: Winslow’s Wine Cafe

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DFW.com

Winslow’s Wine Cafe has been a convivial pillar of west Fort Worth’s restaurant community for years. Part of its rock-solid reputation has been grounded in its kitchen delivering New American larder dishes ranging from roasted tomato-basil soup and a refreshing wedge salad, to shrim... Read more

Texas brew review: A look back the 2014 beer scene

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Special to DFW.com

Craft beer had a big year in 2014. Here are some of the local highlights: Read more

Restaurant review: Le Cep Restaurant in Fort Worth

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Special to DFW.com

A French restaurant that stirs strong nostalgia from a diner who has lived in Paris is doing something right. And Le Cep, the new 60-seat Parisian-influenced restaurant, is doing a lot of things right. Read more

Restaurant review: Big State Fountain Grill in Irving

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Special to DFW.com

The story of Big State Fountain Grill threatened to be another tale of loss, of an Irving institution facing a sad demise. Originally opened in 1948, the longtime pharmacy and soda shop shut down in May 2014 when its owners were unable to stay in business. Read more

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