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

First bite: Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.


Cary Darling

Grilled cheese has joined cupcakes and tacos as the latest in the line of comfort foods given a hipster makeover. Read more

Texas brew review: Saint Arnold’s limited-release beers are truly Divine

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Restaurant review: Henry’s Majestic in Dallas

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Like the cocktails it serves at its dueling bars, Henry’s Majestic has a complicated formula with many moving parts that come together to work in unexpected harmony. Read more

Restaurant review: El Primo’s Mexican Grill & Cantina

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There are plenty of Mexican restaurant “joints,” and plenty of mid-range Mexican restaurant chains, but there aren’t a lot of restaurants that fit the category of upscale Tex-Mex. El Primo’s Mexican Grill & Cantina in Mansfield nicely helps fill that hole. Read more

Lonesome vegetarian: Going meatless at the Stock Show


Robert Philpot

After 15 years in Fort Worth, I finally decided to get over my fear of attending the Stock Show. As a longtime vegetarian, I’ve resisted looking too closely at the animals and learning in detail about cattle raising and associated subjects. But I very much respect the early history of Cowt... Read more

Restaurant review: Wild Mushroom in Fort Worth

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Before it closed last year, Ray’s Prime Steak and Seafood was a west-side magnet for two reasons: superb steaks and a happening bar. Read more

Restaurant review: Hedary’s Mediterranean Restaurant Fort Worth

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Over the years, Hedary’s Mediterranean Restaurant, the nearly-40-year-old bastion of basted chicken, has satisfied customers with its bistro-esque mix of maza plates and kebabs. And at this point, its frarej chicken deserves some sort of historic designation. Read more

Texas brew review: Barrel-Aged Legion from Community



Summer beers are fun. Their skippy, vibrant personalities pair well with the oppressively hot summers that prevail during their release times. They help distract from the reality that it’s downright uncomfortable outside. Read more

Restaurant review: Cheesecake Factory in Fort Worth

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One of the first stories I wrote for a newspaper was an article about a deli opening up in a space that had previously housed a strip joint. I made a joke about “cheesecake being replaced by, um, cheesecake.” Read more

Restaurant review: Break Room Bar and Grill in Crowley

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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

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