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Restaurant review: DeVivo Bros. cooks up new concept in Southlake

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DFW.com

DeVivo Bros. Latin Fusion draws unlikely inspiration from the defunct Mexican restaurant that previously occupied its location, tucked deep in a shopping center off busy Southlake Boulevard like a needle in a retail haystack. Read more

Restaurant review: Landmark Bar & Kitchen in Fort Worth

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DFW.com

We are sitting on the cedar outdoor deck of newly opened Landmark Bar & Kitchen, nursing a carafe of vodka, Red Bull and Skittles. A huge Great Dane runs up to me and plants a big lick on my cheek. I am one move away from creaming my wife... Read more

Restaurant review: Black Walnut Cafe in Colleyville

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Terry Vine

The corporate chefs at Black Walnut Cafe certainly know their way around the spice rack. Read more

Restaurant review: Varsity Tavern in Fort Worth

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kbouphanh@star-telegram.com

If you ever wondered what a $3 million, 10-month-long conversion of a creaky auto-repair shop into one of Fort Worth’s freshest — and splashiest — arrivals on the hopping West 7th area landscape looks like, then take a healthy gander at Varsity Tavern. Read more

Restaurant review: The Big Crabs in Hurst

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kbouphanh@star-telegram.com

It’s a scene straight out of a New Orleans Cajun restaurant: Diners donning bibs and gloves dig into piles of shellfish scattered about their tables, cracking open crab legs, twisting the heads off crawfish, laughing and making messes like little kids playing in mud. Read more

Restaurant review: Press Cafe in Fort Worth

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pmoseley@star-telegram.com

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Press Cafe, by which I mean it’s really loud in there. Read more

Restaurant review: Wayward Sons in Dallas

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Alison McLean

It’s no surprise that Wayward Sons is one of the hottest new restaurants in Dallas, given all that it has going for it: prime location on Greenville Avenue, savvy owners and a renowned chef. Read more

Restaurant review: Laura’s Biergarten in Arlington

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Star-Telegram

Sometimes it’s just nice to do something different. Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Press Cafe impresses in riverside lifestyle center

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DFW.com

Its name, The Trailhead at Clearfork, sounds about as Cowtown-y as anything in Fort Worth — the same vibe as cattle drives and the Stockyards. Read more

Restaurant review: Hickory Tree Grill in Burleson

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DFW.com

As I settled into my ruddy-dark-wood booth at the barely 4-month-old Hickory Tree Grill in Old Town Burleson, the first words from Markie, my attentive server, sent me back to another era: “We have RC Cola. I hope that’s all right?” Read more

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