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

Belly up to Al-Amir in Arlington

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On the outside, Al-Amir looks like a gracious Southern home with a veranda for sitting with a glass of tea. Inside, it’s all dark wood and deep red and glittery bars. Yes, bars, plural. Al-Amir is so large — it can seat 800 — that there are multip... Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Brewed gets toasty with trendy new dishes



Brewed, the delightful Near Southside coffee bar and gastropub, is hipster ground zero in Fort Worth. I love it, but I also love to gently make fun of it. Read more

Yolk cracks the Sundance Square breakfast scene

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Is no food more polarizing than the egg? Read more

Chasing Chipotle: Can a new wave of build-it-yourself restaurants stack up to the burrito king?

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The dominant trend in fast-casual dining the last few years can be summed up in one brand name: Chipotle. Read more

Camp Bowie restaurant Olivella’s is a welcome slice of the pizza pie

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More pizza is a good thing, and in that spirit, we welcome Olivella’s Camp Bowie, a new pizzeria import from Dallas. Read more

Texas Brew Review: Noble Rey Brewing's arty cans


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A spike in competition from an increasing number of new breweries is not news. With every month, finite shelf space becomes even more valuable and scarce. Read more

Chalio Mexican Restaurant can still bowl you over

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Special to the Star-Telegram

There’s nothing like a steaming hot bowl of beef-rib birria on an 85-degree, extraordinarily humid spring evening. Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Not all veggie plates in mainstream eateries are created equal


Special to DFW.com

When you’re a vegetarian married to a carnivore, you tend to eat out a lot. At a restaurant, it’s easier for each person to get what they want. Read more

Aledo restaurant Bee’s Dive deserves some buzz at its new location

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There are city folk and then there are people who spread their figurative wings in the country. Read more

Italian restaurant Avanti takes a step forward with Fort Worth debut

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The English translation of Avanti is “forward,” which is an apt exhortation for the aggressively pleasing approach in design and cuisine Avanti Fort Worth has made with its debut in Cowtown. Read more

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