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

Restaurant review: The Drunken Donkey in Keller

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The full name of the Drunken Donkey, a four-location Lewisville-based chain that recently opened its first Tarrant outpost in a former T.G.I. Friday’s in Keller, is Drunken Donkey Craft Bar & Scratch Kitchen. Read more

Get bargain BBQ and a bottle at McKinzie


Special to DFW.com

Mention your favorite barbecue joint, and you could be in for a lengthy discussion. Even a heated debate. Read more

Restaurant review: Taco Heads in Fort Worth

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It’s unlikely that your local taqueria uses Vital Farms eggs, the grass-fed purveyor of yolk, in its breakfast tacos. Read more

Restaurant review: Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom in Fort Worth

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Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, a chain restaurant with more than 100 locations, brought its version of deep-dish pizza to far north Fort Worth recently. Read more

Restaurant review: 54th Street Restaurant & Drafthouse


54th Street Restaurant

Over the years, I have eaten in some very peculiar restaurants in North Texas: a Mexican restaurant in the back yard of someone’s house, a burger spot the size of most people’s closets, a seafood restaurant whose entrance was in the shape of a whale’s mouth. Read more

Restaurant review: Gyro & Kabob Grill in Fort Worth

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Don’t let the bon appetit sign at the entrance of Gyro & Kabob Grill fool you. Read more

Restaurant review: Malai Kitchen in Southlake


Kevin Marple

Malai Kitchen is almost too good to be true, embodying many of the traits we seek in a restaurant. Polished yet approachable, glossy yet unpretentious, it has the smooth competence of a chain, yet retains a charming mom-and-pop persona. Read more

Texas brew review: Nine Band expands the range of local brewers


Nine Band Brewing

On the west side of the Metroplex, it’s easiest to focus on the (very) local guys. Revolver, Rahr & Sons, Collective, Panther Island, Shannon, Rabbit Hole and brewpub Chimera can fill up a beer calendar by themselves. Throw in Martin House — whose third-anniversary party is coming u... Read more

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille coming to Grapevine


Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille, a Houston-based chain that has locations in Dallas’ Uptown area and in Frisco, plans to open its first Tarrant location in Grapevine in 2017. Read more

Restaurant review: Kip’z BBq in Fort Worth

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Fort Worth’s east side has long been home to some very good, if unheralded, barbecue joints. Wilson’s Bar-B-Q, Smokey’s Barbeque and Mama E’s Bar-B-Que & Home Cooking may fly under the radar, but all put out quality ’cue for locals and in-the-know barbecue chase... Read more

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