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Salsarita’s steps into north Tarrant’s fast-casual dance

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jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

The area surrounding the U.S 377-North Tarrant Parkway intersection, roughly where Fort Worth, Watauga and Keller meet, has not been kind to fast-casual, assembly-line burrito shops. Read more

All’s fair for Community’s Funnel Cake Ale

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Community Beer Co.

The State Fair of Texas is in full swing, which means throngs of people will be pouring into Dallas for the sights, sounds and experiences that go along with it. But, in truth, many people are coming mainly for the stomachache. Read more

Oni Ramen isn’t just noodling around on West 7th

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kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

Restaurant review: The ramen is good — and in some cases the broth is sinus-clearingly spicy — at Jesus Garcia’s new spot. But there’s more to this place than ramen. Read more

Denton’s Fat Shack is a lil’ ol’ place where we can eat deep-fried food together

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kbouaphanh@star-telegram

Let’s say you like deep-fried food, including food of the sort that isn’t ordinarily deep-fried, but you don’t want to deal with the crowds at the State Fair of Texas. Or you don’t mind the crowds, but the fair doesn’t last long enough for your cravings. Or you ... Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: La Perla retools menu to be more plant-friendly

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Special to DFW.com

It’s been a little disconcerting for a vegetarian to watch the menu changes at La Perla, the Latin-inflected bar in downtown Fort Worth that has an ambitious food menu. Read more

Oktoberfest beers are a matter of personality

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Oak Highlands Brewery

Despite its name, Oktoberfest is really more of a September affair. With the final weekend of the month approaching, that means we’re in full swing with Oktoberfest parties happening all over the Metroplex over the next few days and into the first weekend of October. Read more

There is goodness in Taste N See Chicken and Waffles

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kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

Your experience at Taste N See Chicken and Waffles, new in far south Fort Worth, will mostly hinge on your expectations. If you’re seeking an amped-up version of chicken and waffles, like you’ll find at Fixture or Buttons, this strip-mall spot may underwhelm. Read more

Looking for good sushi in Roanoke? Find it Here

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Here Asian Cuisine, a 4-month-old restaurant in Roanoke, has exacting operating hours — on most weekdays it opens for dinner at 4:15 p.m. and closes at 9:45 p.m. — and precise, ultra-modern decor. Read more

Oh, Cafe Suzy Q, we love you for breakfast

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kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

Café Suzy Q had us before our waitress said, “Hello. Here are your menus.” Read more

Tuk Tuk takes Thai a step further on West Seventh Street

Tuk Tuk Thai 104

kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

Tuk Tuk Thai, a new option on an old-school stretch of Fort Worth’s West Seventh Street, makes the most of its proximity to the UNT Health Science Center with free delivery and myriad affordable carry-out options. Read more

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