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

Restaurant review: Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill in Fort Worth

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Years after Chipotle, Freebirds, Fuzzy’s, Rosa’s, Qdoba and Taco Cabana have blanketed the area like dip on a chip, Fort Worth’s appetite for fast-casual Mexican food has yet to relent. Read more

Restaurant review: Fork in the Road

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It’s easy to zoom along Arlington’s South Fielder Road and miss the low-slung sign for Fork in the Road, an almost 2-month-old restaurant that is packing in customers at lunch and dinner with its combina... Read more

Restaurant review: LSA Burger Co. in Denton

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The “LSA” in LSA Burger Co.’s name stands for Lone Star attitude , which is also the title of a song by Jon Christopher Davis, a Texas musician who co-founded the restaurant with Denton businessman John “Sparky” Pearson. But maybe the... Read more

Restaurant review: Bird Café in Fort Worth

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Restaurateur Shannon Wynne helped launch downtown Fort Worth as an entertainment destination back in the ’90s when he opened 8.0 Restaurant and Bar and Flying Saucer Draught Em... Read more

Restaurant review: Clay Pigeon in Fort Worth

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The farm-to-table concept has become so much a part of our fine-dining vernacular that it’s almost the norm now for any new chef-driven restaurant to adopt the practice — expected, even. Read more

Restaurant review: Mariscos La Marea

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“Would you like your Coke with a lot of ice or not much?” Read more

Dining review: Apeizza e Vino in Southlake

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As the pizza revolution in Dallas-Fort Worth continues to spin, one major trend has emerged: the increasing popularity and dominance of Neapolitan-style pizza. Cavalli in Irving and Cane Rosso in Deep Ellum blazed the trail, and now this style of pizza is surfacing all over. Read more

Dining review: Istanbul Grill in Arlington

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Istanbul Grill, which owner Sam Sensel says is the only Turkish restaurant in Arlington, opened quietly five years ago but — surprise! — gradually grew to be a striking success in a part of town that is more associated with chains like Applebee’s and Fridays. Read more

Dining review: CBD Provisions in Dallas

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If you want to see glorious perfectionism in action, it doesn’t get much better than the Joule Hotel in downtown Dallas. Set in a vintage 1920s building on Main Street, this luxury boutique hotel has been open only since 2008, yet has already undergone a renovation. Under the discriminatin... Read more

Dining review: Koi Sushi Bar & Grill in Grand Prairie

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At Koi Sushi Bar & Grill, south of Interstate 20 off Texas 360, the fresh-fish game has been elevated to a new delicious level, thanks to seasoned sushi chefs and an exceedingly comfortable atmosphere. Read more

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