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

Restaurant review: Spago Italian Cantina in Arlington

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Some of the best Italian food I’ve had in quite a while can be found in a nondescript shopping center off Green Oaks Boulevard in northeast Arlington. Read more

On the hunt for a good Cuban sandwich in DFW


The Latin Pig

When I traded South Florida for North Texas a decade ago, one of the things I was giving up was easy access to good Caribbean — specifically Cuban — food. There was one now-defunct place on Dallas’ Greenville Avenue where, if the owners had served the same cuisine in Miami&#x... Read more

Texas brew review: Prost to Oktoberfest beers!

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It’s that time of year when beer drinkers around the world wish they were in Germany. Not that beer lovers would ever turn down a trip to the fatherland, but this time of year is extra special. Oktoberfest is in full swing, which means that for a sweet, savage 16 days, Germany — and... Read more

Restaurant review: Moe’s Southwest Grill in Watauga

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To give you an idea of the kind of north Tarrant County burrito world that Moe’s Southwest Grill is stepping into, the Atlanta-based chain’s new location is roughly halfway between a Freebirds World Burrito and a Chipotle Mexican Grill. It’s also in a shopping center where a ... Read more

Texas brew review: Shannon Brewing’s Chocolate Stout

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It might seem a bit weird to suggest drinking a chocolate stout in September. It is, afterall, still summer in Texas and these hot, sticky months call for something lighter and crisper. Read more

Restaurant review: Simmer in Coppell

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What are the chances that a small town in East Texas would dish out two of Dallas-Fort Worth’s most innovative young chefs? Read more

Texas brew review: Rahr Pumpkin Ale

Pumpkin beers are generally a love-or-hate proposition. Some drinkers yearn for the nutmeg, molasses, allspice and cinnamon that typically come along with these beers, while the angry, pumpkin-hating mob decries them as messy, sweet spice crimes. Both sides will tell you the other is crazy, which... Read more

Restaurant review: Whole Foods Market in Colleyville

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While Neapolitan pizzerias are opening in towns across Dallas-Fort Worth, none had colonized Colleyville. Which entrepreneur, which chain would be first? Read more

BBQ Safari: Mama Faye’s BBQ in Deep Ellum


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The best barbecue anywhere is ’cue that someone has cooked in their own back yard. The methods used to produce it don’t always lend themselves to commercial enterprises, so no matter how good your favorite barbecue joint is, there is someone doing it better in their back yard with a... Read more

Texas brew review: Oasis London Homesick

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Beer’s accessibility is one of its most endearing qualities as a beverage. Unlike wine or spirits, beer has always been the drink of the common man. Beer is for everyone and is meant to be enjoyed a few at a time socially. Read more

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