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

Spudwinkles Deli is not small potatoes



From the outside, Spudwinkles Deli doesn’t look promising. It’s in a former Mexican fast-food spot on Rosedale Street in the Hospital District, with a couple of tables outside, where you’re likely to overhear orders from the drive-through. Read more

At Redrock Canyon Grill, it’s tempting to feast away

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I’ve become accustomed to innocent hyperbole from restaurant servers, even someone as polished as the one at Redrock Canyon Grill who, when speaking of the portion sizes at the new Southlake restaurant, billed them as “huge” — minus any Trumpian inflection. Read more

Ahi Poke Bowl makes Arlington go Hawaiian

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Its owners say that it’s the first build-your-own-poke bowl restaurant in Texas. Read more

Taverna Rossa adds a layer of crust to Southlake’s pizza world


J. Shertzer

Although Southlake has no shortage of pizza, there’s room for more, if done well. Mission accomplished at Taverna Rossa, a new pizzeria that opened in May at the chichi Park Village development. Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Winslow’s Wine Cafe introduces winning summer menu


Special to DFW.com

There’s a late addition to the list of Fort Worth restaurants that have tweaked their menus for spring. Read more

At Shell Shack Arlington, it’s good to be crabby

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It’s a crab house dressed as a sports bar, and its servers would do well to put on another garment or two. Read more

Papa’s Smokehouse and Cantina is smokin’ with versatility

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The Cardona family’s ties to North Texas’ dining scene stretch back to the 1930s, when Benito Cardona opened a small bakery on Central Avenue on the city’s north side. Read more

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

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