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First bite: Tom+Chee in Dallas

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At first glance, Tom + Chee seems like your average sandwich shop. Read more

Restaurant review: Mezcales Mexican Bar & Grill in Sansom Park

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It’s become one of Fort Worth’s favorite pastimes, watching restaurants come and go in the old Williams Ranch House space on Jacksboro Highway. Read more

Restaurant review: Mash’d in Fort Worth

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“This drink tastes like something you would get at Sonic,” said one of my dining companions on a recent night at Mash’d, the new moonshine-and-eclectic-eats restaurant in West 7th. Read more

Restaurant review: Uchi Dallas

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In the insular foodie world, Uchi Dallas ranks as one of the biggest local restaurant openings of the year. Any self-respecting diner has made the pilgrimage to the original in Austin, opened in 2003 by chef and founder Tyson Cole, whose precisely crafted sushi served in a renovated old house fee... Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: More Fort Worth eateries enter the Blue Zone

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In June, three more Fort Worth restaurants earned the Blue Zones Project’s seal of approval. Read more

Restaurant review: Trinity River Tap House in Fort Worth

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If you worked or played in downtown Fort Worth in the 1990s, you no doubt crossed paths with the Pour House, a second-story bar and restaurant known for boozy drinks served in fishbowls and, for the hazy day afterward, the Hangover Burger. Read more

Restaurant review: Gino’s East in Arlington

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Growing up in the Windy City, I was introduced to Chicago-style deep-dish pizza as a little girl. You might think it was everywhere in Chicago, but it wasn’t (Chicago-style hot dogs were everywhere). There were only a few places that served the renowned deep dish back then, none of them an... Read more

Restaurant review: J.R. Bentley’s English Pub in Arlington

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When the students come back from summer break at the University of Texas at Arlington this fall, there’s apt to be a letdown unassociated with pop quizzes or homecoming disses: Noted campus-adjacent haunt J.R. Bentley’s English Pub is no longer cigarette-friendly. Read more

Restaurant review: Cannon Chinese Kitchen in Fort Worth

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The Ho and Kha families of Fort Worth have been responsible for two of the city’s most beloved and admired restaurants: Tokyo Cafe, damaged in a fire last year but in the process of being rebuilt, and Shinjuku Station. Both specialize in Japanese cuisine free from the frills and gimmicks t... Read more

Restaurant review: Pansayena in Arlington

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Along the back hall of Pansayena, the 9-month-old Arlington restaurant, I can’t help but notice the brightly painted slogan that hints at this charming establishment’s overall MO. The aphorism — not coincidentally looming over a framed copy of the Ten Commandments — re... Read more

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