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

Mary's Cajun Corner next best thing to a bayou visit

There's nothing about the somewhat desolate commercial strip in Haltom City, home to Mary's Cajun Corner, that even remotely suggests New Orleans charm or its jazzy cool. But despite its ramshackle location, Mary's still pays consistently successful homage to the lusty flavors that run like a laz... Read more

A dog's-eye view of the most pup-friendly patios and watering holes in town

I know plenty of dogs who love nothing more than staying home with a good shoe and unrestricted access to the toilet bowl, but that's not me. Not this Lab. Read more

Wasabi Sushi is a hot destination

A few years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find first-rate sushi south of Interstate 20 in Fort Worth. The Camp Bowie corridor (Tokyo Cafe and Hui Chuan) and downtown district (Piranha Killer Sushi and the now-defunct Midori Sushi) cornered the market for a while. But Fort Worth has gro... Read more

Have fun alfresco at Flips or Central Market in Fort Worth

Eating on a patio in the summer heat seems to be every North Texan's birthright. Invariably, we've all found ourselves searching for that perfect patio that marries good food with good times. Recently, I decided to do some scouting in advance of Father's Day, such a barbecue-friendly holiday, and... Read more

Café Medi in Hurst stays true to Greek and Middle Eastern favorites

cafe medi moussaka

Rodger Mallison

When it comes to Greek food, I'm both a harsh and incomplete judge. Harsh, because my Greek Yia Yia was such a great cook that many dishes pale next to hers. But incomplete, because I've never been a big fan of some Greek staples, like moussaka and pastitsio. I'm more of a lamb, Greek chicken and... Read more

Real meals accompany wine at Times Ten, Winslow's

The traditional wine bar has always satisfied my craving for the genteel pleasures of sipping a precocious chardonnay or a brash malbec. But where a wine establishment has always fallen short is in setting the table for a nice, calorific meal. Sure, most wine cafes will lay out a smattering of fr... Read more

Carry your Colonial party over to these Fort Worth hot spots

Every time I pass through the exclusive gates of Colonial Country Club, I get a special feeling. I've been going there since I was a kid and have so many great memories. Colonial -- or the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, as it is currently known -- is so much more than a golf tournament. I... Read more

Terra terrific: Lush food, plush atmosphere make for great grill

Terra Mediterranean Grill

DFW.com/Rodger Mallison

Having conquered the world of hummus in Dallas with their mini-chain of Ali Baba restaurants, the Chanaa brothers have expanded their empire with a classy new sibling, Terra Mediterranean Grill. Read more

Contest: Tell us your favorite area to eat out in the Metroplex and win

Addison has long been known as one of DFW's great restaurant cities. And with Taste Addison on the horizon (it runs May 21-23), DFW.com wants to help you eat your way across Addison. We've got prize packages that will include a gift certificate to one of... Read more

Checking out brunch fare for Mother's Day

Finding that perfect spot for Mother's Day brunch can be tricky: You want the restaurant to be fancy, but not too expensive. (Mom will balk if she thinks you're spending your whole paycheck on her.) You want the food to be sophisticated, but not too exotic. (Dad will complain if there are weird-s... Read more

Cowboy Chow provides yet another delicious reason to dine in Roanoke

Point your car north toward Roanoke, and feast on the tasty Southern cooking at Cowboy Chow. Read more

Scott Jones' Cowtown Diner is a great fit for downtown Fort Worth

cowtown diner

Ross Hailey

Cowtown Diner represents a sweet coming home for Fort Worth native Scott Jones. Read more

Cooper's is a bit of Hill Country heaven

You don't have to take outlanders along with you to Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que in the historic Stockyards to find out how good it is. No matter what, the first location of this Hill Country legend to open outside of the Central Texas region knocks out most newcomers -- whether they're from N... Read more

Feasts of love: 10 Valentine's dining options

Freds Diablo

DFW.com/Ralph Lauer

Valentine's Day isn't always the easiest dining night of the year. Places are crowded. It's tough to score a reservation. Service can be harried. But what the heck else are you going to do? Stay at home and open a can of tuna for your sweetie? Unacceptable. Read more

Desperately seeking the perfect Valentine's date spot? Two options to love

Like a horror-movie villain who always rises for another sequel, no matter how many times he's been burned, maimed and stabbed, Valentine's Day is once again upon us, here to plague us all. The singletons will spend the day in a funk, convinced that all eyes are on them for being the only uncoupl... Read more

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