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

Smoothie King opens in Fort Worth’s Near Southside


Smoothie King

The opening of a new Smoothie King might not seem that special, especially when it’s on Fort Worth’s Near Southside, where a number of independent, locally owned restaurants have opened during the past few years. Read more

Eats Beat: Barbecue returns to Old Town Keller, and breakfast is served at the Woodshed



Southlake is surrounded by famous barbecue: Bartley’s, Cousin’s, Hard Eight and North Main. Read more

First bite: Pluckers Wing Bar in Fort Worth


Melissa Skorpil

My vegetarian wife is pretty open-minded about going to meat palaces, as long as the menu finds a place for something meatless. But apparently no amount of kale could get her into a place called Pluckers Wing Bar. Read more

Restaurant review: Taste of Soul by Annie Mae in Arlington

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Whether you think of soul food as the food Grandma served or as something outside your range of experience, there aren’t a lot of options for it in Arlington, so Taste of Soul by Annie Mae is a welcome taste of something different. Read more

Texas brew review: Real Ale White


Courtesy/Real Ale

Texas brewing is typically known for being dominated by its German heritage. A mid-1800s boom of immigrants brought with it the methods, styles and traditions that helped shaped our state’s pre-Prohibition brewing. While that influence still exists, a Belgian influence from the 1990s left ... Read more

Restaurant review: Pecan Lodge in Dallas

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With the kind of gritted-teeth excitement usually reserved for last-second game-winning goals, by-a-hair-close political races and Game of Thrones season finales, barbecue lovers in North Texas waited to learn the fate of Pecan Lodge Catering. Would it stay or would i... Read more

Eats Beat: Count the winning dishes at new 24 Plates



The new 24 Plates is more than a number. Read more

Bailey’s Bar-B-Que lives on through decades of change

Bailey's barbeque feature


In the mid-1960s, when John Roach was fresh out of business school, his allowance was a dollar a day to park in downtown Fort Worth, a dollar a day for lunch. That’s one reason Roach was a regular at Bailey’s Bar-B-Que on Taylor Street. Read more

Tim Love, Joe Bastianich talk ‘Restaurant Startup’


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During a conference call for Restaurant Startup, the new CNBC show featuring Fort Worth’s Tim Love and MasterChef’s Joe Bastianich, a reporter asked the chefs about their favorite type of restaurants. Both had a quick response. Read more

Report: Consilient’s Tristan Simon resigns


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Tristan Simon, the CEO of DFW dining empire Consilient Restaurants, has sold his stake in the company to his partner, Dallas oilman Tim Headington, and quit the biz, D Magazine’s Nancy Nichols reports. Read more

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