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

Hot restaurants 2016: Heim BBQ, HG Sply Co., and 10 more

Heim Barbecue


If it’s heat you’re seeking, then restaurants will almost never let you down. Fort Worth’s dining scene continues what has been an unflagging winning streak, with plenty of new openings to track and cuisines to explore. Read more

What’s that gonna be ... on William D. Tate in Grapevine?



The retro design of this building taking shape in Grapevine caught our eye, evoking memories of drive-ins and ice cream shops from our childhood. Read more

After a year in Fort Worth, Merritt adds redfish, more to Fixture


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Chef Ben Merritt named his Fort Worth grill Fixture Kitchen for a reason. Read more

Heim Barbecue’s best-kept secret? Its whiskey boilermakers

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The daily line of hungry customers at Heim Barbecue has yet to cease since the popular food trailer opened its brick-and-mortar restaurant on West Magnolia Avenue last month. Read more

Uptown Dallas gets all shook up over Shake Shack



Have people in Uptown Dallas been locked in cages and forbidden food for days on end? Or maybe rents are so astronomical in all those high-rise apartments that there’s not enough spare change left over even for a pack of Lunchables and a bottle of Hawaiian Punch? Read more

At 4, FnG celebrates a Keller success story



The Town Center restaurant is the work of former Cool River chefs. Also in Eats Beat: jazz Sundays at LightCatcher Winery and the big move for OC Burgers. Read more

Barnes & Noble to bring books — and beer and food — to Plano


Courtesy of Legacy West

In downtown Fort Worth, Barnes & Noble Booksellers closed a couple of years ago and was replaced by Cheesecake Factory, a restaurant that sells beer, wine and other beverages. Read more

The Loneseome Vegetarian: HG Sply Co.


Kathryn Hemp

A restaurant that calls itself “paleo-inspired” may not at first seem a great bet for vegetarian eating. Paleo types try to avoid anything that comes from modern agriculture — legumes, wheat, dairy, most of the things I like about my diet. Read more

Independent Bar and Kitchen celebrates unpretentious Euro-pub grub

Independent Bar 107


Andrew Dilda, the executive chef of the 4-month-old Independent Bar and Kitchen in Dallas’ Deep Ellum, sent an email clarifying his unwavering guiding mission: “My real love is just cooking good food,” the 36-year old ... Read more

Snuffer’s to introduce a ‘Dakburger’ (update)


Courtesy of Snuffer’s

The first thing that came to mind when Snuffer’s sent a release about a “Dakburger,” named for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, is all the injuries the poor Romoburger must have suffered. OK, we made the Romobur... Read more

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