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

Restaurant review: Spago Italian Cantina in Arlington

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Some of the best Italian food I’ve had in quite a while can be found in a nondescript shopping center off Green Oaks Boulevard in northeast Arlington. Read more

On the hunt for a good Cuban sandwich in DFW


The Latin Pig

When I traded South Florida for North Texas a decade ago, one of the things I was giving up was easy access to good Caribbean — specifically Cuban — food. There was one now-defunct place on Dallas’ Greenville Avenue where, if the owners had served the same cuisine in Miami&#x... Read more

Texas brew review: Prost to Oktoberfest beers!

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Special to DFW.com

It’s that time of year when beer drinkers around the world wish they were in Germany. Not that beer lovers would ever turn down a trip to the fatherland, but this time of year is extra special. Oktoberfest is in full swing, which means that for a sweet, savage 16 days, Germany — and... Read more

Eats Beat: A new Mercury bistro for west Arlington, and a new Lunch Box



Another steakhouse is giving Arlington a try. Read more

Weekend Chef: fish-sauce steak experiment



Anyone who has followed my blog knows I fix a lot of steaks. Read more

Eats Beat podcast: Talkin’ BBQ and bounty huntin’



Just outside Loop 820 on Las Vegas Trail, tucked behind a Baptist church, sits Billy’s Oak Acres, the new temple of Texas BBQ in Fort Worth. Read more

‘Hell’s Kitchen’ recap: Communication breakdown



[Obilgatory spoiler warning, and they come up quickly] Read more

Eats Beat: The Hamptons come to Fort Worth, in sandwich form



When Hunter Pond of Dallas was 7 or 8, his family often vacationed in East Hampton, N.Y. Read more

Restaurant review: Moe’s Southwest Grill in Watauga

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To give you an idea of the kind of north Tarrant County burrito world that Moe’s Southwest Grill is stepping into, the Atlanta-based chain’s new location is roughly halfway between a Freebirds World Burrito and a Chipotle Mexican Grill. It’s also in a shopping center where a ... Read more

Texas brew review: Shannon Brewing’s Chocolate Stout

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Special to DFW.com

It might seem a bit weird to suggest drinking a chocolate stout in September. It is, afterall, still summer in Texas and these hot, sticky months call for something lighter and crisper. Read more

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