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

Mad for Plaid: If you can’t win a plaid jacket at Colonial, at least you can drink one

The month of May is marked by celebrations — graduations, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day weekend — and in Fort Worth, a hallowed PGA tournament tradition that culminates with the celebratory fitting of a plaid jacket. The Dean & Deluca Invitational kicks off May 22 at Colonial Co... Read more

Popsicles, sausage and authentic Mexican on the menu of May’s DFW restaurant report

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Also: Bread Winners set to open in Fort Worth, Colleyville gets a new Asian restaurant with a notable chef, and Angelo’s debuts new sides. Read more

Salt Lick BBQ is coming to Grapevine next year


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Salt Lick BBQ, a Hill Country destination often cited among the best barbecue joints in Texas, is coming to Grapevine. Read more

Abilene-based Heff’s enters Cleburne’s burger fray


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Its population may hover around a relatively small 30,000, but Cleburne has some classic burger joints. Morris Neal’s Handy Hamburgers is an old-fashioned spot that has been around... Read more

Deep Ellum is about to get some Junction food


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Kitchen LTO, the Dallas-based, self-described “permanent pop-up restaurant that reinvents itself twice per year,” appears to be making its latest reinvention permanent. And although it’s a Dallas restaurant, there’... Read more

For big burgers and BBQ, the tiny town of Rendon is where it’s at



Fuego Burger has settled into its country gas station-grill home, and a giant new barbecue restaurant is opening down Farm Road 1187. Read more

R Taco sets Fort Worth, Hurst opening dates


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In the fall, R Taco, the Dallas-based chain also known a Rusty Taco, set up a Facebook page with the name Rusty Taco Bluebonnet/TCU, which more or less was an announcement that R Taco would be Read more

Woodshed keeps it interesting – who’s up for rabbit-rattlesnake sausage?



Unbelievable: Woodshed Smokehouse is in its sixth year. Read more

407 BBQ stakes a claim in tiny Draper with memorable meats

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No matter who persuaded whom to open the minimalist barbecue joint in the tiny municipality of Draper, which was once a glorified RV park just west of Argyle, 407 BBQ is, quickly and with good reason, becoming the town’s second landmark. Read more

America Gardens plants its flag in the West 7th area

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Don’t let the unassuming, low-slung, refurbished industrial entrance fool you. Read more

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