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

Can Obamacare really be the reason a restaurant closes?

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Star-Telegram archives

Restaurants close for a lot of reasons — slow business, rising food costs, expensive rents, bad locations, shaky service — but when Frankie’s Sports Bar in downtown Fort Worth announced on Dec. 5 that it was shutting its doors and cited the Affordable Care Act as one of the m... Read more

Fort Worth’s first straight bourbon is ready after almost 5 years

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Star-Telegram

On the first really cold night in North Texas this winter, I had a warm feeling in my chest. Read more

Tex-Mex, burgers, margaritas and Christmas cheer at Campo Verde

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bud@star-telegram.com

It’s the most Campo Verde-ish time of the year. Read more

Fuego Burger still en fuego in smaller Rendon space

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The past year or so has seen some comebacks on the Fort Worth-area food scene. Paco and John’s Mexican Diner, which had closed in 2015, came back as Paco’s Mexican Cuisine th... Read more

Reports: Lower Greenville restaurant Remedy to close Dec. 31

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Star-Telegram archives

Remedy, chef Danyele McPherson’s soda-fountain-inspired Lower Greenville restaurant, will close Dec. 31, several Dallas food sites report, adding that it will resurface as a Chinese-American restaurant in late summer/early summer 2017. Read more

Heim Barbecue to open second Fort Worth location

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Nancy Farrar

The first brick-and-mortar location of Heim Barbecue has been open less than six months on Magnolia Avenue, and its owners, Travis and Emma Heim, already have their sights on location number two. Read more

Bacon burnt ends, anyone? Get ready for two times as much Heim

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jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

Heim Barbecue, a fast favorite that has drawn statewide acclaim in only four months, will open a second location in west Fort Worth, Emma and Travis Heim announced Tuesday morning. Read more

Wild Salsa celebrates feasts of all sorts

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kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

I can’t say with 100 percent certainty that no other restaurant in the Metroplex besides Wild Salsa so deftly pulls off the trick of surrounding its diners with all the decorative motifs of Day of the Dead while serving some of the area’s most well-executed Mexican food. Read more

Bread Winners Cafe opens in Trophy Club

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DFW.com

Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery and the Quarter Bar — there’s a mouthful, and we haven’t even gotten to the food yet — quietly opened its Troph... Read more

Frankie’s sports bar in Fort Worth closes; owners blame Obamacare

DFWInk Frankies

Star-Telegram archives

Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill, a popular spot for watching Dallas Cowboys and TCU football games in downtown Fort Worth, has closed after five years. Read more

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