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

Big Tex awards go to Funnel Cake Ale, fried shrimp concoction

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Star-Telegram

On the way home from a family vacation to New Orleans, Clint Probst got the first spark of an idea. Read more

Rahr & Sons, Lakewood Brewing join forces for limited edition beer

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Star-Telegram/Khampha Bouaphanh

The always bustling world of DFW craft beer is about to experience something it hasn’t before: a collaboration between two top breweries. Read more

Texas brew review: Oasis London Homesick

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Beer’s accessibility is one of its most endearing qualities as a beverage. Unlike wine or spirits, beer has always been the drink of the common man. Beer is for everyone and is meant to be enjoyed a few at a time socially. Read more

Eats Beat: Saigon street food a hit at Pho District

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DFW.com

Kenzo Tran always wanted a restaurant serving the Vietnamese food of his childhood. Read more

Restaurant review: Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse Fort Worth

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DFW.com

You can’t refrain from stating the obvious about Rafain, the new Brazilian steakhouse in Fort Worth’s West 7th corridor: You need to like meat to thoroughly enjoy the experience here. Read more

BBQ Safari: Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que in Fort Worth

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In 1911, a half-square-mile chunk of land three miles north of Fort Worth was incorporated as Niles City. It was home to 508 residents, two meat-packing companies, six railroads and a transient population of bovines on their way to becoming tasty barbecue. Read more

Eats Beat: Before Kincaid’s, there was Roy Pope Grocery

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DFW.com

The old-timey family grocery store and grill three blocks west of Kincaid’s shares a history, but not its turkey burger. Read more

Behind the scoop: Mad Mike’s in Pantego

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DFW.com

Back in May, I wrote a feature about independent ice cream shops in DFW (rough assignment, I know). As tends to happen, people pointed out a few things that we missed, including Read more

Weekend Chef: making sushi at home!

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DFW.com

I love sushi and had a hankering to make some at home recently. I am familiar with most of the ingredients, but was not sure what was sushi quality fish. Read more

Eats Beat: Ageless Mexican Inn Cafe has new look, but old-school style

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DFW.com

(Updated to correct opening date of the Henderson Street and Eighth Avenue locations.) Read more

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