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

Chef with Down syndrome opens food truck in Fort Worth

Austin Food Truck 101


Austin Underwood opened the back latch of his truck and swung open the doors. Read more

Irving restaurants a short drive for nostalgia, desserts

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Special to the Star-Telegram

Big State Fountain Grill is a restored classic Texas drugstore counter, and both Joe’s and Mama’s Daughters’ Diner are familiar plate-lunch standouts. Read more

The Rig Steakhouse in Fort Worth closing after 36 years



One of Fort Worth’s oldest restaurants will close Saturday, and one of Arlington’s newest has closed. Read more

First bites: Taverna Rossa, Redrock Canyon Grill in Southlake


Kevin Marple

During the past couple of weeks, two major restaurants opened in Southlake, adding to an ever-expanding dining scene. Read more

The winner of the Spam Jam recipe contest is ...



Hear ye, hear ye! The knights of the conference room table have spoken, and they’ve crowned a winner in the 2016 Spam Jam recipe contest. Read more

DFW.com Burger of the Week: Brunch Burger at The Theodore in Dallas


Special to DFW.com

The (sesame) seed was planted in my mind, shortly after learning about The Theodore’s very existence: I needed to go there — as soon as possible. Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Two Tarrant eateries take meatless pizzas to next level


Special to DFW.com

Tarrant restaurant news had a distinct Italian accent in March and April, with the openings of Taverna Rossa in Southlake and Olivella’s, Piada Italian Street Food and Avanti in Fort Worth. Read more

Eats Beat: Fine dining for $25?



La Piazza Ristorante’s 25th anniversary has come and gone. Read more

Pizza spot The American Pub adds another slice to Fort Worth’s life of pies

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Fort Worth’s West 7th corridor action continues, with the latest newcomer being a concept that always sounds alluring: pizza by the slice. Read more

At Tom+Chee, the grilled cheese doesn’t stand alone

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When I posted on my personal Facebook page about Tom+Chee, a grilled-cheese/tomato-soup chain, opening a Fort Worth location, one of my friends asked: “How do you base an entire restaurant around grilled cheese and soup? Food trends baffle me.” Read more

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