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Texas brew review: Monkeys, beer mix beautifully in Revolver’s Chinese New Year brew

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DFW.com archives

Beer drinkers like to live in the here and now, so having a new brew timed to a holiday or a special season is always popular. Read more

Fort Worth chefs to have all-star chili cookoff

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Star-Telegram archives

Stumbled across this on the Dagwoods Fire Grill Tap Facebook page: A Celebrity Chef Chili Cook-Off at noon, March 6, in the Dagwoods FGT parking lot. Read more

Richard Rawlings of ‘Fast N’ Loud’ fame to launch Dallas drive-in restaurant

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Star-Telegram

Richard Rawlings, the North Texas man behind the autocentric Discovery hit TV series Fast N’ Loud and the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill restaurant/club, is expanding his empire. Read more

Tarrant restaurant Cafe 1187 temporarily closes due to chef’s injury

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Courtesy of Cafe 1187

Cafe 1187, the little country cafe south of Benbrook Lake, announced via Facebook on Sunday that it has closed, at least temporarily, because chef Michele Tezak fell and broke her leg in two places. Read more

First bite: Black Walnut Cafe in Colleyville

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Courtesy of Black Walnut Cafe

Black Walnut Cafe, a Woodlands-based chain that already has North Texas locations in Flower Mound, Coppell, Frisco and Allen, opened its first Tarrant County location on Thursday in Colleyville. Read more

Burger of the Week: The Dagwood Burger at Dagwoods Fire Grill Tap

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DFW.com

DFW.com has a rep for being burger-obsessed, which is only fair because we’ve done a bracket-style Burger Battle every odd-numbered year since 2009. Read more

Waco restaurant icon Elite Cafe closes

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If you’ve lived in Waco, or attended Baylor University, or even just driven through on I-35 on a trip from DFW to Austin or San Antonio, chances are you’ve at least heard of Elite Cafe. Read more

Pizza Hut does a gold pizza for Super Bowl 50

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Pizza Hut/YouTube screen grab

To paraphrase an old pop song, Pizza Hut’s out there turning pizzas into gold. Read more

The Lonesome Vegetarian: Southlake’s Malai Kitchen does right by the meatless

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Kevin Marple

It’s not a huge surprise when a new Thai restaurant is a good spot for vegetarians. But the new Malai Kitchen in Southlake is more interesting than most. Read more

Feedstore BBQ in Keller to close

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Star-Telegram

Feedstore BBQ restaurant in Old Town Keller will serve its last brisket on Feb. 14. Read more

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