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

Chef with Down syndrome opens food truck in Fort Worth

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kbouaphanh@star-telegram.com

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

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Yelp

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

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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 ...

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DFW.com

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

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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

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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?

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bud@budkennedy.com

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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mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

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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mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

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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