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

Fry-day night lights

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Courtesy of Railhead Smokehouse

When the french-fry gods shine down their golden-fried goodness upon you, it’s something you can’t ignore. Read more

Arlington hops aboard the craft-brew train

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Scooter Hendon

Arlington is an often misunderstood city. Many Texans identify it as a stopover between Dallas and Fort Worth. They see a place to ride roller coasters and cheer sports teams and then be on your merry way to somewhere else. Read more

Our favorite fast-food fries

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Five Guys

The main story about our favorite french fries can get a little frou-frou with the pomme frites and all that jazz, but most fry fans got their starts at chain-restaurant drive-throughs. We honor a few of our first-love faves. Read more

Downtown Hooters tied up by protest to TABC

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Courtesy photo

Plans for a Hooters restaurant in City Place downtown have been delayed by a protest pending before the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Read more

El Mofongo gives Arlington an island of Caribbean cuisine

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pmoseley@star-telegram.com

If it seems like the area around the Parks at Arlington mall is cluttered with nothing but chain restaurants, look a little harder. Less than a mile north on Cooper Street, several family-run spots, all serving ethnic cuisine, have opened in the same strip mall, within a few steps of one another. Read more

Restaurant ‘week’ lasts half of August, but don’t miss a dining deal

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The Dallas Morning News

The annual DFW Restaurant Week promotion is Aug. 16 through Labor Day. Some restaurants serve the $35-$45 dinners only the first week, so book ahead. The best deals are the $20 steakhouse lunches, but study them before you book. Read more

Cork & Pig is West 7th heaven

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Special to the Star-Telegram

It’s been almost a year since AF+B unceremoniously tossed in its white kitchen towel in the West 7th location that is now home to Cork & Pig Tavern. Read more

Heim Barbecue sets official grand opening date

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Special to the Star-Telegram

The hotly anticipated barbecue joint will open its doors to the public next month. Read more

Varsity Tavern’s ‘Return of the Mac’ burger is a mac (and cheese) daddy

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Special to DFW.com

A good sign you may not be in for the greatest meal in the world: beer-holders in the men’s room. Read more

Stephan Pyles’ Flora Street Cafe is a work of art

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Kevin Marple

Among his many talents, chef Stephan Pyles has an intuitive sense of time and place, and that’s evident at Flora Street Cafe, his grand new restaurant in Dallas’ Arts District. Read more

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