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After a year in Fort Worth, Merritt adds redfish, more to Fixture


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Chef Ben Merritt named his Fort Worth grill Fixture Kitchen for a reason. Read more

At 4, FnG celebrates a Keller success story



The Town Center restaurant is the work of former Cool River chefs. Also in Eats Beat: jazz Sundays at LightCatcher Winery and the big move for OC Burgers. Read more

In tale of two Shacks, Stockyards’ Love might have edge on Shake



The Love Shack opened as Texas’ answer to New York’s Shake Shack: a walk-up, cash-only stand serving a solid, simple burger. Read more

Rolled ice cream a hit for Cajun-Asian cafe



Everyone between Fort Worth and Dallas already seems to know about Orchid City Cafe. Read more

Forks up for new Fort Worth dining along Trinity ‘banks,’ ‘bends’



Fort Worth’s new restaurants have new riverfront addresses: Clearfork, Left Bank, the River District, Waterside and WestBend. Read more

‘Angry Man’ berated Latino chef, but he wasn’t white – just angry

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Correcting a recent column: A grocery patron who went on a racist tirade against a popular Fort Worth sushi chef and his children was not white. Read more

‘This isn’t Mexico!’ Angry Man berated chef, boys

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Hatred and racism came home to the local supermarket line this week. Read more

Feeling chilly? Olive Garden already busted out the pumpkin cheesecake

August is the month for … pumpkin? Read more

HG Sply: from paleo to chicken-fried



The new Trinity Trails bar-and-grill in WestBend is a from-scratch location for a Dallas favorite. Also, Fireside Pies celebrates Hatch season, and Olive Garden and others get the jump on pumpkin season. Read more

Istanbul Grill will be new to downtown Fort Worth, but not to DFW

Dining review Cafe Istanbul

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Serdar “Sam” Sensel has made Arlington love Istanbul. Read more

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