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Tom Thumb goes for 2: second store planned in central Fort Worth



The former Fresh Market grocery store off South University Drive in Fort Worth will be converted into a Tom Thumb supermarket, the grocer’s parent company announced. Read more

Spring Creek in Arlington: shiny new look, spicy barbecue flavor



Before it became fashionable, barbecue was always served in one of two basic settings: Read more

No bay in sight, but Pantego has plenty of gumbo



There is no shortage of seafood in Arlington. Read more

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

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