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Haute Dogs

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The only thing more American than a good ol’ hot dog is tricking one out like it’s a monster truck. Turning food that was already a little unhealthy into something downright decadent is one of this country’s finest culina...

Photo by Lee Chastain.

Moon Over Mash’d

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When I first heard the name Mash’d, I fantasized about a restaurant constructed entirely of mashed potatoes. I wanted to eat my way out of the place and watch it crumble behind me. Then when I heard the new West 7th eatery wa...


Brace Yourselves for World of Beer

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I couldn’t believe what I was seeing when my server at World of Beer (3252 W. 7th St., 682-708-7021) brought out a giant pretzel hanging from what looked like a medieval torture hook. The hubcap-sized appetizer was dripping w...


Swallowing Sounds

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If I were ever being tortured for information, all my captors would have to do is use loud music or bizarre noises, and I would sing like a little birdie. There’s not a secret in the world I wouldn’t have given up on my rec...

Photo by Nancy Farrar

ComFort Worth Is a Fixture

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There are a ton of holes in our city’s burgeoning culinary landscape. We could really use some good dim sum places. I’d love to see a rise in the number of Indian joints, more restaurants that deliver without using a third-...


Heim Barbecue: You on the List?

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I felt like a twentysomething hipster about to be allowed into an exclusive nightclub for the first time. Don’t get me wrong. I felt bad for the people who were turned away from Heim Barbecue (201 E. Hattie St., 817-876-2741)...


Galligaskins Goes Down

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The person in line ahead of me at Galligaskins Submarines (5817 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-377-0196) had a lot of questions. “Um, can I get the mushrooms from the steak sub on the marinated chicken breast sub?” The polite woman ...


War and Cheesecake

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I was sitting in the dining room of The Cheesecake Factory (455 Commerce St., 817-348-0810) along with 200,000 other diners when I became paralyzed by its vastness. The place itself could house an aircraft carrier, and its 21-p...


Camp Bowie Rises, Shines

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The competition for breakfast dollars just ratcheted up at the Village at Camp Bowie (6115 Camp Bowie Blvd.). The venerable Lunch Box (Ste. 236, 817-738-2181) recently started a small but solid and affordable breakfast service,...


Taste of Europe — and Russia

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Since taking over this column (it will be four years next week), I’ve touted Arlington as the best bang-for-buck food town in Tarrant County. Sure, it’s growing at the pace of the Game of Thrones opening sequence, and price...