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If your New Year’s resolution is to try a new restaurant, you’re in luck. Times are good for Fort Worth’s new-restaurant scene, as a dizzying number of new spots have opened over the past few weeks. And more are coming this year. Like, a whole lo... Read more

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It was the last thing I expected to be eating in Waxahachie. Burgers — for sure. Chicken fried steak — of course. Pizza — I was betting on it. I was, after all, traveling to Waxahachie, where those three foods would be — as they often are in smal... Read more

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by Malcolm Mayhew, @foodfortworth Just the other day, I received a seemingly simple question on Facebook. "Hey, where should I take my wife for our anniversary? I'd like to try a new place." As a longtime restaurant reporter and ... Read more

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Try This: So. Cal Pizza 2869 Crockett St. | corkandpig.com The unfortunate reality of a town with so many restaurants is that, sooner or later, some of them are going to close. The rapidity with which this happens in Fort Worth makes Felipe ... Read more

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Try This: Fried Chicken, with Mac and Cheese and Sweet Tea 1067 W. Magnolia Ave. | gusfriedchicken.com Not even a year old, the Near Southside outpost of this Memphis-based paean to fried chicken has the power of a grizzled old vet like Pari... Read more

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Try This: Aloo Papri Chaat 3311 E State Highway 114, Southlake mughlaidfw.com No slight to the mom and pop Indian restaurants that many of us cherish, but some choose to focus on the cuisine and not necessarily the atmosphere. Mughlai, whi... Read more

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Try This: Barbecue Brisket, Corn Bread 2220 Handley Drive | facebook.com From a distance, this repurposed Pizza Inn in the Handley area of the east side may seem to lack the usual chutzpah associated with our city's best dining options. Step... Read more

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Try This: Bacon Cheeseburger 2919 Race St. | facebook.com This pindot of a spot on the east side specializes in frills-free, straightforward, good ol' fashion hamburgers — the kind you ate when you were a kid, before Rodeo Goat and Hopdoddy ... Read more

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Try This: Reaper Ramen, if you dare 2801 W. 7th St. | oniramen.com Oni means "demon" in Japanese, and you'll swear you've bitten into one upon your first taste of Jesus Garcia's fire-breathing Reaper ramen, a dish made for those who prefer t... Read more

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Try This: Charcuterie Board 1701 Cross Roads Drive, Grapevine greatscottrestaurant.com Grapevine needed another wine bar like Austin needs another barbecue joint. But the Scotts — married couple Matthew and Danielle — were determined to co... Read more

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Try This: Hunkar Begendi 401 Throckmorton St. | istanbulgrilltx.com Pictured Right: Ezme Downtown lucked out by scoring a second location of this Arlington Mediterranean restaurant from owner Sam Sensel. Located on the bottom floor of the ... Read more

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Try This: Bacon Burnt Ends 1109 W. Magnolia Ave. | heimbbq.com The runaway success of Travis and Emma Heim's barbecue joint on Magnolia Avenue — the first in what will likely be many locations — could easily be attributed to being in the rig... Read more

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Try This: Chicken & Blueberry Waffles 3329 Altamesa Blvd. | facebook.com There aren't many guarantees in life, but here's one: You're bound to have a blast at Fort Worth's first official chicken and waffles restaurant. Tables are cramped tog... Read more

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Try This: Budin Azteca 3050 S. Hulen St. | mesomaya.com Forget that Meso Maya is an El Fenix spinoff. That'll just bring to mind cheese enchiladas and crispy beef tacos. New on Hulen Street, the Fort Worth location of this Dallas mini-chain ... Read more

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Try This: Bao Buns 5121 Pershing Ave. | tokyocafefw.net The second coming of Mary and Jarry Ho’s Tokyo Café was not so much a reopening as it was a rebirth. A fire in 2014 laid to waste the west side restaurant, a staple of the Camp Bowie ar... Read more

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Try This: Paella 3701 S. Cooper St., Arlington | facebook Much of Arlington's new-restaurant action over the past two years has taken place in an innocuous strip mall just north of the Parks Mall. There, within feet of one another, several o... Read more

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Try This: Tagliatelle Bolognese 5924 Convair Drive | piattelloitaliankitchen.com The best restaurant to open in Fort Worth over the past two years, Marcus Paslay's take on an Italian restaurant defies what most of us have been taught about I... Read more

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