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Artful innovation is all well and good. But sometimes you just want to cozy up to a red-and-white checkered tablecloth, lit by a candle stuffed in an empty Chianti bottle, and dig into a mound of shrimp scampi and a basket of garlic bread. Humming “Volare, oh oh, cantare, oh oh oh oh” is up to you. Here are our top picks, including a couple that are lighter on the sauce and heavier on the class.

When a Mexican restaurant called Beto & Son opened in Trinity Groves, its owners were confident. Trinity Groves’ youngest restaurateur ever, Julian Rodarte, had just graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in New York City and had come home to work with his dad, Beto Rodarte, who had cooked for investor and restaurateur Phil Romano for many years.

Slide 15 – There’s a wait list every night for a table at Beto and Son, where the father-and-son owners, both chefs, elevate classic Tex-Mex dishes while remaining true to their humble roots.

Specialty chocolate company Kate Weiser Chocolate has opened its third location, and first in Fort Worth at the Shops at Clearfork. The company’s first Fort Worth location joins a Northpark counter that opened in late 2016, and the original shop located in West Dallas’ Trinity Groves.

Specialty chocolate company Kate Weiser Chocolate has opened a new location, this one in Fort Worth at the Shops at Clearfork. According to a release, the store opened on October 8.

Where there’s a Neiman Marcus, there could be a Kate Weiser Chocolate. “We like to follow Neimans,” says Kate Weiser, the Dallas chocolatier who has a sweets shop inside NorthPark Center in Dallas, near Neiman Marcus. On Oct. 8, 2018 at noon, Kate Weiser Chocolate opens at the ritzy new Fort Worth development the Shops at Clearfork, near a Neiman Marcus.

Snag 26 flavors of bon bons, candy bars, and seasonal treats. Kate Weiser Chocolate, a Dallas shop for beautifully painted chocolate confections, opens its third area location today in Fort Worth. The new Shops at Clearfork chocolate destination is located at 5182 Marathon Avenue. It’s the company’s first location outside of Dallas, joining a Northpark counter that opened in 2016 and the shop’s original location in West Dallas’ Trinity Groves.

There’ll be more Dallasites on reality TV when a pair of chefs appears on a Food Network competition show. This is a father-and-son duo, Beto and Julian Rodarte, who are owners and chefs at Beto and Son, the Mexican restaurant at Trinity Groves. According to a release, the duo will put their cooking skills to the test versus Bobby Flay on the Food Network show Beat Bobby Flay.

This Reality TV Showdown is a Family Affair with Plenty of Surprise Twists. Two Dallas chefs might just learn that if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Beto (no, not that Beto) and Julian Rodarte, the chefs behind Mexican restaurant Beto and Son, are going head to head with celebrity chef Bobby Flay on his Food Network show Beat Bobby Flay. The nail-biting, mouth-watering episode airs on Thursday, October 18th at 9 pm.

With Halloween quickly approaching, it’s officially chocolate-eating season. Take things up a notch from the average grocery store candy bar with creations by a handful of amazing chocolatiers in DFW.