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Heim Barbecue Kickstarter, Creperie Pop-Up, and More A.M. Intel

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Heim Barbecue, home of bacon burnt ends.
Heim Barbecue, home of bacon burnt ends.
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— Fledgling Fort Worth barbecue sensation Heim Barbecue launched a Kickstarter yesterday to fund a new smoker, and they surpassed their $4,500 goal in just eight hours. (A bigger smoker will enable them to cook more of their Angus Prime briskets, which is frankly good news for everyone.) There are still some pretty good rewards left, too, including the chance to have a barbecue special created in your honor.

— Hungry man-about-town Bud Kennedy says Chicago-based breakfast spot Yolk — which opened at One Arts Plaza a couple months ago — is headed to Fort Worth; it'll take over the Cowtown Diner spot in Sundance Square. Brace for red velvet cake French toast, Cowtown.

—Attention Francophiles: Oak Cliff Creperie is hosting a pop-up at Oddfellows tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. Expect sweet and savory crepes — including one filled with Lockhart Smokehouse brisket — plus half-price bottles of Champagne, $6 French 75s, and a showing of An American in Paris on the patio at dusk. (Sounds like a pretty solid date night.)

—Bad news for all you chicken-fried steak loving Katy Trail joggers: Company Cafe is shuttering its Uptown location on August 11. (They've still got a Lower Greenville location, however.)

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