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Just-A-Loop Blonde Ale from Westlake Brewing Company
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Toluca brings vegan Mexican cuisine to Uptown

Toluca, a new eatery from Southpaw’s Grill co-owner TJ Frank, will soon open its doors in Uptown. A rep for the restaurant tells Eater that the new vegan Tex-Mex destination will open inside Gables Villa Rossa at 2600 Cedar Springs Road in the coming months, with vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, and organic “modern Mexican” dishes planned for the menu. Look forward to dishes like tacos stuffed with spicy vegan refried beans, kale and quinoa salad topped with Tajin-dusted chickpeas, and vegan “barbacoa” when Toluca debuts.

Deep Ellum’s newest brewery arrives

Westlake Brewing Company, Deep Ellum’s newest destination for tons of beer, just opened its doors. In the works since 2017, Westlake Brewing Company kicked open the doors at 2816 Commerce Street earlier this week with brews like the Hazy IPA, Blonder Ale, Leg Day Scotch ale, and an Oatmeal Stout, among other hoppy options. Also on the menu: a booze-soaking soft pretzel served with beer cheese.

Char’d debuts in Fort Worth

Fast-casual Asian eatery Char’d has opened its latest outpost in Fort Worth, joining restaurants in Mansfield and Richardson. Per a press release, the new restaurant at 8901 Tehama Ridge Parkway, Suite 137, debuted last week, bringing a “Chipotle-style,” design-your-own option for rice bowls, poke, spring rolls, and more to the area.

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