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Those afternoons and evenings where you’re gathered around a fire pit on a large outdoor patio with your friends are some of my favorite. You might have a glass of local craft beer or rosè in your hand, and you’re watching the waters of the local lake glisten across the street. Maybe you’re munching on some smoked brisket queso while …

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TV technology continues to get better and better every year. TVs which were once big plastic boxes are now wallpaper thin. There are even TVs such as the Sony OLED which produces sound from the screen itself. There are TVs with super rich color and some with 4K resolution. HDR TVs. Smart TVs. TVs with displays over 100 inches! But …

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For years, Volvo’s much-deserved claim to fame was their peerless safety features rolling, essentially, in boxes with wheels. They didn’t provide the most alluring silhouettes, but at least you had a great chance of arriving in one piece. Thankfully, Volvo designers have heard and delivered on the shouts of customers demanding their safety in beautiful sedan and SUV packages. Good …

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It’s likely time your grooming routine and skincare regimen underwent a deep cleaning – jump into the summer with a clear conscience and clean cabinet (plus clear skin and great hair). Good grooming can get expensive, so we don’t blame you for being hesitant at the thought of trashing grooming products found in your cabinet, but there will come a …

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This sushi spot in Fort Worth serves up some of the freshest and most creative Japanese dishes around When you think of dining in Fort Worth, the usual suspects come to mind. High quality beef, classic American comfort fare, and Tex-Mex… lots and lots of Tex-Mex. What you wouldn’t necessarily expect to find in the 817 is sushi so fresh …

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The 2017 Cadillac CTS-V packs luxury amenities into an American-made ride built for cruisers and adrenaline junkies alike. Euphoric things occur upon pushing the ignition button of a 640-horsepower brute. Yes, gear heads, 6-4-0 ponies! A beatific roar leaps from the quad exhaust. The stout microfiber-covered steering wheel feels just right. Stupendous racing Recaro seats squeeze around you like a …

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Walk into almost any modern home and in the living room is the centerpiece: a flat screen TV. Gone are the days of the CRT TVs or televisions with more wood paneling than actual screen. Now, you have LEDs, OLEDs and the brand new QLEDs to choose from; and believe me, a couple of letters make all the difference. For …

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My mom always says that everybody needs to be a regular somewhere. The team behind hit concept HG Sply Co think the folks in Rockwall do, too. Standard Service, which opened last October, has become the go-to neighborhood joint that serves up a wide range of dishes without sacrificing the quality of the “fresh Texas cuisine.” Its aim is casual …

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With most car brands, there’s usually a sweet-spot vehicle residing in its fleet. Not necessarily the biggest seller or most outrageous halo car, but one that possesses the required attributes to fulfill a majority of customer wishes. For BMW, I gaze toward the incomparable 2017 5-Series. It’s not the brand’s sleekest, fastest, sexiest or most fuel-efficient. Yet to me, the 5-Series …

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If you are on a strict time schedule, I’d steer clear of Dolce Riviera. It’s not because of the service (which is excellent), or the kitchen (also excellent), but because once you arrive at this gorgeously chic Mediterranean eatery, the Provencal lifestyle takes over and you can’t resist relaxing in this open-air oasis. Dolce Riviera is Harwood Hospitality Group’s newest …

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