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Creative comfort food with a retro feel
Not your average roadside diner.

Forget everything you think you know about diner food. (We’re looking at you, steaming plate of hash browns.) Instead, imagine a new take on diner fare from well-known Dallas chefs Tim Byres (Smoke) and Eric Justice (Pei Wei).

Enter  Spork, a new Far North Dallas diner with a casual  Jetsons-in-the-South decor (flying-saucer chandeliers over a well-stocked bar) and an Asian-inspired menu that offers something for everyone.

If you want a Korean-inspired dish, try the bulgogi kimchi fries ($6) or the California Korean dog ($9)--a sizable beef wiener loaded with kimchi, Korean pickles and sesame bean sprouts.

In the mood for something more American? Go for the build-your-own-burger bar, where you can pick from proteins like beef, buffalo, fish, chicken and pork, sauces like traditional barbecue and Guinness grain mustard, and cheeses that range from creamy to hard and stinky to smoky. And then--what the heck?--throw some shiitake mushrooms, hatch chiles, Dr Pepper spicy onions or a crispy fried egg on top ($10 to $15).

Spork does serve a classic creamy milkshake ($5) that evokes a sock-hop kind of feel, but the highlights are definitely the untraditional offerings.

Spork, 6110 Frankford Rd.; 972-930-0648 or

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