New Menu at Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson Needs Recasting

Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson has a unique presence. They show quality films of nostalgic fervor as well as first run features while housing an excellent rotation of mostly local craft beer. In addition to watching such awesome films as Big Trouble in Little China, you can order food and drinks from your theater seat. Thumbs down to the new menu.

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DRG to Open Oven and Cellar Downtown. Chef Kelly Hightower Rejoins Company

Mike Hoque, CEO of DRG Concepts, is on fire. Chop House Burger just opened a second location Euless and others are planned for Fort Worth and Southlake. A second Wild Salsa will debut in Fort Worth in January 2015. If that is not enough, DRG is jumping into the Italian food business.

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Bolsa Mercado to Change From Grocery Store to Grocerant

Bolsa Mercado is growing from a grocery store to a grocerant.Now customers can sip a glass of wine or drink a beer while shopping or dining in the market. The new designation also allows the space to host private parties and chef dinners. Will you miss your dinners for two?

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Dallas/Fort Worth Food News Briefs

Truck Yard Par-tay. Ready? Truck Yard has been selected by Thrillist as one of America’s Best Banquet Bars. Huh? “As one of twenty “Best Banquet Bar” locations nationwide, Truck Yard shows a unique devotion to remain unchanged and a honorable stubbornness;  just like Coors Banquet.” Huh? Who cares, they’re throwing a free happy hour tonight […]

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Checking In: Blue Mesa Grill in Addison

The original location of Blue Mesa Grill in the Village on the Parkway in Addison moved across the street. The new interior and patio are snazzy and the food is much improved. Owners Jim and Liz Barons have teamed up with guest chef Sharon Hage and created a “Third Coast” food festival menu which will run in all Blue Mesa locations during May and June. Check out the delicious details.

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‘Burbalicious: Dolce Cafe Bakery in Flower Mound

I say this with love: Flower Mound is a desert when it comes to good food. Very few non-chain restaurants are able to survive and thrive in this northern suburb, and places like Empress of China are your best bet along Justin Road. Lunchtime options, if you’re not into Subway and Chick-fil-A, are basically nonexistent. It’s a little sad.

But now, hope comes in the form of Dolce Cafe Bakery at 1913 Justin Road. When the small, independently owned place opened next to the Village Church, it came as a real shock. Here was a restaurant so different from all the other surrounding joints, it didn’t make sense. But then again, it did. Flower Mound people were starved for something cool, and after December 9, Dolce’s first day, they started trickling into this Italian bakery and restaurant, eager to try something new. Word spread quickly about the tasty house-made artisan breads, savory scones, and coffee.

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