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Season of the Switch: Apheleia Restaurant Group and John Tesar to Open Italian Restaurant Called Gravy 51° and Other Chef News

Chefs and kitchen staff in Dallas are hopping around like troops of wild red kangaroos across the Blackland Prairie. John Tesar and partners Richard and Tiffanee Ellman announce a new Italian restaurant called Gravy 51°.

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Kent Rathbun’s Hickory to Open at DFW Airport

Hickory, the most recent project from Kent Rathbun Concepts, opened earlier this year at 8100 North Dallas Parkway in Plano. Rathbun’s team has partnered with airport restaurateur and concessionaire, Paradies, to open a second Hickory outpost. The casual barbecue-focused restaurant is slated to open in Terminal B at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in late 2016.

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The Scoop: Leadbelly Coffee, Uptown Pawn, Wild About Harry’s and More Dallas News

There’s not always enough time in the day to skim a lengthy, re-worded press release that’s been stamped with “breaking” or “exclusive.” And some stories don’t warrant an entire page of prose. Each week we’ll gather the most important tidbits of Dallas food news and post them on SideDish.

Because sometimes all you need is the scoop.

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A Sneak Peek at Whole Foods Market in Uptown

I’ve lived downtown for five years. When I tell people this, the very first question they ask is: “How do you get groceries?” My response is simple: “How do you get yours?”

I don’t ask it to be facetious. I just like to point out that most of us get our groceries the same way: we jump in the car, drive to our favorite store, get our food, get back in the car, and go home. (And maybe I like being a little facetious.)

But my answer changes on Wednesday as the Whole Foods on McKinney officially opens. It’s an easy walk, hop on the McKinney Avenue Trolley, and skip to the front door from my apartment.

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