Sundance Square, that enviable plot of dining land in downtown Fort Worth, is getting its first Korean restaurant, Hoya Korean Kitchen, at the corner of Taylor and Third Street. The space is located at 355 West Third Street.Full Story
After 20 years of being Flower Mound/Highland Village’s restaurant for special celebrations, The Grotto has been rebranded into a completely new restaurant.Full Story
When Jonn Baudoin and Omar Flores decided to open a little seafood restaurant in Oak Cliff, their partnership, as Todd Johnson describes it, went “swimmingly.” In 2012, Driftwood became an instant hit. And it’s been one of the best restaurants in Dallas ever since.
Now Baudoin has decided to sell his portion of Driftwood’s ownership to co-partner Sal Jafar II.Full Story
Barman Michael Martensen and Sal Jafar II, co-founder of Driftwood, have formed a partnership to open a Proof + Pantry in the space formerly known as The Commissary.Full Story
If Dallas’ food scene was a monarchy, Stephen Pyles would definitely find his way onto the royal court. Along with once being credited with “almost single-handedly changing the cooking scene in Texas,” he’s known for being the chef-owner of Stephan Pyles Restaurant and Stampede 66. Now, Pyles will use his extensive South American travels as inspiration for his newest concept, San Salvaje.Full Story
Now that Matthew McConaughey’s taut, sinewy body is done brain-screwing us with his apathetic, brooding intensity, it’s time to turn our affections to the new detectives in town. The Wild Detectives opened last month inside a small house just east of the Bishop Arts District at 314 West Eighth Street. It’s snuggled in between neighboring houses, and there’s a little Chihuahua next door with a surly attitude towards visitors. He keeps his distance, though.Full Story
Pollo Tropical is bringing Caribbean flavors straight to Addison with its first Texas location, which opens today. This Miami founded, fast-casual chain restaurant serves meats, vegetables, spices, and sauces all prepared in-house. With an extensive menu at such an affordable cost, you can pick up, sit-down, or drive through Pollo Tropical for a taste of the tropics.Full Story
Prohibition, the cocktail bar that opened following Eddie “Lucky” Campbell’s departure and the Chesterfield’s demise, has been abandoned for the last week or so. According to a bartender next door at City Tavern, it’s been closed a couple Saturdays already.Full Story
The Dallas Observer has just announced that Dallas’ favorite dance floor is closing its doors after years and years at 1806 McMillan Ave.
Nightlife folks first mourned The Loon’s departure from Uptown, and now the same thing is happening with The Slip Inn. Both bars are searching for a new space to house their loyal patrons.Full Story
Tucked away in Montgomery Plaza at 2600 West Seventh Street—with a view of Chick-fil-A and a wine shop—is chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin’s Bite City Grill. It officially opens to the public today, the first day of spring. While many restaurants have come and gone in this exact location, Bite has a menu that is built to last. Reservations, which people have booked since March 10, have filled up quickly.Full Story
Partners Brian Twomey and Mark Hearl will close Village Kitchen and Toko V after dinner service on March 30. Twomey and Hearl took one of the largest restaurant real estate gambles in recent history and lost the battle.Full Story
Well, after watching Bruce Russo’s video on building Stock and Barrel, I know more about sewage systems and grease than I thought possible.Full Story
The Greek served its last and final dinner on Friday, March 14. Back when Ziziki’s folks took over John Tesar’s old Commissary space in October 2012, we were ultra hopeful that the One Arts Plaza closing curse was finally put to rest.Full Story
Mesa’s owner Raul Reyes is making waves in Oak Cliff again.
This time, he’s bringing his flair for seafood to the Bishop Arts District with a new restaurant located at the intersection of Davis Street and Woodlawn Avenue, which used to be an auto shop called El Carrizal until a few months ago. He’s going to call his new place, at 451 West Davis Street, Ceviche: Shark on Davis.Full Story
It’s been so long since we’ve heard anything about The Establishment, the oyster bar connected to Smyth at 4513 Travis Street—I almost forgot it existed. According to the Dallas Morning News, though, the oyster-centric restaurant has started dinner service already.Full Story
We’ve seen the rise of healthy fast food in Dallas with Start on Greenville Avenue, and the business model is clearly working. That drive-thru line at Erin McKool’s first restaurant is always packed.
Now former president and chief operating officer of McDonald’s Corp., Mike Roberts, is leading the charge for healthy fast food on a nation-wide scale. LYFE (Love Your Food Everyday) Kitchen specializes in good-for-you menu options that don’t have any cream or butter in them. There are gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and meat options. LYFE Kitchen started in California in 2011, and three North Texas locations are supposed to open this summer.Full Story
The California-based chain opened its first Dallas store near the In-N-Out in September 2012. It announced that it would be the first of many. So far, that was the only Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf shop in Dallas, and now it has shut down.Full Story
Dear Lakewood area residents,
You now have a growler filling station. It opened last Saturday, March 8, at 6448 East Mockingbird. Please behave and drink heavily. Here are some tidbits of info about the new spot.Full Story
Dan Koller over on People Newspapers has photographic evidence that the Purple Cow is dead. There will be no more blue cheese burgers and purple milkshakes at Preston Royal Village, my friends. You’ll have to use your imagination from now on.Full Story
On Friday, February 28, Gianpiero Lorenzo and Dave Pedack were merely setting up chairs outside of their new cafe for a Facebook photo, when a flood of people stopped by and started enjoying the first fruits of their labor. Lorenzo, from Naples, and Pedack intended to open their brand-new sidewalk street cafe at 1520 Elm Street, aptly named Cafe Strada, quietly. But clearly that didn’t happen.
“We completely sold out of gelato!” Lorenzo tells me. On the very first day, the Euro-style cafe ran out of 20 gallons of house-made gelato. The pistachio, black cherry, and hazelnut mocha—all gone. Only a little bit of mango sorbet was left.Full Story