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A New Mexican Restaurant Called Quesa is Coming to Cedar Springs

If you’ve driven down Cedar Springs recently, then you’re probably aware of the construction that’s been going on at the old Nuvo space. The entire building was gutted, and has been reconstructed from the inside out. I drove past earlier today to see if anything new has been added, and spotted a neon yellow sign that reads “Quesa” mounted on front of the building.

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A Sneak Peek Inside Dallas Grilled Cheese Company

Mack Simpson has dreamed of opening a restaurant for a decade. Now, his dream has materialized into a cheese-filled reality. Simpson and a team of partners have transformed the old Book Doctor space at 310 W 7th St. into a rustic-chic grilled cheese restaurant, aptly named Dallas Grilled Cheese Company.

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Tei-An Named to Eater’s “38 Essential Restaurants” List

Eater national critic—and former DMN food critic—Bill Addison spent the past the past seven months dining in 28 American cities (and Montreal), in an attempt to determine the 38 essential American (and Montreal-ian) restaurants. Tei An, the delicious, incomparable Arts District spot, made the list.

“If Dallas doesn’t rank as one of the country’s great bastions of Asian cuisines, North Texas food lovers nonetheless know that they have something special in Teiichi Sakurai,” Addison writes. (I quibble with the slight on Dallas’ Asian cuisine, though I guess it’s technically our suburbs that really shine.)

Other Texas spots include Franklin Barbecue in Austin, and Oxheart and Underbelly, both in Houston. Here’s the full list. I’ve only been to two; time to book some flights.

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Café Momentum (Almost) Ready to Open. Announces New Pastry Chef.

I stopped by Café Momentum this afternoon to scope out the progress. The restaurant, located at 1510 Pacific Avenue, is coming along. Sure, the floors are lined in brown protection paper, and workers can been seen scurrying around, climbing ladders, and drilling holes, but overall the space is close to finished. The 85-seat dining room will host a series of friends and family dinners over the next couple of weeks, and officially opens to the public on Thursday, January 29.

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