Elixir Juice Bar Opens at the Shops at Park Lane

There’s more vegetable-and-fruit love in Dallas, now that Elixir Juice Bar is making fresh-to-order liquids at 8084 Park Lane. This New York-based shop started in 1999 on Hudson Street in West Village, and this past weekend, it opened its first location in Texas. Bottled juices and smoothies are available next to Bowl & Barrel.

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Unrefined, a Gluten-Free Bakery, Opens Two More Locations

Four years ago, mother-and-daughter duo Anne Hoyt and Taylor Nicholson opened Unrefined Bakery on Buckner Boulevard with a huge leap of faith. They didn’t have any formal culinary training and used only word-of-mouth and grassroots marketing. Such efforts have proved fruitful, as the flagship bakery is now one of three locations, with new stores recently opening in the old Society Bakery spot on Greenville Avenue and in Frisco.

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CBD Provisions Opens in Downtown Dallas Today

When Consilient Hospitality—the hotel and restaurant management company owned by Tim Headington and Tristan Simon—wants to do something right, believe me when I say everything goes according to plan. Its newest project, CBD Provisions, opened its glossy doors in the old Charlie Palmer space to the public this morning at 7 a.m. It’s at 1530 Main […]

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Urban Orchard Market, a Downtown Dallas Grocery Store, is Opening on September 26

Get all your shopping carts ready, ’cause downtown Dallas is about to get a little more vegetable friendly. Starting next week, Urban Orchard Market (the grocery store that will carry mostly organic foods) is opening to the public at 1500 Jackson Street. At least, that’s what its Facebook page told me. There’s also going to be […]

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Free Stuff Alert! Sprouts Farmers Market Opens in McKinney on Sept. 18

Besides all our regular holidays, the best days of the year are definitely grocery store openings. You think I’m kidding, right? Nope. Sprouts is opening a new store in McKinney and I’m pretty sure if you live all the way out there, you’ll want to attend the 7 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony. Here’s why: WHEN: Wednesday, […]

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Trader Joe’s Opens on Greenville Avenue Today

Stop what you’re doing, because whatever you’re doing — saving lives, even — isn’t nearly as important as the fact that Trader Joe’s on Greenville Avenue is opening at 8 a.m. this morning. Yes, friends. Dallas has a Trader Joe’s now. We already have a TJ’s in Fort Worth and Plano, but this is the first one […]

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New Whole Foods Market Opens July 16 in Addison

Yesterday morning, I joined two other media members and a group of Whole Foods representatives on a media sneak peek of the new store in Addison. It’s not quite ready for opening day, but things are coming along. It’s smaller than the landmark store on Park Lane, clocking in at 40,000 square feet. Shoppers will […]

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Sneak Peek: Weekend Coffee at the Joule Hotel

We’ve all been waiting forever for The Joule Hotel finish its renovations, and now we can almost taste the day when we won’t see ugly construction barring us from our downtown gem. The new Joule has expanded its lobby to provide entrances from Commerce and Main streets. If you enter from Main, you’ll spot a […]

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Chiladas Fresh Mex Grill Opens in Dallas Today

Chiladas, a family owned company, officially opens its second location today on Lovers Ln. The first is located in Plano at 6145 Windhaven Pkwy. Owners Night Keyes (with Williamson Family Investments) and Katie Day greeted customers and media members at a preview yesterday, and encouraged them to try everything on the menu as they stepped […]

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Into Shelley’s Belly: The Lot in East Dallas

You may recall back in 1989 the muscly, taut action/drama, Roadhouse. It caused the nation to swoon and wrestled in a new era of gritty/bar brawling/martial arts/tai chi/poignant sprawling epics that flooded theaters the following years. It was an exciting time to breathe and an even more exciting time to be a Hulk Hogan-loving 6-year-old, […]

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Nick Badovinus to Open Tried and True Tomorrow

Just off the phone with Nick Badovinus who tells me he is unlocking the doors in about an hour and a half for a private showing of his newest creation, Tried and True. “It’s a cool little bar with a heavy American spirit menu,” Badovinus says. Huh? I’ll translate. Bourbon and whiskey are the stars […]

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Get Those Grocery Lists Ready: Trader Joe’s Opens in Plano Today

There is rarely a time when it is common to see a group of people congregated outside of a grocery store at the brink of dawn…that is unless a Trader Joe’s is opening in your neighborhood. Actually, it doesn’t necessarily even have to be in your neighborhood, as residents from Duncanville, Denison, Ellis, and Allen […]

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Max’s Wine Dive in Dallas Hires Wine Guy Paul Pinnell

Houston-based Max’s Wine Dive is getting ready to open in the old Border’s building on McKinney Avenue in mid-September. The Houston-based mini-chain has restaurants in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. It sounds like a good idea for the times: good wine and low prices paired with easy-to-eat-and-pay-for food. There Their slogan is fried chicken and […]

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EatZi’s Opens its Third Location in Grapevine on Thursday

This Thursday, eatZi’s is opening its third location along West State Hwy 114. Phil Romano’s gourmet market and bakery is expanding its chain just north of Dallas where suburbanites can also get a taste of simple comfort foods made fresh daily. At the eatZi’s preview night yesterday, the new store swung its doors open for […]

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Manuel’s Creative Cuisine Opens in Dallas

Everyone in Los Cabos (and even those who aren’t) will tell you that you must try Manuel’s Creative Cuisine, a restaurant located along the Sea of Cortez. Now chef and owner Manuel Arrendondo uses his 30 years of experience in the kitchen to open his first location in Dallas along Cedar Springs Road. These windows […]

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Sissy’s Fried Chicken Makes You Feel Right at Home

It’s no secret that I avoid fried chicken like a bad disease. Something about fried chicken makes me want to look, sniff, and throw it back inside the KFC container it came in. Yet Sissy’s fried chicken is something else entirely. Paired with a fresh housemade Sriracha sauce, this Lisa Garza special has that hard-to-find balance […]

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Grand Reopening: Place at Perry’s

The old Place at Perry’s (from what I’ve heard) was dark and stuffy. No windows. No light. After three months of shutting down its entire operation, the Place at Perry’s has now reopened in a new location at 2680 Cedar Springs Road. Same owner, same chef Jaime Corona, but a completely new staff and vibe. […]

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