GROW North Texas, a nonprofit organization made up of “Dallas area local food folks” dedicated to creating the ideal food system, will serve as the farm-to-market liaison between area farmers and Dallas Farmers Market Management. Their mission? To lure Pecan Lodge back? Click for details.Full Story
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.Full Story
Despite small setbacks (including a fire that destroyed Teiichi Sakurai’s ramen shop, Ten), Sylvan Thirty is plowing ahead. This afternoon, it announced that Mayor Mike Rawlings cut the ribbon at the opening of Cox Farms Market Store, which is actually located in the building right across from Ten.Full Story
The space formerly occupied by Purple Cow in Preston Royal Shopping Center will soon become a updated version TJ’s Fresh Seafood Market in Preston Forest.Full Story
The once popular Dallas restaurant Mi Piaci has certainly been through some changes. Last summer, owner Brian Black closed the Addison location and moved to Preston Center. They closed Friday.Full Story
The owners of Sfuzzi in Las Colinas are going to change the name and the menu at the popular restaurant. One has to wonder why.Full Story
After a slow start and a recent fire that destroyed Teiichi Sakurai’s planned ramen restaurant space, Sylvan|Thirty is finally coming alive. The grand opening of Cox Farms Market kicks off at 10AM on Thursday, April 24. And Sakurai’s restaurant is not far behind.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
The forces behind Vagabond–John Kenyon, Stewart Jameson, Eddie ‘Lucky’ Campbell, Joe Ely, Terry Allen, Eric Nadel—are ready to open the doors. Expect Vagabond to be a new neighborhood restaurant and bar serving craft cocktails, 30+ craft beers, a great food menu by Chef/GM Stewart Jameson, and the coolest Bocce Ball court in Dallas!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
Dallas’ Economic Development Committee met this morning at Dallas City Hall, and Trinity Groves was on the agenda, specifically TIF (tax increment financing) reimbursements related to Phase II of the Trinity Groves project.
“They’ll be widening sidewalks and redeveloping two of the vacant buildings,” explained Karl Zavitkovsky, Director of Office of Economic Development for the City of Dallas.Full Story
Hey Dallas. Somebody needs to do this! An anonymous person compiled a handbook with photos and personal details about the dining critics in Washington D.C. and distributed it to restaurants all over the city. It’s smart and well done. Talk about uniting the restaurant community!Full Story
Here he comes again. Nick Badovinus will open Town Hearth, a 6,000-square-foot restaurant in the Dallas Design District dedicated to “open-hearth cooking with a heavy seafood influence and steaks with a generous spirit of cut and flavor and a commitment to community with a simple, straightforward approach to eating.” Got that? There’s more.
Town Heart is the largest project in Badovinus’ burgeoning portfolio. Currently his company, Flavor Hook, operates two locationsFull Story
The Dallas restaurant business is booming. Are there enough chefs to fill the kitchens? They’re hopping around like knife-wielding kangaroos.Full Story
Have you tried CBD Provisions, the ambitious, modern Texas brasserie located in the expanded Joule? Check out Nancy’s review of executive chef Michael Sindoni’s cuisine.Full Story
Bryan and Kathy Crelly, the husband and wife team behind Uncle Uber’s in Deep Ellum, are moving the Liberty Bank building from the corner of Cesar Chavez and Elm Streets to 600 S. Harwood. They will open The Green Door Public House at the Dallas Farmers Market in early summer.Full Story
Lisa Garza Selcer, co-owner of Sissy’s Fried Chicken, filed a lawsuit against her business partner Thomas Welch.Full Story
Back in September, Nancy wrote about Battuto, a neighborhood Italian restaurant in North Dallas, taking to Facebook when a family of four had a fussy kid. Y’all left your (mostly) pleasant thoughts in the comments.
Today, one of the biggest restaurant stories circulating the web is also focused kids. Well, actually babies. On Saturday, a couple brought their 8-month-old to Alinea, a fine-dining establishment in Chicago with three Michelin stars. Three. Not exactly a neighborhood restaurant where dining next to a noisy kid is a little more understandable.Full Story
MCrowd hires Rob Viveros, formerly a senior vice president of operations for the Dallas division of Olive Garden/ Darden Restaurant, to be the CEO of MCrowd.Full Story
For a long time, a mysterious sign for Potato Flats hovered above (what I can only guess are) floor plans and construction materials inside an empty space at Trinity Groves, the West Dallas restaurant incubator. Nobody said a peep about the restaurant. Nobody knew the specifics of what Potato Flats had in store for West Dallas until now.Full Story