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Casa Dolores Tex-Mex Restaurant is Now Open on Maple Avenue

Jacob Gomez had his eye on the building at 4906 Maple Avenue for several years. “I wanted to open a restaurant here before it was Rice & Wheat,” the 32-year-old explained Friday afternoon. “I grew up down the street, and we used to eat at Rosita’s when it was here.” Rosita’s plated up Tex-Mex dishes in the space for more than 30 years before quietly shuttering in 2010.

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Chef Richard Graff Leaves Gemma to Become Executive Chef at Meddlesome Moth

Big chef news. This morning Meddlesome Moth announced the hiring of Graff. He will leave his post at Gemma to oversee the menu at Meddlesome Moth and, in time, add his touches to the list of shared plates, meat pies, fish and chips, and other sophisticated gastropub cuisine paired with the best beer selection in Dallas.

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A Look at Malai Kitchen’s July Tasting Menu

Chef Braden Wages and his wife (and business partner), Yasmin, of Malai Kitchen recently returned from an annual, multi-city research excursion throughout various harbors, villages, and local community markets in Thailand and Vietnam. The purpose of this recurring venture is to refine existing dishes and discover new flavor profiles.

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Tutta’s Pizza Food Truck to Open Brick and Mortar in the West End

Jeremy Scott spent years playing music in Deep Ellum, frequenting venues such as Curtain Club, Blind Lemon, and Club Clearview. A decade later he and his wife, Amanda, conceptualized a full venue for new music talent, along with a kitchen showcasing a unique spin on traditional pizza. They originally planned to open the restaurant in Lewisville, but things didn’t pan out. Instead, they opened Tutta’s Pizza, a food truck specializing in “smoked meat pizzas.”

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An Exclusive Sneak Peek Inside Paul Martin’s American Grill in Oak Lawn

Late last year we announced that California-based chain restaurant, Paul Martin’s American Grill, was opening in the Turtle Creek Village. And then a couple of months ago Nancy threw in her five cents, stating that Dallas “has too many boring American restaurants.”

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Gregory Barber Appointed Head Pastry Chef of Proof + Pantry and Madrina

Gregory Barber never set out to become a pastry chef. The 25-year-old New Jersey native attended Penn State University with plans of becoming a secret service agent. No kidding. But when gunning down super villains in the Swiss Alps didn’t pan out, Barber turned to the kitchen.

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An Exclusive Peek Inside Kin Kin Urban Thai on Oak Lawn Avenue

The second location of Kin Kin Urban Thai is just days away from opening. The casual Thai fusion restaurant located inside of the old Cyclone Anaya’s building on Oak Lawn has been under construction for months. I stopped by the space over the weekend to have a look at how things are shaping up.

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Legal Grounds Closes, The Heights Opens.

Sad day for those who got their morning fix at Legal Grounds. Once a coffeehouse where legal advice was offered with your latte, Legal Grounds, home of some of the best pancakes in Dallas, is closed. The keys have been handed over to Karin Powell Porter, owner of Poter House Provisions, who will open The Heights early next week.

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