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A Sneak Peek at El Bolero in the Dallas Design District

El Bolero is just days away from opening. The gourmet Mexican restaurant from Oak and Pakpao owners, Tiffanee and Richard Ellman, has been under construction for months. Finishing touches are being added (you know, like margaritas machines, lightbulbs and patio furniture) before the doors swing open, which I’m told will be mid next week.

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Romano’s Bakery in Lakewood Closes and Leaves Brides Cakeless. Celebrity Cafe Offers to Save the Day

Romano’s Bakery in Lakewood closed yesterday and left dozens of brides without wedding cakes. Celebrity Cafe has swooped in to save their day.

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Yucatan Taco Stand is Now Open on Lower Greenville

Yucatan had been quite hush-hush about its open date before a picture showed up on the social media site of diners enjoying chips and burrito bowls on the restaurant’s patio. No PR to fluff it up. No hint of a time frame at the construction site, other than a large “Coming Soon!” sign posted along the sidewalk for months. No response to the email I sent on Tuesday — not kidding — requesting an open date. (Full disclosure: Yucatan was my go-to spot for tacos and margaritas when I attended TCU, so I have been severely anticipating the Dallas opening. Calling its sudden opening a “pleasant surprise” would be an understatement.)

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A Look at Kessler Park Eating House in North Oak Cliff

Jonathon Erdeljac had his eye on the rundown space (previously Mamma Connie’s Diner) at 1619 N Beckley Ave for years. “I would drive by every day on my way to Jonathon’s and be like ‘I want that building,'” he explains to me Friday evening. We’re sitting in the side dining room of his newly-opened homestyle restaurant Kessler Park Eating House. It’s 5 p.m., just an hour after officially opening for business.

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A Look at the Newly Updated Kenichi at Victory Park

Chef Noboru Sho Mochido stepped into his role as executive chef at Kenichi four weeks ago. Sho, who’s a native of Japan and has spent time as head chef at Austin’s Uchi, and most recently Kumi Japanese Restaurant + Bar at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, is slowly adding new dishes to the menu. “I’m proud that of all the restaurants [at Victory Park] that we’ve been here the longest, but the restaurant was starting to show its age,” Josh Babb managing partner of Kenichi explained to me Tuesday afternoon.

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Exclusive Interview with Michael Peticolas and Chuck Silva About Their Beer Collaboration

Buckle your beer goggles ladies and gents, there’s a new IPA hitting taps today. Renowned brewer Chuck Silva from Green Flash Brewing Company came into town to collaborate with one of our very own, Michael Peticolas (of Peticolas Brewery), on an American Style IPA. I don’t really need to tell you how awesome this is, but I’m going to anyway. This is awesome. I met up with the two at the Peticolas Brewery to talk about what’s coming. Enjoy.

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Eat This Now: The Snob Sandwich at Grange Hall

Upscale Dallas boutique, Grange Hall is more than a destination for exotic scented candles, Myriam Schaefer leather bags, and Tahitian pearl bracelets. The eclectic shop is also home to a fine dining, lunch-only restaurant. Chef Chad Martin — who’s background includes a stint at the French Room and a decade-long run as executive chef at Hotel St. Germain — is plating playful, and decadent dishes. And the most playful of them all is something called the “Snob Sandwich.”

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