The Bowery Tavern Closes. Relocation is Possible.

A hot dog-loving Disher sent me a note. He tried to go to The Bowery Tavern on McKinney but the valet told him they were closed. Said hot dog-loving Disher went home and checked their Facebook Page. It says: Bowery is relocating! Please stay tuned for further details on our new spot and opening date. […]

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Rats, Mango Thai on Lovers is Closed

Our resident food truckologist, George Lewis, was attempting to drive over 10 mph on Lovers Lane last night when he noticed the lights were out at Mango Thai. Their website and a sign on the door say they are looking for another location. George talked to a neighboring non-restaurant business and they told him Mango Thai […]

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Truluck’s in Addison is Closed. McKinney Avenue Location to be Rebuilt

The good news is stone crab season opens today and the shipment for the area locations of Truluck’s are at the airport at this moment. The bad news is they won’t be served in Addison anymore. Last night was the last night for the venerable seafood spot. Managing Partner Bo Dorton just confirmed Addison is […]

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Avner Samuel Closes Snack. Will Reopen New Concept Soon

Teresa “Gubbshoe” Gubbins is back on track at CultureMapDallas. Today she shines the light on yet another Avner Samuel restaurant malfunction. Samuel and his partner Jon Stevens have closed their global-small plates spot, Snack, and plan to reopen as something different in two weeks. Is the space jinxed? Yes. Was the food “too adventurous for […]

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El Padrino, the Last Taco Stand in Bishop Arts, is Closing November 1

The recent happy news concerning two restaurants moving in to Oak Cliff is still a painful reminder that El Padrino is closing on November 1. When Lombardi Family Concepts signed the lease for the old Oak Cliff Mercantile building, this lease also included its takeover of the small taco kiosk known as El Padrino. Both Rob […]

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CampO Modern Bistro is Closed, the Space Will Undergo a Makeover

Both Escape Hatch and Eater have reported that CampO Modern Bistro, which opened in August 2011, is now boarded up and locked down as of last night. Owners Miguel Vicéns and John Paul Valverde of Coevál say that Dallas didn’t latch onto their farm-to-fork focused restaurant as well as they’d hoped, and now the North Cliff eatery’s […]

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Bailey’s in Fairview is Closed

Five days ago, Eater Dallas jumped the gun and reported that Bailey’s in Fairview was closed when it actually wasn’t. It turns out Whitney is a restaurant psychic or something, because now Bailey’s in Fairview has shuttered down. General Manager Jeff Hudson says the last service was on Saturday, September 8. “They are looking to […]

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A Taco Joint (Tacos & Avocado) Will Replace Cowboy Chow in Roanoke

Word comes through my email inbox that Chef Jason Boso is closing down the Cowboy Chow in Roanoke for a few days in September while they renovate the inside for a brand spankin’ new concept, Tacos & Avocados. Boso plans to have the new taco joint open by September, which means the makeover should be […]

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Desta Ethiopian Restaurant is Temporarily Closed

I dropped by Desta last night to see what’s been going on with the Ethiopian restaurant ever since the owners, Yayehyirad Lemma and Yenenesh Desta, were found shot dead in front of their house after a long night’s work at their restaurant on August 15. For the past two weeks, mourners have been leaving fresh flowers […]

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New Nick & Sam’s Grill Names New Chef: Richard Blankenship

Mike “Thrilla InTha” Hiller reports former Charlie Palmer at the Joule chef, the talented Richard Blankenship, will head the kitchen at the new Nick & Sam’s Grill. What is the new Nick & Sam’s Grill you ask? The one replacing Ristorante Nicola just south of Preston Center near the Park Cities.The new Nick & Sam’s […]

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Ristorante Nicola in Park Cities Closes. Nick & Sam’s Grill Will Open in Same Space

Ristorante Nicola, not my favorite restaurant in Dallas, is closed. Not for renovations as they told us last week. Closed for good. Once hotter than hot, the mediocre high-falutin’ Italian spot will shutter and reopen as the hotter than hot Nick & Sam’s Grill. However, Nicola’s owner Richard Gussoni and Nick & Sam’s owner Joe […]

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After 44 Years at Harry Hines Boulevard, The Mecca Restaurant is Moving to Lakewood

The Mecca Restaurant is known for its bigger-than-your-face cinnamon rolls and home-cooking style, and now it’s about to take all of that to its new location at 5815 Live Oak Street. After 44 years at its Harry Hines location, owner Michael Sealy says it’s time to move. The lease is up, the building requires a […]

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Screen Door in One Arts Plaza Closes This Saturday

Four days ago, Nancy announced that The Commissary was closed and speculated yesterday that Screen Door might be next. It turns out that she’s right. The Screen Door in One Arts Plaza is closing doors tomorrow. A few friends and I went there for lunch just to capture some Southern comfort food memories before it […]

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Cafe Brazil in McKinney is Closing

“We have enjoyed a great 7-year run and thank everyone who has been a part of it,” says Brant Wood, Chairman and CEO of Cafe Brazil, LLC.  “Our lease expires at the end of this month, and unfortunately, we were unable to come to an agreement with the landlord that will allow us to operate […]

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