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Stephan Pyles to Transform Old Samar Space Into San Salvaje, a Latin Restaurant

Just when we thought Samar might really re-open again, Mike Hiller on EscapeHatch crushed those dreams with news that Stephan Pyles is re-doing the downtown restaurant space at 2100 Ross. No more Samar. We had hoped—with bated breaths—that Samar was only closing for renovations on July 1, but deep down, I knew Samar was gone for good. Goodbye, awesome tandoori butter chicken-within-walking-distance.

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The Rumors Are True: ACME Social Club is Dead

I first heard on Cravedfw that ACME Social Club, the clearly-trying-to-survive restaurant, finally puttered out after a long, breathless run. The space on McKinney Avenue first started as a joint venture between Good 2 Go girls (Colleen O’Hare and Jeana Johnson) and the Barcadia ladies (Brooke Humphries and Brianna Larson). It started out as a pretty cool concept. Centered around a meat allocation program and real farm-to-table food, ACME F&B (its original name) had good things going for it. But then there was a shakeup, and a lot of crazy things happened at once. Norman Grimm was appointed the new executive chef, the Barcadia ladies bought out the Good 2 Go girls, and then it kinda went downhill from there.

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Pearl Cup on Henderson Closes, Austin-Based Houndstooth Coffee Takes Over

Pearl Cup has announced that it will be closing its flagship location on Henderson.

“It’s a sad day when you have to announce the closing of your first coffee shop location. We opened Pearl Cup Coffee when Henderson Avenue didn’t have much to offer other than a handful of bars. We had a hand in building the Dallas coffee culture to what it is today, and we are quite proud of that feat, but the incredibly high rents are simply not sustainable for a true coffee shop… We are very disappointed that we were unsuccessful at negotiating an affordable rent structure and that we will no longer be a part of this neighborhood.”

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LUCK in Trinity Groves Opens Tonight for Dinner

Trinity Groves just got a little bit LUCKier with the opening of its new craft beer-inspired restaurant, LUCK. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) Three friends—Jeff Dietzman, Daniel Pitman, and Ned Steel—are behind this laid-back concept. You can’t tell by looking at them, but Dietzman and Pitman are actually cousins; their grandmothers were sisters. Dietzman and Steel, […]

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Company Cafe on Greenville Avenue is Closed for Two Weeks, Moving Into Mextopia Space

Company Cafe is migrating over to a bigger spot on lowest Greenville. The old Mextopia space at 2104 Greenville Avenue will be the new home of Company Cafe’s Tuesday half price wine nights. Even though it’s just a minute walk away from its previous 2217 Greenville Avenue location, the new spot boasts more parking and […]

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Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill’s Uptown Location is Closed

According to Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill‘s website, the 13-year-old establishment is closed for good. The bar, named after investor/co-owner Frank Carabetta, got off to a rocky start back in 2000, but survived more than its share of ups and downs. Even though the Uptown location couldn’t come to an agreement with the landlord, the current […]

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The Melting Pot in Addison is Closed

A lot of diners have a soft spot in their heart for fondue. Sadly, the trend, like key parties, has fallen out of favor. Last Friday, The Melting Pot in Addison which opened in 1995, closed “due to financial reasons independent of the business that prevent the current franchisees from continuing to operate the restaurant.” […]

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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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