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Five New Restaurants Slide into the Dallas Farmers Market

Five anchor restaurants will soon set up shop at the Dallas Farmers Market. Rex’s Seafood Market, Stocks & Bondy, Palmieri Cafe, Nammi/Coolhaus and a restaurant concept from Firebird Restaurant Group (El Fenix, Meso Maya, Snuffer’s) are scheduled to move into The Market (previously Shed 2), after it opens in spring 2015.

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First Take: Front Room Tavern at Hotel Lumen

Front Room Tavern (previously The Front Room) has undergone a complete makeover. There’s a new chef, updated menu and recently refurbished interior. I was invited to dine at the restaurant over the weekend — I’d attended the grand opening of The Front Room back in 2012 — so, naturally I was curious to see the changes. The first thing I noticed after swinging open the gigantic glass door was the aroma of coffee. It practically smacked me in the face — in the most delightful way. Turns out, there’s now a coffee bar at Hotel Lumen, which uses freshly roasted beans from Drip Coffee Company. The bar serves up typical beverages like espresso, macchiatos and cappuccinos, as well as pastries. Pastry Chef, Alison Morse makes everything in-house, offering an assortment of muffins, bagels, biscuits and other carb-laden treats. The pastry case hasn’t been installed yet, but I was told that it should be ready sometime this week.

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Banh Shop Opens in Upper Greenville September 12

I hail from the land of “Boulevarding,” Pony Up chants, Homebar Thursdays, frat-filled weekends at Barley House, and late night study sessions at Bandito’s. There are a number of established hangouts and drop-in restaurants around the SMU area, so a newbie to the scene can easily become lost in translation. Key example: the demise of […]

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New & Improved: The Shed at Dallas Farmers Market Is Open

The Dallas Farmers Market welcomed more than 10,000 people this weekend for the opening of The Shed. Vendors began moving into the space Thursday evening from Shed 3 in anticipation of the Labor Day weekend crowd. The Shed, a space formerly known as Shed 1, offers a customer-driven shopping experience featuring new food vendors alongside […]

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Hypnotic Donuts & Cultivar Coffee Open New Denton Location

Denton residents will be elated to know that a new Hypnotic Donuts and Cultivar Coffee location is opening at 235 W. Hickory Street. There was an open house this past Sunday, and the official opening is tomorrow, Wednesday, September 3. Cultivar Coffee, voted Best of Big D last year, will operate separately from Hypnotic, but […]

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Cafe Momentum Announces Downtown Location of First Full-Service Restaurant

For the past year or so, whenever I’ve run into the talented and big-hearted Chad Houser, I’ve asked where he’s going to put Cafe Momentum’s first full-service restaurant. He’d talked about downtown, but I tried to never get too excited. As a downtown resident with a love for Cafe Momentum, that sounded too good to be true. Tonight, at the organization’s pop-up at Spoon, Houser made it official: the restaurant will be at 1510 Pacific Avenue. And it’ll open in December.

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