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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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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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An Exclusive Sneak Peek at Off-Site Kitchen at Trinity Groves

I stopped by the new Off-Site Kitchen location yesterday afternoon with my camera in hand. Owner, Nick Badovinus, and his team were rushing around the space, making last minute adjustments to the decor, and perfecting recipes in the kitchen. The casual burger joint uprooted from its Irving Boulevard location a couple of weeks ago, and the new Trinity Groves location opens today for lunch.

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Val’s Cheesecakes to Open Storefront on Maple Avenue

Valery Jean-Bart has been baking for more than a decade. “It really started with my mom,” he explained over the phone. “We would make a cheesecake every Sunday.” Jean-Bart’s mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2007 and her son cared for her at his home. “She would stay at the house and we’d spend the whole week discussing what kind of cake we were going to bake,” he says. That went on for five years until her passing in 2012. “This whole business is for her memory.”

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