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First Take: Café Momentum

I was invited to dine at Café Momentum Friday night for one of their soft opening dinners. The space has come a long way since I stopped in a couple of weeks ago. Dark wooden tables adorned with orange gerbera daisies lined the dining room, which was buzzing with a young staff dressed in black and white gingham pearl snap western shirts. In between the lull of songs (primarily a mix of doo-wop and ’60s hits) the sound of entrees sizzling erupted from the open kitchen. It was a lively accompaniment to the neon white strobes of light that shot in every few minutes from passing DART trains. And while it wasn’t bustling (this was a soft opening, after all) a steady flow of diners were seated throughout the evening.

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A Sneak Peek Inside Dallas Grilled Cheese Company

Mack Simpson has dreamed of opening a restaurant for a decade. Now, his dream has materialized into a cheese-filled reality. Simpson and a team of partners have transformed the old Book Doctor space at 310 W 7th St. into a rustic-chic grilled cheese restaurant, aptly named Dallas Grilled Cheese Company.

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Café Momentum (Almost) Ready to Open. Announces New Pastry Chef.

I stopped by Café Momentum this afternoon to scope out the progress. The restaurant, located at 1510 Pacific Avenue, is coming along. Sure, the floors are lined in brown protection paper, and workers can been seen scurrying around, climbing ladders, and drilling holes, but overall the space is close to finished. The 85-seat dining room will host a series of friends and family dinners over the next couple of weeks, and officially opens to the public on Thursday, January 29.

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