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High Fives Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant to Open

I drove past the space that used to house the Slip Inn and Glass Boot Biergarten on Sunday. A large, colorful mural of two hands high-fiving caught my eye, so I pulled over. The painting on the side of the wall wasn’t the only indication that work had recently been done to the building, the dining room was gutted, and wooden picnic tables had been painted bright blue — a slight breeze wafted the smell of fresh paint across the patio, so it was clear that the updates were recent.

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A Sneak Peek at El Bolero in the Dallas Design District

El Bolero is just days away from opening. The gourmet Mexican restaurant from Oak and Pakpao owners, Tiffanee and Richard Ellman, has been under construction for months. Finishing touches are being added (you know, like margaritas machines, lightbulbs and patio furniture) before the doors swing open, which I’m told will be mid next week.

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Yucatan Taco Stand is Now Open on Lower Greenville

Yucatan had been quite hush-hush about its open date before a picture showed up on the social media site of diners enjoying chips and burrito bowls on the restaurant’s patio. No PR to fluff it up. No hint of a time frame at the construction site, other than a large “Coming Soon!” sign posted along the sidewalk for months. No response to the email I sent on Tuesday — not kidding — requesting an open date. (Full disclosure: Yucatan was my go-to spot for tacos and margaritas when I attended TCU, so I have been severely anticipating the Dallas opening. Calling its sudden opening a “pleasant surprise” would be an understatement.)

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