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Kent Rathbun’s Hickory to Open at DFW Airport

Hickory, the most recent project from Kent Rathbun Concepts, opened earlier this year at 8100 North Dallas Parkway in Plano. Rathbun’s team has partnered with airport restaurateur and concessionaire, Paradies, to open a second Hickory outpost. The casual barbecue-focused restaurant is slated to open in Terminal B at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in late 2016.

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The Scoop: Leadbelly Coffee, Uptown Pawn, Wild About Harry’s and More Dallas News

There’s not always enough time in the day to skim a lengthy, re-worded press release that’s been stamped with “breaking” or “exclusive.” And some stories don’t warrant an entire page of prose. Each week we’ll gather the most important tidbits of Dallas food news and post them on SideDish.

Because sometimes all you need is the scoop.

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A Sneak Peek at Whole Foods Market in Uptown

I’ve lived downtown for five years. When I tell people this, the very first question they ask is: “How do you get groceries?” My response is simple: “How do you get yours?”

I don’t ask it to be facetious. I just like to point out that most of us get our groceries the same way: we jump in the car, drive to our favorite store, get our food, get back in the car, and go home. (And maybe I like being a little facetious.)

But my answer changes on Wednesday as the Whole Foods on McKinney officially opens. It’s an easy walk, hop on the McKinney Avenue Trolley, and skip to the front door from my apartment.

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Casa Dolores Tex-Mex Restaurant is Now Open on Maple Avenue

Jacob Gomez had his eye on the building at 4906 Maple Avenue for several years. “I wanted to open a restaurant here before it was Rice & Wheat,” the 32-year-old explained Friday afternoon. “I grew up down the street, and we used to eat at Rosita’s when it was here.” Rosita’s plated up Tex-Mex dishes in the space for more than 30 years before quietly shuttering in 2010.

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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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