Prohibition, the cocktail bar that opened following Eddie “Lucky” Campbell’s departure and the Chesterfield’s demise, has been abandoned for the last week or so. According to a bartender next door at City Tavern, it’s been closed a couple Saturdays already.Full Story
It takes guts—and a love of macarons—to quit your corporate job after six years, enroll in an intensive pastry program, and start your own French bakery business in Dallas. But Andrea Meyer, head pastry chef and owner of Bisous Bisous Patisserie, did just that.Full Story
The Dallas Observer has just announced that Dallas’ favorite dance floor is closing its doors after years and years at 1806 McMillan Ave.
Nightlife folks first mourned The Loon’s departure from Uptown, and now the same thing is happening with The Slip Inn. Both bars are searching for a new space to house their loyal patrons.Full Story
Before Consilient Hospitality hand-picked Graham Dodds (previously of Central 214) to co-chef at Hibiscus with Jason Ferraro, the original executive chef had already given owner Tristan Simon and Consilient a heads-up that he wanted to step out on his own. Ferraro, who took over his current position in early 2013, is planning to open his own restaurant and do some short-term consulting in the meantime.Full Story
Tucked away in Montgomery Plaza at 2600 West Seventh Street—with a view of Chick-fil-A and a wine shop—is chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin’s Bite City Grill. It officially opens to the public today, the first day of spring. While many restaurants have come and gone in this exact location, Bite has a menu that is built to last. Reservations, which people have booked since March 10, have filled up quickly.Full Story
Well, after watching Bruce Russo’s video on building Stock and Barrel, I know more about sewage systems and grease than I thought possible.Full Story
The Greek served its last and final dinner on Friday, March 14. Back when Ziziki’s folks took over John Tesar’s old Commissary space in October 2012, we were ultra hopeful that the One Arts Plaza closing curse was finally put to rest.Full Story
Mesa’s owner Raul Reyes is making waves in Oak Cliff again.
This time, he’s bringing his flair for seafood to the Bishop Arts District with a new restaurant located at the intersection of Davis Street and Woodlawn Avenue, which used to be an auto shop called El Carrizal until a few months ago. He’s going to call his new place, at 451 West Davis Street, Ceviche: Shark on Davis.Full Story
It’s been so long since we’ve heard anything about The Establishment, the oyster bar connected to Smyth at 4513 Travis Street—I almost forgot it existed. According to the Dallas Morning News, though, the oyster-centric restaurant has started dinner service already.Full Story
We’ve seen the rise of healthy fast food in Dallas with Start on Greenville Avenue, and the business model is clearly working. That drive-thru line at Erin McKool’s first restaurant is always packed.
Now former president and chief operating officer of McDonald’s Corp., Mike Roberts, is leading the charge for healthy fast food on a nation-wide scale. LYFE (Love Your Food Everyday) Kitchen specializes in good-for-you menu options that don’t have any cream or butter in them. There are gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and meat options. LYFE Kitchen started in California in 2011, and three North Texas locations are supposed to open this summer.Full Story
The California-based chain opened its first Dallas store near the In-N-Out in September 2012. It announced that it would be the first of many. So far, that was the only Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf shop in Dallas, and now it has shut down.Full Story
Dear Lakewood area residents,
You now have a growler filling station. It opened last Saturday, March 8, at 6448 East Mockingbird. Please behave and drink heavily. Here are some tidbits of info about the new spot.Full Story
The luckiest day of the year is right around the corner, thanks to the Irish, of course. Bagpipers, red heads, beer, corned beef, and cabbage may be stereotypical of St. Patrick’s Day, but never under-appreciated in Dallas. Check out these 12 beautiful ways to celebrate St. Patty’s with some food and drink.Full Story
Mico Rodriguez has his life back in order and is rolling out a new concept Mesero in Inwood Village.Full Story
Dallas’ Economic Development Committee met this morning at Dallas City Hall, and Trinity Groves was on the agenda, specifically TIF (tax increment financing) reimbursements related to Phase II of the Trinity Groves project.
“They’ll be widening sidewalks and redeveloping two of the vacant buildings,” explained Karl Zavitkovsky, Director of Office of Economic Development for the City of Dallas.Full Story
From a night of bohemian madness to a beer and music festival, you are bound to find something to occupy this (hopefully) gorgeous weekend.Full Story
Dan Koller over on People Newspapers has photographic evidence that the Purple Cow is dead. There will be no more blue cheese burgers and purple milkshakes at Preston Royal Village, my friends. You’ll have to use your imagination from now on.Full Story
On Friday, February 28, Gianpiero Lorenzo and Dave Pedack were merely setting up chairs outside of their new cafe for a Facebook photo, when a flood of people stopped by and started enjoying the first fruits of their labor. Lorenzo, from Naples, and Pedack intended to open their brand-new sidewalk street cafe at 1520 Elm Street, aptly named Cafe Strada, quietly. But clearly that didn’t happen.
“We completely sold out of gelato!” Lorenzo tells me. On the very first day, the Euro-style cafe ran out of 20 gallons of house-made gelato. The pistachio, black cherry, and hazelnut mocha—all gone. Only a little bit of mango sorbet was left.Full Story
Chef Eddy Thretipthuangisin recently left PakPao for BITE, an upscale American restaurant, in Fort Worth. The restaurant is slated to open March 20, and it will begin taking reservations on Monday, March 10.Full Story
Female powerhouse and restaurateur, Dee Lincoln, is opening a second Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar at 4701 West Park Boulevard. It’s in between Preston and Ohio. The menu will have a few more creative burgers added to it, and there’ll be a huge 80-seated dining room, an open kitchen, patio, and outdoor lounge.Full Story