Lisa Garza Selcer, co-owner of Sissy’s Fried Chicken, filed a lawsuit against her business partner Thomas Welch.Full Story
Fort Worth is stepping up their game with hot new restaurants. Every week, this city is exploding with more and more dining options. Good. Now you’ve got an excuse to break your restaurant habit and try something new. Go fire up your engine and visit these 10 restaurants, listed from newest to oldest.Full Story
Ten 50 BBQ will open in Richardson, the Love Shack is hiring, and a little girl dies from drinking too much grape soda.Full Story
Rodeo Goat Ice House—the popular burger joint in Fort Worth owned by Keith Schlabs, Shannon Wynne, and his son—is making its move to Dallas. Specifically, the Design District. A second Rodeo Goat location will open at Market Center Boulevard, one block away from the Meddlesome Moth (another one of Wynne’s restaurants).Full Story
Just when we thought Samar might really re-open again, Mike Hiller on EscapeHatch crushed those dreams with news that Stephan Pyles is re-doing the downtown restaurant space at 2100 Ross. No more Samar. We had hoped—with bated breaths—that Samar was only closing for renovations on July 1, but deep down, I knew Samar was gone for good. Goodbye, awesome tandoori butter chicken-within-walking-distance.Full Story
Hacienda on Henderson is closed. Yesterday, Teresa Gubbins detected something wrong with the fun Tex-Mex spot, which was still posting on its Facebook page on January 30. The five-year-old restaurant apparently shut down without notice over this past weekend.Full Story
Too many good things are happening at Village on the Green right now. At this shopping center adjacent to the Galleria Dallas, La Perla d’Italia (a restaurant with “authentic Italian cuisine from Maurizio Primo”) is opening at 5301 Alpha Road, Suite 66. It joins a slew of other ethnic cuisines over there, like Mughlai’s Indian, Pho House Euro-Vietnamese Bistro, and Maximo.Full Story
First, full disclosure. I live within walking distance of Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House. Accordingly, I have become acquainted with the bearded jokers who own the joint, Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling. I am in the tank for them and have written previously about how their bar/restaurant has changed my neighborhood. I wrote that the “trinity of gustatory hipness in a building that not long ago housed a biker bar and a hair salon whose business model included selling drugs to customers who placed their orders from an adjacent carwash [was] the impetus for openings all along the territory that lies on the sleepier side of White Rock Lake.” So not only am I enamored of the place, but I just quoted myself. You should probably ignore the rest of this post. Unless you live in East Dallas and care about earth-shattering, life-changing news. To wit:Full Story
CrushCraft, the new Thai eatery in Uptown, was scheduled to open today, but ran into some snags during mock service. Good thing they figured this out early! They announced the two-day delay via Facebook.Full Story
When the oil is hot at Pier 247 Seafood Grill & Bar, you want to be around.
The secret to this old gas station building at Davis and Madison—which opens for its first dinner tonight—is Pier 247′s two chefs, John Fleming and Ty Frazier, and a deep fryer. They love Cajun food, and they love to feed people.Full Story
Fess up. How many of you raised your kids on chicken nuggets? If you are still in the enabling process, you may want to check out PDQ, a chicken joint dedicated to high quality and homemade sauces.Full Story
Chef Julian Barsotti makes the finest pasta in Dallas. Many think he runs the best Italian restaurant in the city. Can you name a better one? We’re listening.Full Story
Holy moly. We don’t know what exactly went down between Pakpao owners, Richard and Tiffanee Ellman, and Eddy Thretipthuangsin (the chef they lured all the way from Naples, FL) , but I have a feeling it has something to do with what just hit my inbox. The ex-execuchef of Pakpao in the Design District, who ended his relationship with the Thai restaurant he helped open, has already moved on to a different pasture. And it’s only been a month.Full Story
Back when we announced CrushCraft Thai’s January opening at 2800 Routh Street, we were excited about the idea of casual street food going into Uptown. (Uptown! Of all places.) Now that CrushCraft Thai is built, it’s settling nicely inside its Quadrangle nest. The interior, designed by Jones Baker, is designed to have an “open-air market feel” to the space.Full Story
Do you remember Youngblood’s Fried Chicken? It was the best fried chicken in Dallas. We are looking for a replacement. Can you help?Full Story
David Rice, a man who’s been working in the restaurant business for 15 years, has always fantasized having his own Italian restaurant with an indoor bocce court.
“At our family gatherings, we always ended up playing bocce,” says Rice. “To me it means, friends, family, and tradition.”
His dream of having a bocce team comprised of staff and customers is bound to become a reality; but for now, the bocce court idea is still a work-in-progress. Rice is still waiting for circumstances to pan out before that portion of the plan is realized. Meanwhile, Rice and his mom, Donna, have the Italian food part down.Full Story
Back in June 2013, a fire destroyed Luna’s Tortilla Factory, a family-owned restaurant that opened in 1924. Plans for a new Luna’s Tortilla Factory, though, have been underway for quite some time.
Luna’s Tortilla Factory’s first location was at McKinney Avenue, and Harry Hines is where Luna’s Tortillas made its second home. Next door, Restaurante Luna’s, which opened in 2011, has kept the tortilla show going, despite the rubble that now takes the place of the 90-year-old business. In the restaurant world, that kind of longevity is unheard of.Full Story
Here’s your daily does of morning food news.Full Story
You may have to wait a little longer to get a taste of Brian Luscher’s Post Oak Red Hots. The opening of his causal, hot dog restaurant has been delayed.Full Story
MCrowd hires Rob Viveros, formerly a senior vice president of operations for the Dallas division of Olive Garden/ Darden Restaurant, to be the CEO of MCrowd.Full Story