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Mesa’s Owner is Building a Seafood Restaurant in the Bishop Arts District

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.

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Graham Dodds to Leave Central 214 to Join Consilient Restaurants

I was fact checking some recipes for D: The Cookbook and chatting with Central 214 chef Graham Dodds. After finalizing the details of his cabrito recipe, Dodds said, ever so casually, “I just gave my two weeks notice.” Dodds, who is credited with being one of the first chefs to spotlight local products, is signing […]

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Savor and Relish in Klyde Warren Park are Soft Opening Next Week

Wasn’t Klyde Warren Park just built yesterday? Now its two restaurants, Savor and Relish, are gearing up to open next week. Craziness. Everything is opening next week! Starting Tuesday, September 24, the gastropub (Savor) and casual cafe (Relish) will be dining destinations for park-goers in downtown Dallas. Uh oh, LARK on the Park. Enjoy your […]

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Monkey King Noodle Co. is Bringing Asian Street Food to Deep Ellum

While we’ve all been eagerly awaiting the birth of Dallas’ first dedicated ramen shop, Tanoshii, something equally juicy has been brewing in Deep Ellum. Three friends—Andrew Chen, Michelle Midyette, and Michael Wang—have stripped the old Santiago’s Taco Loco shop (3014 Main Street) of all its bright orange paint to modernize the standalone building. In a […]

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5 Shaved Ice and Snow Cone Shops to Help You Cool Down in the Summer Heat

Nothing beats a feathery and fluffy shaved ice (or even a snow cone) to make the summer heat more bearable. But let’s not waste any time waxing poetic about these cold treats. It’s 100-something degrees outside, and all of us are sweating our fannies off. Two intrepid D Magazine interns, Marley Dablo and Hayden Harrison, ran […]

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Grocery Store Rumors: Trader Joe’s Might Be Opening a Fifth Location at Inwood Village

A little birdy is saying that Trader Joe’s might be the reason why Turtletique, a posh fashion boutique on West Lovers Lane, is closing this month. Owner Barbara Kille says, “We are closing September 15 to the public as the result of the landlord wanting our space.” When I asked if she knew if Trader […]

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Dallas Morning News Acquires PegasusNews: Where is Teresa Gubbins?

The other day I reported news about the transition on Frontburner. We’ve all known for a long time that the data on GuideLive, especially the online restaurant listings have been anemic for years. Go to GuideLive.com and search for the directory listing for The Porch. What you find, dear readers, is a paragraph copied from The Porch’s website and […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day: Off-Site Kitchen in Dallas is Open for Business

Nick Badovinus and chef Dan Riley have been hunkered down for over a year developing the menu and creating all kinds of delicious roasted meats for Off-Site Kitchen. Today he is finally opening the doors! Now, hold your horses. The dining room is tiny. Off-Site Kitchen is basically a take-out restaurant with a few stools […]

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This Little Piggy Went Downtown

We’re suckers for any press release that contains the following sentences: Yes, this is really real. Don’t you judge us; we all knew it would end up here someday. And yeah, your right we probably did go too far this time. Sorry, Mom. It seems a couple well-intentioned entrepreneurs have teamed up with J&D’s Foods […]

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Is Guy Fieri Scouting Dallas for Restaurant Locations

Steven “Ubiquitous”  Doyle is reporting he spotted Guy Fieri scouting locations for restaurants today in Uptown. Doyle says definitively: It was only a matter of time before restaurateur and television game show/ Food Network host Guy Fieri moved his mammoth machine to the North Texas area. We spotted Guy today checking out locations for one of his two […]

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Rumors Behind the Restaurant News: Is Rosa Mexicano Coming to Dallas?

I heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend: Rosa Mexicano is coming to town. I know talk is cheap but I know the neighborhood and I think the story is good. Take it on the run, baby: Rosa Mexicano, the small Midtown (Manhattan) restaurant that opened in 1984 is moving into […]

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Backyard Chicken Coops in Dallas

My mother grew up in a small town outside of Archer City, Texas. A couple of nights a week she watched her mother go out in the back yard, grab one of the many chickens running around the yard and snap its neck. A couple hours later the former “pet’  was devoured for dinner. It […]

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Food Attack From the East Coast: Murray’s Cheese Shop is Hitting Dallas

With our ferocious invasion of the In-N-Out‘s double-doubles under control, we turn to face our next assault: conjugated linoleic acid from Murray’s Cheese on Bleecker Street in New York City.  No, we don’t need any rope, conjugated linoleic acid is a good thing. It is one of the healthy fats (love it!) found in cheese. […]

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Hey Downtown Dallas! You’re Getting a Real Street Food Truck

This just in from the Ask and You Shall Receive Department. Remember the other day when we were wished someone would get their foodie act together and literally take it on the road? You know, food trucks with more than prepared sandwiches and bananas. Good funky food delivered to a corner near you. I just […]

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