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Restaurants: general news/development

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Restaurants: general news/development

Postby jrd1964 » 16 Feb 2018 14:48

[Similar to the general Grocery Store thread, general activity not especially specific to one area.]

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Postby jrd1964 » 16 Feb 2018 14:54

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... on-to.html

Corky's BBQ, a Memphis-based chain, is looking to TX for expansion. A franchisee wants to open as many as 17 locations in Houston and Dallas. The article is not specific on how many of those will be coming to Dallas, nor when.

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Postby jrd1964 » 20 Feb 2018 05:05

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/res ... -expansion

The parent of Golden Chick is acquiring a majority stake in Fireside Pies, and wants to expand their presence here.

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Postby jrd1964 » 30 May 2018 12:21

Coney Island Hot Weiner Shop, a Tulsa-based chain, is coming to Rockwall in August as well as Allen this year after the Rockwall location opens.

https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drin ... 1476449082

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Postby tamtagon » 31 May 2018 05:49

I'm not a vegetarian, but I sure would appreciate more non-meat meal options.

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Postby CTroyMathis » 06 Jun 2018 16:19

Teresa over at CultureMap made a pretty big regional list of prospective openings or just-opened places that I'm sure is evolving every day. Probably a difficult list to maintain as well as make sure all are even included:

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... -openings/

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Postby DPatel304 » 06 Jun 2018 16:40

Wow, that's a pretty helpful list. It's always hard to keep up with all the new restaurants opening up in the area. Here's another one to add to the list:

cool new restaurant that has piqued the interest of its East Dallas neighborhood is ready to throw open the doors. Called Local Traveler, it's an upscale-casual restaurant serving dinner seven nights a week, that'll be both bicycle-friendly and chef-driven.

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... -lakewood/

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Postby itsjrd1964 » 08 Aug 2018 04:41

LiftOff Coffee & Tea is a new venture opening here inside several Walmart stores. There are counters open in Garland and Mansfield now, with more to come in Bedford, Carrollton, Gainesville, and Rockwall. LiftOff's coffee is draft-style -- no espresso machines. The coffee starts out as roasted beans, but before the store level it is processed as an extract; when a barista starts a customer's order, the extract is accessed by way of taps (similar to beer taps). As with other previous restaurant concepts introduced by other companies, LiftOff chose the DFW area to see how customers would like the product, before spreading it elsewhere. Should be interesting to see how this coffee product is compared to the traditional process most customers are familiar with.

https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drin ... 1532816319

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Postby itsjrd1964 » 16 Jan 2019 19:30

100-year-old hot dog company is slated to open in 5 North Texas cities this year

Coney Island Hot Weiner Shop, Tulsa-based for several decades but originally from the NYC area, is coming to Rockwall next month, Allen in April, and locations later this year in Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Irving.

https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drin ... len-dallas

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Postby Tnexster » 17 Jan 2019 20:33

Seems like this would be a great place downtown.

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Postby muncien » 18 Jan 2019 08:57

Glad to see hot dogs making their way into the N. Texas market. There were quite a few hot dog joints from back in my so-cal days that were quite awesome. I suspect they could do well here as well.
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Postby DPatel304 » 28 Jan 2019 15:59

A hot address in Dallas' Deep Ellum may have finally met a tenant that will do it justice, with the premiere of Off the Cuff, a new restaurant-bar opening at 2901 Elm St. in February.

This is the cute building that was most recently Craft Junction Kitchen, and before that, Kitchen LTO, and before that Twenty Seven, and before that, My Private Chef, and before that Rush Patisserie, and we'll just stop there for now.

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... n-burgers/

I wonder how this new restaurant will fare considering the past couple of restaurants didn't seem to last too long here.

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Postby Cbdallas » 29 Jan 2019 15:10

Has anyone been to Circo on McKinney? I drive by there and never see anyone in there almost looks closed. The reviews have been pretty brutal. The building and that restaurant seem very out of place looks more like Miami than Dallas.

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Postby eburress » 29 Jan 2019 16:12

I usually see people in there but it's definitely not "hopping." Assuming they survive their reviews, this should improve some when it warms up and the patio and rooftop portions of the venue open up. Re. the building itself, I know what you mean but based on some of the recent renderings we've seen I expect this is how many more of the upcoming buildings will start to look.

A broader observation though is how dead ALL of McKinney Ave is now. There are islands of activity here and there but it's nothing like it was just a few years ago. It's as if the empty-nesters chased out the partygoers, sending them scurrying to Lower Greenville, Henderson Ave, and/or Deep Ellum.

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Postby tamtagon » 29 Jan 2019 16:21

^Thank Goodness from whom all blessings flow Uptown was not shackled by special use permit zoning. Now if we can only get remove the SUP currently shackling Deep Ellum, the city will be able to breath, new life. Isn't there still a rule that tattoo parlors must be at least 1,000 apart?

Stupid ignorant municipal approach to governing Deep Ellum is what ruined the party in the 90s -- shifting the raucous crowd to McKinney Avenue. Now that Deep Ellum is a scene again, the city absolutely must accept its responsibility and install a policing policy that protects people while they're intoxicated in public. If someone is just too drunk that they are a danger to themselves, let them pay for a night in the drunk tank -- but do not charge them with a crime! If people are smoking a joint in the alleyway, shew them along before a crowd begins to gather. Let adults party, and make sure they are safe from those who would try to steal from them.

And for heaven's sake, allow dancing within the city after 4:00am.

But absolutely, do not allow 18+ clubs.

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Postby Hwulivn » 29 Jan 2019 22:39

Agreed tamtagon! I mean really. It’s not the 1800s. Now will you please mosey on down to city hall and tell them how to start being a real city. I, for one, would appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Postby itsjrd1964 » 15 Feb 2019 10:17

Dallas dog park Mutts is on the move

Despite the headline, Mutts isn't leaving its Uptown spot, but is franchising the concept to other markets, including Austin.

https://www.guidelive.com/fun-places-an ... 1532816319

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Postby DPatel304 » 15 Feb 2019 15:52

itsjrd1964 wrote:Dallas dog park Mutts is on the move

Despite the headline, Mutts isn't leaving its Uptown spot, but is franchising the concept to other markets, including Austin.

https://www.guidelive.com/fun-places-an ... 1532816319


While it's nice to see local establishments see enough success and gain enough popularity to warrant multiple locations, it certainly is making the major cities in Texas more and more homogeneous.

Stuff like this seems to be happening all the time. Off the top of my head, I know Nickel City from Austin just announced an expansion to Fort Worth, and Tipsy Alchemist from Uptown is headed to Austin. For me personally, I think it's truly strange that the nightlife scene has started making their establishments chains. That was basically unheard of about a decade ago.

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Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Postby DPatel304 » 15 Feb 2019 15:54

New York's Shake Shack burger chain infiltrates East Dallas
A new location of New York burger chain Shake Shack is opening, which is almost starting not to be news anymore, except in this situation, it is because of the location: in Dallas' Old Town center east of US 75.

According to a release, the restaurant will open later in 2019 at 5500 Greenville Ave, #505, IE the former Fuddrucker's space, which got nudged out of its space in September 2018. Trading out one burger for another.

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... st-dallas/

Personally, I think the place is overrated (considering the price), but it's pretty popular, and this will be an improvement for the area.


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