IIt’s been two years since Bon Appétit named Dallas the Restaurant City of the Year 2019. But even through a pandemic, our city’s food scene has persevered. With the overwhelming number of recent openings (especially in Deep Ellum, Bishop Arts and downtown), it’s easy to forget that many in the industry are still struggling, but Texas restaurants have been innovate to provide the comfort food – and cocktails – that we need. Now, it’s time to look forward to the Dallas restaurant news.
From exciting openings to unfortunate closings (as well as any other food news we might find appropriate), The Dallas Dish is your weekly local food news aid.
Omni Dallas Hotel Adds Two New Restaurants
Join the catering center at Omni DallasThe restaurants on Lamar are two new locations overseen by Executive Sous Chef Erik Carison. Hops & Hens will be a chicken restaurant with local offerings, sandwiches and beers. A few stars will be The Texan with barbecue sauce, bacon and crispy onions, and TX Hot with TX hot sauce, kale salad, house sauce and pickles.
The other new location, Pegasus Pizza, will bring Neapolitan-style pizzas to the area, including Margherita, Carne, Beef Breast, Herb Chicken, Buffalo Chicken and more variations. Hops & Hens will debut on November 4, while Pegasus Pizza opens later this month.
Hawkers Asian Street Food debuts at Deep Ellum
This Wednesday, November 3, the first Texan location of this new pan-Asian spot opens in Deep Ellum. Based in Florida, the concept comes from four friends who travel regularly to Asia. Offering Malaysian, Thai and Chinese street food, Hawkers is the perfect place to explore different dishes. Popular menu items include pork belly baos, pad thai, curried duck noodles and more. There will also be Tiki-inspired cocktails, as well as Japanese sake and whiskey. Brunches include Pandan Kaya pancakes and Bloody Marys kimchi.
Upscale Asian-inspired steakhouse Nuri Grill opens in Koreatown
Debuting November 9 at 2254 Royal Lane, Suite 100, this new upscale Asian-inspired steakhouse features kimchi fried rice, sweet chicken, tofu salad, marinated calbi short ribs and more. in the Korean district of Dallas. Created by Wan Kim, originally from Korea and CEO of Smoothie King, Nuri Grill will feature grills in each table where waiters will prepare meats for guests. The cocktail program will include whiskeys and Japanese wine. And the menu will be developed by Michelin-recognized chef Minji Kim and her husband Ben Lee.
Van Leeuwen from New York arrives in West Village
First reported by CultureMap, this Brooklyn-based ice cream shop arrives in Dallas’ West Village in early 2022. Taking over the former Paciugo space (RIP gelato), Van Leeuwen is known for its variety of flavors and vegan options. Founded in 2008, the brand uses coconuts, cashews and oats to create its dairy-free flavors, and a combination of plain milk, cream, eggs and cane sugar for its cream. ordinary ice cream. Houston already has three store locations, but it will be the first in Dallas.
Anvil Pub closes after 11 years in Deep Ellum
After an 11-year run, this Deep Ellum pub officially closed its doors after one last pour on Halloween night. The bar announced on Facebook which they were closing after Sunday night after struggling during the pandemic. Founded by father and sons Pat Bridges and Josh and Jeremy Bridges, the spot had been open on Elm Street since 2010.