This roundup of food news around Dallas includes recently opened restaurants, upcoming restaurants and restaurant moves. There’s a plethora of spring menus, a wrestling-themed pop-up, and celebrity popcorn on the shelves.
Here’s what’s happening in Dallas restaurant news:
Tiff’s treats is hosting a grand opening celebration at its new Richardson store on April 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s a new concept with a bigger lobby and a dedicated pickup counter for take-out orders.
Thai Crushcrafta well-known Thai food spot at the Quadrangle, has moved at another address, also at the Quadrangle, at 2688 Laclede St. #100. It is one of the only restaurants to have survived the Quadrangle makeover. Dream Cafe moved to McKinney Ave., while British Beverage Co. closed, as did TNT Tacos & Tequila.
Marco’s pizza reopened its Frisco location at 10935 Rolater Rd. #150 with new management. Specialties include White Cheezy, Deluxe, All Meat or Build-Your-Own, as well as a variety of signature pizza bowls. Marco’s was the first national pizza delivery brand to offer Pizza Bowls – crustless pizza cooked in a bowl, even if that’s something you really want to brag about, no, it’s not.
Dave’s Hot Chicken the California-based chain is opening a location in Plano at 1709 Preston Rd. #A. The chain debuted in DFW in 2021 and has another location in Plano at 8351 Preston Rd., as well as locations in Dallas (also on Preston Road, come on, Dave has other streets in DFW besides Preston Road ) and Fort Worth.
Sfereco is opening a fourth location this summer in Plano’s Preston Park development at 1941 Preston Rd. #1004. The 3,200 square foot space will include private event space and a patio that can accommodate up to 50 additional guests. The other three locations are at the Statler Dallas Hotel in downtown Dallas, Lewisville, and Flower Mound’s River Walk.
Salad and take away opens two new locations: Farmers Branch at 13005 Josey Ln. opened March 28 and 6900 Blue Mound Rd. in Fort Worth opens April 1, although their website says it will open “winter 2022”. Their website shows 13 locations in the DFW area, either open or on the way.
WWE Smackadillas is a WWE-themed delivery concept in town through April 11, part of a mountain of hype they’re trying to generate for WrestleMania 38, which takes place April 2-3 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. These are quesadillas with flavors such as chicken and ranch, onion rings and Swiss cheese, avocado with onion and peppers, and a pizza quesadilla with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese sticks. It’s available through DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grubhub and through Nextbite, the company that makes George Lopez Tacos and Wiz Khalifa’s HotBox, among others.
wild fork, a hybrid e-commerce/retail business in South Florida, has opened a location in Wylie at 3010 N FM 554. It is the chain’s third DFW store after Frisco and Lewisville. Blending elements of a traditional grocery store and a specialty retailer, they sell meat, sides, ready meals, spices and other foodstuffs.
Bacchus Kitchen + Bar downtown, Grapevine offers a new spring menu from chef Juan Pablo Silva, with Bombas (crispy potatoes stuffed with veal stew), veal osso buco so much veal, lemon and oregano chicken with relish olives, cavatappi pasta with guanciale in pomodoro sauce, honey roasted carrots with pine nuts, sherry mushrooms and blistered shishitos.
Bulla Gastrobar, the upscale Spanish-style restaurant in Legacy West, is offering a new spring menu of Madrid Spanish soup with chorizo, fideos and chickpeas; Italian cheese with tomatoes and candied pine nuts; rosemary-glazed Saint-Louis pork chops with fries; spring salad with arugula, dried figs, manchego, crispy Serrano, lemon and maple vinaigrette; and Basque cheesecake.
Rye on Lower Greenville is launching a brunch service on Saturday, April 9, with eggs benedict, different each week but always with homemade English muffins from Rye; the Qrösti, a combination quiche and Swiss rösti in which the egg, vegetable, and cheese quiche sits on top of a hash brown cake instead of a pastry crust (making this item gluten-free); and French toast, made with bread baked on site and dipped in custard before being toasted to order, with a rendition that will rotate weekly.
Fish town grill and Half shells have two blackboard April specials: Lafayette Blackened Red Snapper with Crab, Broccolini, White Rice, Spinach and White Butter for $29; Cajun crawfish and shrimp tacos with andouille sausage, corn, lettuce, cilantro, chipotle tartare, red beans and rice for $15.
Grilled bone fish has a new seasonal menu, with Caprese dip (mozzarella, parmesan, shrimp, tomato, served with bread), shrimp skewers, crispy tempura breaded cod, panko shrimp, Caprese salmon with gnocchi and carrot lava cake, with a melted cream cheese center.
cowboy chicken offers a new line of creative tacos in four flavors, including a vegetarian option: Chicken Tinga, Chicken Elote with Street Corn, Cowboy Breast with Pickled Red Onions, and Sweet Potato with Aji Verde, Cotija Cheese, and Cilantro. The new taco plates include two tacos, ranchero beans, fries and salsa for $10. Family taco meals include 10 tacos with a choice of two flavors. They are available from April 4.
taco shack has two new items: Taco Cabana Breakfast Bowls come with potatoes, refried beans, eggs, queso, pico de gallo, and a choice of chorizo for $3.79, bacon for $3.99 or TC’s new country sausage for $3.29. Breakfast bowls are available at all Texas locations during breakfast hours. Queso Blanco Enchiladas feature a new queso sauce, a blend of Monterey Jack and American cottage cheese that can be ordered on any enchilada option.
Fogo de Chao offers new South American cocktails and Brazilian-inspired bar bites such as lobster and shrimp tacos, gravy thighs and gaucho-style hummus. New cocktails include Samba Squeeze Martini and Jorge’s Sour. In the dining room, new premium cuts are available as part of the signature Churrasco Experience, including Lamb Picanha, Bone-In Cowboy Ribeye and Double Bone-In Pork Chop.
The Mex-Tex Patiolively Lewisville restaurant with great Mexican food and cocktails, has a fun new signature “El Patio Michelada”, the spicy cocktail of beer and tomato juice, which they accompany with your choice of fruit or fruit ceviche of sea for a meal in a glass.
bellagreen offers a new spring menu featuring cauliflower wings in gluten-free tempura batter, BLT chicken wraps, root and fruit salad, rainbow salmon tacos, seared salmon with rice pilaf , peas and snow peas and lemon poppyseed cheesecake.
SusieCakes has Easter sweets until April 17 that include Lemon Cake, Easter Wreath Cake, Bunny Cake, Carrot Cupcakes, Bunny Cupcakes, Happy Easter Cupcakes, Decorating Kit cupcake, frosted sugar cookies, frosted sugar cookie tray with peeps and bunny cookies. Ordered in line.
Madeleine launched a seasonal bakery menu with refreshing lemon and lime flavors that includes Lemon Poppyseed Muffins, Lemon White Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Lime Cheesecake and Lemon Danish and with blueberries.
McDonald’s has a limited-edition Szechuan sauce, available with any Chicken McNuggets order. Fans can purchase up to five a la carte packages on the app. This is only the fourth time Szechuan has appeared on McDonald’s menu since its launch in 1998. McDonald’s is bringing back the sauce with limited-edition gold foil packets in five different designs that, lined up, spell Szechuan.
Lakewood Brewery now sells French Toast Temptress and Big-D Double IPA. Lakewood’s Seduction Series takes its best-selling Temptress Imperial Milk Stout and infuses it with different flavors. Past iterations have included the Peanut Butter Temptress, Salted Caramel Temptress, and Coconut Temptress.
Rob’s Backstage Popcorn, a specialty popcorn with a unique recipe that is a collaboration between Jonas Brothers Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas and The Naked Market, is available now at Walmart stores and on walmart.com. The popcorn has a salty-sweet-salty flavor and became a backstage snack on the Jonas Brothers 2019 Happiness Begins Tour. In 2021, it became available on EatRobs.comand now Walmart.
Beckley 1115, the Oak Cliff wine bar, welcomes chef Luke Rogers to the kitchen as executive chef; Rogers previously worked at Savor in Klyde Warren Park.
StatlerDallas welcomes Executive Chef Joel Harloff, recently recruited by Refined Hospitality Concepts. Harloff has previously worked on the second floor of the Westin Galleria Dallas, Landmark at the Melrose, The Green Room, Battuto, Ocho and Mi Piaci.
The Food Hall Co., the Texas-based food hall developer and operator of Legacy Hall in Plano and Assembly Food Hall in Nashville, has named Michael Morris as general manager and Jessica Keller as chief operating officer.