This Dallas restaurant news roundup has some of the usual openings and one of the usual closings, but the dominant theme is the new dishes. Most are either new for the summer, or only available for a limited time. This means you can’t waste a minute, go out and try them before they are gone.
Here’s what’s happening in the Dallas dining news:
wild salsaThe Mexico City-inspired concept from DRG Concepts, has reopened the Collin County location in The Village at Fairview, after it was closed due to the pandemic in March 2020. Returning dishes include poblano tamale, red bay fish, chicken milanissa, ensalada Mexicana, sonoran enchiladas, shrimp Taco, taco pasteur, chicken tinga taco, chocoflan, churros, homemade sauce with avocado and tomatillo. New dishes include concinita tamale, eskets, and Cobb salad. The site has a patio with games like soccer ball, corn hole, and shuffle board; Swinging balcony chair “hammock”. And a fajita grill on the patio for special occasions. The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Saturday from 4 to 9 pm. The reopening dates of the original Wild Salsa in downtown Dallas and Wild Salsa Fort Worth have yet to be announced.
Buncheon It opens a location in Frisco on June 20, at the Frisco Village Shopping Center at 4760 Preston Road. In Lebanon. The first 100 people in line get a free five-piece chicken and T-shirt. Frisco will join three existing Dallas-area locations, with another opening in Fort Worth in the fall, and two in Houston.
Einstein Bruce Bagels He opened a new location in Dallas at 4113 Lemmon Ave. It serves cakes, sandwiches, bread and drinks. The company also launched its popular Everything Bagel Seasoning in partnership with B&G Foods in grocery stores across the country. Made with sesame seeds, dried onions, dried garlic, salt and poppy seeds, it’s the spice blend used in their famous baking everything and can now be sprinkled on any dish you like.
Scooter coffee, the coffee chain, has opened a location in McKinney, at 8650 W. University Dr. It will host Grand Opening Week from June 20-24. Since it’s a car-to-car journey, a group of cars will probably stop in a circle.
XO Coffee, a sweet coffee shop in downtown Plano’s old town center at 1023 E. 15th Street, closed Sunday, June 5. A great deal of consideration and thought.” Apparently it was a location issue, because they said they were exploring potential new locations that would better serve their customers. They’ve been there since 2016.
McNeil Pub & Restaurant is a sports and dining bar in Historic Downtown Plano, at 1422 Avenue K, that opened in late spring, with a menu that includes fish and chips, sausage and mash, seafood pasta, and shepherd’s pie.
Shake Shack, a New York-based burger chain, is building a new location in Plano at the intersection of Park and Preston, at 5009 W Park Boulevard, adjacent to the recently opened Velvet Taco. Construction has just begun – and there is no partial building yet. This will be the second Shake Shack in Plano. The first branch opened at 7401 Windrose Ave. in 2017.
Elise Restaurant & Lounge Introduced a new range of dishes for the summer. The menu still features fan-favorites but with new options including tomato and watermelon salad, buffalo mozzarella caprese with pesto sauce, smoked almonds, mini red shiso and gastric sherry; BBQ Red Pork Rib Eye with Lobster Fried Rice; Madras Salad and Smoked Almond Chicken Arugula with Arugula and Watercress Salad; And golden tomato gazpacho with green tomato sauce and lavash crackers.
open panel, inside the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in downtown Dallas, has a new dinner menu featuring seasonal summer favorites including strawberry and rhubarb salad with whipped goat cheese; melon panzanella salad with feta cheese; pea and citrus risotto with shiitake mushrooms; smoked gouda shrimp and grits; Chicken with corn succotash. Salmon with Romesco Tomatoes and Eggplant Yogurt. Cheesecake apricot citrus panna cotta with candied orange pistachio; And summer mousse with Valrona chocolate.
Jenya Ramen Bar It has two new dishes for summer: Spicy Maze-Men, which is similar to ramen but without the broth and features extra-thick noodles, and umami bonito Japanese aioli, pork chacho, kimchi, eggs, onions, and seaweed; and utsumami, a Japanese dish with shasho pork, chicken shacho, marinated eggs, fried bamboo shoots, and spicy bean sprouts.
Perry’s Steakhouse It has a new limited-time flight in New York, featuring nine ounces of Texas Kobe-style wagyu beef, Nebraska-certified Angus, and real Japanese A-5 Wagyu beef. It’s available through June for $99.
biscuit bar He’s got a new seasonal special for June: the Chipotle Raspberry Chicken Biscuits, with fried chicken, wild cheese, and raspberry-peach-and-chipotle berry sauce.
sweet green It has three new dishes for summer: the summer teriyaki bowl of okra and teriyaki sauce with tahini as a base; Summer vegetable pesto. and Peach and Goat Cheese Salad, available until August 10th.
dickey barbecue pit It features a new King’s Hawaiian Spicy Chicken & Cheddar chicken and cheddar sandwich with smoked chicken, cheddar cheese, jalapeños, and spicy BBQ sauce on a sweet King’s Hawaiian Bun. It’s available until August 28.
zezekiInc., located at 11611 Preston Road, in Forest Lane in North Dallas, has a new summer menu, featuring chicken breast stuffed with green orzo, and a shrimp cocktail served with avocado and pita bread.
Taco Bell Two new ingredients debuted: Quesadilla Burrrger is a part Tex (burger) and part Mex (quesadilla), made with Nolan Ryan beef, pico de Gallo, guacamole, lettuce, queso, and Cholula Cholula Chipotle ranch, sandwiched between two pieces of warm cheese quesadilla . Brisk Dragon Paradise Sparkling Iced Tea balances the flavors of tropical dragon fruit, raspberry and blackberry with a hibiscus tea base, with a refreshing, sparkling feel.
Pizza by Five Introduce Old World Maggie, a renovation of a margherita pizza topped with fresh mozzarella, olive oil, grape tomatoes, Parmesan, and fresh basil. Personal-sized pizzas on a traditional, handcrafted Italian thin crust are $5 with promo code OLDMAGGIE until June 26.
7 eleven He added a new dish for summer: Honey Chili Boneless Wings, which are boneless wings in a sweet honey glaze topped with chili, roasted garlic, and cayenne pepper.
Italy Dallas It has a dessert of summer called Cuban gelato, dubbed the Italian answer to an American sundae, and features gelato topped with Fabri Amarina cherries, candied sweet pecans, Vinci chocolate, and more.
salty donuts Featuring a Pride Donut, a Rainbow Funfetti Donut Cake made with a vanilla bean glaze and covered with rainbow milk crumbs, Swiss buttercream, and edible disco glitter, from June 20-26. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Resource Center Dallas.
Urban Seafood Company It celebrates its first anniversary in downtown Plano. The restaurant is from Urban Family Concepts, the family-owned hospitality group that has two other restaurants in the area: Urban Rio Cantina & Grill and Urban Crust Wood-Fired Pizza.
El Minster Pub In the Gables Villa Rosa apartment building. According to a petition from residents, Gables Villa Rosa Management is not renewing the pub’s lease and will instead convert the space into short-term residential spaces along the lines of AirBnB and VRBO. The petition states that Ill Minster Pub has built a strong community of patrons who are dedicated to supporting local businesses, and allows Villa Rosa residents to go to a pub on the premises, which is a safer option. Their last night is June 25th.
Carbon, a New York-based restaurant, has been sued by Carbone’s, a Dallas-based restaurant, for trademark infringement. Carbone claims that the similarity in the names is puzzling. The 34-page lawsuit was published online by NBC DFW.
Chef based in Dallas John Tesar Received a Michelin star for Knife and Spoon at the Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Knife was also awarded the 2022 Best Steakhouse in the US by Goyot.com.