New Dallas Restaurants – Lee Harvey Dive Inn, or Troissim, Sky Blue

IThis was unprecedented in two years Bon appetite Dallas was named Best Restaurant City of 2019. But even through the pandemic, our city’s dining scene has continued. With the plethora of recent openings (particularly in Deep Elum, Bishop Arts, and Downtown), it’s easy to forget that many in the industry are still struggling, but Texas restaurants are innovating to provide the comfort food – and cocktails – we need. Now, it’s time to look forward to future Dallas restaurant news.

From exciting editorials to unfortunate closings (as well as any other food news we might find appropriate), The Dallas Dish is your weekly helper for North Texas restaurant news that needs to know.

The new neighborhood bistro Au Troisieme is now open for lunch in the Preston Centre. (politeness)

A bistro opens in the new neighborhood of Preston Center for lunch (with dinner later).

French for “third place,” Au Troisieme comes from private chef and caterer Bobby Bullett, chef Jeff Akol, and co-owner Jess Akol. The new location currently serves brunch Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dinner soon.

Au Troisieme’s current menu features New American cuisine with a worldly influence. Items range from Bang Bang Shrimp to Kimchee Reuben. There’s also blackened tuna with Asian noodle salad and steak for lunch only. The cocktail list features 10 types of drinks including Cafe Ole (mezcal, espresso, Kahlua, egg white, and dark chocolate), Au Cuban with rum, and Tequila Watermelon Splash.

steam theory
The West Dallas taproom, Steam Theory Brewing, has closed its doors. But she will almost survive.

Steam Theory Brewing Company goes virtual.

The Trinity Groves Dallas dining room has closed its doors due to strains of the pandemic, according to Dallas Morning News. But even though he won’t be physically with us anymore, Dallasites can still get Steam Theory online. Last year, owners Chuck Humola and Jonathan Barrows were running a virtual brewery in association with Befana in North Carolina.

Customers can still get their favorite beer mailed straight to their door. Just order from the online store

Sky Blue Dallas
A new rooftop bar called Sky Blu opens at Tru by Hilton Dallas Market Center. (Photo by Cathy Tran)

A new rooftop bar, Sky Blu, has appeared in the design area.

Sky Blu, a new rooftop bar at Tru by Hilton Dallas Market Center, opens Thursday, June 23 in the Design District. The new area features fire pits, lounge seating, and great city views. The cocktail menu offers seven signature mixes, including plain dressing (mezcal, charred pineapple, lime, and habanero bush) and frozen delta with tequila, coconut cream, blue cura├žao, and lime. You’ll also find some classic cocktails at Sky Blu, as well as wine and beer.

Dive in Lee Harvey
Lee Harvey’s Dive In is now open in the Cedars District all summer long. (politeness)

Popular rice dipping bar, Lee Harvey’s, opens a poolside bar across the street.

Lee Harvey’s Dive In, a pool club serving cocktails and snacks, is now open across the street from the bar of the same name. Private Social Swimming Club costs $5 to $15 for a day pass or $350 to $500 for a season membership (May-September). Kids are only allowed until 5pm, so adults can take over in the evening.

Aside from drinks, Dive In’s menu features a variety of summer options: charcuterie, ceviche, truffle popcorn, salads, pulled pork chops, nachos, hot dogs, and more.

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