October’s guide to the best food news, restaurant openings, and menu items in Dallas

Temperatures dropped. A caramel apple looms within the distance. Sure, after all. Pumpkin. Val, you are in your approach.

Nevertheless, there isn’t any pumpkin on this meals information, as a result of October in Dallas means issues are nonetheless sizzling within the restaurant business. Let this information replace you on the most recent and biggest meals information in Dallas.


  • Royal Kitchen’s fried shrimp balls are completely wonderful.
  • Take a while to go to Olmo Market this weekend.
  • A beach-themed rooftop bar has opened in downtown Dallas.
  • Chris and John are introducing their very own meals this month.

Greatest meals in September

  • Kalish espresso: I am touring alone this month to get one of the best meals, which sadly is just not in North Texas. Kalish Espresso in Fredericksburg was excellent and my husband and I visited twice in a single weekend. On our first go to, we tried the inexperienced pepper hen and grits dish which was gone inside minutes. Not speaking, simply shoveling it in our mouths. The grits had been blended with a inexperienced chile sauce that gave the dish a kick I did not even know I wished. 338 W. Essential Avenue, Fredericksburg.
  • Bernie Penn: Fairly pink latte? Contain me. Berni Bean’s new Deep Ellum location could be very cute. The beans come from Costa Rica, so there is a tropical jungle really feel with touches of pink, together with a Bernie Bean latte. The drink is iced solely (not my favourite however it works!) and comes with gentle pink foamed milk. Espresso may also offer you a jolt. 2820 El Alam St
  • Royal kitchen: I most likely had one of many largest, juiciest fried shrimp balls ever at Royal Kitchen in Plano. It is a new retailer that quietly opened in August, and remains to be within the comfortable opening section. The meals took some time to get to the desk after ordering, however the dishes are large and definitely worth the wait. The shrimp balls had been encased in a skinny crust. They appeared like a little bit nest. However when it is pulled aside and dipped in a wholesome quantity of chile oil, it is completely divine. 3100 Independence Pkwy., St. 322.
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Texas State Truthful: There’s not a lot to say right here aside from to move over to our final information to the State Truthful of Texas, which incorporates an enormous part on food and drinks.

Olmo Market: A bit of information in Elmwood: Olmo Market needed to shut its kitchen because of a grievance filed in opposition to the enterprise on Sept. 7, the house owners say. The allegation was that they had been working with out a well being allow, and it emerged that the allow had been paid for in October 2022 however was by no means supplied. Certificates of Occupancy filed in July 2022 was permitted for a common merchandise and grocery retailer allow. In an try and get the market again up and working, proprietor Cindy Pedraza stated on Instagram that she had acquired conflicting details about subsequent steps. At this level, she’s asking individuals to bear together with her whereas the kitchen is closed, however the market itself remains to be open for enterprise. “Olmo is just not just a bit facet undertaking or facet hustle; “It’s our supply of livelihood.” 2111 S. Edgefield ave.

The brand new house owners of McKinney Butcher Store: Award-winning chef Noah Hester and his spouse Lacey Hester have bought Hamm’s Meat + Market in historic downtown. The reworked menu on the 69-year-old market will embrace farm-raised, stress-free eggs, natural native produce, beer, wine and Hester’s signature sauces. Hamm’s may also have a month-to-month feast referred to as the McKinney Supper Membership and a Butcher Field subscription service for loyal followers. 307 W. Louisiana St., McKinney.

The Chef and Head Mixologist at Sanjh have been introduced: Balpreet Singh Chadha is the corporate’s new chef, and Yangdup Lama is the beverage director at Sanjh, an upscale Indian restaurant that can debut in Irving later this fall. Chadha has been cooking for about 20 years, and has culinary expertise in all areas of India, having labored at Bukhara and Dum Pukht eating places in New Delhi. Lama additionally has 20 years of expertise in his business and can lead the beverage menu at Sangh. Final 12 months, he was named Mixologist of the Yr by Journey + Leisure Asia. 5250 N. O’Connor Blvd., St. 146, Irving.

Openings and closings

Binh Retailer: A brand new Asian road meals idea referred to as Banh Store is ready to open three new places throughout North Texas in Fort Value, Las Colinas and Dallas. The Banh Store will serve banh mi sandwiches and noodle and rice bowls. The menu may also characteristic a mixture of moveable and shareable choices, together with recent summer season rolls with peanut sauce, lettuce wraps full of curry hen, and house-made crispy steak. The shops are scheduled to start opening throughout the subsequent six months, in keeping with CultureMap. 8080 Park Lane; 3051 College Physician, Fort Value; n. MacArthur Blvd, St. 105, Las Colinas.

Barron Creek Vineyards: A brand new tasting room from a Fredericksburg vineyard will open within the area previously operated by Indian restaurant Âme in Bishop Arts, in keeping with CultureMap. This would be the fifth location for the vineyard, which has places in Fredericksburg, Georgetown, Granbury and McKinney. 418 n. Bishop Avenue.

Pork ball sandwich from Banh Store.
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Blue Maki: Later this 12 months, Blue Maki, the sushi idea created by Dallas-based Blue Fish Japanese Eating places, will launch its second Dallas location at The Retailers at Park Lane, in keeping with a press launch. Its first location not too long ago opened in Carrollton and seems to have been an enormous success. The menu contains sushi rolls, hand rolls, and sashimi. My two cents: Go for the combo, since you’ll get extra bang in your buck and get to expertise a wide range of hand rolls or wraps.

Carina Pizza: A brand new pizzeria is ready to open in Preston Heart in October. Carina Pizzeria is the brainchild of Eugene Pleaco, identified for his rustic bakery, Humble Bread, broadly identified for its sourdough breads and pastries. The idea of Piagliaco Pizza is impressed by southern Italy, with an emphasis on Roman-style thin-crust pizza. 6005 Berkshire Lane.

Colombian Nation Membership: The Martini Lounge will take over the outdated bar and backyard area on Ross Avenue in October, in keeping with CultureMap. Columbian Nation Membership pays tribute to the Jewish nation membership of the identical identify that operated for many years in Carrollton. Hospitality consultants Brian Root, Justin Kalhoff, and Jonathan Rosenberg plan to supply martinis alongside the tequila program. Count on meals like Cobb salad and thinly sliced ​​Parmesan cookies, which had been discovered at an actual nation membership. 1900 AD. Haskell.

German Doner Kebab: German Doner Kebab, a well-liked chain identified for its stuffed doner kebabs, opened its first location in Frisco on September 25. The German doner kebab firm was initially based in Berlin in 1989, and is legendary for its waffles full of layers of halal meat. Greens and particular sauces. Do not get it twisted with the gyro: the meats utilized in these kebabs are lamb and pork. 12025 E. College Dr., 100 St., Frisco.

Lamina within the village: La Mina provides itself to The Village’s nightlife scene. The restaurant may have a “vigorous” ambiance. (Sound acquainted? Try this column from Brian Reinhart.) There will likely be themed nights, together with cultural music evening on Thursdays, Latin nights on Fridays, and tribal and home music on Saturday nights. 5630 Glen Village Dr.

Water sushi: Maji Sushi has opened in Uptown within the former location of Yutaka Sushi Bistro. Recognized for its high-quality sushi, Yutaka was open for 17 years earlier than closing in August. Christina Park, proprietor of Maji, instructed CultureMap that she is revamping the menu, however plans to incorporate Yutaka’s well-known menus and Maji’s personal creations. 2633 McKinney Avenue.

Half an order of fish and chips at Patrick Kennedy’s Irish Pub.
Patrick Kennedy’s Irish Pub

Patrick Kennedy: Patrick Kennedy’s Irish Pub has opened its doorways on the bottom ground of the Downtown Westin resort in Dallas. Though a newcomer, the crew behind Patrick Kennedy has expertise with a number of of its sister ideas in North Texas, akin to Playwright Irish Pub and The Artful Irishman Public Home. The menu contains Irish staples akin to Irish breakfast, Scottish eggs, and a wide range of glad hour specials. (This isn’t, so far as we all know, about DART Board Secretary Patrick Kennedy.) 1201 Essential Avenue, Ste. 100.

Portillo: Portillo’s is ready to open its third location in Denton, close to the intersection of I-35 and College Drive. It’s anticipated to open by the top of the 12 months, with places in The Colony and Allen.

Queens: Alberto Lombardi and Lombardi Household Ideas opened a bistro referred to as Regines on Sept. 8 subsequent to Maison Chinoise, the group’s new upscale Chinese language restaurant in Uptown. Visitors of Maison Chinoise can get pleasure from extra snacks, cocktails and dwell leisure. 4152 Cole Ave., Ste. 106.

Shug Muffins: We’re near opening the second location of Shug’s Bagels, however it seems to be like they’re coping with some inspection delays in Dallas. Both approach, keep tuned. Extra bread is coming. 4001 Lemon Ave.

Surf Camp: There is a new rooftop bar in downtown Dallas. Surf Camp by Nick Badovinus is a beach-themed bar situated atop the triangular constructing on Commerce, the identical constructing that homes Anthem Badovinus and the Brass Ram. For those who’ve been to Mama Shelter in Los Angeles, what to anticipate – cozy and welcoming. Nevertheless it will not final lengthy. The subject is anticipated to vary within the spring. 2130 Commerce St

pole: A brand new restaurant, bar and lounge in Flower Mound referred to as Tycoon not too long ago opened, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner full of loads of American classics. The menu focuses on steaks and beef, and its drinks record contains greater than a dozen martinis and cocktails for a pleasant little nightcap. 811 Worldwide Highway, Flower Mound.

Wilfred: Plano’s first bar is now open. Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill proprietor Ryan Oruch opened The Wilfred subsequent door to the seafood restaurant in mid-September. Wilfred is known as after the proprietor’s canine, which can be named Freddy. Get pleasure from drinks and small bites throughout glad hour from 4pm to 7pm 4017 Preston Rd, Ste. 530 Plano.

Sushi Omakase at Nobu Dallas.
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New menu gadgets

With out line: BarNone in East Dallas created a whiskey membership to advertise its whiskey menu, which has expanded to incorporate greater than 170 differing types. The Whiskey Membership contains unique entry to BarNone distillery and brewery excursions, precedence entry to world-class rye, Scotch and whiskey, and entry to personal casks.. 718 n. Buckner Blvd., St. 100.

Chris and John: In gentle of the truthful meals controversy earlier this 12 months, Chris and John of North Dallas are placing their very own spin on the State Meals Truthful of Texas with 4 new dishes in the course of the month of October. Try their carne asada bao buns, bao kho tacos, sugared birria bao buns, and mole hen ramen burritos. 5555 Preston Oaks Rd, Ste. 5.

Crown block: Crown Block Restaurant, situated on the prime of Reunion Tower, serves Sunday brunch. Get an early begin to get pleasure from metropolis views with truffles, waffles, fried hen and waffles. I300 Reunion Blvd. H.

Nobu Dallas: On Wednesday evenings, Nobu Dallas may have a brand new omakase expertise referred to as “On the Sushi Bar” with yellow jalapeños, grilled otoro, lobster miso bisque, and extra. It can run at $225 per particular person. 400 crescent ct.

Quarter of an acre: A brand new glad hour has launched at Quarter Acres in Decrease Greenville. Backyard Hour company should purchase three snacks for $11, choose cocktails for $8, and choose bottles of wine for $40. Completely happy Hour is Tuesday by way of Friday from 5pm to six:30pm 2023 Greenville Avenue, Ste. 110.


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Natalie Keomungkhun joined D Journal as on-line eating editor in 2022. She beforehand labored on the Dallas Morning Information,…

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