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Your Dallas Restaurant Openings, Closing and News for October


Between buzzy Deep Ellum additions and emotional sendoffs on Lower Greenville, we’ve got some good news… and some bad news. So let’s all take a break from brainstorming our costumes and planning our Halloween weekend and get through this together.


Westlake Brewing 
Deep Ellum has gained another brewery! Westlake’s head brewer Peter Hemmingsen, formerly of Bitter Sisters Brewing in Addison, is offering a selection of 10 beers on tap (for now). The menu is already pretty well-rounded, but we’re excited to see what they do next. 
Where: 2816 Commerce Street
When: Westlake Brewing is open as of September 18! 

400 Gradi
What: Any place that calls themselves the World’s Best Pizza has our attention. This Australian-based concept has opened its doors in the Arts District, serving up pizza, pastas and delicious seasonal plates like tortelli e zucca, a pasta with pumpkin filling, butter, amaretti and sage pine nuts. Drool. 
Where: 2000 Ross Avenue, Suite 140
When: Go get your pizza and pasta fix—they’re open! 

What: Bishop is exploding with new places, but go ahead and move Salaryman up to the top of your list. Chef Justin Holt’s new intimate dining space is serving yakitori and ramen, with only 27 seats available. If you’re not hungry, no biggie, but make sure to get acquainted with the cocktail menu—their Japanese whiskey is a must-try. 
Where: 287 North Bishop Avenue
When: Salaryman is now open for business. 

Partenope Ristorante 
The historic Titche-Goettinger Building just gained a *gorgeous* new Italian restaurant. Coming from Cane Rosso veterans Dino and Megan Santonicola, this sparkling new space’s menu consists of house-made pasta dishes, 10-plus pizza options, Naples-style street food and Southern Italian desserts. We recommend going and ‘gramming the entire thing, especially after this stunning first look
Where: 1900 Main Street, Suite 102 
When: September 23

PV Deli 
If you’re familiar with San Angelo’s Peasant Village, then you’re going to love this Preston Center spinoff from chef Jason Helfer. Expect delicious stacked sandwiches, wraps, soups and some Southern-inspired macaroni and cheese concoctions—just in time for blanket season. 
Where: 6130 Berkshire Lane
When: Mark your calendar for a bomb sandwich next week—this place is expected to open October 8. 

Ebb & Flow 
What: The owners of Trees and Bomb Factory are bringing another exciting addition to Deep Ellum *and* it’s open late. So if you’re trying to soak up that nightcap, you’re in luck. You can order sausage-spiked queso, Cubano egg rolls and turkey stroganoff until 2 AM. 
Where: 2651 Commerce Street
When: Ebb & Flow is still in their soft opening stage, but expect an official opening date soon. 

Photo: Jonathan Rienstra

Photo: Jonathan Rienstra


No big deal or anything, but Dallas happened to be Bon Appetit’s 2019 Restaurant of the Year. So if you haven’t made your way to Petra & The Beast, Macellaio or La Viuda Negra yet, just know that these BA-approved spots are probably going to be pretty dang busy. 

Our beloved Fireside Pies is headed to Northeast Dallas! Their third Dallas location (sixth in DFW) will be on the southern end of Lake Highlands, set to open this month. We’re expecting this spot to be a little larger than their locations on Henderson and Inwood, favoring nights with the fam over a more intimate table for two. Triple pepperoni pizza, here we come. (6750 Abrams Road, Suite 105)

Been curious as to what’s happening to the space formerly occupied by Smoke? Us too. Word is going around that the Belmont Hotel is getting a new restaurant *and* coffee shop, with chef Josh Harmon in charge. Keep your eyes peeled for news surrounding The Dallas Room—there isn’t a whole lot of information quite yet, but it’s sure to be a refreshing new twist.  (901 Fort Worth Avenue)

Chef Matt McCallister ( FT33 and now Homewood) is a busy guy. With Homewood firing away on all cylinders, he will also be opening The Kitchen at Commons Club, Virgin Hotels Dallas’ flagship restaurant in December. Menu details are still under wraps but with Executive Chef Nick Walker (CBD Provisions and Americano) collaborating, it’s sure to be pretty damn amazing.  (1415 Turtle Creek Boulevard)

The Arts District just gained a really cute grocery store. Royal Blue Grocery has officially opened their doors, offering up Stumptown coffee and fresh grab-and-go options. And true to form, each Royal Blue is tailored specifically for the neighborhood it serves. We’re hoping this will mean more amazing wraps and wines. (2001 Ross Avenue, Suite 150)


This one hurts, y’all. After eight years, beloved coffee shop Mudsmith will be closing its Lower Greenville location on October 6. The silver lining will be a relocation to Trophy Club in the near future.

Well, that was fast. Stiky Ribz on Lower Greenville has mysteriously closed without warning. There is no official word on social media as of right now, but the For Lease signage hanging in the windows isn’t exactly optimistic. 

When another Lower Greenville restaurant closes its doors, we never think it’s going to be The Grape. This Dallas institution has announced its last dinner service will take place on October 10. News is that their lease is set to expire soon so instead of renewing, the owners have decided to focus on family and other culinary ventures.

(via Dallas Observer, Eater, Culture Map, D Magazine)