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Eat This: Noteworthy Dallas Restaurant Openings & Closings for January

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With the holiday season coming to a close, some folks are adding gym membership-related resolutions to their New Years goals. But it’s just as important to try new things as often as possible. With that said, below are some of DFW’s latest restaurant openings to help you keep up with at least one of your goals for the new year:

What: Get ready to put the at-home meals on hold, Southlake and Las Colinas. This beloved burger chain is adding two more shops, bringing the total number of Shake Shack locations in DFW to five.
Where: Southlake’s new shop will be located at 125 Central Avenue, and Las Colinas will be opening at 7170 North State Highway 161.
When: Both Shake Shack locations opened their doors on Sunday, December 23.

Photo: Shake Shack/Facebook

What: If you’ve ever thought your cinnamon roll needed something a little *extra*, you’re in luck. With 30 frosting flavors like caramel, chai, banana cream, maple, and chocolate, plus more than 20 toppings like ultra-decadent pie crumble, cookie dough, and brownie bites, you’re bound to find something. And bonus: it’s all (deliciously) vegan.
Where: 817 Currie Street, Fort Worth
When: This Shark Tank alum will be swinging the doors on January 11.

Photo: @cinnaholic/Instagram

What: Legacy Hall just keeps getting better and better. Diners can choose from hot sandwiches made with baguettes baked in-house, served with signature béarnaise potato salad or a bag of potato chips.
Where: 7800 Windrose Avenue, Plano
When: Chez Dip opened December 17, giving us all a start on those pesky New Years resolutions.

Photo: Chez Dip/Facebook

What: Expect a delicious addition to downtown Dallas with this Australian Neapolitan-style pizzeria. Known for their Vera Pizza Napoletana-certified Neopolitan-style pizzas, diners can also order other traditional Italian items ranging from antipasti to larger dishes like char-grilled steaks.
Where: 2000 Ross Avenue
When: Founder Johnny Di Francesco suggested in a Facebook post that he plans to open the outpost in early 2019. Stay tuned for an official opening date!

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What: Plano will be getting greener in 2019 — the Houston-based restaurant offers a variety of fast-casual menu items with an eco-friendly vibe. And bonus: they accommodate just about every single dietary restriction.
Where: 2408 Preston Road, Suite A, Plano
When: They’re currently expected to open sometime in early 2019 — keep your eyes peeled for an official date.

Photo: Bellagreen/Facebook



Okay, so Smoke isn’t officially closing (yet) and we may be a little dramatic, as the restaurant was recently picked up by the new owners at the Belmont. Will this spot remain as-is or will it be closed to make way for a new concept? We’ll be waiting to see.

Is Dallas’ poke bubble bursting? Maybe so. After just six short months (and pretty solid reviews) at the corner of Fitzhugh and Bennett, Mamasan House of Poke has closed its doors.

Expect a few changes at the Deep Ellum ramen restaurant currently known as Tanoshii. According to GuideLive, the restaurant has been sold to new owners George Itoh and Andy Tam, the latter of whom will serve as chef at the new restaurant, which will be called Ichigoh. Ramen will still be on the menu, but the focus is shifting towards traditional Japanese techniques. Tanoshii will stay open as its new owners revamp the space, but will be closing sometime in 2019 to complete the remodel. Stay tuned!

(via Eater)