- September 01, 2012
Get going at Start, where husband-and-wife duo Erin and Mike McKool offer dine-in or drive-through healthy fast food at 4814 Greenville Avenue. Sans fryers or corn syrup, they’re serving up organic fare such as silver-dollar pancake sandwiches and baked chicken empanada … We’re shaking our maracas in excitement over OCHO Kitchen + Cocktails, opening mid-month just south of Preston Center. Benjamin Crosland, Brian Black and chef Eric DiStefano are creating two floors of Tex-Mex heaven with family-friendly dining downstairs and a tequila bar up … FT 33 by Matt McCallister opens in the Design District at the end of the month, featuring a seasonal menu of modern American cuisine … Say bonjour to a new French restaurant opening next month: Alberto Lombardi’s new concept, Café Des Artistes, will debut in One Arts Plaza where Screen Door once dwelled … Burger lovers are flippin’ out in anticipation of Hopdoddy’s arrival in Preston Center next month. We can’t wait to sink our teeth into the El Diablo, the Janis Joplin and the Buffalo Bill … Mike Moreno and chef Laurent Poupart, with the help of Plan B Group Design, are transforming Uptown’s departed Bella into Jojo, a Pan-Mediterranean escape for pizza, pasta, seafood and fresh pastries opening later this fall … Mary and Costa Arabatzis of Ziziki’s bring us more Greek happiness with Meze Set (occupying the space vacated by The Commissary) in One Arts Plaza this month … October will have us saying, “Ser is finally here!” The steakhouse will occupy the 27th floor of the Hilton Anatole and include a chef’s table for watching chef Anthony Van Camp in action … Take a break from eating out and spend Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, at the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show at the Dallas Convention Center. Attend workshops or watch The Food Network’s Paula Deen and Bobby Flay whip up god-knows-what … Try one (or a few) of Five Sixty’s new handcrafted cocktails. Managing partner Lee Hefter has created the whiskey-based Rolling Fog Over Mount Fuji and the tequila-tinged Pepino’s Revenge … We’re all screaming for Carnival Barker Ice Cream, now sold at Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff … Support Give Cancer the Boot with Sprinkles Cupcakes’ Brown Boot Vanilla cupcake, September 24 through 28, when 100 percent of the flavor’s profits go to American Cancer Society.