Restaurant Buzz

Dallas Dining News for June

Lacy Ball
June 26, 2013

HG Sply Co. further fuels Lower Greenville’s renaissance. Owner Elias Pope and partners Gus Antos, Mark Zahem and Neville Govender keep “natural,” “local” and “small-producing American ranchers” top of mind in this Americana eatery … Restaurateurs Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’Hare — of Good 2 Go Taco and Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House fame — have transformed Lakewood’s former York Street. The duo gives a modern twist to Northern Vietnamese cuisine at their newly opened Mot Hai Ba. (That’s “One, two, three” for you non-Vietnamese speakers.) … Another reason to scurry to FT 33 in the Design District: Owner Matt McCallister has tapped Bradford Hodgkins (his former cohort at Stephan Pyles) as his chef de cuisine … Oak also introduces a new chef de cuisine. Thomas Gray’s résumé includes The French Room, Michael Mina, La Folie and Vidalia ... Stephan PylesStampede 66 dishes up a three-course menu of modern Texas fare paired with live music every Sunday evening … The Hospitality Sweet’s Meghan Adams can now be found in downtown’s former federal courthouse building. Order your lunchtime sammys and anytime macaroons and turtle brownie bites … It was just a matter of time: Spoon Bar & Kitchen’s John Tesar introduces brunch (Sundays 11 am – 3 pm) and lunch (Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 2:30 pm) … After two years at Lucia, chef Justin Holt jumps ship for neighboring Driftwood in the Bishop Arts District … Bolsa no longer serves lunch, but its newly beefed-up dinner menu will keep us happy … Kent Rathbun of Abacus will heat things up at Capella Pedregal Food and Wine Festival July 10 – 14 in Cabo San Lucas ... A round of a-paws for the Free Range Concepts guys, who launch Mutts — a pet-friendly roadside burger stand with an adjacent dog park — in Uptown next month.