- October 01, 2013
Henderson Avenue gets some West Coast flavor as husband-and-wife duo Stephen Rogers and Allison Yoder (of Napa restaurant Press) return to their Texas roots with Gemma, opening next month … Things are really cooking in Trinity Grove: The Local Urban Craft Kitchen (aka LUCK), a craft-beer-centric spot, dishes up smoked meat and gourmet sandwiches at 3011 Gulden Street; the masterminds behind Oak Cliff’s Driftwood strike again with Casa Rubia, a modern tapas house with an extensive Spanish wine list scheduled to open mid-October; and Souk, the newest venture of Yaser Khalaf (owner of Baboush and Medina), will transport you directly to Morocco when it also begins serving mid-month … Health-conscious but hungry? Roots Juices offers full-service catering in addition to freshly pressed juices; go to rootspressedjuices.com … PakPao packs a punch with its new Suki Sundays menu, making it the only place in town for Thai Suki, a communal-style hot pot and selection of spicy sukiyaki sauces … Raise your glass and toast Eddie “Lucky” Campbell, the new face behind the bar at Abacus … Battuto Italian Kitchen on Preston Road rolls out the welcome mat for new executive chef Joel Harloff … Now jumping on the brunch bandwagon: Sissy’s Southern Kitchen serves the Saturday-morning crowd with favorites such as chicken and waffles, biscuits and black-pepper cream gravy, and eggs Sardue … Dallas’ first gourmet food truck, Green House Market, transitions into a full-on restaurant inside NorthPark Center on November 1… Give your sweet tooth a break at Chocolate Secrets & Wine Gardens, now dishing out lunch in between desserts … Get your “Mix-Mex” fix at Genaro’s. Chef Genaro Silva’s new digs on East Mockingbird and Abrams feature Mexican, Latin, Italian and Tex-Mex influences. Will you be brave enough to try the French Kiss Tacos (made with cow’s tongue) when the doors open this month? … On the radar: Healthy takeaway dining spot Snap Kitchen is coming our way, with plans for five new locations by early 2014.