New Dallas Restaurants and Other Food News

Chef Peja Krstic expands his range to include Japanese food with a new restaurant

Japanese-inspired Ichi Ni San (one two three in Japanese) is an up-and-coming eatery from Chef Peja Krstic of Mot Hai Ba.

An Instagram account says the place will be “a contemporary, non-traditional version of Japanese food inspired by the season”.

The website, which doesn’t have any real information yet, indicates that the restaurant is slated to open in early 2021.

The chef didn’t respond to a request for comment or confirmation that the restaurant is in the AT&T Discovery District, which we heard from other sources.


Food & Wine gives Dallas Butcher Shops some love

Food & Wine named nearly 100 major independent butchers in the United States, and two on the list are from Dallas.

“Texas is one of those states that produces enough quality meat and poultry to make the unknown more than a little overwhelming. As for regional landscape guides, you will have a hard time finding a better one than Nate Abeyta. His business, which opened with partners a few years ago, is already working on an expansion – yes, in the middle of a pandemic, ”wrote the magazine of Deep Cuts in Far North Dallas.

And there is a place in University Park that you cannot visit without at least getting the jalapeño pimento cheese, but its meat is also worth a visit: “The way the family tells it, the story of the Kuby begins in Germany and many other countries A century ago when one of the oldest Kubys was known for making some of the best game sausages in all of Kaiserslautern. Years later, hunters can still haul their carcasses to this Park Cities processor, which is also a great butcher shop and restaurant. “

Monarch and Kessaku open the city center

Two chic-looking restaurants will open at the National in downtown Dallas this spring.

“I’m very excited to be part of the Dallas community,” Michelin-starred New York chef Danny Grant told PaperCity. “And to do something completely new.”

The two restaurants Monarch and Kessaku are due to open in spring 2021 on the 49th and 50th floors of the building.

El Porton now serves coffee in East Dallas

A new cafe opened in White Rock: El Porton, owned by a married couple from El Salvador, opened on November 20th, according to The Dallas Morning News.

We’re excited about this one (it doesn’t take much when it comes to coffee) and will soon be reporting on it with a first look. If you want to beat us, El Porton is at 9540 Garland Road.

Ghost kitchens keep coming back, this time with wings

According to Culture Map, Just Wings has started delivering the best part of the bird. There is no brick-and-mortar store, only delivery via DoorDash. Get three types of wings – smoked, fried, and boneless – with more than a dozen sauce options, as well as curly fries and fried oreos.

Cane Rosso opens in Arlington

Local pizza chain Cane Rosso has expanded with its recent opening in downtown Arlington.

The original plan was to open in March or April, but 2020 and the coronavirus happened.

The pizza spot is part of a development adjacent to Hurtado Barbecue, Legal Draft Brewing Co., and Cartel Taco Bar, which serves Neapolitan pizza. It is the eighth location for the company, nearing the 10th anniversary of its opening in Deep Ellum.

Fairmont Dallas brings a new chef

Downtown Hotel Fairmont Dallas is launching a pop-up in the lobby bar. La Taqueria serves burritos, bowls, tacos, and quesadillas ($ 9 each).

The concept comes from the hotel’s new head chef, Jean-Francois Fortin.

Peggy Sue is back, kind of

The institution that is Peggy Sue BBQ recently closed, but the owner of New York Sub is bringing it back, the DMN reports.

Andrew Kelly hired Toya Thrash, who worked on the BBQ area from 2002 until it closed, and he built a smokehouse in the back of his sandwich shop for smoked meats.

The New York Sub is located at 3411 Asbury Street in University Park.

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Taylor Adams has been writing about the restaurant industry for the Dallas Observer since 2016. Now, as the Observer’s food editor, she attended Southern Methodist University before covering local news on the Dallas Morning News.

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