News Bites: Trompo Adds an East Dallas Location and HaiDiLao Hot Pot Is Almost Here
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Trompo comes to East Dallas
Five days ago, a lot of people who spend a lot of time on Instagram, including me, saw Trompo Post eye bulge inducing messages: A trompo outpost is coming to East Dallas soon. No more walking tours to Oak Cliff. My inquiries regarding the new location were cleverly diverted by Trompo owner Luis Olvera, who is keeping details at rock bottom until the opening. It will be located at 4201 Gaston Ave. Dallas Morning News was able to express an expected opening timeline from Olvera – Spring. (The news was first found in the middle of José Ralat’s Texas Monthly story about the rise and stamina of taco windows.)
HaiDiLao will open in Frisco next month
I have been excited about HaiDiLao’s upcoming arrival ever since last july. Now we’re even closer to getting the bubbly broths, sauce bar, and noodle dance from the popular hot-pot chain. HaiDiLao, based in the Chinese province of Sichuan, branched out to the USA for the first time in 2013 with a location in LA and only last year new outposts outside of California were created. Read this late, great Jonathan Gold’s article about the “Ferrari of Chinese hot-pot restaurants” and his description of the HaiDiLao noodle dancers who stretch noodle strands at your table before dropping them into splashing pots. Esser Dallas reports that it opened in March.
Eat Fletchers Corny Dogs in this Super Bowl
This Sunday, when you’re setting your game day Super Bowl LV snack schedule – which, by the way, we’ve got plenty of suggestions – you should turn to Dallas’ beloved stupid dog pioneers. In a premiere for the famous State Fair food, Fletcher’s has packs of stupid dogs for your home dining pleasure. You have to pre-order Pick up on February 7th between 11am and 1.30pm in Highland Village or North Dallas.
The Uptown Dallas Marriott has a new restaurant
The Uptown Hotel recently made its debut Good graceswho is billed as a modern American brasserie. Chef Juan Pablo Silva, who previously ran the kitchen at the Ritz Carlton in Dallas, will take over the culinary lead at the Marriott. Expect charcuterie, Peruvian-style chicken, fresh Gulf Coast oysters, mussels and fries, and of course, steak.
Foxtrot Market is looking for an up and coming Dallas food brand
As small businesses continue to struggle through this pandemic, any help counts. So Foxtrot’s Up & Comers competition for four Dallas brands comes at a particularly opportune time. CocoAndre Chocolatier, Momo Shack Dumplings (for me a staple for COVID freezers while cooking and taking away are not included in the meal cards), The Cookie Fellow and Hippos & Hashbrowns are fighting for votes until February 7th. The winner will earn a spot on Foxtrot’s shelves and $ 8,000 for marketing their products.