Kitchen LTO Spins Off Its First Permanent Restaurant, And Snookies Calls It A Day.

Welcome to The Spread, our weekly feature that aims to share all the area restaurant, food and beverage industry news that's fit to print. Except, this is the Internet, so space isn't a concern. Also: Good thing, because this is Dallas and this town always has breaking restaurant news going down like whoa.

Her two-cycle Kitchen LTO run may be over, but chef Blythe Beck and LTO owner Casie Caldwell are extending their partnership. Together, they're launching a new, separate venture called Pink Magnolia.

The restaurant, opening in the former Driftwood space in Oak Cliff, will be the permanent home for Beck's style of pink southern comfort. So far, no details on the menu have been released, but look for an opening sometime this summer.

Speaking of team-ups: John Tesar is jumping on the guest chef train with a series of dinners benefiting Bono's AIDS foundation, (RED). Guests include Top Chef Masters alums Naomi Pomeroy and Alex Stratta, as well as a sold-out dinner from Austin barbecue phenom Aaron Franklin. Dinners are limited to 40 people, and tickets are still on sale, with the possibility of additional tickets being released for Franklin's dinner, according to Eater Dallas.

Over in Oak Lawn, noted neighborhood favorite Snookies is closing. After not being able to renew their lease, the owners — the Street family (Liberty Burger) — is calling it quits after 26 years. But it's not the last that we'll see from them, as they're looking to unveil a new fried chicken concept called Rebel Rooster in Cedar Springs, per Crave DFW. The last day the space will be open is this Friday, May 29.

In Deep Ellum, a new venture called Texas Tapas will soon open next door within The Prophet Bar. Rather than being a traditional tapas spot, the menu features a blend of items from hummus to late-night favorites such as burgers, tacos and chicken and waffles. The restaurant's hours are from 6:30 to 11 p.m., each Wednesday through Saturday.

Across town, Highland Park Village is getting a new casual dining option called K.T. Burger, courtesy of the people behind Katy Trail Ice House. Fans of the oft-asses-to-elbows Ice House can expect a similar menu of burgers and fries, with price points below $15. Hours run daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

In craft beer news: Lakewood Brewing Co. is releasing its Saint Dymphna brew, the latest addition to its Legendary Series. The brew is a Belgian-style Tripel, brewed with linden flowers. It will be available in the brewery's taproom starting Saturday, May 30, and for retail consumption on June 1 in bars and restaurants, as well as 22-ounce bottles for retail stores.

Finally, Rabbit Hole Brewing is re-releasing a new filtered version of its Wonderlust brew. The beer will be available at What's On Tap during a keep-the-glass night on Wednesday, June 3, along with other brews, including Mike Modano's 561 and Tweedleyum.

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