Oak Cliff Lands Another Ice Creamery and A New NorthPark Restaurant Honors Theodore Roosevelt.
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.
This week, the Dallas food scene gives a healthy nod at history, as The Theodore gets set to make its way to NorthPark Center.
The restaurant is the latest venture from Turn the Tables Hospitality (Smoke, Bolsa, Chicken Scratch) and is named after the Rough Rider himself, Teddy Roosevelt. Naturally, the menu will have an American theme, with shareable plates, cocktails and an in-house bakery.
Look for it to take over the Luna De Noche space this fall.
Meanwhile, Plano is getting a taste of national barbecue styles, as Hickory opens on Monday, June 15. Chef Kent Rathburn (Abacus) will combine tastes of Texas, the Carolinas and his native Kansas City in a meat-laden menu that includes the popular KC favorite burnt ends, plus Wagyu brisket, burgers and more. There will also be $3 “gas station-like” tacos and a slew of sides to choose from. The restaurant will be open for dinner daily starting at 5 p.m., with the possibility of breakfast and lunch hours in the near future.
On the sweeter side of things, Fort Worth's Melt is expanding to Oak Cliff. This second location will be a scaled-down, pop-up shop version of the original and it will be located inside of Urban Acres, with a rotating menu. The shop will be open Friday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., starting the first week of July.
In craft beer news: The rest of North Texas is joining Dallas' brewpub trend, with the opening of Little Elm Crafthouse near Lake Lewisville. The venture will act more as a craft beer and growler bar, as it won't serve food or brews on the premises. Expect to find a selection of local and creative brews, and look for an opening sometime this month.
In Fort Worth, The Collective Brewing Project is hosting a BIKES:BEER:DONUTS:COFFEE event on Saturday, June 13. The event will take attendees on a bike ride through the city, followed by beermosas, coffee and donuts. The ride meets at 8 a.m. — or 9:30 for those who only want to drink — with $8 covering the cost of a pint glass and two beers/beermosas.
Also on Saturday? Community Beer Co.'s Moonlight Madness Half Marathon & 10K, which takes place at 8 p.m.
Also that day? The release of On Rotation's second batch in its Cyclical Saisonseries.
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