Mark Cuban Gives Us Vegan Cinnamon Buns, NorthPark's New Spot Cops Wes Anderson's Steez.
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.
Film buffs and foodies alike will find common ground in NorthPark Center's still-coming, historically-minded restaurant, The Theodore thanks to its Wes Anderson theme. Per the Observer, the new restaurant from Turn the Tables Hospitality (Bolsa, Smoke) will draw decor inspiration from such movies as The Royal Tenenbaums and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Look for an opening next month.
Eslewhere, the Dallas Farmers Market will soon be home to proper British baked goods with a venture appropriately named The Proper Baking Co. The bakery is the brainchild of pastry chef Tina Miller (The Blind Butcher), who see it as a way of paying homage to her upbringing. The business will focus on both sweet and savory pastries made from scratch, featuring items such as tarts, English-style cookies (read: biscuits) and Scotch eggs, all according to Eater. An opening is slated for Sunday, November 8, with hours running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In other sweets news,
Marc Cuban Robert Herjavec's Shark Tank investment called Cinnaholic has opened its first North Texas location over in Southlake. The cinnamon bun slingers sell rolls that are vegan and dairy-free that come with a selection of more than 30 frostings and toppings. Four more outposts of the California-based concept are slated for the region over the next three years, according to Observer.
Meanwhile, the Austin-based taco stop Tacodeli opens this Thursday in Oak Cliff's Sylvan Thirty development. The restaurant is the company's first Dallas outpost, featuring a menu of more than 40 tacos and a BYOB option.
Similarly, over in Fort Worth, a new taco concept called Tortaco is headed to the West Seventh District. The restaurant comes courtesy of Mike Karns (El Fenix, Meso Maya, Taqueria La Ventana), and it will be a hybrid of self- and full-service. The venture will be located in the former Fixi Shop space, with construction currently underway.
In other construction news: Pluckers on Upper Greenville is currently closed for a complete overhaul. The remodel will double the size of the space, with a projected re-opening for mid-December, according to the Oak Cliff Advocate.
Back in Oak Cliff, the third outpost of BBBop Seoul Kitchen is close to opening, as the Oak Cliff Advocate also reports. Construction on the West Davis location appears to be almost complete, and the spot is currently in the process of hiring.
And despite opening this past summer, Local Press + Brew is hosting its official grand opening party this Friday, October 30. Per the announcement press release, guests can celebrate with margaritas made from their fresh lime, cane juice and Avión tequila; tamales from Casa Masa; live music and some Día de Muertos face painting. The event takes place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
In the same neighborhood, Bishop Cider Co. is expanding its production with an off-site brewery and distribution deal. Construction on the brewery is near completion, and bottled cider is on the way, again per the Oak Cliff Advocate, which is killing it this week in production.
Staying on the boozy tip, Luck at Trinity Groves is hosting its eighth doughnut and beer pairing flight — this one featuring Bishop Cider's Crackberry, Lakewood Brewing Co.'s Punkel and more — on on Sunday, November 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Supplies are limited to the first 100 people.
Down the street, Four Corners Brewing Co. is celebrating its third annual Dia De Los Puercos on Sunday, November 1. Guests can enjoy on all things pork, with carnitas, trompo and pozole offerings and beer pairings. The event takes place from 3 to 7 p.m.
More immediately — tonight at 6 p.m., specifically — Grapevine Craft Brewery is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a special release of its pink Prickly Pear Wheat brew. Proceeds from the night will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
And, finally in our food news-and-notes roundup this week, the Texas Bicycle and Beer Expo will take place on Saturday, October 31, and Sunday, November 1. The event is free to the public with bike merchandise ready for purchase and craft beer offerings available from Noble Rey Brewing Co., The Collective Brewing Project and others.
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