In A Matter Of Days, Oak Cliff Will Become Dallas' Go-To Korean Fried Chicken Destination.
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.
Oak Cliff will soon be Dallas' destination of choice for Korean fried chicken, what with the opening of another outpost of bbbop Seoul Kitchen R&D coming on Monday, December 14.
Per the restaurant's official press release announcement, this third location of the fast-casual Korean food brand will feature a to-go window dedicated to pushing out fried chicken by the half or whole bird. Meanwhile, the R&D part of the title refers to a changing, supplemental menu specific to the location that includes dishes like kimchi and kale fried rice, sweet potato glass noodles and kalbi stew. (Well-received items may be added to the menus of the other locations.) Come next week, the restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, with hours on Monday through Thursday running from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday going from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday's operating from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Just down the road, Bolsa is welcoming Matt Balke (Smoke (Plano)) as its new executive chef. A new menu is in the works that will include new brunch items and dishes like beef cheek pastrami, antelope pate and a Windy Hill goat shepherd's pie, according to Leslie Brenner of the Dallas Morning News.
Over in Deep Ellum, Revolver Taco Lounge recently received praise from Food & Wine magazine's list of tiny restaurants to try. The mention of the popular Fort Worth haunt comes on the heels of its relocation announcement, with the Main Street space slated to open in January 2016.
Also on the opening tip, one of the city's most vitriolic burger slingers, Harvey Gough is back with a new burger joint, appropriately named Harvey's. If you're familiar with the former Goff's venture, you'll be happy to know that not much has changed with either the menu or the new location at Preston and LBJ, according to SideDish's Nancy Nichols.
Then, over in Plano, Tre Wilcox is joining the southern fold with his new restaurant, Julia Pearl Southern Cuisine. The former Top Chef contestant will be in charge of menu and recipe development, in addition to other behind-the-scenes duties — this all according to Dallas Observer. An executive chef has yet to be named, but an opening is slated for early next year.
In other foodie news: Eater Dallas welcomed Amy McCarthy as its new editor. The former Observer contributor will take the place of Whitney Filloon after her promotion to assistant news editor at the site.
Up north, East Side Denton celebrates the release of its hand-picked WhistlePig Rye Whiskey today, December 9, at 7 p.m. In honor of the event, a flight of WhistlePig and pork tacos from Flatlanders Taco Company will be available for $20. Supplies are limited to the first 20 people.
Finally, in craft beer news: Lakewood Brewing Co. is hosting a release party for its 2015 Bourbon Barrel Temptress. Tickets are currently only available for the 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. time slots. The cost of admission gets you a souvenir snifter and three eight-ounce pours, with additional beers and glassware available at menu price. The event takes place on Saturday, December 12 from noon to 9 p.m.
Also? Tonight, Small Brewpub is celebrating its one-year anniversary with the release of two new beers, including an English dark ale called Byzantium. The event takes places at 4 p.m.
To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our events page.