Sticky Buns Filled With Ice Cream and Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches Both Hit Lower Greenville.
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 starts off with some sweet news, as a California-born ice cream treat makes its way to Dallas.
A shop called Milk & Cream aims to bring something called milky buns to Greenville Avenue. Per CultureMap, milky buns are a take on an ice cream sandwich made with a doughnut-like pastry (read: sweet bun) filled with ice cream, then warmed. The shop will feature a range of standard to exotic flavors, as well as a selfie wall curated by customers. Look for an opening this summer, just next door to the also soon-to-come artisan toast spot.
Meanwhile, down the street, the Lower Greenville outpost of Joy Macarons is officially open. In addition to the popular macaron selection, the second location for the local chain features macaron ice cream sandwiches made with in-house ingredients. Hours run Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
In yet more opening news on that same street, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company is adding a second location, its first not actually on Greenville Avenue, with this one coming over in Casa Linda.
In closing news also in that area, the bottomless coffee at the 2900 Greenville Avenue location of Café Brazil has dried up, as the breakfast spot has shuttered for good.
Moving on, and in more savory news, the original Sonny Bryan’s Barbecue is now open 24/7. EscapeHatch tells us that the change was recently advertised via a banner draped over the roof of the restaurant. As of now, only the original location will have around-the-clock hours.
Out in Fort Worth, a brand new Buc-ee’s is providing road trip munchies for those venturing out of the Metroplex. The new location, across from the Texas Motor Speedway, boasts 60,000 square feet of space, leaving plenty of room to stock up on Beaver Nuggets while you fill up your tank.
In craft beer news: North Texas is experiencing another craft beer boom, as 11 new breweries are set to hit the area this year. According to a Dallas Observer article, DFW will be home to such new ventures as Steam Theory Brewing Co. (a brewpub opening in Lower Greenville) and a place called Manhattan Project Beer Co. in Addison. The list also mentioned the long-awaited opening of Armadillo Ale Works‘ Denton space, and a new beer they have in the works called Honey Please that will debut this summer.
As beer events go, Noble Rey Brewing Co. is hosting a fish and chips event on Saturday, May 28. The Proper Baking Co. will be providing the classic British dish, alongside a small collection of pastries and Scotch eggs. The event takes place during the Saturday brewery tour, from noon to 4 p.m.
Also on Saturday, you can join Rabbit Hole Brewing at their third annual Summer in Wonderland celebration. VIP guests will receive early admission, a voucher for KB Brats and access to Rabbit Hole test batch brews. All paid admissions will receive a commemorative glass, while admission is free for children and designated drivers. The event takes place from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
And, over at Bitter Sisters also on Saturday, they’ll be celebrating the Memorial Day holiday with a crawfish boil. A portion of the $25 ticket fees will go to helping military members, which is really what the holiday is supposed to be out anyway, right?
Then, on Sunday, May 29, Community Beer Co. invites you to their Memorial Day cookout at The Ginger Man. The day will include samples of Community’s new summer seasonal, Texas Helles, in addition to other house favorites. The event begins at 3 p.m.
And finally, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. is hosting its Brew-B-Q 6 on May 29, from 5 to 10 p.m. The evening will include your favorite DEBC year-rounds, seasonals and limited-release beers, with barbecue courtesy of Triple G BBQ. Tickets are $30 in advance, and $35 at the door.