An Alice in Wonderland-Themed Bakery Popped Up, And DEBC’s Restaurant Expands Its Hours.

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.

Fans of Oddfellows should listen up: You will soon be able to enjoy new menu items, courtesy of Anastacia Quinones, the former Kitchen LTO chef who is taking over the helm of the kitchen to revamp the dinner menu and introduce new dessert items. Offerings will include an “upscale ice cream sammie” made with lemon shortbread and a strawberry-basil semifreddo, along with more locally sourced dishes. The new menu is slated to debut within the coming weeks.

Speaking of new things, an Alice in Wonderland-themed bakery has popped up in Addison. Mad Batter Baker serves a variety of sweet and savory baked goods made on site. In addition to treats for humans, the bakery sells something called “pupcakes” in flavors like cheddar apple and peanut butter for $1.50 each. The shop is open Tuesday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In other opening news, an outpost of Little Rock’s Flying Fish is coming to the Design District. The latest venture to come from the Shannon Wynne food empire will be located in the former Purple Onion space, and will feature a wide selection of seafood dishes. Look out for an opening in late October.

On the crime wire: A customer at an Arlington Denny’s had the police called on him after he complained about his undercooked chicken. Per Eater Dallas, the incident took place last Tuesday when the customer refused to pay for the $4.32 meal. So far, no charges have been pressed, and the patron was not made to pay.

In craft beer news: Deep Ellum Brewing Co. has expanded its restaurant hours. The on-site eatery, Taproom + Kitchen, is now open for lunch with an extended menu, including a selection of loaded tater tots, pizza and tacos. Hours run Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Out in Fort Worth, on the other hand, Collective Brewing Project has implemented an old-school brewing method for its latest brew. The brewery has built its own foeder (pronounced “food-er”), a Dutch fermenting tank made of oak that’s said to be the only one of its kind in the states, according to GuideLive. The six-foot tank will be used to make Collective’s latest Wood Folk release, which will make its debut on Saturday, August 13.

Also, Armadillo Ale Works is ramping up to debut its newest brew, called Honey Please. The dark amber beer is made with wildflower honey, honey malt and mesquite beans, and it will be the first brew in the company’s reintroduction to the North Texas market. Fans of AAW can get a first taste during the brew’s launch on Friday, August 19 at East Side Denton.

Finally, Community Beer Co. is hosting its Barrel Aged Divinity release this Friday, August 12. The newest addition to the barrel aged series is the popular Trinity Tripel, aged over several months in whiskey and port barrels. The event takes place from 5 to 10 p.m.

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