Davis Street Espresso Gets High Praises and Carnival Barker's Ice Cream Opens.

Welcome to The Spread, our new 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.

North Texas food lovers got hit with some bad news earlier this month when a real estate blog called Movoto published its rankings for America’s Worst Cities for Food Lovers.

Garland and Fort Worth were each named in the site's list of the top ten worst cities for foodies yearning for their next delicious fix.

Crazy, right?

While we're suspicious — to say the least — about Movoto's rankings breakdown, commenters on the site are being far less cordial than we in their disagreements.

But, see, there's no need to get snippy, folks: Fort Worth will soon see a few new eateries popping up around town in hopes of helping the city reclaim its rightful place in the culinary spotlight.

While Allie's Cajun Kitchen, already opened the doors at its Altamesa location just last month and Tommy's Hamburger Grill and Patio has similarly opened up a new location on Forest Park Boulevard, Velvet Taco has also now officially announced plans to take over the old Gold Standard spot out in Fort Worth's bustling West 7th entertainment and commercial district.

Back in Dallas, several new restaurants are popping up as well: Tanoshii Ramen, the city's first all-ramen spot, opens its doors out in Deep Ellum next Tuesday; The Fish is now formally serving up fresh seafood out in Oak Cliff; The Pho House is set to soon open up at the Village on Green; Samson's Hot Dogs is officially open out on Oak Lawn; Mesero Miguel is scheduled to open tomorrow; Iron Chef Rastaurant, a Caribbean/rasta-inspired restaurant will soon be opening up near the Dallas Zoo; the much-anticipated Taverna Rossa is open for business out in Plano; Monkey King Noodle Co.'s soft opening in Deep Ellum continues this week; Suzushii Sushi and Grill is opening up a new spot in Arlington; and the stars of the reality TV series Fast 'N Loud are about to try their hands at the restaurant business with the opening of their music venue/BBQ joint, which, much like their garage, will be called Gas Monkey, out on Northwest Highway and I35.

Speaking of openings: After a hard-fought battle against the state of Texas, Carnival Barker's Ice Creams officially opened its doors this weekend to an adoring East Dallas crowd on Sears Street. The ice cream connoisseurs behind the brand will also be serving up their incredible, hand-made frozen treats — including a bizarre, bacon-and-Rice-Krispy ice cream sandwich — at the newly opened Truck Yard out on Lower Greenville, which, if you haven't yet visited, you should because it is freaking awesome.

On the subject of things that are awesome: New York Magazine's food and drink blog, Grub Street, today unveiled that Davis Street Espresso out in Oak Cliff is among the site's “58 Extraordinary Coffee Shops Around America.” The blog goes on to praise the shop's tricked-out Bosco lever espresso machine imported from Italy and highly recommends the shop's famous “Van Buren” special.

In other food news, our friends over at Glazed Donut Works have officially started their late night offerings on Fridays and Saturdays with an amazing lineup of fares, including a grilled cheese sandwich made of doughnuts. We can only imagine how many late night barflies will flock to and be tamed by the gooey and glazed concoction, but if the shop's soft opening back in August is any indication, we can expect massive lines forming just before last call.

Lastly, in North Texas beer and food festival news, Addison's annual Oktoberfest kicks off its weekend-long bier and brat celebration tomorrow afternoon, and the folks behind the North Texas Beer Week have officially announced their first of several beer-centered events known as Texas Brewvolution., which is a basically a beer tasting event held at Fair Park on November 9 (get your tickets in advance here).

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