Rodeo Goat Prepares To Head East, And Dallas Prepares For National Margarita Day.

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.

Typically you don't think of politics when it comes to the food and beer industry. Sure, there are a lot of politics involved with the production and regulation of your favorite goods, but they're not always at the forefront of your mind when you're busy chowing down or throwing back a few cold ones.

But if you've been keeping up with the Texas craft beer scene, you might be aware of the changes in legislation that have happened in recent months that've allowed for wider distribution for those folks. Now Deep Ellum Brewing Company is taking the mix of beer and politics a step further with a campaign party in support of Texas Senate candidate Don Huffines. The event will be on Wednesday, February 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and all proceeds from the event will go directly to Huffines' campaign.

In other drinking news, National Margarita Day is just around the corner. Among the places that'll be celebrating the Dallas-born treasure come February 22 include Greenville Avenue eatery Blue Goose Cantina, where they'll be serving up $2 margaritas all day long, and all area Cantina Laredo locations, where you'll find $7 Tres Amigos margaritas. The latter includes the standard Casa Rita with a sidecar shot of Sauza Hornitas Silver and a Coronita.

And after tipping a few back you'll probably be in the mood for a couple of donuts and hot coffee. Worry not, there's good news on that front, too: According to Culture Map, popular Seattle chain Top Pot Doughnuts is bringing their take on early mornings to Dallas. The Hillcrest and Northwest Highway location hopes to open mid-April, which will also make it the company's first venture outside of the Pacific Northwest.

Moving on: The Latin American food scene will get a new contender soon, too, when San Salvaje (Read: a new Cuban and Peruvian inspired restaurant concept by Stephan Pyles) opens its doors later this year. The downtown spot will open in the place of the Indian/Mediterranean themed Samar, which closed this past July. The space is currently undergoing remodeling, but Pyles says he hopes to open by late spring.

Heading to the Design District, restaurant magnate Shannon Wynne will soon bring his popular Fort Worth burger joint Rodeo Goat Ice House to Dallas. The new location, says Wynne, will open near Turtle Creek and Market Center Boulevard; the restaurant is under construction, being built from the ground up to preserve the brand's authenticity. Wynne's goal, he says, is to open in the late summer.

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