Breakfast Comes To Lower Greenville, Ten Bells Tavern Turns Two and Community Is World Cup-Obsessed.
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.
With all of the restaurants and places to eat that exist along Lower Greenville, it's a little surprising that there aren't too many places to grab breakfast. Sure, there's Cafe Brazil and things to nosh on at Mudsmith — and, OK, Company Cafe, Jo24 and Sundown are all solid brunch options — but, for the most part, options for that first meal of the day are pretty slim in the rapidly gentrified area.
This won’t be the case for long, though, as Village Baking Company has announced an expansion into the area. The bakery is taking over the former Pipedream smokeshop, right next door to The Blind Butcher.
Speaking of breakfast: A popular Chicago-based breakfast restaurant chain called Yolk is making its way to One Arts Plaza. Expect all kinds of egg dishes — given, considering the name — plus some more decadent breakfast items, including a red velvet french toast featuring actual cake slices.
The Dallas location is the first to open outside of the Midwest, joining five other locations throughout Chicago and Indianapolis, and is expected to open sometime in the fourth quarter of this year.
Another out-of-town restaurant concept making its way to our region is the Kansas City-based Spin! Neapolitan Pizza, which has secured a Dallas location, although sources say that the company is keeping things pretty hush-hush about any details. (That same report also says that H.E.B. could be making an announcement about new Central Market stores coming to Dallas, too, but news is still forming on that as well.)
Meanwhile, Ten Bells Tavern is celebrating its two-year anniversary this weekend, with celebrations set to run June 27 through 29 that come in conjunction with a fundraiser for Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, with $3 Lone Star drafts, $5 “Donktails” and a chance to see the donkeys on the Saturday, June 28. A portion of the proceeds for the event will go to PVD.
Then, on Monday, June 30, author Caroline Wright (Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute Meals) will host a garden party at Cebolla Fine Flowers. The event includes a three-course meal with dishes from Wright’s latest cookbook. Guests will also receive a copy of Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute Meals with the cost of admission. Tickets are available here.
Meanwhile, Chef Daniele Puelo (Daniele Osteria) is opening a new Italian/Napa Valley inspired market-cafe called Bottega Italia. The concept will feature a deli counter and market, a full-service Lavazza coffee bar, grab-and-go specialty food options and cooking classes. The menu includes items such as pizza, salads, sammies and hundreds of wine selections. The restaurant will be in the up-and-coming Sylvan Thirty development and plans to open this December.
In other coffee news, the Austin-based Houndstooth Coffee is looking to open in August. The shop is opening up on the corner of Henderson and McMillan, taking over the old Pearl Cup spot, bringing hope back to coffee lovers in the area. In the meantime, be on the look out for Houndstooth pop ups in the area prior to the official opening.
This week in craft beer, On Rotation, a small-batch brewery/tasting room/growler station announced that it's coming to White Rock at the intersection of Gaston and Grand. The brewery has already garnered attention in the craft beer world, winning a blue ribbon at Brew Riot for its Project Raspberry and creating a buzz for its Jalapeno Saison. The new set-up will feature some of On Rotation's brews as well as a selection from other brewers. No opening date has been set yet and construction is still underway.
Far sooner over at Community Beer Company, you'll have another chance to view some of the World Cup games this Thursday, June 26 as the U.S. faces Germany to determine who advances from the group round. Doors open at 10 a.m., with the game starting at 11. Attendees rocking the red, white and blue colors will get their first beer for free, assuming last week's promotions hold up. Can't make it over to Community? The Rustic is also having a World Cup party, doors opening at 10:30.
In closing news: La Duni recently closed down its Oak Lawn location this past Sunday. An increase in renthas been cited as the reason for the shutdown, as costs went so high that they had to pass them onto customers. The owners plan to relocate somewhere near by, but the process can take up to a year. Still, for now, La Duni's three other locations remain open.
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