Korean Fried Chicken Is Coming To Lower Greenville, And Braindead Gets In The 4-20 Spirit.

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.

It seems like it wasn’t long ago that we were hyping up the potential popularity of Korean fried chicken in Dallas when he heard a Bonchon was coming, only to be subsequently disappointed by the chain’s short stay on Upper Greenville.

Now, though, Bbbop Seoul Kitchen is taking another run at the dish with the opening of its second location, which is coming soon to Lower Greenville.

In addition to fried chicken, the new location will expand on the original restaurant’s take on Korean cuisine. The menu is divided into four main sections: Rice bowls, small plates, entrees and a build-your-own option, as well as a selection of cocktails and beer. In a media release, owner Steve Shin said that his inspiration came from a desire to showcase the diversity of Korean food in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

“We wanted to bring the cuisine to the mainstream diner in Dallas and make it more accessible and affordable, but not deviate from quality of ingredients or customer service,” Shin says.

The spot’s grand opening takes place on Monday, April 20, with daily lunch and dinner hours that will run till midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

More in expansion news: Malai Kitchen has confirmed a Southlake location set to open this fall. Diners can expect much of the same fare as the Uptown space, but with an expanded brewery for the selection of house brews.

Meanwhile, the Austin-based Uchi has been teasing Dallasites with a sneak preview of its menu for the soon-to-open Maple Avenue spot. Along with familiar items like sushi (both sashimi and roll variety), there will be a selection of cool and hot tastings to chose from, as well as desserts such as fried milk and olive gelato in a variety of flavors.

Speaking of wide selections: Richardson will be joining the food truck bandwagon soon with a food truck park that’s set to open as early as the beginning of summer. The location is planned for the intersection of Arapaho and I-75, and will feature family-friendly elements like playground equipment and possibly a space for live music.

If Louisiana is more your speed than Richardson, you might head to Chicken Scratch‘s second annual Salute To King Creole Crawfish Festival on Sunday, April 19. Guests can enjoy all-you-can-eat low country boil and Creole dishes, courtesy of chef Tim Byres. Tickets are still available, and the event will take place, rain or shine, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Speaking of solid deals: After giving us an actual figure for the cost of beer for life, Intrinsic Brewing promises both craft beer and barbecue when it hits Garland this fall. In the meantime, the brewpub is working with Deep Ellum Brewing Co. to put out kegs of its Basil Buzz Hefeweizen this summer.

In more craft beer news, Deep Ellum’s Braindead Brewing is hosting a beer tasting dinner on Monday, April 20. The five-course meal will play off of the stoner holiday theme by including hemp in some of the dishes, in addition to a rare beer tasting. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot ASAP.

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