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August 2012 Archive

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Openings

A branch of the chain Torchy's Tacos has opened at Southern Methodist University. The menu offers fajitas, tacos and dishes like the "Dirty Sanchez," made with scrambled eggs with fried poblano chile, guacamole, carrots and shredded cheese, served with poblano sauce on a flour tortilla. Torchy's Tacos, 5600 SMU Blvd., Dallas, TX 75206, 972-993-8226.
 

News Bytes

Dallas's First Food Truck Venue Makes Its Debut
Cedars Food Park at Dallas Heritage Village is Dallas's first food truck venue in a park setting. Cedars Food Park is open every Wednesday-Friday for lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and every Thursday evening from 5 to 10 p.m., beginning August 16. Food offerings include a wide range of items including street tacos, gourmet sliders, vegan and gluten-free dishes, bahn mi sandwiches, Italian, BBQ, sushi, and desserts from food trucks such as Cafe Con Leche, Good Karma Kitchen, Jack's Chowhound, and Rock N Roll Taco. It will also open on additional select days and evenings throughout the year, and the space can be reserved for private functions. The trucks will be parked under giant Cedar Elm shade trees, and air-conditioned eating areas will be available for all customers.
 
Restaurant Week Returns
Dallas's annual Restaurant Week returns August 13-19, with participation from more than 125 restaurants around North Texas, including Fearing's, The Grape, Nick & Sam's and Nobu. Restaurants will serve three-course prix fixe dinners priced at $35 per person, plus tax, tip and drinks. For every prix fixe meal purchased during the course of Restaurant Week, participating restaurants will donate a portion ($7 from each dinner and $5 from every lunch) to either the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas or Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth. Last year's Restaurant Week helped raise nearly $695,000 for the supported charity partners. Many restaurants will extend the event by one or two weeks through Aug. 26 or Sept. 2. The full list of restaurants is online at dfw.cbslocal.com/krld-restaurant-week.
 


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Chef Shuffle

Chef Josh Black, previously of Campo, is now heading the kitchen at The People's Last Stand in Mockingbird Station. The People's Last Stand, 5319 E.Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 210, Dallas, TX 75206, 214-370-8755.
 

Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for the Dallas/Fort Worth area to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from yesteryear. York Street, R.I.P.

Tom Colicchio's Craft Dallas, located in the W Dallas-Victory hotel, closed in mid-September. It will be replaced by Cook Hall, a "global gastropub" from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Craft Dallas, W Dallas–Victory, 2440 Victory Park Lane, Ste. 100, Dallas, TX 75219, 214-397-4111.
 

CULINARY EVENTS
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