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October 2009 Archive

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Openings

Dish Restaurant & Lounge is billed as "al fresco dining with night life." At the helm is executive chef Brian Sommers of Jasper's and Rick's Chop House. Dish delivers affordable dining that brings together fresh and simple ingredients to make classic dishes. The menu features an updated version of home-cooking that revolves around seasonal produce and meats bought from local farms and purveyors. Flat breads, barbecue, free-range roast chicken and flat-iron steaks are just a few examples of the menu selections. With a large, open patio, full bar, late night menu and and even a special placemat for Fido, Dish promises it all. Lunch & Dinner daily. Dish Restaurant & Lounge, 4123 Cedar Springs Rd., Ste. 110, Dallas, TX 75219, 214-522-3474.
 
The Belmont Hotel in Dallas is now home to SMOKE Restaurant, an old-fashioned smokehouse featuring wood-fired flavors. Chef and co-owner Tim Byres bills his restaurant as "hardwood cooking from scratch." The menu features simple ingredients prepared from classic Southern recipes. The kitchen utilizes three types of cooking techniques: the cold smokehouse, barbecue pit and hardwood grill. The cold smokehouse uses a cast-iron stove to smoke cured meats such as ham, bacon and sausages that include cajun Andouille and Texas hot links. The comfortable, home-spun ambiance features a rustic patio and live music, peppering southern nostalgia with contemporary touches. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. SMOKE Restaurant, Hotel Belmont, 901 Fort Worth Ave., Dallas, TX 75208, 214-393-4141.
 
Ed Bailey recently opened the über upscale Bailey's Prime Plus in the lively Park Lane development, located at Central Expressway and Park Lane. The 12,000-square-foot steakhouse is the picture of opulence with marble flooring, a fine art collection and reflection pool in the middle of the dining room. The twenty-five-foot glass wine cellar stretches to the ceiling and houses 5,000 bottles of wine from the finest regions all over the world. Meats are supplied by Allen Brothers and represent all Prime center cuts. Main dishes feature steaks, seafood, lobster and lamb. A lair-style lounge, hued in deep, rich colors of red and black, features live entertainment. Bailey's Prime Plus, 8160 Park Lane, Dallas, TX 75231, 214-750-8100.
 

News Bytes

House of Blues Gospel Brunch is Serving up Soul!
Sunday gospel brunch is held at House of Blues in Dallas's White Swan building on Sundays, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The brunch buffet includes breakfast breads, pasta, salads, peel-and-eat shrimp, fried chicken, smoked meats, carved roast beef and ham, desserts and more. Brunch is highlighted by gospel choir performances. Here, they're serving a savory buffet with heaping sides of soul. House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar, Dallas, TX 75202, 214-798-2583.
 
A Taste of the Mansion
The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek offers a Taste of the Mansion lunch for $29 Sunday through Wednesday. The three-course menu offers an appetizer, main dish and dessert and might feature dishes like pork tenderloin, white cheddar grits, wild mushrooms and peas. The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, TX 75219, 214-559-2100.
 


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Chef Shuffle

Bruno Davaillon (Mix IN LAS VEGAS) is the new executive chef at The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Davaillon assumed his post in early November. The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas, TX 75219, 214-559-2100.
 

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.

Twisted Vine, located on Greenville Ave. in north Dallas, formerly Tony's Wine Warehouse, is now closed. The wine-tasting shop received many complaints regarding its business practices; TABC confirms that an investigation is underway. Twisted Vine, 7567 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231, no phone.
 
Avanti Euro Bistro, located in Addison Circle, has closed, allegedly due to repossession. The upscale Mediterranean and European eatery was nestled in the cafe-lined streets of Addison's restaurant row. Two locations still remain open in Dallas, at Fountain Square and McKinney. Avanti Euro Bistro, 5001 Addison Circle, Addison, TX 75001, no phone.
 

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