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September 2008 Archive

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Openings

Doug Brown closed his Southside bistro Amuse but only in an effort to relocate to Victory Park (under a new name). The old Amuse address will now be inhabited by a new Brown creation: Sala. Those who like a little flair with their Southwestern food might make this a regular stop. Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun. Sala, 1326 S. Lamar St., Dallas, TX 75215, 214-428-7300.
 
If you happen to crave burgers and fries on a regular basis then head to the Dallas Galleria for its latest restaurant debut: Five Guys Burgers and Fries. The eatery is known for its french fries, and now Dallas finally gets to sample the Five Guys or Cajun-style potato pleasers. Lunch & Dinner daily. Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Dallas Galleria, 13350 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75240, 972-239-8470.
 
Bolsa Bolsa has opened in Oak Cliff and "fresh" is the focus of chef Graham Dodds' kitchen---no freezer or fryer in the vicinity. Local vendors support the effort. Texas tomatoes with mascarpone, goat cheese and basil and lemon-honey cake with peaches make good noshes at the wine bar with its affordable bottles and house-made sangría. Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun. Bolsa, 614 W. Davis St., Dallas, TX 75208, 214-367-9367.
 

News Bytes

Craft Dallas Finds a Cause

Dallas' Restaurant Week has come and gone yet Craft Dallas in the W Dallas-Victory hotel can't let go. The popularity of this charitable event and the nation's financial crunch has inspired Craft to offer a Restaurant Week every month. Opposed to waiting for KRLD to kick off its annual week of fundraising, every second week of every month diners can enjoy a three-course meal for $45 at Craft. Of this amount, $5 will be donated to Craft's charity of choice.

Craft Dallas, W Dallas–Victory, 2440 Victory Park Lane, Ste. 100, Dallas, TX 75219, 214-397-4111.
 
Renovation Revealed
Kent Rathbun's Abacus restaurant has undergone a transformation in regard to its interior design and menu. Dinner nightly. Abacus, 4511 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75205, 214-559-3111.
 
Bar Bites at Nana
Nana restaurant atop the Hilton Anatole not only has a spectacular view but a brand new bar menu. Your favorite corner-bar basket of wings or fries will never seem as tasty again after you savor Nana's grilled quail with caramelized Fuji apples and onion streusel. Nana, Hilton Anatole, 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207, 214-761-7470.
 


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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.

BLT Steak in North Dallas has closed. BLT Steak, 5301 Alpha Rd., Dallas, TX 75240, 972-726-9200.
 
After much hype and clamor, SushiSamba at the Dallas Galleria has closed (sashimi sadness). SushiSamba, 13270 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, TX 75240, no phone.
 
The uptown Dallas location of Grotto has closed. Grotto, 2222 McKinney Ave., Dallas, TX 75201, no phone.
 
Kitchen 1924 in Lakewood has closed. The hangover brunch will be missed. Kitchen 1924, 1924 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75214, no phone.
 
Ferré Ristorante e Bar in the West Village has closed. FerrĂ© Ristorante e Bar, West Village, 3699 McKinney Ave., Ste. 106, Dallas, TX 75204, no phone.
 
Bice Ristorante in Dallas has closed. Bice Ristorante, The Crescent, 100 Crescent Ct., Dallas, TX 75201, no phone.
 

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