This roundup of Dallas food news is brimming with freshness. There are new dishes, new openings and, best of all, wine – there’s a lot of wine to be made right now.
Here’s what’s happening in Dallas restaurant news:
Cattiva Mattina is a new Italian fusion restaurant that opened in December at 4112 Legacy Dr. in Frisco. Co-owner Catherine Zhang, a student and former chef, says she wanted to create something unique, healthy and eco-friendly. They don’t have much of an online presence yet, but their menu includes pasta, sandwiches, toast, and coffee and teas. They are also BYOB.
Dutch Bros. Coffee, an Oregon-based chain, celebrates the grand opening of a Richardson location at 815 W. Arapaho Rd. in a mall with a little thumb on Jan. 21. This is a new construction space in the parking lot with a drive-through. That brings them to 50 locations open or planned for Texas, including 10 in Dallas-Fort Worth, though that’s mostly Fort Worth, and mostly in outlying suburbs like North Richland Hills. Their stores don’t have phones, or at least aren’t listed.
Wine estate of the property opened a tasting room in Plano at 3921 Coit Rd. where it will serve its brand of sherry, port and red wine. This is their third tasting room, after those of Ivanhoe and Denison.
Soupcon Wine Fair is a new retail and wine tasting lounge at 3405 Long Prairie Rd. in Flower Mound featuring wines, charcuterie and sandwiches.
Rosatti’s Pizza Fritta is a new pizzeria opening in the Elmwood neighborhood of Oak Cliff at 2109 S. Edgefield Ave., IE the former Grassroots Kitchen, which closed in February 2020. Rosatti’s is by David Rice, chef and owner of Italian restaurant Bocce, which closed in 2019 According to comments on Facebook, the restaurant will offer roast chicken as well as bocce favorites.
Luna Grill features four new Mediterranean bowls: Classic Mediterranean, Keto, Vegetarian, and Vegan. It starts with the Classic Luna Vida bowl of salmon on lettuce with lemon dressing, Greek cabbage, chickpea salad, cucumber, tomato and feta drizzled with homemade tzatziki. Keto Bowl swaps spicy feta, while vegan and vegetarian bowls swap falafel for salmon.
Grilled bone fish features new seasonal dishes and cocktails including Alaskan Sablefish topped with Spinach and Jumbo Crab, Baja Scallops + Shrimp Scampi Pasta and Melted Chocolate Lava Cake. Winter White Cosmo contains Reyka vodka, Cointreau, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, white cranberry juice, lime juice and frozen cranberries.
butcher’s son brought back its Prime Rib Slider with horseradish aioli, arugula and fried onions, to Lower Greenville only through Jan. 31. They also have a new Chai Shake with chai, caramel, whipped cream, nutmeg and cinnamon, also through January 31, and with an alcoholic option for $2 in Lower Greenville.
Child Flower features a special Whole30 menu item in January by cookbook author Alex Snodgrass: Alex’s Epic Baked Meatballs features grass-fed beef, cremini mushrooms, cauliflower risotto, tomato, cashews and basil, and costs $16.
Manhattan Beer Co Project. now serves breakfast daily. The kitchen opens at 7:30am with yogurts, arepas, and take-out or stay-in items to hang out and enjoy their free wifi.
Salad and take away has three new seasonal items: Winter Harvest Salad with Beets, Sweet Potatoes, Farro, Pumpkin Seeds, Dried Cranberries, Feta Cheese, Romaine and Mixed Organic Vegetables, with choice of Chicken or Tofu, topped with a new champagne vinaigrette, available as a salad or wrap; Three Bean Chili which is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free; and Lemonade Sangria.
Root Market and Juicery has a new COVID-19 Immune Booster Kit that includes a 16-ounce bottle of ginger, an herbal supplement for rums, a five-ounce Super Booster Shot, two Immune Booster juices, two Cold Kicker juices, and turmeric tea from La Colombe. The kit costs $79 and is available at Roots Fitzhugh, Roots Lakewood and in line.
social punch bowl in Deep Ellum offers five mocktails: Toronja y Chile with grapefruit syrup, lime juice, chilli, honey and sparkling water; Chef’s Cup with crushed lemon and strawberry, honey-ginger syrup and sparkling water; Strawberry Rhubarb Fizz with strawberry syrup, Fee Brothers Rhubarb Bitters and sparkling water; Watermelon Palmer with watermelon tea syrup and lemon juice; and Blueberry Lemonade Fizz with blueberry syrup and lemon juice.
Sloane’s Corner offers two limited-edition specialty cocktails available through January 31: Lunar 75 is a lemony take on a classic gin cocktail with Hendrick’s Lunar gin, kumquat and lemon juice. Back in Black is a sophisticated take on a Maple Old Fashioned with Whistlepig Piggyback Rye, Maple Bitters, Barrel Aged Maple Syrup and Angostura Bitters.
Boba Republic at 100 Legacy Dr #102, Plano offers three beverages: Thai tea, a smoky, caffeinated black tea with cream, served hot or cold; Taro Milk Tea Jasmine tea sweetened with homemade syrup, taro flavoring and soy milk; and Vietnamese Coffee Frap, with Vietnamese coffee ice cream and homemade sweetener.
Topo Chico hard seltzer has a new flavor: Topo Chico Ranch Water Hard Seltzer, with effervescence, lime juice and tequila flavor. It comes in a 12-pack of 12oz slim cans, with 4.7% alcohol by volume and 100 calories.
Lakewood Brewery makes last year’s seasonal Tangerine Queen, an American wheat beer with orange peel and tangerine, a year-round product.
Frito Lay has new Lay’s Layers, a multi-dimensional potato “bite” with layers of crispiness, in two flavors: sour cream and onion, and three cheeses, blending cheddar, parmesan and gouda. From what it looks like on the package, the chips appear to be ball-shaped with a corrugated chip membrane in the center.
Einstein Brothers Bagels has a new Take & Toast Bagels line, now available at Walmart. These are ready-to-bake bagels in packs of five in the most popular flavors for $4.48 per pouch: Plain, Everything, Cinnamon Raise and Asiago.
AT&T Stadium entered into a three-year partnership with Sweet Earth Mindful Chik’n, showcasing their plant-based chickens in dishes that include: Buffalo Chick’n Nachos, Touchdown Tater Tots, Chick’n Avocado Wrap and Chopped Chik ‘n Salad.
Asparagus is launching a series of zodiac-inspired cupcakes throughout the year, with a new cupcake for each zodiac sign, designed with astrological authority Sanctuary. The first is a Miso Caramel Cupcake – a caramel cake with a miso caramel filling and cream cheese frosting, which will debut Jan. 24 at the Plaza Preston Center bakery near the Northwest Highway.
Dickey’s BBQ released their second cookbook, titled Behind the barbecue: recipes, cocktails and stories, featuring recipes from Dickey family members, employees, franchise owners and more. Created with help from Southwestern Publishing House, it costs $35 and can be purchased in line.
Hopdody Burger Bar, the Austin-born burger chain, acquired Grub Burger Bar, the no-different burger chain in Bryan, Texas.