It seems that hardly a day goes by lately without restaurant news coming out of Addison's Village on the Parkway shopping center: The latest addition to the lineup is California-based chain Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, which is planning a summer 2015 opening.
A press release features oft-used buzzwords like "rustic decor," "hand-crafted cocktails," and promises a sprawling menu of "globally-inspired dishes," as well as a similarly sprawling space (nearly 9,000 feet) and a huge dog-friendly patio that will feature no shortage of flat-screen TVs. In fact, the whole thing sounds remarkably similar to the California-based chain Yard House that recently announced its own impending arrival to the shopping center. (Seriously, just compare the appetizer sections of their incredibly large menus: Both include fancy riffs on spinach-artichoke dip and "Asian"-inspired calamari.)
Thankfully, two of the other new Village on the Parkway tenants are based a little closer to home: Austin-based Hopdoddy Burger Bar opened at the end of September, and homegrown favorite Neighborhood Services is slated to open its third location there sometime very soon. RA Sushi is also preparing to staff up its newest outpost at the burgeoning shopping center; they're hosting a job fair at the nearby Marriott Quorum until 6 p.m. today.
Of course, it's not all chains: Besides ubiquitous Dallas staples Gloria's, Zoes Kitchen, and Paciugo, as well as secondary locations of Uptown residents Dream Cafe and Social House, the shopping center also counts Mediterranean gem Canary by Gorji, Kenny's Italian Kitchen and Mercy Wine Bar among its tenants.
Village on the Parkway: 5100 Belt Line Rd.