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Dallas's Most Anticipated Fall & Winter 2014 Openings

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A peek at Proof & Pantry. [Photo: Proof & Pantry]

The busy fall opening season is on the horizon: While several local staples include Cane Rosso, Hypnotic Donuts, Neighborhood Services and Smoke are poised for expansion, there are also plenty of newcomers in the pipeline including not one but two ramen restaurants, a brick-and-mortar Cafe Momentum spot, and of course, continued expansion at Trinity Groves and Sylvan Thirty. Here, in no particular order other than alphabetical, are two dozen-plus coming attractions to look forward to this fall and winter (and beyond).

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The Bohemian Cafe
Where: Lower Greenville
What we know: This all-day bakery and "hot doggery" will feature house-baked kolaches and other baked goods, coffee, craft beer and wine, live music and free wi-fi.
Projected opening date: October 13
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Bottega Italia
Where: Sylvan Thirty
What we know: Chef Daniele Puleo (of Fort Worth's Inzo Italian Kitchen and formerly of Daniele Osteria in Oak Lawn) is opening an "Italian- and Napa Valley-inspired eatery, market, coffee, and wine bar." Expect charcuterie and lots of grab-and-go prepared foods, while the cafe portion will feature pizzas, sandwiches, salads, an extensive wine selection and local beer on tap.
Projected opening date: December
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Bradley Ogden projects
Where: Unknown
What we know: James Beard award-winning chef Bradley Ogden has plans to open branches of his fast-casual fried chicken restaurant Funky Chicken as well as a "farm-to-table gastropub" called Pour Society. While the concepts were originally slated to go into Preston Hollow Village at 75 and Walnut Hill, that deal fell through and they're still looking for the right location.
Projected opening date: Unknown
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Cafe Momentum
Where: Downtown
What we know: Chad Houser and Janice Provost's nonprofit teaches juvenile offenders culinary skills through a series of popular pop-up events, and now they're opening their very own restaurant at Pacific and Akard. Eric Shelton (formerly of Kitchen LTO) and Justin Box (former sous chef at Bolsa) will be in the kitchen.
Projected opening date: December
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Cane Rosso
Where: Fairview
What we know: Jay Jerrier's Neapolitan empire continues its quest to dominate the DFW pizza landscape with a location in the giant Village at Fairview/Village at Allen shopping center.
Projected opening date: Any day now
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Ceviche
Where: Oak Cliff
What we know: Mesa owner Raul Reyes is taking over an old auto body shop on the edge of Bishop Arts with intentions of transforming it into a seafood restaurant.
Projected opening date: Unknown; construction estimated to wrap up by end of summer
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Clark Food & Wine Co.
Where: Lower Greenville
What we know: Chef Randall Warder is opening a full-service, sit-down spot that will feature house-smoked meats, charcuterie, cheese boards and "artisan sandwiches."
Projected opening date: Fall
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Cold Beer Company
Where: Between Deep Ellum and Expo Park
What we know: The folks behind Plano's Fillmore Pub have revamped this small building at Main and Exposition with plans for a small locally sourced menu, lots of local beer and a generously sized patio.
Projected opening date: Soon
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Dee Lincoln Steak Bar
Where: Fort Worth
What we know: Steak and burger queen Dee Lincoln is expanding her meat-centric concept to Fort Worth's Museum Place development.
Projected opening date: First quarter of 2015
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DiDi's Tamale Diner
Where: Trinity Groves
What we know: This Mesquite restaurant is expanding with a second location at Trinity Groves; expect Mexican and Central American tamale varieties with fillings like cheese, smoked brisket and chicken, plus tortas, paletas and a bar with beer, margaritas and mezcal.
Projected opening date: Soon
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Harvest
Where: McKinney
What we know:Rick's Chophouse owner Rick Wells is opening a farm-to-table restaurant "with a modern Texas bent" in downtown McKinney. Harvest will feature local cage-free chicken, grass-fed beef, Gulf seafood and a seasonally rotating menu by chef Andrea Shackelford.
Projected opening date: September 19
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Hypnotic Donuts
Where: Denton
What we know: Dallas's original weirdo doughnut purveyor is opening a second location that's sure to be a smash hit in downtown Denton. It'll share space with Cultivar Coffee.
Projected opening date: September
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Kessler Park Eating House
Where: Oak Cliff
What we know: Jonathon Erdeljac of Jonathon's Oak Cliff fame is opening a second restaurant that will feature homey dishes from his childhood like pierogis, fresh pasta and pepperoni rolls.
Projected opening date: Unknown; originally estimated for end of summer
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Midnight Rambler
Where: Downtown (The Joule)
What we know: This long-awaited subterranean cocktail bar was originally going to be called Mirth & Refuge, but thankfully The Joule came to its senses.
Projected opening date: Fall
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Monta Ramen
Where: Richardson
What we know: Las Vegas' Monta Ramen — which Eater Vegas has called "perhaps the top ramen joint in Las Vegas" — will open on Coit Road south of Arapaho with tonkotsu, miso and shoyu ramen varieties as well as handmade gyoza.
Projected opening date: Originally slated for summer
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Neighborhood Services
Where: Addison
What we know: Nick Badovinus is bringing his tried-and-true restaurant and bar concept to Addison's Village on the Parkway shopping center.
Projected opening date: Very soon; they began staffing up in July
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Off-Site Kitchen
Where: Trinity Groves
What we know: Nick Badovinus' Design District burger mecca is opening a bigger and better location at Trinity Groves with more ample parking and air-conditioning.
Projected opening date: Unknown; originally estimated for fall 2013
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On Rotation
Where: East Dallas
What we know: This small batch brewery/tasting room/growler station is moving in at Gaston and Grand. Expect unusual creations like peach cobbler ale, café au lait milk stout and jalapeno saison; they'll also serve selections from other local brewers.
Projected opening date: Unknown

Oven & Cellar
Where: Downtown
What we know: DRG Concepts (Dallas Chop House, Dallas Fish Market, Chop House Burger) is opening a casual Italian restaurant at the 1900 Elm building that "will feature handmade pastas and charcuterie, pizza, sandwiches, and wine" from chef Kelly Hightower.
Projected opening date:November
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Proof & Pantry
Where: One Arts Plaza
What we know: Driftwood partners Michael Martensen and Sal Jafar II are poised to liven up One Arts Plaza with their newest venture, which will feature "progressive, yet approachable American fare" and "a diverse and original bar program." Expect a menu that will change with the seasons and of course, amazing cocktails.
Projected opening date: Late August
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Project Pie
Where: University Park/Lower Greenville
What we know: Yet another fast-casual pizza place, this one was born in Las Vegas and has two Dallas locations slated to open in the coming months: Preston Center and Lower Greenville. Project Pie is basically the Chipotle of pizzas; custom-built pies are built to order, cook in just two minutes and cost around $8.
Projected opening date: Unknown
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Rodeo Goat
Where: Design District
What we know: The Wynne family is bringing their laid-back Fort Worth burger and booze joint to the Design District, where it'll open just a stone's throw from their Meddlesome Moth. Expect burgers with unusual toppings like
Projected opening date: Unknown (originally slated for end of summer)
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Smoke
Where: Plano
What we know: The Oak Cliff mainstay from Tim Byres, Chris Jeffers and Chris Zielke is expanding with a second location at Preston and Park (in the space that once housed a Snuffer's). Expect a menu overhaul, a huge patio and awesome design courtesy of Coeval Studio.
Projected opening date: Early October
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Spork
Where: Far North Dallas (Preston and Frankford)
What we know: An impressive team that includes chef Eric Justice and Smoke trio Tim Byres, Chris Jeffers and Chris Zielke is rehabbing an abandoned Sonic into a casual, family-friendly restaurant featuring burgers, tacos and cocktails.
Projected opening date: Late November or December
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Start
Where: Oak Lawn
What we know: The healthy drive-thru concept is expanding with a second location on Lemmon Avenue. Expect the same offerings as the Upper Greenville locale, including breakfast sandwiches, salads and grass-fed burgers.
Projected opening date: Fall
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Sushi Bayashi
Where: Trinity Groves
What we know: Considering its eclectic and varied lineup of restaurants, it was only a matter of time till a sushi restaurant hit Trinity Groves. It'll be an "every day kind of sushi bar" featuring sushi chef Yuki Hirabayashi, formerly of Kenichi in Victory Park.
Projected opening date: Unknown; back in January it was estimated to open in "three to four months"
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Ten
Where: Sylvan Thirty
What we know: Ramen fans have been eagerly awaiting the debut of Tei-An chef/owner Teiichi Sakurai's pint-sized ramen shop at the up-and-coming Sylvan Thirty development. With just 13 seats and a price point hovering around $10 per bowl, it's sure to be packed.
Projected opening date: September or October
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TNT Tacos
Where: Quadrangle
What we know: "The hipper baby brother of Blue Mesa Grill" will offer a mix-and-match menu of tacos, burritos, salads and skewers (think buffalo chicken and ahi tuna) plus breakfast tacos and plenty of vegetarian options alongside a full bar that's heavy on the tequila.
Projected opening date: Fall
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Village Baking Co.
Where: Lower Greenville
What we know: The baked good masters are bringing their artisan breads and fine French pastries to a former head shop (how's that for gentrification) right next door to the Blind Butcher.
Projected opening date: Unknown
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Yolk
Where: One Arts Plaza
What we know: Chicago export Yolk is bringing breakfast to One Arts. Expect plenty of egg dishes, naturally, plus red velvet French toast, chicken and waffles, and lunch fare like burgers and salads.
Projected opening date: Fourth quarter of 2014
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