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Dallas Restaurateurs Feed Tornado Victims In Ellis County; Arlington's Oldest Restaurant Will Close Its Doors

Plus, Chef Tim Love's empire grows ever bigger.

Maple & Motor's Jack Perkins' joined a group of Dallas restaurateurs to feed relief workers and victims in Ellis Co.
Maple & Motor's Jack Perkins' joined a group of Dallas restaurateurs to feed relief workers and victims in Ellis Co.
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CHARITY WIRE – The Dallas restaurant scene is known for its ability to band together in times of crisis, which is why it’s not surprising that a group of local restaurateurs and chefs headed to Ellis County to feed volunteers and victims in the aftermath of last weekend’s devastating tornadoes. Maple & Motor’s Jack Perkins, joined by staff from Dude Sweet Chocolate, Cafe Momentum, and Lockhart Smokehouse, will provide dinner for those in need on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. According to a post on Maple & Motor’s Facebook page, the group is currently seeking volunteers to provide assistance on Wednesday and Thursday evening. [Dallas Morning News]

ARLINGTON – Arlington Steak House, an 84-year-old restaurant that was once a popular place for gamblers to drink "illicit whiskey," will soon be transformed into a new location of mini-chain Jambo’s BBQ. As the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports, Arlington Steak House opened its doors in 1931, and became locally famous for its chicken fried steak and yeast rolls. Jambo’s will take over the space on February 1, and "gradually restore barbecue to the menu while keeping the restaurant’s theme and high-rolling history. [Star-Telegram]

EXPANSION WIRE – Chef Tim Love’s empire is growing once again. In addition to his appearances on reality TV and restaurants in Fort Worth and Austin, Love now plans to expand his meaty reign into Tennessee. CultureMap reports Love will open locations of Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and Love Shack in Knoxville, where he attended college at the University of Tennessee. A Spring 2016 opening is expected for both concepts. [CultureMap]

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