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The Deep Ellum Restaurant Boom Shows No Signs Of Slowing

The city’s hottest dining neighborhood is still heating up

A mural that reads “Deep Ellum TX”
Deep Ellum has a lot more going on than just cool murals
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Since the end of 2014, everyone from real estate developers to food writers has predicted that Deep Ellum would become one of the city’s fastest-growing neighborhoods. Restaurants have been an incredibly important part of that growth, with a new concept seemingly popping up every other day.

If recent announcements are an indication, that growth doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Yesterday, CultureMap Dallas reports that Harlowe MXM, a new brunch-focused concept from the minds behind Bread Winners and Henry’s Majestic, is headed to Deep Ellum. The restaurant will open in a former bicycle shop at 2823 Main St., described by CultureMap’s Teresa Gubbins as "arguably the most central spot in Deep Ellum."

In the past month alone, a number of new restaurant concepts have opened in Deep Ellum, including Amsterdam Falafelshop, Chef Ross Demers’ On The Lamb, and Independent Bar & Kitchen. The hits just keep on coming, too – later this year, Emporium Pies will open up their third Dallas outpost in Deep Ellum, right next door to Pecan Lodge. Also in the works is the highly-anticipated Revolver Taco Lounge and Purepecha, which was originally expected to open this spring.

It’s certainly a time of growth in Deep Ellum, but of course, the neighborhood’s old standbys, like Cane Rosso and Angry Dog, continue to thrive in this new world of a restaurant on every single corner. If you haven’t made it out to dine in Deep Ellum in the past several months, you’re likely missing out on a ton of brand-new restaurants.

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