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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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Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

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.