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A New Mezcal Bar Heads to Fitzhugh Avenue

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La Viuda Negra will open on Fitzhugh Avenue, two doors down from El Come Taco
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— La Viuda Negra, a new mezcal bar from the minds behind Bowen House pop-up Santos y Pecadores, will open on Fitzhugh Avenue in a space two doors down from El Come Taco. In addition to the smoky agave-based spirit, La Viuda Negra will also serve pulque, a boozy, wine-like libation made from the sap of the maguey (agave) plant. Co-owner and El Come Taco chef Luis Villalva will develop a menu of Mexican street food for the bar, which is expected to open in the next few weeks. [D Magazine]

— Chef Graham Dodds has parted ways with the restaurants at the Statler Hotel. Dodds formerly served as culinary director for the hotel, overseeing its six restaurants including breakfast destination Overeasy and buzzy Chinese-American eatery Fine China. Dodds has not announced plans for his next project yet, but the chef is expected to stay in Dallas. [GuideLive]

— Deep Ellum’s newest sushi restaurant has arrived. Hibiki opened its doors at 2651 Commerce Street earlier this week, and brings chefs Franky Shin and JB Kim to Dallas from Las Vegas. In addition to traditional sushi, the izakaya-style eatery will also serve noodle dishes, chicken teriyaki, and bento box lunches. At the bar, find sake, cocktails, and Japanese whiskey. [CultureMap]