— Tonight, Dallas restaurateurs Beto Rodarte and Julian Rodarte will appear on an episode of Beat Bobby Flay. The father-son duo of chefs behind Beto & Son at Trinity Groves will take on Flay, and Julian will compete against the Iron Chef solo in the show’s first challenge. The episode airs at 9 p.m. on Food Network. [GuideLive]
— Parks Coffee, a DFW-based coffee purveyor, has opened its first cafe in Carrollton. The cafe is housed inside the company’s giant new 50,000 square-foot facility at 1401 MacArthur Drive, and baristas will be able to create their own roasts in the coffee shop’s lab. Coffee nerds can set up tours of the facility, which include coffee tastings and pairings. Parks Coffee’s cafe is now open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. [EaterWire]
— Houston-area chain Kolache Factory has opened a location at 2051 North Central Expressway in Richardson. Known for their sweet kolaches and savory klobasniky, at least three additional locations of Kolache Factory are expected to open in Dallas County in the coming months. [CultureMap]
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