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A Santa-Themed Tiki Cocktail Pop-Up Hits Dallas Later This Month

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Miracle returns to Dallas with a Santa-inspired tiki theme

Miracle, the roving cocktail party that pops up in cities across the country, is headed back to Dallas this month. On Monday, November 25, Miracle’s Sippin’ Santa pop-up will set up shop at Dibs on Victory (2401 Victory Park Lane) and Tiny Victories (604 North Tyler Street) with drinks like the Kris Kringle Colada and plenty of kitschy, tiki-themed decor. It’s a “companion” to the traditional Miracle pop-up, which boasts “nostalgic holiday decor” and Christmas-y cocktails, which take over Deep Ellum cocktail den Hide.

Uptown gains a new East Coast seafood spot

There’s a new lobster roll in town via the Dock, a new restaurant that’s setting up shop at 3839 McKinney Avenue. Per CultureMap, the Dock will boast East Coast seafood staples like clam chowder, crab, and of course, lobster rolls. It’s a project of Denise and Brett Curtis, who began the restaurant as a food truck before opening a stall at Fort Worth’s Food Hall at Crockett Row. Expect it to debut sometime this month.

The French Room has a new chef in charge

It’s been a year of chef turnover at Downtown stalwart the French Room, which just hired Diego Fernandez to lead the kitchen at the ritzy dining destination inside the Adolphus Hotel. Fernandez boasts experience in acclaimed kitchens like Chicago’s Alinea and Quince in San Francisco, along with his San Antonio restaurant Starfish. Fernandez replaces chef Anthony Dispensa, who departed the restaurant earlier this year after taking over for Michael Ehlert, who only lasted about 10 months in the role.