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A Dallas noodle favorite heads to Fort Worth
Monkey King Noodle Company, one of Dallas’s favorite destinations for soup dumplings and noodle bowls, will open a new outpost in Fort Worth. According to a press release, the location is set to open inside the Foodhall at Crockett Row, joining spots like Oni Ramen and Cinnaholic. This is the second attempt at a food hall location for Monkey King, which opened a short-lived (and now-shuttered) outpost at Plano’s beleaguered Legacy Hall. The Fort Worth location is set to open on April 26.
Up on Knox has a brand new chef
Up on Knox, the Knox Avenue restaurant that’s cycled through a few chefs since its 2017 debut, has a new chef in charge. Wes Whitsell, formerly of much-lauded Los Angeles restaurants Gjelina, Blair’s, and Osteria La Buca, has officially taken over the kitchen. A new menu debuted in March, with dishes like pork belly braised in Shiner beer, grilled whole fish, and the Knox burger, topped with housemade pickles and Dijon aioli.
Magical Dessert Bar gets a major revamp
Unicorn-themed sweet shop Magical Dessert Bar has closed its doors in Deep Ellum, despite attracting hours-long lines for its twee sugary treats. According to GuideLive, the dessert shop is heading to a bigger, more kid-friendly location in Deep Ellum, with plans to change its name to House of Unicorn by Magical Dessert Bar. Expect cupcakes, milkshakes, and plenty of selfie opportunities next to the 8-foot-tall unicorn mural when the House of Unicorn opens this spring.