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A Deep Ellum Honky-Tonk Will Open at the Beleaguered Toyota Music Factory in Irving

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The patio at Mama Tried in Deep Ellum
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Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

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A buzzy juice bar expands to Dallas

Pressed Juicery, a giant cold-pressed juice chain, has plans to expand to Dallas. The chain announced in a press release that it will bring its first two locations to DFW in the coming months, with outposts planned for Dallas’s Uptown Plaza and Southlake Town Square. Additional locations in Fort Worth, North Dallas, and Plano are expected to follow.

Melt Ice Creams announces yet another new outpost

Fresh off opening its tiny Bishop Arts District location in Dallas, Fort Worth’s Melt Ice Creams has a new location in the works. The budding chain is expected to open its third outpost at Fort Worth’s Sundance Square this summer, occupying a 550 square foot space. Expect it to arrive sometime in July.

Greater Dallas Restaurant Association makes mayoral endorsement

With the runoff election for the Dallas mayoral race just days away, the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association has endorsed Eric Johnson as its candidate. “We know Eric Johnson will contact us and seek our perspectives whenever votes affecting our industry arise at the horseshoe at Dallas City Hall,” the organization said in a statement, “We find his approach to working with businesses to be fairer and more balanced.”

Deep Ellum honky-tonk heads to the ‘burbs

Mama Tried, the Deep Ellum country-focused bar opened by prolific bar owner Brooke Humphries, will head to the beleaguered Toyota Music Factory in Irving. According to GuideLive, the bar will take over a gigantic 5,000 square foot space with plenty of room for pool tables, space for live music, and tons of TVs. Chef Ashley Heredia will oversee the menu (think brisket sliders, nachos, and more bar fare), and the bar is expected to open in August 2019.