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James Beard Semifinalist Omar Flores Will Open a Tex-Mex Restaurant

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Omar Flores with the Mayor of Flavortown, Guy Fieri
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Muchacho heads to Preston Center

Dallas chef Omar Flores, who earned multiple James Beard Award nods for his now-shuttered restaurant Casa Rubia, is getting into the Tex-Mex game. According to Escape Hatch Dallas, Flores will open Muchacho at the Plaza at Preston Center, taking over the space formerly occupied by Taco Diner. The restaurant will serve Tex-Mex classics, ranging from queso to fajitas, made with smoked and grilled meats. Expect Muchacho to arrive sometime later this summer.

Chef Marc Vetri eyes Dallas for expansion

Acclaimed Philly chef Marc Vetri could be planning a Dallas restaurant. According to Eater Philly, Vetri is currently eyeing Dallas (among other cities) for an outpost of his newly-debuted Fitler Club, a ritzy new “members-only lifestyle club” with memberships that start at a hefty $5,000 per year. Sounds about right for Dallas.

Plano lands a new Korean tofu restaurant

Volcano Soon Tofu, a new Korean restaurant with an extensive menu, has officially opened its doors in Plano. According to Community Impact, the restaurant opened its doors at 2001 Coit Road, Suite 300A last week, and diners can find dishes like simmering tofu soup, bibimbap, and Korean barbecue alongside plenty of soju.