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Hard Rock Cafe departs Dallas
Victory Park’s longstanding outpost of the Hard Rock Cafe is officially on the way out. According to CultureMap, the location is set to close its doors at the end of July, though its departure from the city could be only temporary if the chain finds a new local address.
Stars owner debuts Shark Club this fall
Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi will soon open the first U.S. outpost of Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill. The Canadian-born chain will open at 8451 Parkwood Boulevard in late summer, bringing more than 40 TVs for watching sports (including two 20-foot “media walls”) and sports bar fare like chicken wings, a keg full of nachos, and bacon-spiked macaroni and cheese. The new bar joins two outposts of Moxie’s, also a Canadian sports bar chain, operated by Gaglardi.
The Adolphus scores a new pastry chef
Pastry chef Ruben Torano, who has spent time in vaunted Dallas kitchens like Nobu and the restaurants owned by Headington Companies, has taken a new post at the Adolphus Hotel. A press release notes that Torano took over the post in late May, where he’ll oversee operations at City Hall Bistro, the French Room, and walk-up waffle spot Otto’s Coffee.