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One of Dallas’s beloved beer dens debuts in new digs
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium just threw open the doors to its new location in The Sound at Cypress Waters, the uber popular new waterfront destination on the border of Coppell and Irving. Since 1995, the Flying Saucer has been one of Dallas’s favorite haunts for a broad array of craft and unique brews. This new location comes with a new food menu too including salads, rice bowls, and pressed sandwiches like the Andy Cubano Garcia with slow-cooked pork, yellow mustard, black garlic aioli, and pickles on Cuban bread. Drinkers will be delighted to know that the Saucer’s 40 taps can be taken to go in the bar’s growler and crowlers — another first for the company.
Newk’s Eatery will open 10 more outposts in DFW
A national fast-casual chain for sandwiches, salads, pizza, and more comfort foods is gearing up to blanket DFW with outposts, courtesy of a local franchisee group that already operates three Newk’s locations in the metroplex. It’s part of a larger expansion across North Texas and Oklahoma for the franchisee group. Newk’s philanthropic arm has raised over $1 million to support early detection for ovarian cancer “to give every woman a fighting chance.”
Atlanta’s The Flying Biscuit Cafe has departed Dallas
A favorite all-day-breakfast destination has closed its only two DFW locations in Richardson and Downtown Dallas after opening those in 2017 and 2018, respectively. No specific reason was cited for the closures, according to CultureMap. When The Flying Biscuit debuted its omelets, pancakes, and Coca-Cola-infused barbecue chicken in Richardson, it was part of a larger plan to open three area outposts. The third never happened, presumably those plans are also scrapped for good.