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Deep Ellum’s Izkina Temporarily Shutters for a Revamp

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Izkina Dallas lounge space with couches
Expect a new look the next time you hit Izkina
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Deep Ellum’s Izkina is temporarily closed

With the first anniversary of its official debut just around the corner, Deep Ellum hotspot Izkina has temporarily closed its doors. The bar announced the slightly shocking move with a sign on the door that says that Izkina will be closed for a “hot minute,” and that “new things [are] coming soon.”

Chef Joel Orsini tells Eater that the closure will only last for about a week and a half, and will give Izkina’s staff time to revamp the restaurant’s interior and rework the menu to a “more open platform” that won’t be as focused on Spanish cuisine. Stay tuned for more details on what that menu will look like.

Daphne’s Mediterranean ditches Dallas

Only a few months after Daphne’s Mediterranean took over all the DFW locations of Noon’s Mediterranean, the California chain has officially ditched Dallas. According to CultureMap, the shutter of both Dallas outposts is a result of sluggish sales. But don’t be surprised if you see Daphne’s pop up in Texas again — its owners are reportedly “actively” looking to make a comeback.

Plano steakhouse stalwart Steve Fields is on the way out

After 14 years of slinging traditional steakhouse fare in Plano, Steve Fields Steak & Lobster Lounge’s days are numbered. In a statement sent to media on Tuesday, founder Steve Fields announced that the restaurant will serve its final Prime steaks and lobster tails on Sunday, September 1. “After 14 successful and memorable years, it’s hard to find the words to express my gratitude to all who made it possible,” Fields said in a statement.