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Paula Deen’s Southern Restaurant Disappears From DFW’s Dining Scene

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Build Presents Paula Deen Discussing Her New Cookbook “At The Southern Table With Paula Deen” Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images
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Paula Deen departs Dallas

About a year and a half after opening Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen in Fairview, the famed (and controversial) TV chef has departed DFW. According to GuideLive, the Fairview restaurant closed its doors sometime this month without a word, and its website and social media have been scrubbed of any mentions of that location. The DFW restaurant’s departure follows the closure of the chain’s San Antonio location earlier this year.

CraftWorks Kitchen replaces Ziziki’s in Plano

The Plano location of now-shuttered Greek restaurant Ziziki’s at 5809 Preston Road has a new tenant in CraftWorks Kitchen, a casual new eatery that’s set to make its debut in the coming months. According to CultureMap, the restaurant will serve a wide-ranging menu of dishes like chicken wings, blue cheese potato chips, and pasta. Expect CraftWorks Kitchen to arrive sometime in October.

Shayna’s Place expands to a second outpost

Taking over the space formerly occupied by Local Press + Brew, do-gooder cafe Shayna’s Place has opened a second location that it’s dubbing “the Annex.” According to D Magazine, the second location will serve on-the-go fare like juice, coffee, grab-and-go salads, and breakfast tacos from Tacodeli. The Annex is now open daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.