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A New Taco Joint Brings ‘Texican’ Dishes to a Famous Building in Expo Park

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A new Expo Park taqueria debuts today

Bo-Leo’s Taco Shack, a new taqueria serving up old standbys with some Texas twists, has just taken over the space at 4300 Parry Avenue in Expo Park, which appeared in Wes Anderson’s 1996 film Bottle Rocket in its previous incarnation as a burger joint. CultureMap reports that Bo-Leo’s Taco Shack opens today with Mexican street tacos stuffed with chicken, brisket, chorizo, and pork pastor on deck, plus breakfast tacos, burritos, tortas, bowls, and “Texican” twists including chicken-fried steak and a riff on a Philly cheesesteak sandwich made with pork pastor. The longstanding building was most recently home to Luna’s Cocina and got some upgrades before reopening.

Edith’s French Cafe opens in Allen right after dipping on its Mockingbird Station outpost

Edith’s French Café, which was located in Mockingbird Station until just last week, has now opened a new outpost in Allen’s Watters Creek development at 916 Garden Park Drive. Edith’s offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and will soon add daily high tea service. Dishes include crepes, duck confit tartine, nicoise salad, and short rib poutine, as well as baked goods from its full bakery. The new eatery is from the same restaurant group that operates Edith’s French Bistro in Plano and short-lived Porcinos in Addison. According to GuideLive, Edith’s Mockingbird Station door bore a lockout sign from the landlord citing a failure to pay rent, while another of its Mockingbird Station concepts Brined Southern Kitchen met the same demise early this year.

A new storefront for booze-infused desserts opens in Dallas

DizziBrands, a purveyor of spiked frozen desserts with an insanely high ABV, just debuted at 5782 Alpha Road near the Galleria, according to the Dallas Observer. This is the first storefront for the brand, which already supplies local eateries, bars, and hotels with its line of 27 ice cream flavors, popsicles, and Jello shots that boast 17 percent alcohol by volume. At the new storefront, dessert lovers can find ice creams flavored with mint chocolate, vanilla bourbon, and bananas foster, while popsicles come in varieties like sangria, blood orange mimosa, and peach Bellini.