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A Respected West Texas Chef Is Doing a Deli in Dallas

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A new spot for spring rolls in Dallas

It’s opening day for Jia Modern Chinese and Asian Lounge in Dallas (8411 Preston Road), reports Dallas News. First-time restaurant owner Jia Huang’s menu is filled out with Chinese staples like General Tso’s chicken and orange peel chicken, along with healthier options like the Seafood Delight, a plate of scallops, shrimp, calamari, snow peas, mushrooms, and broccoli and the Jia’s Super Fit Shrimp Salad (avocado, greens, tomatoes, green beans and sesame oil dressing). Starters include Amoy Spring Rolls, an ode to Huang’s hometown in China, and a soft-shell crab app. The space, home to popular Chinese eatery Szechwan Pavilion in the 1990s, more recently housed an erratic string of failed eateries (Crudo Italian, Cucina Neighborhood Italian, Mi Piaci and Ocho Kitchen & Cocktails).

A respected deli is en route to Preston Center

A sandwich spinoff of West Texas’s beloved Peasant Village is coming soon to Preston Center (6130 Berkshire Lane), reports Culture Map. PV Deli will slide into the former Marble Slab Creamery space, selling substantial sandwiches, wraps, flatbreads, soups, chicken salads, and Southern-styled mac ‘n cheese options. PV Deli comes from chef Jason Helfer, who hails from a lauded restaurant family, notes the pub. Sandwich orders in the works include the Hall Of Fame (chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, and avocado on wheat berry bread) and the Ladder on a jalapeno cheddar roll, built with chicken, ham, salami, caramelized onions, Provolone, cheddar, spinach, banana peppers, black olives, tomato, chipotle mayonnaise, and Frank’s Red Sauce.

Shoes to fill at D Magazine

D Magazine’s online dining editor Catherine Downes is leaving, which means the glossy mag is looking for a replacement to step in and run its decade-old SideDish domain. The job description, which is now live, also includes compiling tedious directory listings of thousands of bars and restaurants across Dallas. Downes is staying put in the city, announcing she just accepted a job at Southwest: The Magazine.