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Pickling Pro Josh Harmon Plots Two Eateries Inside the Belmont Hotel

Plus, The Real Housewives of Dallas get their own cupcakes this week

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An aging hotel gets fresh meat

West Dallas’s historic Belmont Hotel will get a newly renovated restaurant and cafe come early 2020, reports Dallas Observer. Chef Josh Harmon (Butler’s Cabinet in Fort Worth) will run both, called The Belmont Room (formerly Smoke) and Coyle Cafe by BC. The fermentation and pickling expert, formerly at Junction Craft Kitchen in Deep Ellum, plans to put prunes with pioneer bacon, pickled shrimp with clotted cream, and a “happy meal” cheeseburger on the menu, adds the pub. The cafe will feature a coffee bar, pastries and sandwiches like the “The Mikey Likes It” (BC’s pastrami, kimchi, 5,000 island, fish sauce slaw, and housemade Swiss cheese whiz). [DO]

Bravo, cupcakes

To celebrate this week’s Season 4 premiere of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Dallas, Sprinkles’ Dallas and Plano locations are rolling out themed cupcakes splashed with the female cast’s faces. Available Tuesday, September 3, and Wednesday, September 4.

Bottomless Pan-Latin bites for Fort Worth

Mexico City-born restaurateur Richard Sandoval just announced plans to bring his Toro Toro Pan Latin Steakhouse to downtown Fort Worth, reports Dallas News. The small plates destination, wedged inside the Worthington Renaissance Hotel, is shooting for a November opening. The sixth location for the nationwide brand, and the first in Texas, will import its popular $39-per-person brunch deal featuring unlimited pork belly Benedict, huevos rancheros, Bloody Marys, margaritas, and mimosas. The fusion menu also stars seafood, steaks, and empanadas. [DN]