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Nick Badovinus debuts Yo Lobster in Highland Park Village
Prolific Dallas restaurateur Nick Badovinus has officially debuted his newest Dallas eatery, according to the Dallas Morning News. Called Yo Lobster, the restaurant takes over the space formerly occupied by Badovinus’s Perfect Union Pizza Company at 33B Highland Park Village. Open for dinner only, Yo Lobster’s menu focuses on its titular ingredient, which diners will find in “proper” lobster rolls like a Connecticut version that’s slathered in butter ($27) and a California roll ($30) with avocado and pico de gallo. Crudos, burgers, salads, and simply prepared fish dishes are also on the menu.
Three more Dallas establishments slapped with liquor license suspensions
As part of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s ongoing enforcement of statewide capacity limits and other protocols intended to stem the spread of COVID-19, three more Dallas establishments have been slapped with temporary liquor license suspensions — Deep Ellum’s Wok Hard (formerly occupied by IdleRye), a billiards bar in South Dallas called CJ’s, and El Globo Taqueria Restaurant at 212 South Llewellyn Avenue.
An Italian-inspired steakhouse opens in The Colony
Prolific restaurateur Steve DiFillippo will soon debut Davio’s, his iconic Northern Italian steakhouse, in The Colony. Set to arrive at 5762 Grandscape Boulevard on November 5, the restaurant will occupy a massive 13,000 square feet of space, serving pastas, seafood dishes, and of course, Prime steaks. Specifically, diners can look forward to hand-rolled gnocchi, eggplant caponata, and aged ribeye. As far as the booze is concerned, a full menu of cocktails and more than 300 bottles of wine sourced from California and Italy await.