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Terry Black’s Barbecue now available in grocery stores
Texas barbecue chain Terry Black is now making their signature smoked meats available at area Tom Thumb grocery stores. Dishes like the jalapeño cheddar smoked sausage, whole smoked turkeys and full racks of pork ribs will be available at prices starting at $15, according to a press release. The meats will be available at five area Tom Thumb locations. See the full list of stores here.
Bellini’s Italian Cafe to reopen in Design District
Longtime Oak Lawn trattoria Bellini’s Italian Cafe will be reopening at 921 N. Riverfront Drive, the spot previously occupied by Foxyco, CultureMap reports.
Bellini’s, which was beloved for its classic Italian food, closed three years ago when the Oak Lawn shopping center it occupied was razed to make way for a Total Wine store. The new location will serve both lunch and dinner, and should be open imminently, according to CultureMap. Foxyco, which previously occupied the Design District spot, closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Revolver Taco Lounge gets a makeover
In a post-coronavirus transition, Revolver Taco Lounge is now a “fiesty” new Tex Mex joint called La Resistencia, according to the Dallas Observer. The change comes in part as a response to limited capacity in the former restaurant’s two dining rooms, but is also a result of chef-owner Regino Rojas wanting to change things up, DO reports.
The new restaurant seats just eight people, and includes a six-course tasting menu for $65. Rojas has installed a yakitori grill to serve up traditional “corn and protein” meals with extra touches, such as caviar-topped scallops and Wagyu rib-eye. The restaurant is located at 2701 Main Street in Deep Ellum, and reservations can be made online.
Graham Dodds will head up new restaurant in historic Deep Ellum building
A new project taking over the Knights of Pythias temple in Deep Ellum will include a boutique hotel, and a modern American tavern serving up farm-to-table fare. Longtime chef Graham Dodds, known for pioneering Dallas’s farm-to-table movement with his restaurant Bolsa, will head up the kitchen at Elm + Good inside the soon-to-be opened Pittman Hotel at 2551 Elm Street. Both businesses will be located in the recently-renovated temple, which was built in 1916 and was the first commercial building built by and for African Americans in Dallas. The hotel is named after the architect who designed the building, Williams S. Pittman. Both hotel and restaurant are slated to open in late July.