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Guy Fieri’s Casino Restaurant Temporarily Closes Less Than a Week After Opening

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Guy Fieri’s new Durant, OK, restaurant closed temporarily three days after opening due to Covid-19.
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Guy Fieri’s casino restaurant closed after three days due to Covid-19

A new Guy Fieri restaurant inside the Choctaw Casino and resort in Durant, Oklahoma, closed just three days after opening due to an employee testing positive for Covid-19, the Dallas News reports. The American Kitchen + Bar, which is about 90 miles north of Dallas on the Texas-Oklahoma border, opened for business July 7. They closed July 10 for cleaning and disinfection after managers learned of the diagnosis. The casino’s other amenities remain open at reduced capacity, according to its website.

New cookbook brings Dallas chefs favorite recipes home

A new cookbook produced by the Dallas 24 Hour Club will feature the home recipes of a litany of Dallas’s top chefs, including Tracy Miller of LOCAL; Janice Provos of Parigi; Abraham Salum of Salum and many more. In previous years, the Dallas All-Star Chef Classic, an in-person dining event, was a major fundraiser for The 24 Hour Club, which helps unhoused people recover from addiction. But with pandemic making large gatherings risky, and more people cooking at home, the organization has pivoted to create the cookbook, which is currently available for preorder and will be available November 1. Proceeds from the book will help fund The 24 Hour Club’s work.

Oak Lawn’s Mille Lire has closed

Mille Lire, the Italian restaurant founded in Oak Lawn in 2017, has closed, CultureMap reports. In his goodbye, Italian-born chef Giuliano Matarese said that he plans to return to cooking Italian cuisine sometime in the future. The restaurant, which served osso bucco, house-made pasta and take-and-bake lasagna, suffered a blow last year when Matarese’s business partner Brian Ellard was killed, along with Ellard’s wife and children, in a plane crash.