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Michelin-starred Italian restaurant Carbone headed to Dallas
An award-winning “red sauce Italian” restaurant based in New York City will open an outpost in Dallas’s Design District by the end of this year, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Carbone, which has received one Michelin star each year since 2014 (as well as numerous other awards), serves elevated versions of classic red sauce dishes including veal parmesan, spicy rigatoni and meatballs, and New York Strip steak. The restaurant’s Caesar salad, made with hydroponic baby gem lettuce and white cured anchovies from Despaña, costs a whopping $25. The Morning News reports that the Dallas investor bringing the restaurant to the Metroplex has been plotting the expansion for eight years.
Restaurant owner hailed as hero after saving child from carjacking
Cody Hand, the owner of Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ on Market Center, is being called a hero after saving a two-year-old girl from a carjacking that happened outside his restaurant. According to NBCDFW, an Uber Eats driver left her baby in the car to run inside Ferris Wheelers to pick up an order. While she was inside, someone stole the vehicle with the baby inside. Hand and the woman used an app to try and track down the car, and eventually caught up with the suspect at a CVS, where he’d run out of gas. The suspect fled on foot and is still at large, but mother and baby were reunited and unharmed.
New Deep Ellum cafe aims to give back to Rwandan coffee farmers
A new coffee shop in Deep Ellum has a special mission — giving back to the Rwandan coffee farmers who grow the beans the shop uses. Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee was originally founded in Atlanta by Jonathan Golden, an Anglican priest, according to Culturemap. After the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Golden decided he wanted to help the Rwandan people. Profits from the coffee shop, which also operates locations in Houston, Boston and Florida, fund programs that serve the farmers.