Gordon Ramsay of Kitchen Nightmares fame picked DFW for his big new restaurant headquarters. The British celeb chef’s business is decamping from California for Texas, the Dallas Morning News reports. Las Colinas is where Gordon Ramsay North America headquarters will be located, and there are big plans to launch 18 restaurants across American in 2022 from that HQ.
Dallas will possibly see some of Ramsay’s restaurants too: CEO Norman Abdallah floats the idea of bringing Street Pizza, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, and Ramsay Kitchen to the area in 2022 or 2023.
Ramsay even enlisted Hell’s Kitchen chefs to work on his team, tapping Dallas native Michelle Tribble and Christina Wilson to develop new menus.
Oni Ramen is now open at CityLine in Richardson
Richardson development CityLine now boasts a new ramen spot with the opening of Oni Ramen, which serves noodles in pork, chicken, sesame dashi, and cabbage-soymilk broth — along with specialty options like “demon spiced miso broth.” There’s also a full-service bar with special Japanese whiskey, sake and craft cocktails. Oni Ramen’s Deep Ellum location is where Rihanna recently went for dinner during her Dallas visit.
Bishop Arts bar The Local Oak says goodbye
Axios is mourning the loss of North Oak Cliff neighborhood bar The Local Oak, which closed abruptly last weekend after years in Bishop Arts. The block where the bar is will soon become an apartment complex, and its neighbor Ten Bells is moving down the street.
Bonchon Addison is partnering with North Texas Food Bank
Do a good deed by ordering Korean fried chicken this week. Through December 16, Bonchon Addison customers will receive a free five-piece chicken strip order when they donate to the North Texas Food Bank. There’s a limit to one order per customer, and Bonchon will also match all donations made to the North Texas Food Bank up to $10,000.