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Deep Ellum’s Newest Coffee Shop Has Arrived

Plus, chefs rally together to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House and more DFW dining intel

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Fiction Coffee’s newest location is now open in Deep Ellum
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Delivery-only hot chicken restaurant heads to Lake Highlands

The latest entrant into Dallas’s hot chicken trend has officially opened in Lake Highlands. Sarah’s Hot Chicken, a virtual restaurant from the minds behind Fish City Grill, is now serving scratch-made Nashville-style fried chicken for delivery in Northeast Dallas. In addition to hot chicken in four heat levels, the restaurant also serves a fried shrimp po’boy, chicken tenders with fries, mac and cheese and coleslaw. The Lake Highlands restaurant is the second in North Texas — a Plano location opened in February.

Fiction Coffee opens Deep Ellum location

Popular coffee purveyor Fiction Coffee has opened its latest location in Deep Ellum’s Continental Gin building. The cafe, which first opened in 2017 at 1623 N. Hall Street, and which is in the process of expanding to Houston, will offer grab-and-go drinks, as well as work-friendly seating and free wifi both inside the cafe and in the surrounding green spaces. The recently-renovated historical building is also home to Common Desk, a coworking company that is the parent organization of Fiction Coffee.

Dallas chefs rally together for cookbook to benefit Ronald McDonald House

Several Dallas chefs have contributed to a new cookbook that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Dallas Ronald McDonald House and will raise funds for future beneficiaries of the nonprofit organization. The cookbook, Come to the Table, features recipes from Danny Grant of newly-opened Monarch, Julian Barsotti of Sprezza and Sarah Zubiate of Zubi’s, among others. The book is being sold for $40 as a way to raise money after the Ronald McDonald House’s gala had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The nonprofit provides support for families of sick children who are seeking treatment in the metroplex. The cookbook can be preordered at this link.

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