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Lauded Chicago steakhouse Maple & Ash will open in Dallas
Chef Danny Grant’s takeover of Dallas continues. Fresh off the news that his pizza-and-pasta restaurant Etta would be opening a location in the East Quarter comes another announcement — Maple & Ash, the ritzy Chicago-based steakhouse, will open, appropriately, in Maple Terrace, the 1927 development in Uptown that’s currently in the process of being remodeled. The news was first reported by Escape Hatch Dallas.
Maple & Ash will be the fourth restaurant from What If Syndicate, the restaurant group behind Chef Danny Grant, who spent much of his career in Chicago before landing in Dallas last year, where he opened Italian spot Monarch, and sushi lounge Kessaku, both inside the Thompson Hotel Downtown. Since its opening in February, Monarch has become one of the most popular new restaurants in the city, according to the Dallas Morning News. Maple & Ash is expected to open next year.
Slew of local new restaurants announced to AT&T Discovery District
The full lineup of restaurants — 16 in all — have been announced for the food hall at Downtown’s hip new AT&T Discovery District, which is set to officially open on Friday, June 25, according to CultureMap. They include a collection of DFW-born eateries, like Revolver Taco, Monkey King Noodle Co., and The Dock, known for its lobster grilled cheese sandwiches, as well as previously announced Rise & Thyme, from celebrity chef Amanda Freitag, Jaxon Beer Garden, and Bobbers Burgers & Whips. See the full list of restaurants here.
Fort Worth landmark Roy Pope Grocery reopens after extensive remodel
Roy Pope Grocery, the 1943 Fort Worth landmark that was closed for more than a year as it underwent extensive renovations, has reopened.
Visitors to the store will notice some major changes — there is now a coffee shop and wine bar, as well as an expanded kitchen, which makes fresh pastries and breakfast tacos for the cafe each morning, according to the Dallas Morning News. The grocery also offers lunch, including hot deli dishes like roasted chicken, King Ranch casserole, Italian sandwiches, plus cold dishes like salads.
The new bar includes more than 150 wines by the bottle and the glass, plus local and European craft beers. As part of the reopening, the grocery has launched a wine club with monthly tastings, and plans to sponsor other community events as well.