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A Chic NorCal Wine Bar Will Open Its First Texas Location in Addison

Expect District to arrive at Village on the Parkway this fall, complete with grilled Spanish octopus and plenty of small-batch whiskeys

Pizza served on a white plate and topped with cherry tomatoes, basil, white cheese, and red sauce
A perfectly charred pie from District in San Francisco
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District, a chic restaurant and wine bar that hails from Northern California, will debut its first Texas location later this year in Addison.

The San Francisco-born eatery will open at 5100 Belt Line Road, inside the Village on the Parkway development in Addison sometime later this year. Founded by former Wall Street banker Jon D’Angelica and Ryan Vance in 2007 District currently operates three California outposts, including restaurants in Oakland and San Jose.

District will occupy a 3,800 square foot space with seating for nearly 100 diners, plus an expansive outdoor patio that can seat an additional 40 people. The space’s design will take nods from the San Francisco original, with “rich woods, rustic chandeliers, and contemporary accents” throughout the dining room, per a press release.

Scope out a rendering of the space below:

As far as the food is concerned, diners can look forward to an eclectic menu of dishes that ranges from zucchini blossom flatbreads to grilled Spanish octopus with “inked” rice and saffron aioli, plus seasonal entrees like diver scallops served with California caviar and smoked lamb chops with fried polenta and Castelvetrano lamb jus. On the boozier side of the menu, expect an extensive selection of wines and small-batch whiskeys, plus beers from local breweries like Peticolas.

This area could certainly use a solid wine bar, especially following the departure of longtime drinking destination Mercy Wine Bar in 2020. Open in the neighborhood for 17 years, the bar had a dedicated crowd of regulars who have undoubtedly been searching for a replacement since Mercy’s closure last May, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

District is expected to arrive in Addison sometime this fall. Stay tuned for an official opening date as that time approaches.

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