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Dallas’s Beloved Thai Street Food Market Is Making a Comeback

Plus, a new Indian street food destination is en route and more DFW dining intel

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The weekly street food market at North Dallas’s Buddhist Center has reopened.
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Buddhist Center’s street food market is serving up some of Dallas’s best Thai food

One of the city’s best food markets has reopened, serving up tons of Thai street food at The Buddhist Center of Dallas. According to The Dallas Morning News, the market, which has served up fresh-cooked Thai dishes every Sunday for 15 years, reopened earlier this month following a hiatus during the pandemic.

The market, which is on the grounds of the temple at 8484 Stults Road in North Dallas, is populated with stalls run by temple members, some of whom are retired restaurant industry professionals and skilled home cooks. The volunteer-run stalls serve everything from papaya salad, sakoo dumplings, chicken pad Thai, plus a number of dishes that are hard find elsewhere in Dallas. The DMN notes that the stalls frequently sell out, so its a good idea to arrive early. The market is also cash-only, with dishes ranging from $1 to $10. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday.

Massive entertainment complex will bring movies, bowling, and bumper cars to Southlake

EVO Entertainment, a Central Texas-based company, will soon bring a massive entertainment complex to Southlake Town Square, including everything from a video game arcade, cinema, laser tag, and plenty of food options. The project, which will be the first location for North Texas, will take over the space that used to house the now-shuttered Harkins Theatres. According to Community Impact, EVO will transform some of the auditoriums at the theater into full dine-in theaters complete with reclining chairs and top-of-the-line sound systems. The 68,733-square-foot development will also have a bowling alley, a bar, and a full kitchen, plus an outdoor patio, outdoor movie screen, and fire pits. A timeline for the project’s opening has yet to be announced.

New restaurant will bring Indian-style egg dishes to Irving

EggHolic, a new eatery headed to Irving this fall, focuses on Indian-style egg dishes served at street carts through the continent. The restaurant, which was founded in Chicago in 2018 by two Indian Americans, serves up dishes like cheese katori, green egg curry, and Desi-style omelettes made with tomatoes, onions, and chilis. The restaurant also offers a large selection of vegetarian dishes, halal chicken, and lassis. The Irving location will open in Fall 2021, at 7750 N MacArthur Boulevard.