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Whistle Britches brings crispy fried chicken to Southlake
Chef Omar Flores’s popular Southern comfort food restaurant is finally open in Southlake. The restaurant, which also has locations in Plano and North Dallas, debuted last week at 6110 Frankford Road in Southlake Town Square, according to the Dallas Morning News. The restaurant, which serves up fried chicken, salmon and grits, cole slaw, jalapeño cornbread, and other Southern bites, first gained fame in 2018 with an appearance on Guy Fieri’s show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Dole Whips arrive in Downtown Dallas
A new restaurant serving Dole Whips, queso-topped burgers, and loaded hot dogs has opened at The Exchange at AT&T Discovery District. Bobbers Burgers and Whips opened last month in the food court, serving up the frozen pineapple-flavored soft served treat first made famous at Disneyland, alongside a basic menu of burgers and hot dogs made with locally-sourced meats like Beeman Ranch wagyu and Luscher’s Red Hots. As the Dallas Observer points out, “bobbers” here refers to a stripped-down motorcycle (hot dogs on the menu are referred to as “red hot pipes”) — a basic Bobber Burger starts at $5, with the option to “custom build” with toppings like queso, fried egg, and chili. The restaurant also serves craft beer, and offers indoor and outdoor seating.
Dallas’s Taco Joint set to expand this fall
Dallas-based taqueria chain Taco Joint is in expansion mode, with a handful of new restaurants set to open in North Texas this fall. One of those restaurants, at Heritage Creekside in Plano, will be the chain’s first expansion out of Dallas proper, according to CultureMap. Two more new spots are expected to open in Dallas, at 14999 Preston Road and 12300 Inwood Road. That’ll bring the chain’s total locations to seven.
Taco Joint is known for its breakfast tacos and burritos, chalupas, and “disaster” queso, mixed with ground sirloin, guacamole, and pico de gallo.