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DFW Restaurant Week reservations officially open today
The list of restaurants participating in DFW Restaurant Week is officially live today, and reservations for those restaurants are now bookable, at the event’s website, including places like PakPao Thai, Yardbird Southern Table, and Sferico. The event, which raised funds for the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope, runs from August 9 to September 5. During the event, diners can sample more than 100 DFW-area restaurants with prix fixe menus starting as low as $19. Twenty percent of the proceeds from those meals benefits the two non-profits.
Zalat Pizza to open three new locations by September
Zalat Pizza, the cult-fave pie spot spun off from Vietnamese restaurant DaLat, is in expansion mode. The restaurant, which already has a dozen locations throughout the metroplex, will open three more by September of this year, in Arlington, Irving, and at 11613 North Central Expressway in Dallas. The Arlington location, at 5415 South Cooper Street, opens next Monday, July 19. The Irving location, at 4835 North O’Connor Road, will open in August, and the newest Dallas spot will come later in the fall. The restaurant is known for its pho, elote, and Nashville hot chicken pizzas.
Pressed Juicery adds two new locations in North Dallas
Pressed, the plant-based cafe serving up cold-pressed juices and other snacks, is opening two new stores in North Dallas this summer. The first, at 6025 Royal Lane, is already open. The second, at 5290 Belt Line Road in Addison, will open later this summer. According to a press release, Pressed has a close relationship with its fruit and vegetable growers, allowing for the company to make juices within three days of the produce’s harvesting.