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Cozy neighborhood lounge Clifton Club will open on Fitzhugh Avenue later this year
A cozy new lounge will bring feel-good vibes to Fitzhugh Avenue later this year, according to the Dallas Morning News. Clifton Club is a project from chef Greg Katz, who also opened Beverly’s on Fitzhugh in 2019. Whereas Beverley’s offered Jewish deli and bistro-style far like schnitzel, handmade pasta and sharables, Clifton Club will be more of a drinking spot, complete with lots of small tables, a green marble bar, and a flexible, plant-covered indoor-outdoor space. Katz told the DMN he hopes the bar, which will go into the spot formerly occupied by gay bar Zippers, will be the perfect spot for a pre- or post-dinner drink, or pit stop for those using the Katy Trail.
Wing Boss will get permanent digs in North Texas later this summer
Wing Boss, the virtual restaurant serving hickory-smoked wings, Cajun fries, and more, will open its first standalone restaurant later this summer in Addison. The restaurant, which is owned by barbecue behemoth Dickey’s, originally opened during the pandemic, hawking wings and other eats via delivery only in more than 70 cities nationwide. The first brick-and-mortar location will open at 3765 Beltline Road, and will feature a full bar, plus plenty of TVs for sports viewing. No word yet on an opening date, or plans for additional locations.
Trinity Groves’s ArtPark is now officially open
A new hangout in Trinity Groves has officially opened, complete with local graffiti, food, and boozy beverages. The Trinity Groves ArtPark officially opened on Tuesday, July 20, at 3015 Gulden Lane. The park serves as a beer garden of sorts for the many restaurants that populate the West Dallas development, like Babb Brothers BBQ and Holy Crust pizzeria, according to Focus daily News. The park, which was formerly a parking lot, is now covered in artificial grass and dotted with trees and umbrellas, plus lawn chairs and televisions for watching local sports. Diners can order drinks from a shipping container that’s been converted into a bar, plus bar food like wings, burgers and Spaghetti-O fritters, or take out food from any of the park’s neighboring restaurants.