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Nashville Hot Chicken Spot Palmer’s Plots a Second Location in Preston Hollow

Plus, GAPCo reduces its hours amid a staffing shortage and more DFW dining intel

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Palmer’s Hot Chicken is adding a second Dallas location.
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Palmer’s Hot Chicken will open a second Dallas location in Preston Hollow this winter

Nashville-style hot chicken purveyor Palmer’s will open a second location, less than a year after landing in the metroplex with a spot in East Dallas’s Hillside Village shopping center. The new location, at 12300 Inwood Road, is expected to open sometime this winter.

Founded by Nashville-raised restaurateur Palmer Fortune, Palmer’s served the cayenne-heavy fried chicken in four heat levels, plus sides like pimento cheese grits and maple baked beans and desserts like banana pudding and ice cream cookie sandwiches. Palmer’s first location, at 6455 East Mockingbird Lane, opened in October 2020.

Citing staffing issues, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company reduces hours

Many restaurants across the United States have born the brunt of a so-called labor shortage in the wake of COVID-19, including one Dallas-area pizza joint. The popular, late-night Greenville Avenue Pizza Company announced earlier this week that it would reducing hours, for the first time ever, since opening in 2007. Instead of being open as late as 4 a.m. on weekends, the location at 1923 Greenville Avenue will now close at 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday. The location at 1145 Peavy Road, which is typically open until 1 a.m., will now close at 11 p.m. during the week and midnight Friday and Saturday. The change is meant to give the company’s overworked employees a bit of break, owner Sammy Mandell said in a press release.

“And we’ve always operated under the premise that if you treat people right, they’ll pay it forward in hard work and customer service,” he said.

New restaurant brings vegan Mexican food to Denton

A new restaurant called Pepitas Vegan Taqueria has opened in Denton, serving jackfruit “chicken” nachos, Beyond Meat chimichangas, portobello fajitas, and other veggie-friendly eats. According to CultureMap, the restaurant, which opened July 27, was originally a pop-up spinoff of Milpa Kitchen & Cantina, owned by the Landeros family since 2008. Their son, Edgar, decided to go vegan, and soon Milpa was offering a line of vegan dishes alongside their regular menu. Now, Pepitas has branched out, with a permanent home at 1115 West Hickory Street in Denton.

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