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Stalwart Oak Cliff Bakery Rush Patisserie Shutters Its Storefront

Plus, a new wine shop heads to Preston Center and more DFW dining intel

a flaky pastry topped with crushed almonds and cut in half
Rush Patisserie has closed its storefront after an SUV crashed into the building in May.
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Oak Cliff pastry shop closes after freak accident in May

Rush Patisserie, the Oak Cliff sweet shop that’s been in business since 2007, has closed following a freak accident earlier this year in which an SUV smashed into the shop, causing structural damage and destroying furniture and the checkout area, according to CultureMap.

The retail location, at 120 Eldorado Avenue, has been closed since the incident, and now that closure is apparently permanent. However, owner Jennifer Rush has been cooking out of her commissary kitchen the entire time, and Rush’s treats are available at Drip Coffee and through direct order.

As CultureMap notes, Rush isn’t the only Dallas baker to have a run-in with an SUV recently. In November 2020, a car crashed into Lake Highlands pastry shop Haute Sweets, hospitalizing owner Tida Pichakron and two of her employees.

“Laid back” wine shop and restaurant to open at Preston Center

A new retail wine shop and restaurant with an approachable and relaxed vibe will open early next year at Preston Center, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Glass Cellar comes from FB Society, the same restaurant group behind Sixty Vines. The shop will go into the former home of burger joint Snuffers, which closed in 2018 after 15 years. The hybrid retail store and restaurant will seat 60, where diners can sample wines to drink on-site, or take bottles home. The food menu, according to DMN, will be inspired by by recipes from vineyard chefs around the world.

SoCal churros shop eyes Dallas as part of Texas expansion

A Southern California eatery known for its giant, loopy churros is expanding to Texas, and is eyeing locations in North Texas. According to Eater Houston, Loop Handmade Churros will open its first location outside of California later this month in Houston, and spots are already in the works for both Dallas and Austin. Loop serves giant churros with different flavors of icing, and sundae-style with soft serve and toppings like cookies and cream. No word yet on where the Dallas location might be.