A new spot opened in the Design District over Thanksgiving weekend but let’s start by addressing the eye-rolling name: it stands for Design District Bar. We may overlook the immature double entendre because it looks like the nostalgic dive bars we loved so much in the ‘90s and early ‘00s. Double D’s, brought to you by Jermey Elliott and Sung-Joon Koo, and the folks behind Ferris Wheelers and Sfuzzi.
Aside from a penchant for the basement living room and fonts of the ‘70s, Double D’s features a six-page cocktail menu with draft cocktails (such as its take on the old fashioned using Earl gray tea), frozen drinks (including the Miami Vice: half strawberry daiquiri and half pina colada), a house cocktail list (we’re ready to try the Revolver, which combines whiskey, coffee mix, and orange bitters), and classic cocktails, as well as the usual assortment of beers and a short but respectable wine list.
Find Double D’s at 1404 N. Riverfront Blvd., and open Wednesday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Tim Love’s Tannahill’s Tavern has set an opening date (after many, many, many video Instagrams about its progress and a false start in October) for Thursday, December 1. The concert and food venue created in partnership with Live Nation in the Fort Worth Stockyards will feature a kitchen serving pre-show diners, private parties of up to 500, and concessions during the concerts. All that, plus a bar! See the lineup of upcoming shows on its website.
Tannahill’s is at 122 E Exchange Ave, Suite 200, in Fort Worth.
Find Mediterranean food out in Rowlett. Ephesus Bistro & Grill opened in October and serves all the classic dishes: shish kebabs, moussaka, gyros, falafel, and babaganoush. The owner tells Eater Dallas that its chef is a 16-year veteran who has worked in numerous countries outside the U.S.
Find Ephesus Bistro & Grill at 6702 Dalrock Rd. in Rowlett, where it is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Update: Wednesday, November 30, 9:40 a.m.: This article was updated to reflect the correct spelling of Jermey Elliott’s name.