Right next door to Sister, a cafe has quietly opened. It’s a neighborhood cafe with coffee, including their own in-house brand, which you can buy in bags, wine, paninis, and pizzitas. And it is very possibly the most charming spot on Greenville Avenue. Cafe Duro is from the Duro Hospitality Group, which is behind Sister and the Charles.
The vibe is “Italian-ish.” Some of the plates on offer include a sausage kolache, pickled blueberry danish, olive oil coffee cake, a meatball and jalapeno breakfast polenta cup, and a mortadella muffuletta, in addition to variations on the panini and small pizzas. The pastries are house-made, and you can also pick up sauces and pasta.
Find it at 2804 Greenville Avenue.
Ida Claire introduces CBD cocktails
It’s a lovely day, but a cocktail laced with CBD could make it all the more enjoyable — if that’s your thing. For those who are CBD evangelists, or just CBD curious, Ida Claire announced a new menu of infused cocktails for the summer. They include the “Jungle Bird,” which has CBD-infused Plantation 3 Stars rum, Velvet Falernum, pineapple, papaya, passion fruit, coconut, lime and orange. The “High Tea Thyme” is made with Still Austin gin, Amaro Nonino, CBD green tea simple, lime, lavender bitters and thyme. And the “Leaves of Green,” which has Plantation 3 Star rum, Metaxa brandy, CBD green tea simple, matcha, soy milk, Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur and chocolate bitters. Additionally, local bartenders will craft a rotator CBD-infused cocktail.
Stop in to mellow out your summer. It’s at 5001 Belt Line Road in Dallas.
Bishop Cider is getting even bigger
A local favorite is expanding its reach. Bishop Cider announced it has acquired three new properties in Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth to open up new “experiences.” Bishop Cider bought Wild Acre brewing, and the first will be at its site in Fort Worth, with more details to come in the fall. A teaser photo of what the company is working on is below.
Wild Acre beer will continue to be produced on the site with a brand refresh. Cidercade, their brewery and entertainment complex, will open a new location elsewhere in Fort Worth by the end of the summer. A new Cidercade Dallas is under construction at a new place that will be ten times as large (but remain open in its current spot until then) at a date to be announced. And a massive Arlington location will open before the end of the year.
Coupes Champagne to open in Highland Park
We told you about a Plano Champagne bar last week. This week, it’s the Shops at Highland Park and a spot called Coupes that plans to open in late summer. One more, and we officially have a trend.
Coupes plans to offer a Champagne-forward menu that includes “sparkling and non-sparkling wines, craft cocktails, and light Parisian-inspired bites.” Coeval Studio is designing the location, and a mock-up below indicates the Parisian vibes will carry through to the decor.