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All the DFW Restaurant and Bar Openings to Know in 2023

Tracking new dining and drinking options across the Metroplex

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Courtney E. Smith is the editor of Eater Dallas. She's a journalist of 20 years who was born and raised in Texas, with bylines in Pitchfork, Wired, Esquire, Yahoo!, Salon, Refinery29, and more. When she's not writing about food, she co-hosts the podcast Songs My Ex Ruined.

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January 2022

Starship Bagel Downtown: Visit ASAP for the amazing bagels, but don’t order a bacon, egg, and cheese — you’ll get shot down. Instead, try a schemer of your choosing with lox, and pair with one of the most lovingly made cups of coffee in the city. (Scratch the bagel itch at 1520 Elm St., #107. Fresh, hot breakfast and lunch sandwiches are on offer daily from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Triumphs Espresso and Whiskey: When in the Design District, stop by this cozy new coffee shop that also has a little spice of the whiskey variety. It carries baked goods from La Casita, and clever takes on coffee house classics. (Caffinate up at 141 Manufacturing St., Suite 110. It’s serving from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and starting at 8 a.m. on weekends.)

Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar: This spot moved from Addison to The Star in Frisco, and got an upgrade. This is the first Pete’s to feature a food menu. That said, the food menu is made up of various nachos, wings, loaded fries, burgers, and flatbreads so, eat as it suits you. (Pete’s is now at 6765 Winning Drive #810 in Frisco. Visit Wednesday through Saturday between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m.)

Chicken N Pickle: Grapevine gets a spot to eat chicken and play pickleball — obviously two great tastes that taste great together? If pickleball isn’t your game, there are an array of indoor and outdoor game options available. If chicken isn’t your food, well... (Find it at 4600 Merlot Ave. in Grapevine. Open Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays until midnight, and Sundays until 10 p.m.)

Shell Shack Lake Highlands: The neighborhood needed a new spot to get a boil — and this one offers one that features a mix of crab, shrimp, and crawfish. (Shell Shack Lake Highlands is at 6770 Abrams Road in Dallas. Service is available Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to midnight.)

Quarter Acre: This long-anticipated, intimate Lowest Greenville restaurant quietly opened at the end of the year. Chef and owner Toby Archibald, who has previously worked in kitchens in London, New York City, and Toronto, is plating up cuisine inspired by his travels and with a nod to his roots in New Zealand. At a slim 65 seats, with room for 20 more on the patio when the weather allows, it will be a very cozy vibe. (Quarter Acre is at 2023 Greenville Ave. #110 in Dallas. Service is available Tuesday to Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 11 p.m.)

Andrew’s American Pizza Kitchen: After a bit of delay, this pizza spot also opened in Plano over the holidays. Co-owner Andrew Albert was one of the folks behind the beloved Picasso’s Pizza and Grill, and he’s bringing back his Dallas-style pizza — a hand-rolled, thin-crust pie with an assortment of toppings. It also serves Chicago, Detroit, New York, and tavern style pizzas, along with numerous Italian food staples. (Andrew’s American Pizza Kitchen is at 1401 Preston Rd. in Plano. Service is available on Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sundays from 4 to 9 p.m.)

Kinzo Sushi: Frisco gets an omakase experience of its own with the opening of this spot. The partners behind it, manager Kyle Choi and chef Leo Kekoa, previously worked at Nobu, CultureMap reports. The menu includes a mini omakase for only $75 — quite the deal.

Mountain Mike’s: This chain is jockeying to join the kid-friendly restaurant list. With its first Texas location opening in Lewisville, it offers 14 big-screen televisions for watching the game, a kids’ area with arcade games, and a 2,550-square-foot space (750 of those feet are patio) that will serve its signature curly pepperoni pies. (Mountain Mike’s is at 4740 TX-121, Suite 900 in Lewisville. Service is available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.)