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Hamburger Mary’s to Open in Dallas Amid the State’s Heavy Slate of Anti-Trans Bills

Plus eat sushi in 2D and get vegan doughnuts and ice cream

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Strike a pose: Hamburger Mary’s is coming to Dallas.
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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.

Dallas is getting a new hamburger spot. For those who don’t know, Hamburger Mary’s features dive-y vibes, burgers (obviously), and events hosted by drag performers. From June 1 to the 5, the restaurant will celebrate its grand opening week, set to coincide with Pride Week. In Dallas, Danny Lee Cabrera, aka “Liquor Mini,” will step into host duties for a nightly roster of events during opening week. A press release promises regular events, including “Dining with the Divas drag shows, charity HamBingo Mary’s (bingo night), MaryOke-Karaoke, and trivia nights.”

Hamburger Mary’s is coming to Oak Lawn and will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and yes, that will include drag brunch. The opening is happening amid the Texas legislator filing the largest slate of anti-trans bills in the country in its current session and earning itself a condemnation from the Human Rights Campaign. Among the 30 bills put before the leg is Senate Bill 12, the authors of which say it aims broadly to protect children from sexually explicit performances under the state’s existing public indecency code. The bill calls out performances by “a male performer exhibiting as a female, or a female performer exhibiting as a male, who uses clothing, makeup, or other similar physical markers and who sings, lip syncs, dances, or otherwise performs before an audience” with a list of sexually suggestive behaviors that are prohibited.

Eat sushi in 2D at Trinity Groves

Julian and Alexa Rodarte collaborated to cook up Temakeria, a new sushi, handroll, and sashimi spot that will open on Tuesday, May 16. It will also serve tamakeria, a taco-shaped sushi handroll, to be enjoyed like the food Texans already know and love. The decor is all black and white and in 2D with walls covered in original hand-drawn art from Dallas local Jonathan Freeman, also known as Jonathan Krown. The food will be served on printed temaki holders from organic, plant-based, food-safe PLA material.

Get vegan doughnuts in Fort Worth

Dreamboat Vegan Donuts & Scoops is now open in Fort Worth. The team behind Spiral Diner is getting into the ice cream, soft serve, and doughnut business. And yes, there is a gluten-free doughnut option, and, of course, you can get a doughnut and ice cream sandwich. It’s open Tuesday-Sunday from 7 a.m. until it sells out for the day.