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The Eater Dallas Heatmap: August 2013 Edition

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Pondering where you should eat today, tonight, this weekend? Eater is back to answer that very question with our newest addition of the Heatmap—a guide to what's new, what's hot, and where folks in the know are lining up to dine.

New additions to this steamy-hot summer Heatmap include a cozy neighborhood pub with a very cheffy new menu, a beer-centric spot on Lower Greenville, and a hot new Uptown patio with creative cocktails.

IN: Boxwood T&G, Cock & Bull, Dallas Beer Kitchen

OUT: HG Sply Co., Lark on the Park, Mercat Bistro

Got a suggestion for a restaurant you think deserves to be added to next month's Heatmap? Drop us a line or leave a comment and stay tuned for the next edition of the Heatmap, dropping the first Thursday of May.


Heatmap History

January
Added: Meso Maya, Outpost American Tavern, Sakhuu
Removed: Monica's Nueva Cocina

February
Added: Ellen's Southern Kitchen, Joyce and Gigi's, La Ventana, Kenny's Smoke House, Pop Diner
Removed: Boulevardier, Meso Maya, Bowl & Barrel, Jack's Southern Comfort Food, Meddlesome Moth

March
Added: 20 Feet Seafood Joint, Belly & Trumpet, The Lot, Village Marquee
Removed: Ellen's Southern Kitchen, Joyce & Gigi's, La Ventana

April
Added: Lark on the Park, Double Wide, FM Smoke House, Yama Sushi, Battuto
Removed: TJ's Seafood Market, Outpost, Kenny's Smoke House, Village Marquee, Hopdoddy, Pop Diner

May
Added: Cane Rosso White Rock, Full Circle Tavern, Mot Hai Ba, The Slow Bone
Removed: Double Wide, Sakhuu, The Lot, Yama Sushi

June
Added: Haystack Burgers & Barley, HG Sply Co., Hospitality Sweet
Removed: Battuto, FM Smokehouse, Stampede 66

July
Added: Mercat, Mutts, Pakpao Thai, WORK
Removed: Full Circle Tavern, Haystack Burgers & Barley, Hospitality Sweet

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20 Feet Seafood Joint

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Long-time Dallas chef Marc Cassel is serving up everything from po'boys to ramen in this casual East Dallas spot. (Just don't forget to BYOB.) [Photo: UrbanDaddy Dallas]

Belly & Trumpet

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Oak chef de cuisine Brian Zenner is wowing crowds nightly at this ultra-hot McKinney Avenue space boasting sexy decor, killer cocktails, and perfectly executed small plates. Four stars from Leslie Brenner doesn't hurt, either.

Boxwood Tap + Grill

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Just opened in the old TABC space, Boxwood's got the hottest new patio in town, a menu of unique cocktails (think frozen Cuba Libres and pitchers of ginger caipirinhas), and food that aims considerably higher than your typical bar fare, like a prosciutto and melon salad, bourbon-glazed pork chop, and a Peticolas beer-battered fish po'boy.

Cane Rosso White Rock

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East Dallas residents are thrilled to have their very own branch of Jay Jerrier's Neapolitan pizza phenomenon, and this one's got a massive, beautiful patio.

Cock and Bull

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Don't waltz into this neighborhood pub expecting wings and nachos. Instead you'll find chef-driven dishes like seared venison with grilled Texas peaches and bay scallop gratin with prosciutto and garlic-parmesan cream.

Dallas Beer Kitchen

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This new Lower Greenville spot from the bloggers at Best Damn Things offers dozens of unique and hard-to-find beers on tap, plus dishes named after movies like the Thelma & Louise grilled cheese with bourbon bacon and the Big Lebowski burger with white Russian sauce.
Matt McCallister's farm-to-table cooking with a modernist slant makes this Design District hot spot one of the hottest tables in town, even 9 months after its opening. Don't miss the housemade charcuterie.

Mot Hai Ba

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The new Lakewood Vietnamese spot from Good 2 Go Taco chefs Jeana Johnson and Colleen O'Hare is hot, hot, hot, serving up pho and banh mi at lunchtime and dishes like fried frog's legs and Shaking Beef at dinner.

Mutts Canine Cantina

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If the idea of noshing on breakfast tacos or a burger while watching your dog socialize appeals to you, head to this new Uptown spot where canines are just as welcome as humans.

Pakpao Thai

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The new Thai spot from the owners of Oak is serving up some things you'd expect (pad Thai, satays) as well as some you wouldn't (deep-fried hard boiled eggs with tamarind sauce) alongside creative cocktails and handmade sodas in exotic flavors like jasmine and lemongrass.

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

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Recent Top Chef contestant John Tesar continues to draw crowds to his newest and best restaurant to date, where he's pushing the seafood envelope with dishes like smoked eel head cheese and black truffle and oyster stew. Recently arrived pastry chef David Collier is shaking up the dessert menu. [Photo: Kevin Marple]

The Slow Bone

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Jack Perkins' new barbecue joint is serving up massive platters of smoky, tender brisket, 2 kinds of ribs, fabulous housemade sausage, and down-home sides like hush puppies and cauliflower-Brussels sprout au gratin.

WORK. Bar & Grill

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This new Deep Ellum addition is getting rave reviews for its well-executed bar food, particularly the barbecue; moist, crusty "sugar cookie" brisket shows a deft hand with the smoker.

20 Feet Seafood Joint

Long-time Dallas chef Marc Cassel is serving up everything from po'boys to ramen in this casual East Dallas spot. (Just don't forget to BYOB.) [Photo: UrbanDaddy Dallas]

Belly & Trumpet

Oak chef de cuisine Brian Zenner is wowing crowds nightly at this ultra-hot McKinney Avenue space boasting sexy decor, killer cocktails, and perfectly executed small plates. Four stars from Leslie Brenner doesn't hurt, either.

Boxwood Tap + Grill

Just opened in the old TABC space, Boxwood's got the hottest new patio in town, a menu of unique cocktails (think frozen Cuba Libres and pitchers of ginger caipirinhas), and food that aims considerably higher than your typical bar fare, like a prosciutto and melon salad, bourbon-glazed pork chop, and a Peticolas beer-battered fish po'boy.

Cane Rosso White Rock

East Dallas residents are thrilled to have their very own branch of Jay Jerrier's Neapolitan pizza phenomenon, and this one's got a massive, beautiful patio.

Cock and Bull

Don't waltz into this neighborhood pub expecting wings and nachos. Instead you'll find chef-driven dishes like seared venison with grilled Texas peaches and bay scallop gratin with prosciutto and garlic-parmesan cream.

Dallas Beer Kitchen

This new Lower Greenville spot from the bloggers at Best Damn Things offers dozens of unique and hard-to-find beers on tap, plus dishes named after movies like the Thelma & Louise grilled cheese with bourbon bacon and the Big Lebowski burger with white Russian sauce.

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Matt McCallister's farm-to-table cooking with a modernist slant makes this Design District hot spot one of the hottest tables in town, even 9 months after its opening. Don't miss the housemade charcuterie.

Mot Hai Ba

The new Lakewood Vietnamese spot from Good 2 Go Taco chefs Jeana Johnson and Colleen O'Hare is hot, hot, hot, serving up pho and banh mi at lunchtime and dishes like fried frog's legs and Shaking Beef at dinner.

Mutts Canine Cantina

If the idea of noshing on breakfast tacos or a burger while watching your dog socialize appeals to you, head to this new Uptown spot where canines are just as welcome as humans.

Pakpao Thai

The new Thai spot from the owners of Oak is serving up some things you'd expect (pad Thai, satays) as well as some you wouldn't (deep-fried hard boiled eggs with tamarind sauce) alongside creative cocktails and handmade sodas in exotic flavors like jasmine and lemongrass.

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

Recent Top Chef contestant John Tesar continues to draw crowds to his newest and best restaurant to date, where he's pushing the seafood envelope with dishes like smoked eel head cheese and black truffle and oyster stew. Recently arrived pastry chef David Collier is shaking up the dessert menu. [Photo: Kevin Marple]

The Slow Bone

Jack Perkins' new barbecue joint is serving up massive platters of smoky, tender brisket, 2 kinds of ribs, fabulous housemade sausage, and down-home sides like hush puppies and cauliflower-Brussels sprout au gratin.

WORK. Bar & Grill

This new Deep Ellum addition is getting rave reviews for its well-executed bar food, particularly the barbecue; moist, crusty "sugar cookie" brisket shows a deft hand with the smoker.

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