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The Eater Dallas Heatmap: June 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.

Longtime Heatmap resident Stampede 66 finally moves over to make way for some new additions, including a hip new burger joint in Richardson with plenty of craft beer and a hot new lunch option for downtowners.

IN: Haystack Burgers & Barley, HG Sply Co., Hospitality Sweet
OUT: Battuto, FM Smokehouse, Stampede 66

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

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 20 Feet Seafood Joint

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1160 Peavy Road
Dallas, TX 75218
(972) 707-7442
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]

2. Cane Rosso White Rock

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7328 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 660-3644
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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.

3. Belly & Trumpet

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3407 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 855-5551
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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.

4. Full Circle Tavern

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1319 South Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 208-3435
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Recently opened near South Side on Lamar is this comfy-casual pub with Midwestern-inspired food (like fried cheese curds and beer-cheese soup with soft pretzels) that's much better than it has to be, thanks to the owners' catering experience.

5. Ft33

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1617 Hi Line Dr
Dallas, TX 75207
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.

6. Haystack Burgers & Barley

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100 South Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 479-9424
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Because Dallas can seemingly never have too many burger joints, Haystack debuted in May with a quirky rustic interior, an array of uniquely topped burgers, and plenty of craft beer.

7. HG Sply Co.

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2008 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 334-0895
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This new Lower Greenville spot has a Paleo-focused menu, but it hardly reads as health food: bacon-wrapped pork shanks and a Moscow Mule, anyone?

8. The Hospitality Sweet

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400 N. Ervay St., Suite 175
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 999-6704
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Hospitality Sweet opened in late April to give downtown workers (and residents) fresh new lunch options including creative sandwiches like a brie-and-pecan panini, salads and a plethora of housemade baked goods, including gluten-free varieties.

9. LARK on the Park

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2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 855-5275
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This new dining destination at Klyde Warren Park is drawing crowds for great cocktails, craft beer, and a well-edited menu of California-influenced fare.

10. Mot Hai Ba

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6047 Lewis St
Dallas, TX 75206
(972) 638-7468
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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.

11. Spoon Bar & Kitchen

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8220 Westchester Dr
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 368-8220
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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]

12. The Slow Bone

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2234 Irving Blvd.
Dallas, Tx 75207
(214) 377-7727
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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.

1. 20 Feet Seafood Joint

1160 Peavy Road, Dallas, TX 75218
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]
1160 Peavy Road
Dallas, TX 75218

2. Cane Rosso White Rock

7328 Gaston Ave, Dallas, TX 75214
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.
7328 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75214

3. Belly & Trumpet

3407 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204
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.
3407 McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204

4. Full Circle Tavern

1319 South Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
Recently opened near South Side on Lamar is this comfy-casual pub with Midwestern-inspired food (like fried cheese curds and beer-cheese soup with soft pretzels) that's much better than it has to be, thanks to the owners' catering experience.
1319 South Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75215

5. Ft33

1617 Hi Line Dr, Dallas, TX 75207
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.
1617 Hi Line Dr
Dallas, TX 75207

6. Haystack Burgers & Barley

100 South Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080
Because Dallas can seemingly never have too many burger joints, Haystack debuted in May with a quirky rustic interior, an array of uniquely topped burgers, and plenty of craft beer.
100 South Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080

7. HG Sply Co.

2008 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75206
This new Lower Greenville spot has a Paleo-focused menu, but it hardly reads as health food: bacon-wrapped pork shanks and a Moscow Mule, anyone?
2008 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

8. The Hospitality Sweet

400 N. Ervay St., Suite 175, Dallas, TX 75201
Hospitality Sweet opened in late April to give downtown workers (and residents) fresh new lunch options including creative sandwiches like a brie-and-pecan panini, salads and a plethora of housemade baked goods, including gluten-free varieties.
400 N. Ervay St., Suite 175
Dallas, TX 75201

9. LARK on the Park

2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
This new dining destination at Klyde Warren Park is drawing crowds for great cocktails, craft beer, and a well-edited menu of California-influenced fare.
2015 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Dallas, TX 75201

10. Mot Hai Ba

6047 Lewis St, Dallas, TX 75206
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.
6047 Lewis St
Dallas, TX 75206

11. Spoon Bar & Kitchen

8220 Westchester Dr, Dallas, TX 75225
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]
8220 Westchester Dr
Dallas, TX 75225

12. The Slow Bone

2234 Irving Blvd., Dallas, Tx 75207
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.
2234 Irving Blvd.
Dallas, Tx 75207

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