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The Eater Dallas Heatmap: May 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.

Additions to the May 2013 Heatmap include a new bar with tasty food in The Cedars, Jack Perkins' new barbecue joint, and a new super-hot Vietnamese spot in Lakewood.

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

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

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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. Battuto Italian Kitchen

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18101 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75252
(972) 930-0558
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Former radio hosts-turned-restaurateurs Gene and Julie Gates are shaking up North Dallas with their new rustic, farm-to-table Italian eatery featuring creative pizzas and handmade pastas.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. FM Smoke House

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660 Walnut Ridge Drive
Irving, TX
Irving's new barbecue joint from the owners of Plano's Holy Grail Pub is serving up both classic 'cue and more nouveau items like bacon-injected brisket and smoked beet and Brussels sprout salad.

6. Full Circle Tavern

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1319 South Lamar St
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 208-3435
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Just 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.

7. 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 8 months after its opening. Don't miss the housemade charcuterie.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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. Newly arrived pastry chef David Collier is shaking up the dessert menu. [Photo: Kevin Marple]

11. Stampede 66

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1717 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
Stephan Pyles' hyper-Texan restaurant remains one of the hottest tables in town with dishes like fancy Frito pie and tacos with housemade tortillas, all served under a ceiling painted to resemble the Texas sky.

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. Battuto Italian Kitchen

18101 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252
Former radio hosts-turned-restaurateurs Gene and Julie Gates are shaking up North Dallas with their new rustic, farm-to-table Italian eatery featuring creative pizzas and handmade pastas.
18101 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75252

3. 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

4. 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

5. FM Smoke House

660 Walnut Ridge Drive, Irving, TX
Irving's new barbecue joint from the owners of Plano's Holy Grail Pub is serving up both classic 'cue and more nouveau items like bacon-injected brisket and smoked beet and Brussels sprout salad.
660 Walnut Ridge Drive
Irving, TX

6. Full Circle Tavern

1319 South Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215
Just 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

7. 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 8 months after its opening. Don't miss the housemade charcuterie.
1617 Hi Line Dr
Dallas, TX 75207

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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. Newly arrived pastry chef David Collier is shaking up the dessert menu. [Photo: Kevin Marple]
8220 Westchester Dr
Dallas, TX 75225

11. Stampede 66

1717 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
Stephan Pyles' hyper-Texan restaurant remains one of the hottest tables in town with dishes like fancy Frito pie and tacos with housemade tortillas, all served under a ceiling painted to resemble the Texas sky.
1717 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

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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