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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.

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]

Battuto Italian Kitchen

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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.

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.

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.

FM Smoke House

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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.

Full Circle Tavern

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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.
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.

LARK on the Park

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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.

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.

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

Stampede 66

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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.

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.

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]

Battuto Italian Kitchen

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.

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.

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.

FM Smoke House

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.

Full Circle Tavern

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.

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

LARK on the Park

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.

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.

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

Stampede 66

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.

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.

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