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The Eater Dallas Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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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 April 2013 Heatmap include a new Irving barbecue joint putting twists on the classics, a revamped sushi favorite, and the new dining destination at so-hot Klyde Warren Park.

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

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

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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.

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.

Double Wide

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The Double Wide's got a brand new food trailer stationed in its parking lot serving up trashy delights like peanut butter and banana sandwiches and Frito Pie to go along with their Tang- and Yoohoo-based drinks.

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.
Matt McCallister and his all-star crew present a constantly-evolving menu of creative, seasonal-inspired dishes with modern touches at this Design District hot spot. 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.
This new Thai spot from the former owner of Thai-riffic on Cedar Springs is giving nearby mainstay Bangkok City a run for its money with dishes like stuffed chicken wings, tom kha and curries. Bonus: It's BYOB.

Spoon Bar and 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 Lot

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The fresh reincarnation of Backyard Beach Bar is drawing East Dallas families for a menu with a healthy slant (think cocktails with fresh-pressed juices, roast chicken, and kale salads) and expansive outdoor space.

Yama Sushi

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After sushi gem Sushi Yama closed down, a long-time customer took over and reopened it as Yama Sushi, with a fresh interior and new menu items like ramen.

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.

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.

Double Wide

The Double Wide's got a brand new food trailer stationed in its parking lot serving up trashy delights like peanut butter and banana sandwiches and Frito Pie to go along with their Tang- and Yoohoo-based drinks.

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.

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Matt McCallister and his all-star crew present a constantly-evolving menu of creative, seasonal-inspired dishes with modern touches at this Design District hot spot. 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.

Sakhuu

This new Thai spot from the former owner of Thai-riffic on Cedar Springs is giving nearby mainstay Bangkok City a run for its money with dishes like stuffed chicken wings, tom kha and curries. Bonus: It's BYOB.

Spoon Bar and 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 Lot

The fresh reincarnation of Backyard Beach Bar is drawing East Dallas families for a menu with a healthy slant (think cocktails with fresh-pressed juices, roast chicken, and kale salads) and expansive outdoor space.

Yama Sushi

After sushi gem Sushi Yama closed down, a long-time customer took over and reopened it as Yama Sushi, with a fresh interior and new menu items like ramen.

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