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The Eater Dallas Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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Wondering 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.

This month's Heatmap additions include Matt McCallister's new ode to seasonal cuisine that's drawing folks to the Design District nightly, Stephan Pyles' new and fabulously Texan spot making its debut Monday in Uptown, and a hotel restaurant that's just sexed up its menu for fall.

IN: FT33, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Cook Hall, Stampede 66, Central 214
OUT: Acme F&B, Nora, Max's Wine Dive, The People's Last Stand, Ocho Kitchen & Cocktails

Got a suggestion for a restaurant you think deserves to be added to—or removed from—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 November.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
Matt McCallister leads an all-star crew at his new Design District spot, an ode to modern seasonal cuisine. A refreshingly casual atmosphere and friendly service are the perfect counterpart to deliciously dramatic plates of luscious pork jowls and impeccably seared lamb chops paired with creative flavors like licorice, fennel and peanut.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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This Austin-based eco-friendly burger joint is drawing crowds from the Park Cities and beyond for juicy Black Angus burgers, Nutella-pretzel milkshakes and cocktails better than you'd expect from a burger place.

Cook Hall

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This just-opened gastropub at the W Hotel is a more approachable, more affordable option to the Craft it replaces. An impressive beverage program by Belinda Chang complements a casual menu with popcorn-crusted shrimp, sliders, and oysters.

Stampede 66 By Stephan Pyles

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Stephan Pyles' newest hyper-Texan spot is destined to be the hottest table 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 opening has been pushed back from today to Monday, November 5, so you'll have to wait just a little longer for that fresh-but-served-to-you-in-a-can chili.

Ten Bells Tavern

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Oak Cliff's newest watering hole is elevating bar food with a small, well-executed menu of Anglo-influenced dishes like fish and chips made with flounder and the "Ten Bells Butty" (basically a french fry sandwich), all which pair perfectly with one of the many brews on tap.

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The new Bishop Arts French bistro from the chefs of Rockwall's Ava continues to draw crowds for housemade charcuterie and classic French dishes like bouillabaisse and a tasty Croque Monsieur.

Monica’s Nueva Cocina and ME Lounge

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Beloved restaurateur Monica Greene brings her Mexican comfort food to Oak Lawn's Ilume development, where the only thing hotter than the Mexican lasagna is the clientele. Brunch, lunch and dinner options include tacos and sushi (the restaurant went into the old Sushi Axiom space).

Central 214

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The restaurant inside the Hotel Palomar has just debuted its new fall menu by Chef Graham Dodds, with new additions like duck egg yolk raviolo and rabbit with mascarpone polenta, plus new seasonal cocktails by bartender Amber West.

Tried and True

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Nick Badovinus' new seventies-themed bar replaces the old Neighborhood Services Tavern, offering down-home fare like freshly fried pork rinds, brisket nachos, massive sandwiches and an impressive whiskey selection served by girl-next-door-type waitresses who will make a point to remember your name.

East Hampton Sandwich Co.

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This new Snider Plaza sandwich spot, owned by 25 year old law school dropout Hunter Pond, is making serious waves with its luscious lobster roll. Other sandwich options (including a fried chicken and Jack cheese option that's getting raves) feature brined and carved-to-order meats and bread from Empire.

Ft33

Matt McCallister leads an all-star crew at his new Design District spot, an ode to modern seasonal cuisine. A refreshingly casual atmosphere and friendly service are the perfect counterpart to deliciously dramatic plates of luscious pork jowls and impeccably seared lamb chops paired with creative flavors like licorice, fennel and peanut.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

This Austin-based eco-friendly burger joint is drawing crowds from the Park Cities and beyond for juicy Black Angus burgers, Nutella-pretzel milkshakes and cocktails better than you'd expect from a burger place.

Cook Hall

This just-opened gastropub at the W Hotel is a more approachable, more affordable option to the Craft it replaces. An impressive beverage program by Belinda Chang complements a casual menu with popcorn-crusted shrimp, sliders, and oysters.

Stampede 66 By Stephan Pyles

Stephan Pyles' newest hyper-Texan spot is destined to be the hottest table 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 opening has been pushed back from today to Monday, November 5, so you'll have to wait just a little longer for that fresh-but-served-to-you-in-a-can chili.

Ten Bells Tavern

Oak Cliff's newest watering hole is elevating bar food with a small, well-executed menu of Anglo-influenced dishes like fish and chips made with flounder and the "Ten Bells Butty" (basically a french fry sandwich), all which pair perfectly with one of the many brews on tap.

Boulevardier

The new Bishop Arts French bistro from the chefs of Rockwall's Ava continues to draw crowds for housemade charcuterie and classic French dishes like bouillabaisse and a tasty Croque Monsieur.

Monica’s Nueva Cocina and ME Lounge

Beloved restaurateur Monica Greene brings her Mexican comfort food to Oak Lawn's Ilume development, where the only thing hotter than the Mexican lasagna is the clientele. Brunch, lunch and dinner options include tacos and sushi (the restaurant went into the old Sushi Axiom space).

Central 214

The restaurant inside the Hotel Palomar has just debuted its new fall menu by Chef Graham Dodds, with new additions like duck egg yolk raviolo and rabbit with mascarpone polenta, plus new seasonal cocktails by bartender Amber West.

Tried and True

Nick Badovinus' new seventies-themed bar replaces the old Neighborhood Services Tavern, offering down-home fare like freshly fried pork rinds, brisket nachos, massive sandwiches and an impressive whiskey selection served by girl-next-door-type waitresses who will make a point to remember your name.

East Hampton Sandwich Co.

This new Snider Plaza sandwich spot, owned by 25 year old law school dropout Hunter Pond, is making serious waves with its luscious lobster roll. Other sandwich options (including a fried chicken and Jack cheese option that's getting raves) feature brined and carved-to-order meats and bread from Empire.

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