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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.

1. Ft33

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1617 Hi Line Dr
Dallas, TX 75207
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.

2. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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6030 Luther Lane Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75225
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.

3. Cook Hall

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2440 Victory Park Ln
Dallas, TX 75219
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.

4. Stampede 66 By Stephan Pyles

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1717 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
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.

5. Ten Bells Tavern

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232 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208
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.

6. Boulevardier

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408 N. Bishop Ave. Suite 108
Dallas, TX 75208
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.

7. Monica’s Nueva Cocina and ME Lounge

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4123 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219
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).

8. Central 214

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5680 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 443-9339
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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.

9. Tried and True

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2405 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-2405
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.

10. East Hampton Sandwich Co.

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6912 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 363-2888
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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.

1. Ft33

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

2. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

6030 Luther Lane Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75225
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.
6030 Luther Lane Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75225

3. Cook Hall

2440 Victory Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75219
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.
2440 Victory Park Ln
Dallas, TX 75219

4. Stampede 66 By Stephan Pyles

1717 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201
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.
1717 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

5. Ten Bells Tavern

232 W 7th St, Dallas, TX 75208
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.
232 W 7th St
Dallas, TX 75208

6. Boulevardier

408 N. Bishop Ave. Suite 108, Dallas, TX 75208
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.
408 N. Bishop Ave. Suite 108
Dallas, TX 75208

7. Monica’s Nueva Cocina and ME Lounge

4123 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75219
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).
4123 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75219

8. Central 214

5680 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75206
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.
5680 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75206

9. Tried and True

2405 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
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.
2405 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

10. East Hampton Sandwich Co.

6912 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205
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.
6912 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205

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