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The November 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.

New additions to this month's Heatmap include the sexy new restaurant at the Joule Hotel, Uptown's new indoor/outdoor hot spot, and a pan-Asian spot taking Highland Park Village by storm.

IN: CBD Provisions, Dee Lincoln's Steak & Burger Bar, The Rustic, Toko V
OUT: Belly & Trumpet, Kitchen LTO, Mot Hai Ba, The Slow Bone

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

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

June
Added: Haystack Burgers & Barley, HG Sply Co., Hospitality Sweet
Removed: Battuto, FM Smokehouse, Stampede 66

July
Added: Mercat, Mutts, Pakpao Thai, WORK
Removed: Full Circle Tavern, Haystack Burgers & Barley, Hospitality Sweet

August
Added: Boxwood T&G, Cock & Bull, Dallas Beer Kitchen
Removed: HG Sply Co., Lark on the Park, Mercat Bistro

September
Added: Glazed Donut Works, Village Kitchen, Zoli's NY Pizza Tavern
Removed: 20 Feet, Cane Rosso White Rock, WORK.

October
Added: Kitchen LTO, Mesero Miguel, Monkey King Noodle Co., Savor, Tanoshii Ramen, Truck Yard
Removed: Boxwood Tap & Grill, Cock and Bull, Dallas Beer Kitchen, FT33, Mutts, Spoon Bar & Kitchen

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

CBD Provisions

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The stunning new restaurant at the Joule Hotel has people asking "Charlie Palmer who?" with uniquely rustic dishes like the whole pig's head carnitas served with tortillas and radish salad and arguably one of the finest burgers in town, plus fantastic cocktails.

Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar

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If there's one thing Del Frisco's co-founder Dee Lincoln knows well, it's red meat, and she's showing off her know-how at her new Uptown spot with perfectly seared steaks and burgers topped with everything from chorizo chili to fried green tomatoes.

Glazed Donut Works

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This Deep Ellum doughnut shop is still hot, hot, hot, serving long lines of early birds with donuts like The Elvis Killer, Achocolypse Now and a killer vegan banana-pecan cake doughnut. Grab a cold-brew coffee for the perfect (if not most healthy) breakfast.

Mesero Miguel

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Mico Rodriguez brings his flair for tasty Mexican fare and strong drinks to Henderson Avenue with this stylish new spot offering a "1960s Palm Springs" vibe and everything from Tex-Mex combo plates to dry-aged steaks. Be sure to visit the upstairs bar, The Pedro, for a pre-dinner drink.

Monkey King Noodle Company

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This Deep Ellum walk-up window is only open for lunch right now, but it's more than worth the drive on your lunch hour to sample the spicy beef soup with incredible hand-pulled noodles or the juicy soup dumplings.

Pakpao Thai

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This Design District Thai spot from the owners of Oak is serving up some things you'd expect (pad Thai, satays) as well as some you wouldn't alongside creative cocktails and handmade sodas in exotic flavors like jasmine and lemongrass. For a fun alternative to the usual Sunday brunch, go here for the interactive hot pot.

The Rustic

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We'd recommend putting on a sweater and getting over to The Rustic before it gets too damn cold for outdoor dining -- of course, you can always cozy up inside with a big juicy burger or some calf fries. Be forewarned: Weekends here, much like fellow outdoor hot spot Truck Yard, are crazy-packed.
Klyde Warren Park's new gastropub has arrived to give Lark on the Park a run for its money with shareable plates like lobster puffs, flatbreads, and roasted okra, a keg wall with plenty of beer and wine, and 360 degree views of the surrounding park.

Tanoshii Ramen

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The city's very first dedicated ramen restaurant has been packing crowds in since it flung open its Deep Ellum doors last month for tonkotsu ramen, steamed buns, craft cocktails and more. Fans of spice shouldn't miss the vibrant curry ramen with perfectly fried tempura shrimp.

Toko V

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Unlike many other pan-Asian restaurants, this new upstairs counterpart to Village Kitchen overseen by chef Andre Natera does everything pretty well, including solid sushi rolls by sushi chef Daniel Chau, stunning raw dishes, a top-notch green papaya salad with miniscule dried shrimp, perfectly spicy gochujang-glazed ribs, and some of the finest potstickers around.

Truck Yard

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Without a doubt the hottest thing on Lower Greenville right now, the Truck Yard has a little something for everyone: 3 bars (including one in a tree house!), cocktails on tap, amazing made-to-order cheesesteaks, and a rotating selection of food trucks.

Village Kitchen

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This Village Marquee replacement is more casual and family-friendly (and less expensive), with a wide-ranging menu that includes everything from Pecan Lodge brisket flatbread to tuna tartare, plus nightly specials like chicken and waffles. Finish off your meal with a Fruity Pebbles milkshake.

Zoli's NY Pizza Tavern

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This newest addition to Jay Jerrier's pizza empire couldn't be more different than Cane Rosso, but it might be just as good. Grab a slice of Grandma, Sicilian or classic New York-style pie, and don't forget to try the zucchini fries with housemade jalapeno ranch.

CBD Provisions

The stunning new restaurant at the Joule Hotel has people asking "Charlie Palmer who?" with uniquely rustic dishes like the whole pig's head carnitas served with tortillas and radish salad and arguably one of the finest burgers in town, plus fantastic cocktails.

Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar

If there's one thing Del Frisco's co-founder Dee Lincoln knows well, it's red meat, and she's showing off her know-how at her new Uptown spot with perfectly seared steaks and burgers topped with everything from chorizo chili to fried green tomatoes.

Glazed Donut Works

This Deep Ellum doughnut shop is still hot, hot, hot, serving long lines of early birds with donuts like The Elvis Killer, Achocolypse Now and a killer vegan banana-pecan cake doughnut. Grab a cold-brew coffee for the perfect (if not most healthy) breakfast.

Mesero Miguel

Mico Rodriguez brings his flair for tasty Mexican fare and strong drinks to Henderson Avenue with this stylish new spot offering a "1960s Palm Springs" vibe and everything from Tex-Mex combo plates to dry-aged steaks. Be sure to visit the upstairs bar, The Pedro, for a pre-dinner drink.

Monkey King Noodle Company

This Deep Ellum walk-up window is only open for lunch right now, but it's more than worth the drive on your lunch hour to sample the spicy beef soup with incredible hand-pulled noodles or the juicy soup dumplings.

Pakpao Thai

This Design District Thai spot from the owners of Oak is serving up some things you'd expect (pad Thai, satays) as well as some you wouldn't alongside creative cocktails and handmade sodas in exotic flavors like jasmine and lemongrass. For a fun alternative to the usual Sunday brunch, go here for the interactive hot pot.

The Rustic

We'd recommend putting on a sweater and getting over to The Rustic before it gets too damn cold for outdoor dining -- of course, you can always cozy up inside with a big juicy burger or some calf fries. Be forewarned: Weekends here, much like fellow outdoor hot spot Truck Yard, are crazy-packed.

Savor

Klyde Warren Park's new gastropub has arrived to give Lark on the Park a run for its money with shareable plates like lobster puffs, flatbreads, and roasted okra, a keg wall with plenty of beer and wine, and 360 degree views of the surrounding park.

Tanoshii Ramen

The city's very first dedicated ramen restaurant has been packing crowds in since it flung open its Deep Ellum doors last month for tonkotsu ramen, steamed buns, craft cocktails and more. Fans of spice shouldn't miss the vibrant curry ramen with perfectly fried tempura shrimp.

Toko V

Unlike many other pan-Asian restaurants, this new upstairs counterpart to Village Kitchen overseen by chef Andre Natera does everything pretty well, including solid sushi rolls by sushi chef Daniel Chau, stunning raw dishes, a top-notch green papaya salad with miniscule dried shrimp, perfectly spicy gochujang-glazed ribs, and some of the finest potstickers around.

Truck Yard

Without a doubt the hottest thing on Lower Greenville right now, the Truck Yard has a little something for everyone: 3 bars (including one in a tree house!), cocktails on tap, amazing made-to-order cheesesteaks, and a rotating selection of food trucks.

Village Kitchen

This Village Marquee replacement is more casual and family-friendly (and less expensive), with a wide-ranging menu that includes everything from Pecan Lodge brisket flatbread to tuna tartare, plus nightly specials like chicken and waffles. Finish off your meal with a Fruity Pebbles milkshake.

Zoli's NY Pizza Tavern

This newest addition to Jay Jerrier's pizza empire couldn't be more different than Cane Rosso, but it might be just as good. Grab a slice of Grandma, Sicilian or classic New York-style pie, and don't forget to try the zucchini fries with housemade jalapeno ranch.

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