Restaurant Buzz

Dallas Dining News for June

Lacy Ball
Posted:
June 26, 2013

HG Sply Co. further fuels Lower Greenville’s renaissance. Owner Elias Pope and partners Gus Antos, Mark Zahem and Neville Govender keep “natural,” “local” and “small-producing American ranchers” top of mind in this Americana eatery … Restaurateurs Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’Hare — of Good 2 Go Taco and Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House fame — have transformed Lakewood’s former York Street. The duo gives a modern twist to Northern Vietnamese cuisine at their newly opened Mot Hai Ba. (That’s “One, two, three” for you non-Vietnamese speakers.) … Another reason to scurry to FT 33 in the Design District: Owner Matt McCallister has tapped Bradford Hodgkins (his former cohort at Stephan Pyles) as his chef de cuisine … Oak also introduces a new chef de cuisine. Thomas Gray’s résumé includes The French Room, Michael Mina, La Folie and Vidalia ... Stephan PylesStampede 66 dishes up a three-course menu of modern Texas fare paired with live music every Sunday evening … The Hospitality Sweet’s Meghan Adams can now be found in downtown’s former federal courthouse building. Order your lunchtime sammys and anytime macaroons and turtle brownie bites … It was just a matter of time: Spoon Bar & Kitchen’s John Tesar introduces brunch (Sundays 11 am – 3 pm) and lunch (Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 2:30 pm) … After two years at Lucia, chef Justin Holt jumps ship for neighboring Driftwood in the Bishop Arts District … Bolsa no longer serves lunch, but its newly beefed-up dinner menu will keep us happy … Kent Rathbun of Abacus will heat things up at Capella Pedregal Food and Wine Festival July 10 – 14 in Cabo San Lucas ... A round of a-paws for the Free Range Concepts guys, who launch Mutts — a pet-friendly roadside burger stand with an adjacent dog park — in Uptown next month.

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