Uchi ooh! After conquering Houston and Austin, chef-owner Tyson Cole brings his outstanding contemporary Japanese cuisine to 2817 Maple Avenue in late 2014/early 2015 … Attention cinephiles, foodies and craft beer enthusiasts: The seven-screen Alamo Drafthouse opens in the Richardson Heights Shopping Center August 16. For those who just can’t wait, the theater kicks off its free outdoor summer series with a showing of Dazed and Confused in the parking lot on July 13. All right, all right, all right … Owners Leslie Needleman and Mary Kathryn Bass have reopened The Gem in Preston Center. The menu includes new smoothies and power shots as well as the much-requested veggie salad, all served under a disco ball … Founder Casie Caldwell confirms a new date for the opening of Kitchen LTO (Limited Time Offer) in Trinity Groves: September 3. The 2,500-square-foot venue is a permanent pop-up restaurant where emerging chefs and designers can express themselves. Three times each year, a new team takes over, and the menu and decor gets a makeover ... Also coming to Trinity Groves this fall, chocolatier Kate Weiser — known for her edible artistry at Chocolate Secrets — will be testing everyone’s willpower via Kate Weiser Chocolates … Mico Rodriguez (the mastermind behind Mi Cocina, Taco Diner and Mr. Mesero) introduces American-grill-meets-Tex-Mex-menu Mesero Miguel on Henderson later this month. The second story of the 5,000-square-foot space will house The Pedro, a bar paying tribute to film director Pedro Almodóvar … New-on-the-scene French bistro Mercat, the sophisticated sibling of neighboring Saint Ann, serves breakfast (croissants are made in-house), lunch and dinner at the edge of downtown Dallas … Grandma’s got nada on Nothing Bundt Cakes, now open at Casa Linda Plaza … Sprinkles Ice Cream will set up shop in Calypso Home’s former space in The Plaza at Preston Center later this summer. It’s a skip and hop away from the Sprinkles flagship, so you can have your scoop of salty caramel or Cap’n Crunch inside a red velvet waffle cone, then stop by the 24-hour cupcake ATM for, well, dessert ... Catch a caffeine buzz at Weekend Coffee, now brewing beans from Seattle-based Victrola Coffee Roasters at The Joule. Pick up the latest issue of Kinfolk while you’re there.