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Restaurant Week is Coming • Whole Foods Uptown Sets Opening Date • The 411 on Park & Palate

BY // 07.24.15

Coming Soon
The Uptown location of Whole Foods Market is (finally) slated to open Wednesday, August 12. Located on the ground floor of the eight-story Gables McKinney Avenue residential building at 2510 McKinney Avenue, the grocer comprises 38,000 square feet and is conveniently located next to a trolley stop … NorthPark Center welcomes The Theodore restaurant to Level One between Macy’s and Nordstrom this fall, a concept inspired by the great Teddy Roosevelt. WIth James Beard award-winning chef Tim Byres at the helm, the eatery will reimagine American classics, with bakery goods curated by Austin-based shop Easy Tiger.

Restaurant Week Returns
Monday to Sunday, August 10 to 16, more than 125 Dallas-Fort Worth-area restaurants will offer prix fixe lunches and dinners as part of DFW Restaurant Week. Twenty percent of every meal will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas and Fort Worth’s Lena Pope organization. Click here for more info, including a list of participating restaurants offering mouthwatering menus.

Sushi Summer
For kids with adventurous palates, Steel Restaurant and Lounge hosts Camp Sushi, a sushi-making class, Saturday, August 8, 3 to 5 pm. Children ages 7 to 12 will learn about seaweed, sushi rice and fillings, and how to create different rolls — capping the class off by eating their creations. Steel also recently introduced Wasabi Wednesdays, when all sushi and sashimi are half-price from 5 to 7 pm.

Famous Foodie
Dallas chef Trevor Ball (who previously worked in Snider Plaza’s Kuby’s Sausage House and was half of the duo who opened the former Scotch & Sausage on Oak Lawn) will star on the Food Network’s Camp Cutthroat. In the new series, returning stars from Cutthroat Kitchen compete to win $75,000. Catch the premier Wednesday, August 12; Ball’s episode will air Wednesday, September 2.

Social Hour
Cocktail den The Cedars Social is under new ownership: Restaurateur Jeffrey Yarbrough and Chad Boyle (Yarbrough’s former business partner at Liberty Noodle) have taken over the storied bar along with Michael Morris of 2826 and Martini Ranch, Dirk and Mark Kelcher of Ron’s Place, and general manager Jeremy Poyo. Original barman Michael Martensen remains a founding partner as the new team looks to revitalize The Cedars Social with new standards of service while continuing to serve high-quality craft cocktails and chef-driven food.

Park It Here
Klyde Warren Park holds its inaugural Park & Palate food and wine fund-raising festival Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26. The two-day event spotlights the region’s most popular wineries, breweries, spirits and chefs, including Julio Peraza of Proof + Pantry, John Tesar of Knife, Richard Blankenship of CBD Provisions, Julie Vorce of Pink Apron Pastry, Tyson Cole of Uchi, and Sarah Snow of The Grape. Tickets start at $150 and are now available for purchase. Click here to learn more.

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