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High Profile New Restaurant is Opening in Dallas’ Revitalized Victory Park

Powerhouse Duo is Getting Nostalgic and Funky With Dibs on Victory

BY // 01.11.19

Phil Schanbaum and Brandon Hays of This & That Concepts are opening up another highly anticipated new restaurant in Dallas, this time in the happening and rapidly transforming Victory Park neighborhood. The restaurant is set to open this winter.

The duo continues to expand their turf across the city. Schanbaum and Hays already own bars High Fives and The Whippersnapper on Henderson, Tiny Victories in Oak Cliff, Ferris Wheeler’s in the Design District and Alice in East Dallas. Dibs on Victory will be the duo’s 15th build since 2009 and is located at 2401 Victory Park Lane, Suite 190.

The new restaurant will serve “every day food in a comfortable dining setting,” Hays tells PaperCity. Chef Rob McKee (Scout at The Statler) will cook up familiar, nostalgic dishes that everyone knows and loves. The goal is to become the go-to spot for a wide variety of people and the place to grab a drink or bite after work or a game at the American Airlines Center.

The two-story restaurant will have a 2,600 square-foot patio overlooking the American Airlines promenade, which will be the highlight of the location. The downstairs space is 4,200 square feet and has room for 2oo seats and a “fun and funky feel,” Hays promises.

There will also be a walk up window for grab n’ go desserts and treats, as well as secret items for breakfast — great for when walking to work or finishing up a pilates class nearby. In the spring, a brunch menu will be introduced. And of course, happy hour will also be a thing.

Dibs on Victory does not yet have an official opening date, but Schanbaum and Hays say it should be within the next month or two.

It’s certainly going to have plenty of company — and presumably foot traffic — in the ever-growing Victory Park. A host of new restaurants, stores and a 39-story Hines high-rise are all moving into the neighborhood around the home of the Dallas Mavericks and many of the city’s most high-profile concerts.

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