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Project Pie Moving Into Dallas

project-pieby Steven Doyle

It seems the business model for fast casual restaurants are gearing quickly to look like Chipotle. This makes sense for restaurateurs wanting to give plenty fresh and fast options to their clientele who are seeking higher quality than the average fast food chain. Enter the latest in the arena of the Chipotle model, Project Pie, a chain from San Diego. Project Pie customers will find it easy to select from seven different pizzas on the menu for a fast exchange of $7.85, or choose from a myriad of ingredients including sauces, meat, and vegetables, also $7.85 regardless of the amount of toppings.

If this sounds eerily similar to local chain, Pie Five, you are correct. In fact many are looking at getting into the fast casual Chipotle-like pizza restaurants across the country. Be on the look out for such chains as PizzaRev, Blaze Pizza and 800 Degrees. Everyone wants to be that next big chain the conquers all.    Continue reading

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HG Sply Expanding Rooftop Bar

06_2014_03_HG_Spply_Patio-9by Steven Doyle   photos by Robert Bostick

While we are sleeping each night the folks at HG Sply Co. are busy working to complete the new patio area on the rooftop of not one building, but three. Not only aer they remodeling their own roof, but also the adjacent rooftop of neighboring Gym of Social Mechanics which recently opened below, and their future restaurant to the north in the former Public House space, making the sky bar one very massive build-out. HG has leased the Public House space below as well and will be turning that into a restaurant as their next project. Continue reading

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Greenville Ave Snuffer’s Re-Opens March 10

cheesefries1by Steven Doyle

Been waiting to get your cheddar fries fix on Greenville Avenue? The new Snuffer’s that is built on the original site of the haunted Snuffers is set to re-open Monday, March 10 just in time for St Patrick’ Day. We all know that St Patrick’s is a holy day for bars and restaurants on Greenville, and this gives us more cause to celebrate.   Continue reading

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First Look: The Blind Butcher

SONY DSCby Steven Doyle

Not too unlike the Death Star, The Blind Butcher is now fully operational. That means you may now enjoy food with your cocktails or beer. When Blind Butcher first opened the food aspect of the unique neighborhood tavern was not quite ready for the public, but the wait was very well worthwhile. For those familiar with the quality of Goodfriend (link has a fun Q&A with Tobin and Yingling) located further in East Dallas, this new hot spot is owned by the same folks. Matt Tobin and Josh Yingling truly know how to entertain their guests, and that is simply to offer the best of everything in a uber unpretentious environment. The Blind Butcher definitely qualifies in that respect.    Continue reading

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Sundown At Granada Launches New Menu Close To 100% Non-GMO/Organic

Stuffed Avocado with Endiveby Jennifer Thomas

Sundown at Granada, a lower Greenville Avenue neighborhood restaurant and beer garden has launched a new menu that is 70% organic and 99% non-GMO. Co-owner Michael Schoder says, “The entire reason we decided to launch a new menu was to move towards an organic and non-GMO menu and promote eating seasonally.  We are finding ways to increase our organic options even more everyday.”

Executive chef Patrick Stark delivers an American menu with global flavors that is uniquely approachable using high quality local ingredients.  He explains, “The Sundown menu is an equal opportunity one supporting vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, carnivore, gluten-free and paleo diets.”  All of Sundown’s meat, dairy and eggs are organic.  All the fish on the menu is wild-caught.   The buns used are non-GMO (with gluten-free options) and gluten-free flatbread crust is also available.  All fruits and vegetables are non-GMO. The menu also includes super foods like kale, quinoa, Swiss chard and more.

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Photo of the Week: Truck Yard’s Soup Du Jour

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Truck Yard wins for doing it right.

 

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