Upon first opening in 2014, Trinity Groves has been a culinary incubator for some of Dallas’s most exciting concepts. The original idea was for restaurants to take up temporary residence before moving on to other things. Chino Chinatown, which opened six years ago, has proven to be one of the incubator’s most successful concepts, but now it’s time to move on.
We broke the news that Chino was to close on our Facebook some weeks ago. For more up-to-date restaurant information, please join us in conversation at the CraveDFW Facebook page where we are often first in Dallas to give restaurant updates.
Chino will be getting new life as Sum Dang Good Chinese, an updated Asian restaurant led by Chef Weigou Cai, a 40-year veteran of Chinese cuisine who was the former Executive Chef at Wu Wei Din and at the lauded Royal China. The menu will consist of handmade dumplings and hand-pulled noodles and will also include dishes like Sweet and Sour Baby Back Ribs, Beer Can Chinese Chicken and a Humpty Dumpling, which is a gigantic crab soup dumpling. It will also have your full array of traditional Chinese dishes. The full bar will feature craft beers, wines and creative Asian-inspired cocktails.
The interior is also getting an update with new art and a new color scheme. And the kitchen is being opened up to the dining room, so guests can see the dumpling and noodle stations in action.
“Trinity Groves was always meant to be an area of constant change to keep up with the times and to be relevant in the local and national food scene,” says Phil Romano, co-owner of Trinity Groves. “Chino’s tenure here has been incredible, but now it’s time for something new. We’re excited to unveil our concept and rekindle the fluid spirit of Trinity Groves.”
Sum Dang Good Chinese is slated to open in April. For more information, please visit www.sumdanggood.com.