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Next Door Closes Sunday, June 24

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We recently wrote about Next Door and have enjoyed several excellent meals at the Uptown restaurant including a seriously good brunch. Sadly, we hear today that they will be closing their doors next week and not due to much of anything except a ruling by the Dallas Fire Marshall.

Next Door is a cute restaurant that serves some kicked up food with unique twists, such as their now famed exploding hot cheesy bun burger. Everyone enjoyed this, we enjoyed this. But the real cash cow for this restaurant was in the nightclub upstairs called the Key Club. After an inspection recently the Fire Marshall determined that a new fire system would need to be installed which involved digging to a line across McKinney Avenue. This eventually proved impossible and so goes the baby, bath water, jobs and whatever else lays in the path of this closure.  Continue reading

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Oak Cliff’s Bouchon 1314 Closed

bouchon1by Steven Doyle

The Oak Cliff wine bar Bouchon closed its doors last week after a missive from owner Jean-Michel Sakouhi announced his retirement and ankles from the industry.

Sakouhi has been a mainstay in the industry for nearly 25 years dating back to his service days at the Mansion on Turtle Creek, and restaurants such as  Tramontana, Paris Bistrot, The Vault and S07 Bistro in Fort Worth. Bouchon opened in Oak Cliff almost exactly two years ago.   Continue reading

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Wayward Sons on Greenville Closed


Owners Brandon Hays, Phil Schanbaum and executive chef/co-owner Graham Dodds announce Wayward Sons is officially closed.

Hays says, “It is truly fitting that we closed Wayward Sons on a day that revolves around love.  The amount of love that went into this project is unparalleled to anything I have ever done before, and I know my partners Phil and Graham feel the same way.”

Dodds says, “I am deeply saddened by the closing of Wayward Sons. I had hoped we would be a neighborhood staple for the long-term – a fun and vibrant place that melded Texas cuisine and family favorites while supporting local farmers and artisans. I will miss my staff the most – a very dedicated and diverse group of passionate and hardworking folks. However, I am looking forward to the future. And, I hope people will continue to seek out restaurants and businesses that align with these principles I hold so dear.”

Hays continues, “To our partners who put their faith in us, thank you. To our landlords who did everything they could to work with us, thank you. To our staff, who worked tirelessly and eloquently to tell the story of Graham’s food, thank you. And finally, to our guests who supported us, thank you.”

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Madrina Closed Today

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A rumor we heard all day was that Madrina was closing, and we just confirmed that fact. Named by many one of the city’s best restaurants, and even made national lists, Madrina will be sorely missed.

This is another of the terrible fall-out from 2016 bubble burst. We will expect more, hopefully not many.  Continue reading

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Good 2 Go Taco Shuttering

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Restaurants and bars had a rough 2016, and we will see some terrific places closing into the new year. Another tragic loss is Good 2 Go Taco which is located in East Dallas and owned by Jeana Johnson and Colleen O’Hare who also ran Mot Hai Ba (sold in 2016). Good 2 Go is in the same strip as Goodfriend and 20 Feet Seafood at 1146 Peavy Road.   Continue reading

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Beloved Vickery Park Is Closed

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Employees of Vickery Park located on Henderson were given the very sad news today that the popular bar is closed. Vickery was known for a wicked good beer selection and unusual bar food. Regulars to the 11-year old bar were neighborhood residents and restaurant industry employees; a very popular chef hang out.

We particularly enjoyed Vickery’s lazy brunch that was extended into Monday to serve industry employees. This leaves a huge gap that will no doubt be difficult to fill.

Look for more fall-out to be announced soon.


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Shuttered: Sfuzzi Dallas and Le Taco

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Sfuzzi in Uptown and Le Taco are both closed.

Sfuzzi seemed to have a difficult time reinventing itself and blew through a handful of chefs quickly, including Avner Samuels. Le Taco, which was once Scotch and Sausage, also had an identity crisis. Oddly enough  Scotch and Sausage was a fantastic concept and put out a great product, as did Le Taco.  No doubt it was a matter of finding its audience that took down the taco restaurant.  Continue reading

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