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The Exchange at AT&T Discovery District Opens to the Public Friday, June 25

The Exchange at the AT&T Discovery District will officially open to the public on Friday, June 25. The launch marks the first food hall in downtown Dallas and the long-awaited full opening of the AT&T Discovery District. AT&T launched the project in 2018 to create a world-class workplace and help revitalize downtown Dallas.  

“The vibrancy we’re seeing in downtown Dallas is exciting and we’re thrilled to open this final piece of our vision for the AT&T headquarters,” said Melissa Phillips, Director, AT&T Discovery District. “The AT&T Discovery District was built to create connections for our employees and the community. We hope the diversity of food and beverage experiences found at the food hall will be as well received by visitors as they have been across the District over the past several months.” 

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Ocean Prime Still in its Prime

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The last time CraveDFW featured Ocean Prime we showcased the huge Red King Crab legs that had just been flown in from Bristol Bay. As this was over two years ago, we thought it was time to head back and see how it’s keeping up with all the competing seafood spots that have opened in Dallas since that report.

Ocean Prime Uptown is one of sixteen locations across the states and boasts a menu that features items like sushi and poke, indulgent seafood entrees, prime steaks, desserts, signature cocktails, and a Wine Spectator-honored wine list.

The dark, retro dining room is still packed with well-heeled guests, the service is stellar from start to finish, and each dish we tasted was expertly cooked. In short, it hasn’t missed a step. We chose to sit in the more relaxed and bright “Terrace,” which allows for a casual dining experience.

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Loro Projected to Open July 5th

Hai Hospitality announced today that Loro, the Asian Smokehouse and Bar, will open its second location, at 1812 N Haskell (corner of Haskell and Munger) in old East Dallas, to the public on Thursday, July 5, 2021.  Loro, a culinary partnership between Pitmaster Aaron Franklin and Chef Tyson Cole, is part of Hai Hospitality, the restaurant group that counts Uchi and Uchiko in Austin; Uchi in Houston; Uchi and Uchibā in Dallas; Uchi in Denver; and Uchi Miami among its concepts.  Loro is Aaron Franklin’s first restaurant venture outside of his acclaimed, award-winning Franklin Barbecue in Austin.

Like the original Loro, which opened in Austin in April 2018, Loro Dallas will feature a variety of dishes created by James Beard Foundation Award-winners Chef Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin that balance Southeast Asian flavors with the rich texture of traditional Texas BBQ.  

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Dive Coastal Celebrates 11 Years

DIVE Coastal Cuisine, the popular restaurant known for its healthy, light and flavorful fare and located in Snider Plaza is celebrating its 11-year anniversary with a party to thank their customers and the community on Friday, June 25 from 4 – 6 p.m. The celebration includes complimentary cocktails and charcuterie, and a free DIVE t-shirt with any order.

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Norma’s Hits Her 65th Anniversary

In June of 1956, Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” topped the charts, “The King and I,” starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr was out in theaters and R.L. Thornton was mayor of Dallas. And Norma’s Cafe opened its doors in Oak Cliff, selling chicken fried steak dinners with all the fixings for less than $2.

The now-iconic dining institution with five area locations celebrates its 65th anniversary on June 23 with prices inspired by the past on three of its famous Blue Plate Specials. Dine-in guests can order Chicken Fried Steak, Chicken and Dressing, or Meatloaf, including mashed potatoes and green beans, for just $1.79, while supplies last.

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Eat Me: Cannon’s Corner Scotch Eggs

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Built in 1922 and renovated in 2014, the building is appropriately known as Cannon’s Village after Cannon’s 5-Cent store became the anchor tenant in the 1950’s.

Cannon’s Corner showcases traditional Irish culture through a thoughtful food and beverage program. Owner Alan Kearney tells us, “It’s important to me to serve the community that surrounds us.  Irish pubs are great back drops for all sports, and good conversation. We look forward to serving our new neighbors.” Continue reading

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