Revolving Doors: June Without The Swoon

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Word that Sambuca decided to shutter their Addison location stirred little reaction. It had been relegated to the ranks of karaoke bar, after all. Then Omega's locked up and Fedora appeared to follow suit. Suddenly it looked as if Dallas had hit the skids.

Oh, the recession cut into profit margins across the board. But so far we've seen more restaurants open than close...and (justified or not) June eventually proved no different.

Entering
Einstein Bros. Bagels, Frisco
Carolina's Mexican Cuisine--two locations, Dallas and Plano
Bijou, a Caribbean-African fusion kinda place in Arlington
Cafe Istanbul in Plano's Legacy
Gator's Croc & Roc--just what North Dallas needs: more schlock...sorry, schloc
Urban Crust Pizza, wood fired pies for the Plano crowd
Urbano Cafe, long awaited and finally open

Exited
Omega's Tex-Mex in Deep Ellum
Sambuca Addison, so the owners can concentrate on Sambuca 360, set to open in Plano
Alo, thanks to a fire (it will reopen once repairs are made)

Turning in circles
Fedora, closed briefly, although the place is running again, whether or not anyone cares
Tre Amici tacked on the "Parkway Grill" name, which sure makes us want to go
Nicola's saw the return of chef Sascia Marchesi
The Counter became Meathead's (who names these places?)
Normandie Alliance is shopping for an Addison location, when what they need is a steady kitchen

On the way
Park, the new outpost for Marc Cassel
Nodding Donkey, a Tex-Mex joint fitting into the 2900 slot
Geisha House, which may or may not be open now
Flying Saucer, landing soon in Garland
Hard Rock Cafe, back from the dead to resurrect Victory Park

Have a good July.


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