The Most Notable Restaurant Openings Of 2012
What. A. Year. My most notable closings post was an interesting compilation , but looking at the restaurants that have opened this year is even more illuminating. We've gained a lot of great restaurants. (And some not so great ones, too.) Here are some of the more notable spaces.
The Biggest Restaurant Closings of 2012
Sundown at Granada (pictured above)
The restaurant and beer garden is owned and operated by Granada Theater owner Mike Schoder, and it quickly became one of my favorite places for an outdoor drink. I love watching people walk up and down Greenville Avenue with a cold beer in my hand, and there's a great beer list here, too.
Kay Agnew (who opened Margaux's) and her daughter, Margaux, opened this restaurant in a corner spot of an old, but renovated building in the Design District. It's a nice dining room, and everyone who walks through the front door is treated like a regular there. The food is affoardable too.
Oak owners Tommy DeAlano and Richard Ellman hired Plan B (who designed Bolsa and Cedars Social) to create their chic space. The dining room opened and quickly became one of Dallas' most popular spots this year.
Chef Tim Byres, Chris Jeffers and Chris Zielke, co-owners of Smoke, took over the old Jack's Backyard spot, and transformed it into The Foundry. The outdoor beer garden is one of the best bars in Dallas.
Chop House Burger
The burger joint on Main Street is not to be confused with the one with an almost identical name in Arlington. Guy Fieri paid no visit here, but Alice did.