The Most Notable Restaurant Openings Of 2012


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Tried and True
Nick Badovinus, the man behind the Neighborhood Services restaurant group, opened his new '70s-themed eatery in the space where Neighborhood Services Tavern once called home. Bring enough money to commandeer the jukebox and enjoy the oysters on the half shell.
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East Hampton Sandwich Company
The Snider Plaza shop serves amazing (and sometimes very sloppy) sandwiches that look beautiful and taste great, too.

Kung Fu Saloon
The new restaurant and arcade bar is opened this year in the heart of Uptown.

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Catherine Downes
Cook Hall
Cook Hall
The space in the W that once housed Tom Colicchio's Craft has reopened as American gastropub, Cook Hall.

Qariah The Lebanese restaurant opened on Lower Greenville bringing more great ethnic eats to the neighborhood.

British Beverage Company
The British-themed pub and eatery is opened in the the Quadrangle.

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FT33
IFT-33 opened. I'm sure you haven't heard of it.

TJ's Seafood Market
One of Dallas' favorite seafood markets has spread its fins with a new grill and market in Highland Park. It's now my go to spot for oysters to take home and shuck.

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Catherine Downes
Spoon Bar & Kitchen
Spoon Bar & Kitchen Chef John Tesar's latest culinary project is open in Preston Center. They serve seafood. Have you tried it yet?


Bowl and Barrel
The new bowling alley, restaurant and bar's menu includes everything from hand-cut fries served with Trappist aioli and curry ketchup, fried quail drumsticks, oysters and a 1/2-pound burger. Maybe you'll get a new pair of bowling shoes for Christmas this year. This could be your new place.



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2 comments
grn_eyd_grl13
grn_eyd_grl13

@Dallas_Observer why didn't Zenna make the list? They opened a new spot on Rosemead. There are 3 locations open till 3am! Great food!

trinonsense
trinonsense

@Dallas_Observer do I have to eat at all of these places before 2013 to say I'm cool? because I will

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