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Brand-new Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is back open in Dallas after below-freezing temperatures

Brand-new Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is back open in Dallas after below-freezing temperatures

4:24 PM on Feb 22, 2021 CSTFans of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams had been . And then, it did! Quietly. But then it snowed. Violently. And then Jeni’s temporarily closed. Rightfully.After a freezing start in North Texas, Jeni’s has thawed out. The Deep Ellum shop is officially back open as of Monday, Feb. 22.Those who want to take a stroll in sunny Deep Ellum will find the shop selling many of Jeni’s most popular flavors, like Brambleberry Crisp, Darkest Chocolate, Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks, and Brown Butter Almond Brittle. Scoops start at $5.50. Seasonal spring flavors,...

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Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade on Greenville Avenue in 2021 is canceled

Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade on Greenville Avenue in 2021 is canceled

10:38 AM on Jan 31, 2021 CSTThe Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival down Greenville Avenue has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for the event, which ordinarily takes place the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day.For years, Cuban has been a champion of Dallas’ biggest St. Patrick’s Day parade. He saved the parade by writing a $50,000 check in 2012, then donating an extra $15,000 toward a Dallas ISD scholarship fund, said Jake Levy, a Greenville Avenue Area Business Association board member.Every year since 2012, Cuban has donated $50,000...

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Confirmed: Yuengling will start selling beer in Texas stores and bars in fall 2021

Confirmed: Yuengling will start selling beer in Texas stores and bars in fall 2021

6:30 AM on Jan 14, 2021 CSTBy fall 2021, Pennsylvania brewery D.G. Yuengling & Son plans to start distributing its beer in Texas.Yuengling fanatics have been waiting for years for the family-owned brewery to expand to the Lone Star State. In September 2020, the company announced it had — though company execs wouldn’t say which states it would reach first.Now we know that Texas is the first state in that expansion.“It’s a huge market; it’s a big beer-drinking state,” says Wendy Yuengling, chief administrative officer and sixth-generation family member.“Texas is bigger than our entire north...

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Jan 14
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A ‘mini Klyde Warren Park’ in Far North Dallas will welcome new restaurants in 2021

A ‘mini Klyde Warren Park’ in Far North Dallas will welcome new restaurants in 2021

6:00 AM on Dec 18, 2020 CSTToday, the northwest corner of Hillcrest and Arapaho roads in Far North Dallas is a construction zone flanked by largely vacant storefronts. But by spring, developer David Sacher says he wants “to give the neighborhood its neighborhood village back,” with a half dozen restaurants opening out onto a 1.5-acre city-owned park that has gotten the nickname “a mini Klyde Warren Park.”Sacher grew up in the area, where Richardson and Far North Dallas share a border. Sacher is the co-founder of Shop Cos., and he and Shop’s development president, Daniel Fuller, are working...

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Dec 18
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New coffee shop in East Dallas employs formerly incarcerated moms

New coffee shop in East Dallas employs formerly incarcerated moms

9:25 AM on Dec 10, 2020 CSTNonprofit coffee shop Well Grounded Coffee Community is expected to open Dec. 14 in the Casa Linda neighborhood of East Dallas.The faith-based shop will employ mothers who were formerly incarcerated and are rehabilitating their lives via a Dallas nonprofit named Exodus Ministries. So far, the co-presidents of Well Grounded have hired two women who will serve as the shop’s baristas.“This is a starting business to give people a second chance,” says Natalie Huscheck, the co-president and an East Dallas resident.The idea was inspired by the Delancey Street Foundation,...

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Dec 11
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Checking in on Lowest Greenville in Dallas: Restaurants open, closed and coming soon

Checking in on Lowest Greenville in Dallas: Restaurants open, closed and coming soon

8:38 AM on Oct 9, 2020 CDTParking on Lowest Greenville is easier these days. on the popular Dallas street, but with decreased traffic across North Texas due to the coronavirus crisis, swooping in and out for curbside pick-up or patio dining has never been easier.Since Lowest Greenville’s revitalization a handful of years ago, it transitioned from salty bar scene to a dining destination. And since COVID-19 struck, Lowest Greenville has seen movement in the past six months on some of its restaurants: Gung Ho and Tacos Mariachi closed. Ngon Vietnamese Kitchen opened. And longtime tenant...

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Oct 10
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After 60 years in Dallas, El Fenix restaurant closed on Lemmon Avenue

After 60 years in Dallas, El Fenix restaurant closed on Lemmon Avenue

3:38 PM on Oct 2, 2020 CDTEl Fenix Mexican Restaurant on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, near Inwood Road, has closed. It opened on Sept. 1, 1960, just over 60 years ago.“We would like to thank our guests for over 60 years at our Lemmon location,” says Mike Karns, founder and CEO of El Fenix’s parent company, Local Favorite Restaurants. “Given current conditions, unfortunately we have made the difficult decision to not renew our lease."The company operates 14 El Fenix restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth. Beyond four stores in Dallas proper, the company sells its famous enchiladas at restaurants in...

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Pappas family in Texas considers buying Luby’s and Fuddruckers restaurants

Pappas family in Texas considers buying Luby’s and Fuddruckers restaurants

11:01 AM on Sep 22, 2020 CDTIn a surprising turn of events, the wealthy Texas restaurateurs who operate Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Pappasito’s Cantina and Pappas Bros. Steakhouse have filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to evaluate whether they should purchase Luby’s Inc.Luby’s is the parent company for the cafeteria chain Luby’s and the burger joint Fuddruckers. The , then dissolving the company — which would result in the closure of Luby’s and Fuddruckers restaurants. But the option remains open for Luby’s to be purchased by another entity, and the Houston...

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Sep 23
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Fried-chicken chain Jollibee, called ‘McDonald’s of the Philippines,’ opens this week in Plano

Fried-chicken chain Jollibee, called ‘McDonald’s of the Philippines,’ opens this week in Plano

5:00 AM on Aug 19, 2020 CDTThe first Jollibee fried-chicken restaurant in North Texas opens Aug. 20 in West Plano.Jollibee is the largest fast-food chain in the Philippines and is valued at about $3.2 billion. “,” as CNBC says it’s called, arrived in the United States in 1998, in California.The restaurant in West Plano marks the third Jollibee in Texas.The signature item at Jollibee is Chickenjoy, or pieces of fried chicken served by the bucket or on a plate with sides such as mashed potatoes, garlic rice or fries.Chickenjoy can also be served with a side of the company’s famous Jolly...

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Aug 20
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