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Cafe space resurrected
After lying vacant for several months, the building that was once home to Coco Pazzo Cafe in Addison will open as a restaurant featuring South American cuisine September 1. The venue, tentatively named South Forks Grill, is undergoing some light reconstruction. "Sfuzzi's had a beautiful restaurant. Then Coco Pazzo came and did a lot of things for the worse," says South Forks co-owner Salim Asrawi, a onetime partner in Cabaret Royale Restaurant & Bar on Composite Drive near Stemmons Freeway. "We're going to give it a new look, use what we have to make it nicer." No word on chefs or the menu.

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Chamberlain's Prime Chop House in Addison is scouting Dallas for a second location. One space the acclaimed steak hovel is sniffing out is the former NorthSouth digs in the Quadrangle...Dallas' Empire Baking Co., Eatzi's, Ali Baba Cafe, and Daddy Jack's Lobster & Chowder House hit the Dallas-Fort Worth Top 10 in Zagat's latest "Best Meal Deals" survey. Evaluated on a 30-point scale, the survey ranked the best food values in 35 cities. The top five D/FW slots were dominated by non-Dallas restaurants: North Main BBQ in Euless; Michael's in Fort Worth (both tied with Empire, which garnered a rating of 26, the highest in Dallas); and Piccolo Mondo in Arlington (rating 25). Eatzi's, Ali Baba, and Daddy Jack's all scored 24.

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Fall Creek Vineyards in the Texas Hill Country announced the release of a super premium red wine dubbed Meritus, a blend of Merlot (54 percent), Cabernet Sauvignon (40 percent), and Melbec (6 percent). With a limited production of 892 six-bottle cases, Meritus will be priced around $30 retail...Texas' newest winery opened over the July Fourth holiday: Poteet Country Winery, located in Poteet, the strawberry capital of the state. Poteet produces table wines made from the mustang grape--the dominant native wild grape of Texas that produces, often with the addition of sugar during the winemaking process, a tolerable red wine--as well as fruit wines from strawberries and blackberries. The winery will also produce jams and jellies. Poteet brings the number of wineries in Texas to 28.

Location Info


Cabaret Royale

10723 Composite Drive
Dallas, TX 75220

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Northwest Dallas

--Mark Stuertz

E-mail Mark Stuertz at markstz@juno.com.

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