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Chop House, OcaTaco and More Openings and Closings in February

February was a busy month in the Dallas food scene. The highly anticipated Off-site Kitchen finally opened its doors, along with a handful of other eateries.

Read on for the full opening and closing slate and be sure to share tips about restaurant openings or closings in the comments section below or at dish@dallasobserver.com.

Openings: Whitehall Exchange (500 N. Bishop Ave.): This "bar and bites" spot is open for business in the Bishop Arts District.

OcaTaco (6333 Forest Park): The taco joint is the latest from Maple and Motor's Jack Perkins..

The Foundry (2303 Pittman): ​Chef Tim Byres, Chris Jeffers and Chris Zielke, co-owners of Smoke, have taken over the old Jack's Backyard spot, and transformed it into a beer garden called The Foundry.

Chop House Burger (1717 Main St.): The burger joint on Main Street is not to be confused with the one with an almost identical name in Arlington.

Better Burger (5715 Lemmon): ​Sam and Kathy Vergos, whose family also owns Original Market Diner, opened Better Burger.

Johnny's Pizza House (4145 Belt Line): The pizzeria is open in Addison.

Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar (2929 N. Henderson Ave.):Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar is the long-awaited restaurant from Lisa Garza.

Mason Bar (2701 Guillot): The restaurant and bar is open in Uptown.

Taco Stop (1900 Irving): This taco restaurant recently opened in the Design District.

Off-site Kitchen (2226 Irving): Off-Site Kitchen is the new breakfast-and-lunch spot from the Neighborhood Services group.

Bikini's Sports Bar & Grill (1350 E. Copeland): The breastaurant opened early last month.

Closings: Nana (2201 Stemmons): Nana, the restaurant in the Hilton Anatole, will close in June and reopen in September as a steakhouse.

Alligator Cafe (4416 Live Oak): The Cajun restaurant has moved to Casa Linda.

Matt's Rancho Martinez (6332 La Vista): Matt's closed on February 27 and is moving to 1904 Skillman Ave. this spring.

Fish City Grill (2323 N. Henderson): The Henderson Avenue seafood restaurant has closed its doors for good.

Macho Nacho (4000 Cedar Springs): The lights are out for good at the Cedar Springs nacho restaurant.

Coming Soon: Max's Wine Dive: The restaurant is planning to open this fall in the old Borders space on the corner of Lemmon and McKinney avenues.

Capriotti's Sandwich Shop: The sandwich shop is opening a location downtown.


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