The restaurant's press kit says that when you discover Jimmy Lu's, there's no turning back. Apparently, that's not exactly true. Jimmy Lu's Chairman and CEO Chris Harrison has sold out of the roughly 4-month-old North Dallas restaurant serving Asian collision cuisine, leaving the reins in President Jimmy Lu's hands. Harrison could not be reached for comment, but a spokeswoman says that Harrison, who was once a McDonald's franchisee operating four of the fast food units, is taking some time off to spend on her ranch in Austin.
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It's not clear exactly what will happen to Arthur's in Addison, the venerable Dallas restaurant that moved into the former Mel Hollen's Bar & Fine Dining space before its roof was consumed in a fire just after opening in mid-October. "At this point, we really don't have any idea when we are going to open up," says Arthur's owner Mohsen Heidari. Heidari adds that he's assessing the damage to determine when the restaurant will reopen...Angie Douglas and Gina Glasscock, owners of P.D. Johnson's Dog Day Deli on McKinney Avenue, are set to open a second deli location on Luther Lane in Preston Center. Maybe. "I'm on the phone on hold with the roofer to find out when we can punch the holes in there to find out when we can fit the sinks to find out when we can get our final inspection," says a breathless Douglas. The new location will be almost half as large as the McKinney Avenue spot, plus it will serve breakfast. "We'll do wraps called Wrapper Johnson's," she says. If they can get a plumber to fill those holes...Teneya, the American Indian-themed restaurant in Los Colinas named after the last great chief of the Yosemite Indians, is poised for expansion. Austin Jourde, Teneya vice president of operations, says construction is under way for the second Teneya restaurant at the Dallas North Tollway and Park and will be open sometime in February. Jourde adds that there are expansion plans for other cities as well...For the first time in its 4-year history, eatZi's Market & Bakery is jumping on the Beaujolais Nouveau bandwagon, the mid-November celebration commemorating the harvest. For $45 you can sip Beaujolais Nouveau, peck at chef-crafted nibbles and attempt to squeeze your way through the yellow tomatoes and the beer bottles in the tiny market without sloshing red, fruity wine all over your Converses or someone's Maidenform. The celebration starts at 7 p.m. November 16...Former Salve! Executive Chef Sharon Hage, is now executive chef at Hotel St. Germain, replacing Michael Marshall who has scooted over to the Riviera in the wake of Tom Fleming's departure to Lombardi Mare.