We were trying to think of any significant restaurant closings in Dallas over the last 30 days and nothing, besides that odd moment when Kavala in Oak Cliff shut down then reopened almost immediately. So, we had to call our buddy Teresa Gubbins and pry into her database-like brain.
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Just glancing at the balance of comings and goings in Dallas, it's hard to believe there's a recession on. A few cases of swine flu are responsible for more closings--just schools, but still...A recap of the month just passing:
Tequila Rain (145 W. Pipeline, Hurst). Would be nice if it rained tequila.
Chez Moi (3685 Preston, Frisco). Thinking maybe French?
Ava (108 S. Goliad, Rockwall). Already hearing good things.
Joan of Arc Cafe (4020 N. MacArthur, Irving). Crepes and such.
Bailey's Prime Plus (305 W. FM 1382, Cedar Hill). A big steakhouse.
Chipotle (4502 McKinney). Yep, another.
Chapman Chile Kitchen (515 N. Carroll). Little place that sounds good.
WiWi Kitchen (3020 Mockingbird). Who thinks up these names?
Gregory's (1022 E. 15th St., Plano) reportedly reopened and, of course, Sushi on McKinney (4438 McKinney) is back in play.
Chef Wok in the Preston-Royal area. Big deal.
Bliss Frozen Yogurt (both locations). Still plenty of ice cream around.
Watel's Allen Street Cottage closed, but it's relocating.
Clarity Corner a vegan spot in Denton.
Howard Wang's China Grill in Frisco, where family friendliness prevents a Wa Xing Dong franchise.
Jean Michel's upscale in downtown.
Bliss Raw Cafe opens tomorrow, presumably.
A3 pizza by the slice from the Olivella's guy.
Samar a Stephan Pyles spinoff.
Lemongrass Vietnamese and set to open in Deep Ellum
Si going into the Watel's spot