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Dallas' 10 Biggest Restaurant Openings of 2013

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The Slow Bone Barbecue With killer sides, Miss Jessie the smoker and a name that combines meat and eroticism, Slow Bone hits all the right barbecue notes. Owner Jack Perkins, the man behind the burgers at Maple and Motor, opened Slow Bone in April and has been going steady since then.

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LARK on the Park One of the craftier things Dallas has done as a city is turn an overpass into a park, and since March Klyde Warren has been the roost for LARK on the Park. On top of bringing some much needed greenery into the city's diet, LARK also promises that someday, maybe, Dallas will be a walkable city.

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20 Feet Seafood Joint 20 Feet boasts po'boys, banh mi and every sea creature imaginable fried and served with chips. Old standards like clam chowder appear with fried clam rolls or other fare that's available as the season dictates. It's enough to make you forgive that they don't serve alcohol. One of the 50 Most Interesting Restaurants in Dallas.

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Spoon Bar & Kitchen The newest restaurant from chef John Tesar, now known across the country (or at least to reality cooking show fans) because of Top Chef Seattle, opened in February, and promised the chef substantial creative control. It may be neighbors with a Chipotle, but the scallops and foie gras provide their own ambiance. And it's good enough to even get the attention of Esquire.

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Stampede 66 Texas as a culture can be hard to pin down but Stampede 66 has done a hell of a good job in the attempt. Stephan Pyles labored to make the most Texas-y restaurant possible, and materialized is snakeskin booths and chicken-fried steak with injectable gravy. One of our 50 Most Interesting Restaurants and, like Spoon, Esquire named Stampede 66 one of the best new restaurants in the country.

Honorable Mentions: LUCK Souk Kozy Kitchen The Shell Shack Nickel and Rye Mexican Sugar Monkey King Noodle Co. The Truck Yard Taverna Rossa Rice and Wheat The Social House Mudsmith Coffee Dee Lincoln's Burger Bar

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