It's heating up in Dallas, and we're not just talking about the temperature. If you're looking to check out one of the city's hottest new bars and restaurants, here's where to start. You may notice a trend — let's hope you dig Italian food.
Sixty Vines Uptown
One of Plano's best restaurants has opened a chic, modern new location in the Hotel Crescent in Uptown. With more than 40 wines on tap — a big trend in wine — and a fun menu of charcuterie and Italian-by-way-of-California dishes, this is a popular spot among the rose all day crowd. (P.S. Sixty Vines serves half-price rose all day every Tuesday.)
Perfect Union Pizza Co.
Nick Badovinus, best known for Off-Site Kitchen, Neighborhood Services and the over-the-top Town Hearth, has a new restaurant in the uber-posh Highland Park Village. Sip low-ABV spritzers while eating pizzas such as the #Jeff, a white pie with scamorza cheese, Canadian bacon, roasted pineapple, shishitos and red onion ($17).
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to the Observer's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Dallas's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
To find the other hot new opening of late, all you've gotta do is look next to Perfect Union Pizza Co. Dallas Italian food tycoon Julian Barsotti (Nonna, Carbone's, Sprezza) has a fun new eatery called Fachini, where servers in full tuxedos make Caesar salads table-side and serve over-the-top Italian-American fare like 100-layer lasagna. “I’ve totally come around," Barsotti says. "[Italian-American] food came from a place that was organic in terms of immigrants coming here and creating their own cuisine based off their own experiences and localities and ingredients. There’s nothing wrong with that. There’s everything great with it. Something that becomes that ubiquitous, that’s usually because it’s really good."
Over in Deep Ellum, the Armoury D.E. team has a new spot in the old Luscher's Red Hots space: Ruins, with a top-notch spirits program focused on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexican-inspired eats like tlayuda, chapulines, a lengua taco featuring lamb tongue and a truly enormous torta dubbed El Borracho.