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Interview with Josh Sepkowitz and Kyle Noonan on Talent Managment and Dogs as Conduits

Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz first met while attending SMU. After graduating they took off in different directions and career paths, Noonan with the Pappas restaurant group and Sepkowitz as a financial analyst on Wall Street. After more than a decade in their perspective careers, both decided to come back to where it all started and open a restaurant or three.

Last year the duo opened Bowl and Barrel at the Shops at Park Lane, a boutique bowling alley with a menu created by Sharon Hage of the famed York Street. Then came Mutt's Canine Cantina near the West Village -- a playground for pets along with cold drinks for their people. Next up is a TV show about neighborhood gems, then late this summer they'll open The Rustic, a mid-sized music venue and collaboration with Pat Green.

Here's our chat about their hard and fast entrance into the Dallas restaurant scene:

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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.