Openings and Closings

Rice and Wheat Opens, Mockingbird Taproom Closes and More Restaurant News from May

Another month has come and gone and with it a handful of restaurants have opened and closed. Read on for the full list of restaurants happenings in May, and be sure to share tips about new and/or dead restaurants in the comments section below or at [email protected].


Rice and Wheat (4906 Maple Ave.): This new Vietnamese/Thai/Sushi restaurant on Maple Ave. (across from Kroger), opened early last month.

HG Sply Co (2008 Greenville Ave.): This restaurant brings the paleo diet (a diet based on the hunter gatherer principles) to East Dallas.

The Hospitality Sweet (400 North Ervay St., Suite 175): This bakery and cafe is now open inside the historic downtown post office and serving breakfast and lunch.

Pozo Mercado (2908 McKinney Ave.): This new "tequila-heavy spot" in Uptown has been opened by La Reve Consultants, the same group that owns Sfuzzi and The Standard Pour.

Haystack Burgers & Barley (100 S. Central Expressway): Richardson locals Kevin and Jenny Galvan and Rob and Christine Wondoloski opened the burger (and sandwich) joint last month.


Goody Goody (2937 Greenville Ave.): The original location of the liquor store is set to close at the end of June.

Mockingbird Taproom (5319 E. Mockingbird Lane): The restaurant that opened in Mockingbird Station last year has already shut its doors.

Nosh Euro Bistro (4701 W. Park Ave.): The original Nosh at 4216 Oak Lawn Ave. is still open, but the Plano location has announced its closure via Facebook.

Bandito's (4700 W. Park Blvd): The Plano spot has closed and is being renovated into the Katy Trail Ice House "Outpost."

Coming Soon:

Bowlounge: This new bowling alley and burger joint will offer 12 lanes of bowling and a menu by Twisted Root.

Chip's Old Fashioned Hamburgers: This popular burger restaurant is opening a second location on La Vista Drive in East Dallas.

Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza and Beer (4005 Preston Road): The pizza joint is slated to open at the Lakeside Market sometime this month.

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Catherine Downes
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