Even though we've lost a few spots as 2016 trudged arduously toward its welcome conclusion, we've also gained a few new restaurants over the last few weeks. Since we've all got a little extra time over the next week or two — or in case you're just too busy to cook — here's a rundown of a few new DFW restaurants you can check out before that New Year's resolution kicks in Jan. 1.
Grill It Yourself at Deep Ellum's Excellent New Concept, Niwa Japanese BBQ
If you love delicious grilled meats — and are OK with doing the grilling — check out Niwa Japanese BBQ, a new yakiniku spot in Deep Ellum that sports spartan digs but stellar food.
In Trinity Groves, a Father-Son Team Pushes the Boundaries of Mexican Food
Father Beto and son Julian Rodarte walked away from a life in corporate franchises and started a "next-generation Mexican" restaurant in Trinity Groves. From hummus with your salsa to fried eggs on your enchiladas, this place is having a lot of fun with Mexican fare.
Dallas' Latest Smoked Meat Mecca to Open in East Dallas on Dec. 22
Barebecue fans are already salivating over the Smoky Rose, which opened this week in East Dallas. This chef-driven smoked meat emporium will have so much more than just brisket — you can also expect delicate veggie dishes and rich treats like house-smoked salmon.
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