If you like Asian food, you're in luck — the DFW dining scene is seeing an influx of restaurants specializing in all manner of Asian fare. But it's not all soup dumplings and egg tarts. Here are a few of the hottest new restaurants in DFW right now:
Charlie Zhang's Imperial Noodle
Noodle master Charlie Zhang, famous for his noodle-crafting showmanship during his time at Royal China, has branched out on his own in Richardson.
Emporium Pies' New Deep Ellum Location
Local pie spot Emporium Pies, which has a cult-like following that yields long lines at its Bishop Arts location, has opened its new location right next door to Pecan Lodge.
Monkey King Noodle Co.'s New Location
Not far down the street from the new Emporium Pies, beloved Deep Ellum noodle-slinger Monkey King moved into a new location that features one thing their street food stand didn't have: indoor seating. The menu has been expanded as well.
Monkey King's Banana Stand
So what happened with Monkey King's former home, the street food stand just down the street? It recently reopened as the Banana Stand, a dessert spot featuring sweets that have proven popular in Taiwan and China. Don't skip the airy cheesecake souffle.
The first DFW location of Danny Meyer's Shake Shack has been a buzzed-about spot for months. The gorgeous modern location at The Crescent has proven popular, obviously, but lines aren't nearly as long as a lot of food outlets claim.
This one's for you, Plano. Sixty Vines, a sister restaurant to the popular Whiskey Cake, features a massive minimalist space serving light Italian-inspired fare and more than 40 wines on tap, which helps cut down on waste and allows the restaurant to serve a greater variety of wines by the glass.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse
This opulent new steakhouse Uptown, designed by Cesar Pelli, features long, clean curves with floor-to-ceiling glass.
Stephan Pyles' Flora Street Cafe
The Arts District restaurant has been open a few months now, but it's still a popular spot — and the desserts, from pastry chef Ricardo Sanchez, are a must-try at the end of this visually stunning dining experience.
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Craft beer and sports fans will dig this new Ross Avenue spot, a Houston export with a killer patio and turtle races.
Browder Street Food Truck Plaza
Downtown diners have a new al fresco dining option — several, actually — with the opening of the Browder Street Food Truck Plaza, open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.