Unless you're Nelson Cruz, you just don't have 50 days/time to hit up every single new place that opened in Dallas in the last couple weeks, which's why we're trimming the list of new openings down to a manageable five that're sure to enhance your performance. In bed! But not really!
5 new spots that you need to hit up right now
Trattoria al Giardino
1279 Legacy Dr, Suite 100; Frisco; 214.618.1990
The TaG is Frisco's answer to traditional Italian without the Macaroni Grill vibe/waiters writing their name on your table in crayon, with staples like veal and eggplant Parm, white wine clams, spinach ravioli, and mussels in a butter sauce.
Go ahead and call 'em to get your reservations, here
Sip Stir Cafe
3800 McKinney Ave, Suite 180; West Village; 214.443.9100
Brewing up beans and leaves from Los Angeles coffeeteer Jeremy Gursey, this Yummilicious-adjacent caffeine HQ serves pastries & baked goods from Addison's La Spiga and OC's Rush Patisserie, not to mention specials like the almond butter-/banana-/honey-topped Presley. Yes, it's a kitschy name, but Don't Be Cruel.
Check 'em out on their FB page
1600 S University, Suite 601; Fort Worth; 817.887.9995
With a kitchen helmed by a vet of FW's Tavern, Pacific Table's more of a seafood-heavy affair than pre-Subway Jared walking into a Red Lobster. Grab sammies like oyster po' boys with jalapeno slaw, mains like miso-glazed salmon with black bean sauce, traditional sushis, and 'tails like the jalapeno-laden Dirty Pacific Martini, or the "House-Made" daily cocktail, which presumably comes with plenty of Vicodin.
Their FB page has more info
Delicious traditional Italian eats, like mussels in butter sauce and veal/eggplant Parmesan, now in Frisco.
They shipped an entire bowling alley from East Texas and then added 33 taps of beer and eats from the Twisted Root folks, and this is what they ended up with.
A coffee shop with beans from LA's Jeremy Gursey, baked goods from Addison's La Spiga, and plants growing on the walls.
This modern eatery with nautical touches in University Park Village serves up all the staples of a traditional fish house with a few inklings of Japanese flair. Daily-caught fishes gets served up every wasy possible -- seared, sauteed, grilled, roasted, and rolled up into sushi with herbed veggies and sauces on the side. Rare for a seafood restaurant, it's also sporting a surprisingly traditional brunch with chilaquiles and lemon pancakes.
The first DFW location of the chain, BCI's got Italian classics like lobster ravioli in lobster sauce, a chicken, bacon, and spinach flatbread, and a Filet Mignon Toscana topped with Gorgonzola.