Name: Pecan Lodge
Opening In: End of Winter (hopefully!)
Why You Should Care: Because they're on the front lines of Dallas's recent challenge to ATX as the killer BBQ/craft beer capital of Texas. They're heading out of the Farmer's Market and into proper brick-and-mortar digs in Deep Ellum, so there's gonna be a helluva lot more people watching to do while you're waiting in line for three hours for your burnt ends. They're being intentionally cagey about an opening date, but Dallas' stomachs vote for "as soon as possible".
Name: Braindead Brewpub
Opening In: Late Winter
Why You Should Care: It'll be a PDX-style brewpub from the people that brought you Rodeo Goat over in FW. 42 taps isn't too shabby, but having house beers from the dude who used to be a brewmaster for DEBC will really set this place apart.