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Zagat, Dallas’ Ten Hottest Restaurants features Kitchen LTO, Chino Chinatown, Casa Rubia

The last six months have birthed a slew of terrifically buzzy restaurants in every corner of the city, all of which have proven to be gastronomic game changers in their own way. Here are our picks for the 10 hottest spots in town. 7. Kitchen LTO Why It’s Hot: The permanent pop-up restaurant at Trinity Groves...

#1 Restaurant to follow on Instagram

Restaurants are notoriously bad at the Internet. They have terrible websites, yell at customers on review sites, and some still ignore the web altogether. Social media provides a unique opportunity for restaurants, who can use sites like Facebook and Twitter to push out their menus and best dishes to potential customers in real-time. And some...

Restaurant review: At AmberJax, fresh seafood is a delicious family affair

Warm and heartfelt pretty much characterizes things at AmberJax. It’s a family affair: Larry Williams, who formerly ran the kitchen at Rex’s Seafood, does the culinary honors here; four daughters and a son join their mother in the dining room. I can think of a lot of families who shouldn’t be running restaurants — who...

Casa Rubia, James Beard Semifinalist

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef semifinalists have just been announced, and there is plenty among the nominees for Dallas to cheer about. Casa Rubia, Omar Flores and Jonn Baudoin‘s modern tapas restaurant in Trinity Groves, is one of 30 semi-finalists for Best New Restaurant (in the country!). New York and California dominated that category, with five...

Texas Monthly, Best New Restaurants, Casa Rubia

Our March 2014 issue, featuring our thirteenth edition of “Where to Eat Now,” hits newsstands Thursday, but we didn’t want you to have to wait any longer to make your reservations. Here’s the straight list of the best new restaurants in Texas and the best bars in the state, but be sure to pick up...

Party Pics: The scene at Kitchen LTO in Trinity Groves as a new chef takes over

Trinity Groves – a dining theme park

You’re headed out to dinner, and you don’t know whether you feel like Cajun or a burger. Maybe tapas. Wait — barbecue sounds good, doesn’t it? Or something a little more exotic, like Moroccan. WHAT DO YOU DO? HEAD DIRECTLY TO TRINITY GROVES. Have you been yet? Or heard about it? It’s the new restaurant...

10 of the Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2014

2013 was undoubtedly a banner year for restaurant openings — from Monkey King and Pakpao to The Slow Bone and Mot Hai Ba, not to mention 20 Feet, Casa Rubia, Tanoshii Ramen and countless others, fresh new concepts popped up all over the city to make eating in Dallas better than it’s ever been —...

Arthur Peña: Pioneering West Dallas Arts Spaces

Dallas Contemporary will open four shows this weekend, including one by Dallas artist Arthur Peña. KERA’s Jerome Weeks reports the show caps off what has been an incredibly productive period for the young painter – both on and off the gallery walls. At Dallas Contemporary, Arthur Peña is explaining that painting isn’t just about colors...

No small potatoes: Romano plans spud restaurant, $2B residential project

Phil Romano soon will be starting up one of his own concepts within his restaurant incubator in West Dallas at the same time he’s working to build a $2 billion residential project. Romano will begin construction of Potato Flats in 15-20 days and expects to open it at Trinity Groves in less than three months. He...

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