Dallas’ Dish – Cry Wolf, Oak Cliff Pizza and a Fresh New Place at Farmers Market

Iit’s been two years since it’s been crazy Enjoy your meal named Dallas on Restaurant City of the Year 2019. But even through a pandemic, our city’s food scene has persevered. With the sheer number of recent openings (especially in Deep Ellum, Bishop Arts, and downtown), it’s easy to forget that many in the industry are still struggling, but Texas restaurants have been innovate to provide the comfort food – and cocktails – that we need. Now, it’s time to look forward to the Dallas restaurant news.

From exciting openings to unfortunate closings (in addition to any other food news we might find appropriate), The Dallas Dish is your weekly must-have local food news aid.

Neony Pizza is opening smoothly in Oak Cliff this weekend. (Courtesy)

Neony Pizza makes its smooth debut at Oak Cliff.

Open slowly in the TyPo building on Davis Street (next to Joy Macarons), this new pizzeria comes from Alex Ham, who once opened a pizzeria in Soul, South Korea, when he lived in the popular Gangnam district. Having imported some of the recipes from his Korean concept, Ham’s menu consists of unique flavors and options including pesto cream, cup & char pepperoni, banh mi, jalapeño pepperoni, and more. The official opening will take place on Tuesday, November 30.

Cry Wolf is finally opening its doors in East Dallas.

We’ve been waiting for this one for a long time. As stated in D Magazine, Chef Ross Demers’ new intimate restaurant has finally opened in East Dallas. Focused on seasonal dishes and cocktails, the new location officially debuted on November 23. Expect steak and seafood dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. The small space only has a 14-seat bar and around 11 tables, so be sure to make your reservations quickly.

South Roots Table
Chef Tiffany Derry’s Roots Southern table is now open at Farmers Branch. (Photo by Alyssa Vincent)

Roots Southern Table is gaining more and more acclaim.

In the national food news, Squire magazine named Chef Tiffany Derry’s Roots Southern Table at Farmers Branch as one of their 40 best new restaurants in America. This comes shortly after the Excellent chef alum restaurant was named one of the 50 best restaurants in the United States by The New York Times last month.

Dallas Farmers Market
The former Mudhen space will reopen as a taco restaurant at the Dallas Farmers Market.

A new Mexican restaurant takes over the old Hurdy Gurdy space at the Farmers Market.

As stated in CultureMap, a new Mexican restaurant occupies the space once occupied by Hurdy Gurdy (and before that, Mudhen) at the Dallas Farmers Market. The reserve comes from husband and wife Gabriel Landa and Monica Reza (Taqueria Taxco), and will serve authentic Mexican food, especially from Taxco, Mexico. The opening is scheduled for December 2021.

Deadly Brewery
Deadly Brewery To had plenty of space to play games, watch shows, and drink beer.

BrainDead Brewing shutters for good

First reported by the Dallas Morning News, Longtime Deep Ellum BrainDead brewery has officially closed. News arrived on Facebook a few days ago when a post appeared on the BrainDead Page stating: “This will be our last business weekend. We are grateful to everyone who supported us for almost 7 years of brewing in Deep Ellum, the best neighborhood that ever existed. The last night open for the spot was Sunday, November 28.

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