The Dallas Dish – Dolce Riviera’s Return and Two Cool Dallas Bars Gain National Recognition


I2 unprecedented years have passed since Enjoy your meal named Dallas the 2019 Restaurant City of the Year. But even during a pandemic, our city’s dining scene has persevered. With the sheer number of recent openings (especially at Deep Ellum, Bishop Arts, and Downtown), it’s easy to forget that many industry players are still struggling, but Texas restaurants have been breaking new ground. to provide the comfort food – and cocktails – we need. . Now it’s time to look forward to Dallas restaurant news.

From exciting openings to unfortunate closings (as well as any other food news we might find appropriate), The Dallas Dish is your weekly helper of indispensable local food news.

Dolce Riviera will soon reopen with new Executive Chef Paul Latkowski in charge of the kitchen.

Dolce Riviera is reopening in the Harwood neighborhood after a two-year closure with an additional cocktail bar and take-out concept.

Reopening after more than two years of hiatus caused by the pandemic, Dolce Riviera (a brunch and staple in the Harwood district) finally returns with a revamped interior on May 12. The chic al fresco dining spot is known for its coastal Italian cuisine, and under the direction of Chef Taylor Kearney, fan favorites (along with new dishes) will be back on the menu. Executive Chef Paul Latkowski’s fresh dishes include Gnocchi al Genovese, Risotto ai Fruitti di Mare, Polpettine and Tagliatelle Nero di Seppia.

The restaurant is also adding a new concept called The Parlor at Dolce Riviera, a take-out spot by day and a cocktail bar by night. You will be served a small breakfast and lunch menu, as well as specialty cocktails including a Smoky Parlor Old Fashioned.

42 Dallas BBQ Restaurant News
42 BBQ is a new Texas-style barbecue spot in Richardson with a menu curated by Chef Josh Boneé. (Courtesy)

A new barbecue restaurant and market will open in Richardson this week.

Opening in Richardson on May 12, 42 BBQ Smokehouse + Market is a Texas-style barbecue spot founded by Todd Conger and Greg Morris. Although this is his first restaurant, Conger has over 35 years of experience in the restaurant industry. The menu for the new barbecue restaurant was created by Dallas chef Josh Boneé (Meddlesome Moth, Flora Street Café) and will include smoked brisket, pork, sausages, po’boys, okra, chili and something called the “Love Boat”. The trio also has a new fast-casual Mexican restaurant in the works for the same development called LimeHoney Modern Mexican, which is slated to open this summer.

Dallas residents are invited to the grand opening celebration on Thursday where 42 BBQs will donate $1 for every transaction to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dallas throughout the week.

Apothecary Dallas Bar
The Lower Greenville apothecary has been nominated for Best New American Cocktail Bar at the 2022 Spirited Awards. (Photo by Samantha Marie Photography)

Lower Greenville’s Apothecary Cocktail Bar is nominated for America’s Best New Cocktail Bar at the 2022 Spirited Awards.

One of Dallas’ most innovative new cocktail bars, Apothecary (similar to Rye), was nominated by the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation as one of the Top 10 Regionals at the 16th Annual Spirited Awards. DFW’s first standalone bar to make the list, The Joule’s Midnight Rambler also joins the accolades as a nominee for Best American Hotel Bar. Some of Apothecary’s most unique concoctions include Cacio E Pepe (based on the classic pasta dish), High Horse (which comes in a bowl of steaming hay), and R-Oaxaca-Fort with Blue Cheese Mezcal , mole liqueur and a white chocolate cricket filling.

Winners will be announced in New Orleans July 25-29.


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