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SoCal seafood restaurant Water Grill to open in Dallas this fall

More restaurants moving into town, this time SoCal seafood interloper Water Grill, says it will open a Dallas store this fall at 1920 McKinney Avenue, just north of Klyde Warren Park in Uptown  Dallas. Water Grill’s first location opened in 1989 in downtown Los Angeles and operates  locations in Santa Monica and the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. Continue reading →



Matchbox restaurant opening first Texas location in Dallas

Matchbox Food Group, a 12-year-old restaurant company based in Washington, D.C., is venturing into the Texas market with their flagship Matchbox restaurant, completing construction now in Dallas’ Preston Hollow Village (the same development where we told you Cinco Taco is building).  The 350-seat restaurant opens on February 29. Matchbox hangs its hat on casual, mid-priced foods like burgers, Continue reading →


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Cinco Tacos to expand, open in Dallas Preston Hollow Village

Addison’s Cinco Tacos Cocina and Tequila will open a second area restaurant this year – in Dallas’ Preston Hollow Village –  a company spokesperson has confirmed to EscapeHatch. The new Cinco is slated to open in early July. The rebranded and reimagined Mexican restaurant, formerly called La Zaranda Mexican Seafood Grill, is the first U.S. venture of veteran Mexico Continue reading →


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Pizza Hut expects to sell 1,200 tons of pizza during the Super Bowl. Guess how many Zoli’s and Cane Rosso expect to sell

Pizza Hut sends word today that they expect to sell two million pizzas and five million wings during the Super Bowl, with the largest share of orders phoning in around 4 p.m. In case you’re wondering, that’s 1,200 tons of pizza and Pizza Hut’s busiest day of the year. Jay Jerrier, the owner of Zoli’s and Continue reading →


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The Ranch at Las Colinas pouring $250 glass of wine

When’s the last time you popped the cork on a bottle of Chateau Margaux, the rarified first growth Bordeaux wine?  How about an even rarer (and more expensive) magnum? Yeah, I can’t recall that either. This weekend, Judd Fruia, the top dog at the Ranch at Las Colinas (and a strong supporter of EscapeHatch) will Continue reading →



Chefs Scott Gottlich, William Koval headlining Bonne Sante big wine-and-dine fundraiser for National Kidney Foundation this Saturday at Westin Galleria

The sixth annual Bonne Santé, a wine and food fundraiser benefiting the National Kidney Foundation, takes place this Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Westin Galleria Dallas. Dallas chefs Scott Gottlich (The Second Floor Restaurant/18th & Vine) and William Koval (Lakewood Country Club) founded the event to raise dollars and awareness about kidney disease (both chefs have Continue reading →


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Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty restaurant celebrates Chinese New Year with special menu

Wolfgang Puck, the celebrity LA chef who has never shied away from a celebrity party, brings his knack for LTO menus to his Dallas restaurant, Five Sixty, for two unique dinner events. Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck will ring in the Chinese New Year with a one-night-only special Night Market on February 10 with a prix-fixe Continue reading →


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