This Way In >>

Hot Joy, fun new interloper from San Antonio, opens its two-year Dallas run today–Monday, July 17. Here’s a peek.


<p>  

Hot Joy has made its Dallas debut, bringing its brand of high energy, fun, Chinese-inspired dining to 3130 Lemmon Avenue in Uptown.

The San Antonio-based restaurant has partnered with the team behind hits such as Velvet Taco, Whiskey Cake, The Ranch at Las Colinas, Mexican Sugar and Sixty Vines to bring Hot Joy to Dallas. The restaurant occupies a former Texas Land & Cattle space, which received a light gloss of shiny red lipstick and dark laquer for its two-year run.

Why two years? The land owner plans to scrape the building for a new mid-rise two years from now.

There's nothing traditional about Hot Joy's style of cooking. Nothing fancy or authentic because Hot Joy is out for a good time. Just like you are.

So put away any notions of Szichuan or Hunan cuisine, any pretension of porcelain dishes and Peking duck. Instead, go for some fun, the really good cocktails, and Hot Joy's crispy, crunchy crab-fat caramel chicken wings.

For the first week, Hot Joy will be open for dinner only.

Mesero
Haywire Plano
The Ranch Las Colinas

Recently Published

»

Restaurants and bars throughout Texas can now mix drinks and sell them to-go

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announced today that Texas ...

»

The best craft barbecue in Dallas is now available in grocery stores

Updated June 20 after tasting the products ...

»

Beloved Houston’s Restaurant in Addison to permanently close Saturday, which means no more Houston(s) in Dallas

June 12: The post was updated with information about the reason for ...

»

The 2020 Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival has been cancelled. Damn.

One of the area’s top food events has been cancelled for 2020, ...

»

Mot Hai Ba has opened in Dallas’ Victory Park

Chef Peja Krstic has finally opened a second branch of Dallas’ ...

»

Fort Worth chef Lanny Lancarte intros Eat Fajitas, a new fajitas-and-margaritas delivery resto

Fort Worth chef Lanny Lancarte has finally launched his new ...

»

This weekend’s Annual Taste of Addison moves to the internet with virtual dine-around

What do you do with an annual dine-around festival if you ...

»

Miami’s “The Salty Dog” doughnutery brings from-scratch bourbon doughnuts to Dallas’ BADlands

Miami’s best migration to Dallas – and its BADlands ...

»

Texas Gov. says restaurants can now double their capacity to 50%, bars can reopen at 25% in newest QROP

Restaurants across Texas can expand their capacity to 50% from 25%, ...