Smoke Dallas, other prominent restaurants to close
Sadly, the parade of no no no is just starting. MiDiCi in Uptown has closed. A tipster says no one has been in the space since last Sunday; a web post says they are permanently closed.
Next up: Smoke, the once popular Tim Byres restaurant at the Belmont Hotel in southern Dallas. Co-owner Chris Zielke tells me the hotel will take over the space though the restaurant is doing well. A employee says Sunday dinner is the restaurant’s last shift. Open Table offers no booking availability beginning Monday.
Even in this steakhouse-crazed town, there isn’t much room for mediocrity. Three prominent steakhouses may soon be shutting down, and one is relocating. On the bright side, two new big-name steakhouse players from out of the area are moving in – and wait till you hear who they are.
I’ll have more details soon.