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Brash New American restaurant from popular Dallas chef is headed to Highland Park’s Turtle Creek

Lots of new restaurant action around Dallas these days. Both local and national restaurateurs have been scouting the area for prime restaurant locations, scooping up some choice properties – not because Dallas residents favor great food and careful cooking (despite what some writers or magazines would have you believe), but because the city’s residents eat out a lot and the business environment provides restaurateurs a more attractive return on their investment dollars than, say, opening in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago or NYC.

We told you last week about a Las Vegas group coming to town this fall, a brassy steakhouse headed our way in 2023, and a new prime rib joint from local restaurateur Nick Badovinus (Neighborhood Services, Town Hearth, Montlake Cut, Yo! Lobster).

But Badovinus isn’t stopping there. Before he opens Pop’s and after he unlocks National Anthem (his new downtown restaurant on the cusp of opening), he plans to squeeze in another looker: a Neighborhood Services restaurant in the former Paul Martin’s American Grill shell at 3848 Oaklawn Ave.

Badovinus was tight-lipped on the plans, but a late fall opening seems likely. I’ve been told the Paul Martin’s people left the space in excellent shape, including a first-rate kitchen.

photo: Neighborhood Services

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