Atìpico opens in Dallas, Rapscallion closes and the French venue returns

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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.

The Atîpico bowl with pitaya, mango and leche de almendra. (courtesy)

A Mexico City-inspired restaurant is opening its first US location at The Union Dallas in June.

Opening its first US location in Dallas in June, Atìpico is a Mexico City-based restaurant that offers a menu of creative dishes for every lifestyle. Constantly changing its menu with traditional, keto, vegan, and gluten-free options, the new venue will serve soups, salads, pastas, bowls, burgers, and sandwiches. There will also be a vegan platter, octopus salad, coconut ceviche tacos and more. The cocktail menu will feature house creations such as the Black Soul with bourbon, carbón activado and espuma de limón. The Berrylicious includes gin, berries and kombucha.

Rapscallion Fence
Lower Greenville Rapscallion closed permanently this weekend. (Courtesy)

Lower Greenville neighborhood bistro, Rapscallion, is closing after seven years.

Over the weekend, this neighborhood bistro closed for good after a seven-year run along Lower Greenville. Founded by Nathan Tate, Bradley Anderson and Brooks Anderson (also owners of Boulevardier, Hillside Tavern and Veritas Wine Room), the restaurant provided a reason for the closure, but shared, “We have loved serving East Dallas for the past 7 years. , we all appreciate our great regulars. Rapscallion was known for its killer brunch menu, as well as its dry-aged steaks, oysters, seafood, and wine list.

The French room Bar Lilly
The French Room Bar returns with a special spring experience called Bar Lilly. (Photo by Kathy Tran)

The French Room Bar returns after a two-year hiatus with a pop-up spring experience called Bar Lilly.

Just reopened at the Adolphus Hotel, the French Room Bar returns after a two-year closure with a pop-up experience called Bar Lilly. Inspired by the season and beer baroness Lilly Anheuser (wife of hotel founder Adolphus Busch), Bar Lilly features a romantic flowery display. Even the cocktail menu is flowery — standouts include In The Tall Grass, a tequila drink with chili, green chartreuse, and cucumber, and Tiki State of Mind, made with 18-year-old Flor de Cana rum. Bar Lilly is open Wednesday to Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Reservations can be made here.

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