CORRECTION: Due to an error on my part, the Beck’s Prime closing this week is not the only on Oak Lawn, but the one on Greenville Avenue. LaDuni on Oak Lawn did announce last week, though, that it will be closing soon.
Friday is Dallas Voice’s annual Food Issue, so it makes sense to start off the week with a little food news … too bad it’s not good news, though.
Beck’s Prime, the high-end fast-casual burger joint on Greenville Avenue, will close at the end of service today, the company announced. Two other Dallas locations, including one at the intersection of Oak Lawn and Wycliff, will remain open. Apparently, it wasn’t a good fit traffic-flow-wise, though the burgers were very nice.
This comes on the heels of news this weekend that an Oak Lawn institution for 22 years, Good Eats, will shutter on July 17. This is sad but not unexpected news. The owners of the property have been driving away tenants for years (Ciudad was one of the first to go, as was Zeus Comics) and the landlord just didn’t want to deal on the lease renewal. That doesn’t mean you can’t get the food you came to love there in the gayborhood anymore, however. Some menu items will migrate to Lucky’s (owned by the same company), and the owners are looking to open another location in Oak Lawn … if they figure out where people will be able to park.
What are you memories of Good Eats? Tell us about your favorite dish, memory, server or experience in the comments.