In 2014, all the buzz was around Trinity Groves and its laboratory of culinary experimentation. It’s still a hot ticket, but the last year or so has seen other neighborhoods and developments come online, with exceptional and diverse food offerings. Get your fork over to:
Lower Greenville. Once a hubbub of Dallas nighttime life, it dropped off substantially in the 2000s before returning full-force in the past few years. Currently, there are more than three dozen eateries along a four-block strip, including a Trader Joe’s. Highlights include newcomers Rapscallion and Pints and Quarts for meat lovers, seasoned favorites like HG SPLY Co. and Nora, as well up-and-comers like Remedy (don’t miss their dessert offerings, pictured).
Sylvan Thirty. This new development, located along I-30 and Sylvan Avenue — duh — catty-corners the already-hot Belmont Hotel and Smoke resto, but the addition of some edgy new eateries (CiboDivino and Ten made the list; Tacodeli might have if it had made the cut-off) is a new go-to place for Cliff-dwellers and those looking to explore their palates.
The Design District. The growth of this largely industrial neighborhood into a trendy living-and-eating locale — former Top 10 restaurants like Oak and Pakpao; current faves like Rodeo Goat and El Bolero; returning faves like Primo’s; and even like SER and Meddlesome Moth) — has given Dallas the urban oasis that Victory Park tried to foist on the city, but it seems to have happened here more organically.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 1, 2016.