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Crown Chinese Buffet opens in former Luby’s space
Crown Chinese Buffet has opened in the former Luby’s on Fort Worth Avenue at Hampton. At first glance, it doesn’t seem like a place for us Oak Cliff hipsters, e.g., lots of fried food, processed sauces and all-you-can-eat. But give it a chance, particularly if you have hungry teenagers in the family. It does have grilled veggies (you will have to pick them from the fried meat dishes), sushi, steamed rice, shrimp and other items that can form the basis of a healthy meal. There is a large variety of chicken, pork and beef dishes, all with tasty sauces, and the egg drop and sweet and sour soups are good.
Crown Chinese Buffet, 1350 N. Hampton
Pour House to open in former Luckie’s location
A new sports bar is planned for the former Luckie’s Smokehouse location at Davis and Clinton come early September. East Kessler resident Eric Tschetter, owner of Pour House Fort Worth, came up with the idea for a Pour House in Dallas (or PhD, as it will be called) when he was driving around Oak Cliff looking for a spot to watch the Cowboys game. “It was either go to the Pour House in Fort Worth or go Uptown,” Tschetter says. “I decided Oak Cliff needed something like that.” Tschetter says PhD will be on a much smaller scale than the Fort Worth location and will have more of a neighborhood hangout feel. Expect a patio, live entertainment and traditional sports bar fare.
Boulevardier opens in Bishop Arts
Our neighborhood’s new French bistro, Boulevardier, opened last month. The restaurant is from the brothers who own Veritas Wine Room, Brooks and Bradley Anderson, and their business partners, Randall Copeland and Nathan Tate, co-executive chefs of Ava in Rockwall. It is a French-inspired bistro offering French charcuterie, cassoulet, French onion soup and modern takes on classic French dishes. The restaurant is in the space that once housed Café Madrid and, more recently, Decanter.
Boulevardier, 408 N. Bishop
More business bits
1. The Shop in Oak Cliff has moved to Overground skate park in the Cedars neighborhood.
2. Deep Ellum’s Taboo Tattoo has already covered The Shop mural with its own and plans to open its second location in The Shop’s former space at Bishop and Davis soon.
Taboo Tattoo, 332 W. Davis, 214.942.0435
3. Café Brazil recently celebrated its four-year anniversary in Bishop Arts.
Café Brazil, 611 N. Bishop, Ste. 101, 214.946.7927