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Outpost replaces Campo

Outpost, a new restaurant from the owners of Campo, is now open. The restaurant, on Beckley between Zang and Colorado, offers upscale pub fare with prices ranging from $3-$14. Here’s how the owners describe it: “Our focus is pairing cold craft beer with our food. The food and drink menu is inspired by the rich bar culture of the East and local farmed ingredients.” Menu highlights include beer-battered fish tacos ($11); a grilled-cheese sandwich with fontina, arugula and fig jam ($7); and a wedge salad with candied bacon and blue-cheese dressing ($8). Appetizers include deviled eggs, skillet cheddar corn bread, fried pickles and elotes. Outpost is open for lunch and dinner, plus weekend brunch: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday, 10:30 a.m.-midnight Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.

Outpost, 1115 N. Beckley, 214.946.1308,

The Kessler Theater installed a new marquee

Photo by Danny Fulgencio


The Kessler lights up

The Kessler Theater installed a new marquee at its entrance last month. The neon sign is in the historic style of the theater, which was built as a movie theater in 1947 and renovated about three years ago. It took about two years for the sign to gain approval from local, state and federal authorities on historic preservation, owner Edwin Cabaniss says.

The Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, 214.272.8346,


New timeline for Sylvan project

Sylvan Thirty, the planned mixed-use development near the Belmont Hotel, recently announced a new construction timeline. Anchor tenant Cox Farms Market and other businesses could open as soon as fall of 2013. Studio apartments at the development are expected to open as early as January 2014. The project’s developer put up fences around the site in December, and the city was expected to issue a building permit last month. After that, developer Brent Jackson can begin preparing the site for construction. Construction originally was supposed to start last May, but permitting apparently was delayed by bureaucratic hang-ups, Jackson says.

Sylvan Thirty, 214.760.8770,


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BEE: Best Enchiladas Ever, the fast-casual restaurant from legendary restaurateur Monica Greene, has closed after less than two years in business.


Hoffman Hots, a hot dog place from a partnership that includes Phil Romano, Roger Staubach and Frank Zaccanelli, was expected to open in January on Singleton at McPherson.

Hoffman Hots,


The Dallas Zoo’s “penguin days” promotion offers $5 admission throughout the month of February. Parking costs $8.

The Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton, 469.554.7500,


Vapor-Scape, a shop specializing in electronic cigarettes, has opened on West Davis near Clinton. Owner Michael Christopher prepares his own liquids, which flavor the electronic smokes. The shop also sells stereo equipment on consignment.

Vapor-Scape, 1307 W. Davis, 972.246.8273,