Luscher's Post Oak Red Hots

Luscher's Post Oak Red Hots

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The Dallas dining scene is on fire, with restaurants of every stripe either about to open or that have recently debuted. Here are the 10 we're most excited about.

Hors d'oevres are prepared by chefs at Cafe Momentum during their grand opening on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  Cafe Momentum employs juvenile offenders and teaches them life skills like cooking, dish washing and serving.

Hors d'oevres are prepared by chefs at Cafe Momentum during their grand opening on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. Cafe Momentum employs juvenile offenders and teaches them life skills like cooking, dish washing and serving.

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CAFE MOMENTUM

Chad Houser gave up his gig as co-chef-owner at Parigi to launch this exciting nonprofit restaurant downtown, providing culinary and front-of-the-house training and the promise of a career to nonviolent juvenile offenders. The project is so big-hearted, all of Dallas eagerly awaited its recent debut.

1510 Pacific St., Dallas. 214-303-1234. cafemomentum.org

Guests can sit at either the community tables or the sushi bar at Sushi Bayashi in Trinity Groves in Dallas, TX on February 19, 2015.

Guests can sit at either the community tables or the sushi bar at Sushi Bayashi in Trinity Groves in Dallas, TX on February 19, 2015.

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SUSHI BAYASHI

From Yuki Hirabayashi, last seen as executive chef at splashy Kenichi, Trinity Groves' newest spot is a "taishu shokudo" - a casual neighborhood sushi place - with communal tables and a laid-back attitude.

3011 Gulden Lane, Dallas. 972-684-5906. sushibayashi.com

Luscher's Post Oak Red Hot at Luscher's Red Hots in Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX on February 18, 2015.

Luscher's Post Oak Red Hot at Luscher's Red Hots in Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX on February 18, 2015.

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LUSCHER'S CHICAGO STYLE HOT DOG JOINT

Brian Luscher's Post Oak Red Hots - handmade Chicago-style hot dogs smoked over oak and nestled in poppy seed-studded brioche buns - have been a longtime cult favorite at White Rock Local Market, with a promised bricks-and-mortar shop in the works for what seems like forever. At press time, it was just about to open in Deep Ellum.

2653 Commerce St., Dallas. postoakredhots.com

TEN

Because Teiichi Sakurai is one of Dallas' most brilliant chefs (Tei-An), the ramen house he's about to open in Sylvan Thirty has been one of the most highly anticipated debuts in ages.

1888 Sylvan Ave., Dallas.

SPORK

Taylor's Refresher (the Napa Valley hamburger spot that's now Gott's Roadside) was the inspiration for this casual spot for burgers, salads, shakes and beer in a repurposed Sonic drive-in from chef-owner Eric Justice and the team behind Smoke and Chicken Scratch. At press time, the plan was to open in early March.

6110 Frankford Road, Dallas. 972-930-0648. sporkdallas.com

Executive chef and owner Tyson Cole prepares mackerel sashimi at Uchiko on North Lamar in Austin, Texas. 

Executive chef and owner Tyson Cole prepares mackerel sashimi at Uchiko on North Lamar in Austin, Texas. 

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UCHI

James Beard Award-winning Austin chef Tyson Cole (Uchi, Uchiko) plans to bring modern Japanese sparkle to Dallas with Uchi No. 3 in early spring.

2817 Maple Ave., Dallas. uchirestaurants.com

HICKORY

Burgers and barbecue together under one roof - why not?! In the hands of Kent Rathbun (chef-owner of Abacus and Jasper's), with a full bar, house-made pickles on every table and the promise of waffle-cut Maytag blue cheese fries, it sounds like great fun. Look for it in April.

8100 Dallas Parkway (at Highway 121), Plano. kentrathbun.com/plano-hickory

FILAMENT

Naturally, a new place from five-star chef Matt McCallister (FT33) is cause for excitement, and Filament, which he plans to debut in late April or May, promises to add sparkle to Deep Ellum. A former early 20th-century machinist shop will be the setting for the fairly casual, Southern-inspired spot.

2626 Main Street, Dallas. filamentdallas.com

MONTLAKE CUT

Find yourself missing Spoon? Console yourself with this: Nick Badovinus (Neighborhood Services) plans to open a casual Pacific Northwest-style seafood spot in the same space in May. "Hog Island Oyster Co. meets Swan Oyster Depot meets Neptune in Boston meets Hungry Cat in L.A." is the way the Washington-born chef describes it.

8220 Westchester Drive, Dallas.

RAPSCALLION

The team behind Boulevardier is getting ready to debut a Southern bistro on Lower Greenville "with some interesting and unexpected twists." Also planned for May.

2023 Greenville Ave., Dallas.

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