It's hard to keep track of all the shops moving into the Village at Allen and the Village at Fairview, near the intersection of Central Expressway and East Stacy Road, north of Plano. Blink and another place pops up, right?
A handful of new restaurants are headed northward ho. Also, the existing Gloria's plans to open a 2,300-square-foot expansion this summer.
Here's a little more on four new restaurants:
- Wild Salsa: It started in downtown Dallas; the Fairview restaurant will be location No. 2. Wild Salsa serves Mexican food and tequila. Expected to open in late May or early June.
- Bar Louie: This restaurant is mostly bar food and cocktails. D-FW has existing Bar Louie locations in Fort Worth, Garland, Arlington, Hurst and Dallas. Expected to open in June.
- Bonefish Grill: You can find them all over the country, though the only existing Bonefish in D-FW is in Southlake. Fish is generally the main draw but the restaurant also serves steaks and pork chops. Servers will pair wine with any dish. Expected to open in June.
- Sushi Axiom: The smart owners of this Asian fusion restaurant have already opened restaurants into some of the area's most popular existing centers: Knox/Henderson in Dallas and West Seventh in Fort Worth. You can also find Sushi Axioms in Addison, Burleson and South Fort Worth. If you go to the new Allen outpost, try to make it for happy hour: They usually have great deals. Expected to open in June.
Allen and Fairview have become a popular suburban hub for Dallas restaurants. (And if Plano is now cool -- and it is -- Allen and Fairview are its younger teenage siblings.)
Some of the notable Dallas restaurants that have set down roots up north in the Allen/Fairview area are Neapolitan pizza joint Cane Rosso; burger place Twisted Root; Latin American bakery and restaurant La Duni; Italian place Patrizio; Cowboy Chicken; and Cajun bar and grill Dodie's.