Bone-in pork chop at Madrina in Dallas Nov. 10, 2015. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News)

Bone-in pork chop at Madrina in Dallas Nov. 10, 2015. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News)

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If last year was marked by an excessive number of musician deaths, 2017 is making its case for restaurant casualties. 

Several eateries in Dallas, including a few longstanding ones, have already closed in the first days of the New Year. It's worth noting we wrote about a similar wave of restaurant closures near the turn of last year. And there are more than enough new places to dine both in Dallas and in the surrounding suburbs

But if you're a local foodie, here are the notable places to know you can no longer visit. (Thankfully this list does not include Idle Rich Pub -- yet.)

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Madrina (Highland Park)

This French-Mexican restaurant in Highland Park opened with a long list of reputable contributors from the food and drink scene, including bar maven Michael Martensen. But as of Jan. 4, the spot has closed. A statement from parent company Misery Loves Company doesn't give a specific reason, but does state, "We gave it our all and are truly honored for the accolades garnered since we opened." 

Madrina opened in September 2015 and earned two stars in a review from our restaurant critic Leslie Brenner. She lauded the appetizers but found the high prices and restaurant volume unappealing.

Vickery Park (Dallas)

Known for its sweet-and-savory brisket sandwich and cheap happy hour deals, Vickery Park was a favorite casual hangout on Henderson Avenue in Dallas. The restaurant and bar announced it closed on New Year's Day after 11 years in business, according to the announcement on Facebook.

Vickery Park's outpost in Plano is still open, confirmed owner Sean Teele. "The Plano location is doing well after being open eight years this January 22," he said by email. "Downtown Plano is a thriving neighborhood and we have no plans on leaving this area."

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The Ginger Man (Lakewood)

This one is more a hit to the beer drinkers in Dallas. The Ginger Man pub in Lakewood announced its closing via Facebook; doors shuttered Christmas Day. The Texas chain opened its original location in Houston in 1985 and has several others in North Texas, including bars in Uptown Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and Southlake. The Lakewood location was the newest, opened in 2014.

Another business, described by the Ginger Man's post as a "longtime Lakewood neighbor," is said to be taking over the space.

Resto Gastro Bistro

This gastropub was one of the original businesses that opened in the Trinity Groves dining theme park in West Dallas, but according to owners, the concept "had simply run its course." It closed at the end of December. The space will be reborn again in late February as Fat Chicken, a fried fowl spot that will serve its meat of choice on biscuits and in pot pies. More info from reporter Sarah Blaskovich here.

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Good 2 Go Taco

A staple of Dallas' taco scene, Good 2 Go  announced it would be closing after a tough second half of 2016. The last day of operation was Jan. 4. "As everyone knows, the latter part of 2016 has been very hard on a lot of businesses," Johnson shared with GuideLive. The restaurant is unlikely to pop back up anywhere else, she added.

Good 2 Go Taco was also home to North Texas' first Cow Tipping Creamery, also closed. It does, however, plan to open new locations in Carrollton and Frisco in 2017.

Clark Food and Wine Co. and C'Viche

These two restaurants on Lower Greenville closed in late December after they were bought by a restaurant group in California, according to a Facebook post. Clark Food and Wine Co. featured upscale American cuisine -- and a wicked Bloody Mary during brunch -- while C'Viche specialized in seafood, including its namesake dish.

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