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The Scoop: Laili to Open at the Dallas Farmers Market, Julia Pearl Offers Brunch and More

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There’s not always enough time in the day to skim a lengthy, re-worded press release that’s been stamped with “breaking” or “exclusive.” And some stories don’t warrant an entire page of prose. Each week we’ll gather the most important tidbits of Dallas food news and post them here, on SideDish. Because sometimes all you need is the scoop.

Cow Tipping Creamery to open in East Dallas: Cow Tipping Creamery is slated to open in the old Cultivar Coffee space inside Good 2 Go Taco.

According to Cane Rosso and Zoli’s (R.I.P) owner, Jay Jerrier, via a press release: “Late last year we met and fell in love with the team from Cow Tipping in Austin. They run a beloved food truck on the campus of UT Austin. They had an amazing product and incredible passion – but needed help to take their business to the next level. Surprisingly, I decided I just wasn’t getting fat enough from eating Neapolitan and NY Style pizza…so we decided that ice cream was the only way for me to push maximum density. We think Dallas is going to love this ice cream – unique soft serve flavors, scratch made toppings, unique treats, shakes, cones and their glorious, glorious stackers (Sundaes with toppings layered throughout).”

As for an opening date? “We’re working to get a ‘go live’ timeline together this week – but we hope to be open very soon.”

Julia Pearl Southern Cuisine now open for brunch: Newly opened comfort food restaurant, Julia Pearl Southern Cuisine, is now serving brunch. Menu items include house-made biscuits with jam or sausage gravy; a fruit parfait with yogurt, granola, and Texas honey; and fried catfish with cheese grits and scrambled eggs. Brunch is available every Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Matchbox American Kitchen to open this month at Preston Hollow Village: Washington-DC based Matchbox Food Group is opening their first Texas restaurant, Matchbox American Kitchen.

According to the release: “The matchbox menu has something for everyone including fresh salads, angus burgers and signature artisanal pizzas…The 8,250 sq. ft. dining space and large outdoor patio provides upward of 350 seats. The restaurant features a vibrant, yet comfortable atmosphere where guests can expect great service and refined, casual food. Warm tones, exposed brick and wood accented interiors will bring high-energy to the spacious restaurant.”

Matchbox American Kitchen is located at 7859 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 140. The restaurant opens for dinner service on Monday, February 29 at 5 p.m.

FT33’s 2016 guest chef series kicks off: FT33 chef-0wner Matt McCallister is hosting a handful of talented chefs in the FT33 kitchen for his guest chef series. The schedule is:

February 29: Chef Colin Stringer, Nonesuch
March 21: Chef Jesse Griffiths, Dai Due
April 18: Chef Yehuda Sichel, Abe Fisher
May 16: Chef Ari Taymor, Alma
June 20: Chef Tony Maws, Craigie on Main, The Kirkland Tap & Trotter
July 18: Chef Justin Severino, Cure
August 15: Chef Tom McNaughton, Ne Timeas Restaurant Group
September 19: Chef Jonathan Brooks, Milktooth
October 17: Chef Michael Gulotta, MOPHO
November 21: Chef Gerard Craft, Niche Food Group
December 19: Chef Erik Bruner-Yang, Toki Underground, Maketto, Honeycomb

Each eight-course dinner costs $105 per person. It’s an additional $55 for wine pairings. Reservations are required, they can be made by calling 214-741-2629.

Laili to open at the Dallas Farmers Market in March: According to the restaurant’s Facebook page: “We are opening in March of 2016 at Dallas Farmers Market in Shed 2! Get ready for Chefs Afifa & Nevin to bring you delicious fusions they developed from working with spices and herbs common to The Silk Road trade routes. Both Chefs have impressed the culinary community creating specialized turnovers, dumplings, and other dishes that were working concepts for the launch of Laili.”

Laili is located at 920 S Hardwood St., Suite 102.

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