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The Scoop: Daddy Jack’s to Close, Prohibition Chicken to Open, and More

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Daddy Jack’s to close on May 6: The iconic Lower Greenville gem, that’s been cranking out East, West, and Gulf coast seafood since 1993, is closing for good. But co-owner Cary Ray assures us it’s a positive thing. “We’re ready to move onto new things,” says Ray. “And for lack of a better term, cash in.” He explains that he and his partners loved their time on Lower Greenville, but are ready to move on. In the meantime, book your final reservations ASAP. They’re filling up.

Prohibition Chicken to open: The full-service restaurant and bar by Josh Babb and Sean Clavir (Musume, The Chop Shop, Chop Shop Live) and Chef Roger Kaplan (Restaurant Innovations) will open at 201 W. Church Street in Lewisville on Tuesday, April 25. According to the release:

“The menu offers beautifully conceived chicken in a variety of different ways, Beeman Family Ranch Akaushi tri-tip and hickory grilled trout alongside inspired home-style sides and stiff drinks. Prohibition Chicken will be open seven days a week and offer local live music on the weekends. Serving a family-style menu of comfort food with prohibition-era cocktails…The bar menu is extensive and boasts 40+ different whiskeys, 11+ scotches with a cocktail menu of modern and classic recipes. In the main dining room is seating for about 130, a u-shaped bar in the middle that seats 20 and a biscuit-bar showcasing a large wood stone oven serving Chef Kaplan’s homemade biscuit recipe. The large covered patio and open-air green space offer additional seating. A speakeasy (with limited food menu but cocktail-forward bar menu) will be located in the rear of the restaurant with access through a hidden door that is made to look like an old phone booth.”

Nazca Kitchen opens second location: The South American influenced comfort food restaurant now has a location open in the West Village. According to the release:

“Serving an all-day menu as well as weekend brunch, Nazca Kitchen intends to be a vibrant dining destination with an active patio and bar in Uptown Dallas…Consulting Chef in charge of training and creating new recipes is Julia Lopez (formerly Executive Chef of La Duni Latin Café). Shawn Horne (most recently of Stephan Pyles’ Stampede 66, Flora Street Cafe, and Sky Canyon Brands) is Director Of Operations.”

Steel Restaurant & Lounge grand reopening on April 27: According to the release:

“The party will go from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and celebrate the remodeled interior and new menu items created by Steel’s executive chef Tysun Thomas. Steel will be providing sushi bites, hosted bar, live DJ performance, raffles, photo booth and more for all the attendees. Steel Restaurant is located at 3180 Welborn St, Dallas, TX 75219 and has been around since the ’90s, it’s owned by Mike Chen and managed by Cary Bass.”

So, go. Eat sushi. Party.

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