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The Scoop: North Italia Opens at The Union Dallas, and More

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North Italia is now open at The Union Dallas:
The Italian food chain is now open at The Union Dallas (you know, where The Henry set up shop a few months ago).

According to the release:

North Italia includes traditional Italian favorites, along with lighter menu options, made daily using only the best ingredients. The Dallas menu includes new seasonal items such as the Heirloom Tomato & Burrata with basil pesto, charred tomato vinaigrette and grilled bread; Arugula & Avocado Salad served with lemon, extra virgin olive oil and grana padano; the Bianca Pizza with smoked mozzarella, aged provolone, ricotta, arugula and lemon oil; Burrata Tortellini with cherry tomato, basil, pecorino and rustic tomato sauce; Grilled Wild Striped Bass roasted cauliflower, fennel, zucchini, broccolini, lemon and butter; and the Roasted Chicken prepared with roasted seasonal vegetables and charred tomato vinaigrette.

North Italia is located at 2301 North Akard St., Ste. 280. The full menu can be found here.

Taste of Dallas announces student competitions and scholarships during three-day festival:
Taste of Dallas has partnered with Mission Restaurant Supply, El Centro College, and the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association for a fun head-to-head cooking challenge.

According to the release:

El Centro College Mentor Cooking Competitions will be presented by Mission Restaurant Supply on Saturday and Sunday. The Chefs of Tomorrow Scholarships will be awarded by Taste of Dallas, in cooperation with the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association. Mission Restaurant Supply will present a total of six El Centro College Mentor Cooking Competitions. Each competition will pit two teams against each other, comprised of a well-known chef, who will serve as a mentor, and a high school or college student. At the time of each competition, the teams will receive “mystery baskets” containing five ingredients from which only the students may cook the dish. Chef mentors will know in advance what the ingredients are of three baskets they may receive, and they will work with their student teammate in advance to prepare for all three possibilities.

Participating chefs are: Janice Provost, Abraham Salum, Nick Walker, Josh Sutcliff, Anastacia Quinones, John Tesar, Brian Luscher, Peter Barlow, Josh Harmon, Matt McCallister, and Joel Orsini.

Taste of Dallas 2019 will feature more than 100 chefs, restaurants, and beverage ambassadors. The event runs Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9. More details can be found here.

Ten50 BBQ to host May concert series:

Ten50 BBQ will host a music lineup every Saturday from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. starting May 4.

The bands:

Devin Leigh Band
Saturday, May 4

Jordan Cain & Friends
Saturday, May 11

Danni & Kris
Saturday, May 18

Ryan Berg & The Velvet Ears
Saturday, May 25

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