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Mia’s Tex Mex Is Moving (But Not Far) and Ichigoh Ramen Pop-Ups Are Here

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Kevin Maple

Each week, SideDish will dispatch a round-up of need-to-know News Bites, from quiet closures to opening updates and everything in between.

Mia’s Big Move
The iconic, long-lived Oak Lawn restaurant is moving…but not far. The Mia’s Tex-Mex Restaurant you know and love—it won Best Tex Mex for our Best of Big D feature last year—at 4322 Lemmon Avenue will take over the old Buzzbrews space at 4334 Lemmon Ave, just on the other end of the block, according to a realtor with property transition knowledge. No word back yet from Mia’s, but stay tuned for updates as we have them. 

Lucky Mouth, Lucky Us
A plant-based grocery store has recently debuted in Bishop Arts (196 Davis Street, suite 120). Lucky Mouth Grocery is run by a husband-and-wife duo, two staunch vegans who are bringing plant-based foods, faux meats and all, to the Dallas neighborhood. Hey, some meat snacks (ahem, chicken nuggets) are the perfect vehicle for a faux counterpart.

A Big Bisous Bisous Birthday
We can’t believe it’s been five years since Bisous Bisous brought us (essentially) our first French patisserie with legit macarons and pastries. To celebrate owner and executive pastry chef Andrea Meyer, along with her team, are through an all-day birthday bash on Saturday, February 29—free birthday cake macaron, Noble Coyote Coffee, champagne in the evening, and more.

Amen to Ramen
A ramen shop from Japan, Fukutei Hokkaido Ramen to be exact, will be visiting Ichigoh Ramen Lounge in Deep Ellum for a short series of pop-ups beginning this weekend. Choose from two bowls: shrimp miso and spicy shrimp miso (Hokkaido, and even more specifically the city of Sapporo, is famous for its miso ramen). Pop-up dates are February 16 and 17, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., and on February 18, it runs until 10 p.m. 

Trade War Wins
Is the real winner in the U.S.-China trade standoff the North Texas Food Bank? The Dallas Morning News reports “the food bank received 15 million pounds of food through the federal government’s Emergency Food Assistance Program” last year with more coming in 2020.

And the Award Goes to…
Strangeways Dallas for tapping some reportedly delicious beer—a mosaic hop–forward Monk IPA and a crisp Gentleman lager from the South Korean–based Playground Brewing—in honor of Parasite, the Korean flick that took home quite a few covetable Oscars this past Sunday. They’ve got two kegs, so don’t sleep on this rare beer appearance.

Meanwhile, on SideDish

Food delivery apps that claim to help local restaurants boost their business, often put undue burdens on them instead.

Filipino food in its many flavorful forms is sweeping the country one lumpia roll or bowl of tangy sinigang soup at time. Here in Dallas, these are the pop-ups to watch.

Ready or not, Valentine’s Day, a holiday that is still very much a thing, is almost here. If it’s romantic dinners you seek, here’s a list for you. The low-key romancers among us, we’ve got you covered too.

Sauerkraut. Kimchi. Briny green tomatoes. We found all the pickled good things to eat in town. You’re welcome.

A speakeasy masquerading as a bridal shop whose name means “the black widow,” La Viuda Negra has us intrigued.

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