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News Bites: John Tesar’s Restaurants Reopen, Carbone’s Pushes Its Dallas Arrival

SideDish’s weekly digest of need-to-know dining happenings in Dallas.
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Kevin Marple

Welcome to SideDish’s weekly dispatch of need-to-know News Bites, from quiet closures to opening updates and everything in between, including coronavirus-related intel. 

Knife Steakhouse and Knife Burger Reopen on November 25
Early in the pandemic, John Tesar didn’t wait for his glorious aged steaks to go from perfectly funky to well past their prime. No, the chef made sure all the meat in his chamber went to loving homes. (You can, and should, read all about his life-saving gamble, a story we published in our September issue). Nearly eight months later, though, Tesar’s Knife Steakhouse and Knife Burger will reopen on November 25. There will be limited indoor dining, per state mandate, plus a newly renovated patio with heaters. Both have been rearranged “to allow for an abundance of distance between tables,” according to a release. Aside from dine-in, there will be curbside takeout and delivery (for a $5 fee). Now you can get a 44 Farms beef tartare or a 120-day dry-aged burger—delivered. Dreams do come true.

Carbone Delays Its Opening for 2021
The highly anticipated New York City restaurant’s Dallas debut has been delayed. News spread in September that the red sauce darling of Italian restaurants, Carbone, was headed for the Design District. It was set to swing open its doors on December 1. Now the restaurant will take over the Sassetta and Wheelhouse space a few months later, in April of next year, per the Dallas Morning News.

Dallas Sushi Chef Charts Plans for a Lower Greenville Restaurant
Jimmy Park has sliced sashimi and rolled raw fish into rice at restaurants like Nobu, which he departed to help open Pok the Raw Bar and later his Nori Handroll in Deep Ellum. Park knows his sushi. That’s why the chef wants to create a restaurant “unlike anything else in Dallas,” he told CultureMap Dallas. It won’t open until early 2021, but when it does, the 12-seat spot at 1916 Greenville Avenue will be cozy, reservation-only, with three prix fixe menus.

Crossroads Diner Closes Just Shy of Its 10th Anniversary
Many dining institutions have been felled in 2020. Sadly, Crossroads Diner in Far North Dallas is another. It shut its doors for good on November 15, according to the Dallas Morning News. It was just five days before its 10th anniversary, but the diner could no longer suffer daily losses; people had just stopped coming in. Crossroads proffered those breakfast comfort foods we all know and love. Do you have Crossroads memories? Please email them to me, I’d love to hear your stories.

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