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News Bites: Tim Love Loves Music and Sweetgreen Brings Savory Salads to Deep Ellum

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exterior of sweetgreen in Deep Ellum on Main Street in Dallas.
The fresh new digs of Sweetgreen in Deep Ellum, where kale and grains abound. Don’t you feel healthier just looking at it? Courtesy Sweetgreen

Tim Love Is Doing Too Much

I write this with, well, love: Tim, are you doing all right? You’re doing a lot, man.

The prolific Fort Worth chef is opening not another restaurant in the Stockyards—no, been there, done that. He’s bringing a new live music venue dubbed Tannahill’s Tavern and Musica Hall to Mule Alley, which is the Stockyards’ ever-growing restaurant and bar pantheon. It’s scheduled to open this year, with the music calendar to publish in May. Dallas Morning News has more details in a dispatch.

Sweetgreen Slings Salad in Deep Ellum

The California-based salad chain has landed on Main Street. It opened its second Dallas location this week, reports Dallas CultureMap, with kale and grain bowls aplenty. (They also helped mutual aid groups feed those in need during our recent freezing weather, so that’s quite nice of the Deep Ellum newcomer.)

Ricky’s Hot Chicken Brings Its Spicy Fried Bird to Arlington

The popular chicken joint—one of our favorite arrivals of 2020—has expanded to Arlington. Word on the street is that Ricky’s Hot Chicken is already drawing lone lines, per DMN. Color me not surprised. The Richardson chicken joint from Dallas native Ricky Tran, makes a fiery fried bird. The A-bomb level of spice packs a deadly combo of jalapeño, habanero, ghost, scorpion, and reaper peppers, so ask for a sample (and extra sweat rags napkins) before you commit. If their creamed corn is on the menu, be sure to get it.

ICYMI: Khao Noodle Shop Is Closed

While we are mourning the loss of boat noodles and Lao sausage—for now, until it hopefully makes it return somewhere else in Dallas in the future—we are buoyed by fried bird. Yes, chef-owner Donny Sirisavath will open Darkoo’s Chicken Shack in the Khao space by the end of the month. Expect Thai- and Lao-style fried chicken, beer and sake, plus late-night hours to come.

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