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Hawaiian Bros is planning an ambitious expansion in North Texas this year
Hawaiian Bros., the fast, casual Polynesian restaurant that’s known for its Plate lunch, will open its first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Texas in late spring. The restaurant at 4732 Bryant Irvin Road in Fort Worth will be the first of 14 locations in places like Denton, Frisco, and Upper Greenville.
Hawaiian Bros, which opened in Kansas City in 2018, opened a ghost kitchen in Dallas in 2020. It’s known for slow-roasted pork and macaroni salad lunches, as well as dishes like huli-huli chicken, spam musubi, and dole whips.
New pizzeria brings an Asian twist to Oak Cliff
A new pizzeria with a unique pedigree is coming to the historic TyPo development in Oak Cliff. Owner Alex Ham is a commercial photographer by profession, but while living in South Korea, he decided to open a New York-style pizza in the dazzling Gangnam area of Seoul. He ran the restaurant for three years before returning to Dallas. Now he plans to bring that expertise to Neony Pizza Works, a restaurant that is served semi-artisanal New York style pizza with an Asian flairAccording to The Advocate. The restaurant, the first in development, could open as early as June.
Vegan butcher brings steak and ribs to North Texas
Non-meat eaters can still grill thanks to Boneless Butcher, a new startup serving meatless steaks and “ribz” in North Texas. Founder Crystal Gomez, a longtime vegan, wanted to help others transition to meatless diets. So she started the company that sells grilled meat without meat on-line and from providers such as Food Truck Snow on the Rocks and Mashup Market. The Dishes are prepared with seitan, Chickpeas, mushrooms, onions and garlic according to Culturemap. At the moment, Gomez only offers the two dishes, but she plans to open a full-blown vegan butcher shop one day.