Two Dallas foodies are sitting around talking. Of course they're feasting on a giant pile of bacon, because that's what foodies do, and they're chasing that with some craft beer.
One says to the other, "What are the new up-and-coming restaurants that are opening?" And the other says, "I do not know, but I wish there were a big list of every restaurant that's opening in Dallas-Fort Worth this fall, as well as whatever restaurants are coming for 2015, because I'm a planner type who wants to lock down my reservations."
It is for those two fantasy foodies that we devised this list. It begins with restaurants that are either newly opened or are opening soon, and it ends with restaurants opening in 2015.
OPEN NOW OR VERY SOON:
Al's #1 Italian Beef, drippy sandwiches from Chicago opening in Addison in November.
B B Bop Seoul Kitchen, one of three concepts under construction in a complex on Greenville Avenue next to Trader Joe's.
Bohemian Cafe, newly opened kolache shop on Greenville Avenue.
Bottega Italia, Italian market/cafe at Sylvan Thirty from chef Daniele Puleo, estimated to open in December.
Cafe Momentum, charitable restaurant concept spearheaded by chef Chad Houser, slated to open in December.
C Senor, newly opened stand selling Cuban sandwiches and tacos in the old El Padrino space in Oak Cliff.
Clark Food & Wine Co., Euro-American restaurant from chef Randall Warder; and C'Viche Tequila Bar, its adjoining ceviche bar, opening in November.
Cultivar Coffee, a second branch of coffee stand at Good 2 Go, newly opened in Denton.
Dallas Grilled Cheese Co., taking over the old Book Doctor space on Seventh Street in Oak Cliff, opening by end of the year.
Dish, a second location opening in the space that was previously Soleo, by end of year.
Eureka, burger chain from California opening in the 3700M building at West Village.
Gino's East, famed Chicago concept opening a location in Arlington in October.
Greenville Ave Bar and Grill, technically not new, it just re-opened in the old Londoner space.
Henry's Majestic, restaurant in old Acme F+B space featuring chef Roe Dileo, opening in mid-October.
Hypnotic Donuts, second branch of extreme-doughnut shop from East Dallas, newly opened in Denton.
Ivy Kitchen, newly opened restaurant at Look Cinemas in North Dallas from a team that includes one of the founders of Houston's.
Kenny's Burger Joint, newly opened at Lakeside Market in Plano.
Kessler Park Eating House, new concept from owners of Jonathon's Oak Cliff, opening in December.
Luscher's, the hot dog restaurant from The Grape chef-owner Brian Luscher, opening by end of the year.
Modmarket, healthy chain opening three branches around DFW, including Flower Mound (already open), Plano (about to open) and Dallas (open in 2015).
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, opening in the rather doomed Mockingbird Taproom space in November.
Oso Food & Wine, new restaurant at Preston and Forest from restaurateur Michael Cox.
Project Pie, quick-pizza concept with at least three branches on the way, in Preston Center (already open), Greenville Avenue and by SMU.
Public School 214, high-end gastropub from Los Angeles opening in the West Village by December.
Rapscallion, sibling of Boulevardier is one of three restaurants going into a complex on Greenville Avenue next to Trader Joe's.
Righteous Foods, "healthy" restaurant from Fort Worth chef Lanny Lancarte, opening in his old Alta Cocina space in October.
Rodeo Goat, Fort Worth-born burger concept, opening second branch in Dallas' Design District by the end of the year.
Small Brewpub, upstart brewery-restaurant in Oak Cliff with former FT33 chef Misti Norris opening in November.
Smoke, meat-centric restaurant near Belmont Hotel, opening second branch in Plano in November.
TNT Tacos and Tequila, sibling of Blue Mesa Grill set to open in the Quadrangle this fall.
Yard House, "modern public" concept from Darden with many beers on tap, opening in Addison on October 29.
Yucatan Taco Stand, joining B B Bop and Rapscallion in a complex on Greenville Avenue next to Trader Joe's.
COMING IN 2015:
Armoury D.E., restaurant-bar with craft beer and crafty food going into the old Kettle Art space in January.
Braindead Brewing, Deep Ellum brewpub from savvy beer team Jeff Fryman, Sam Wynne and Drew Huerter.
Buzzbrews, another branch of the 24-hour mini-chain, opening in Lakewood in the old Mecca space.
Blue Sushi, small Nebraska sushi chain with branch in Fort Worth expands to Dallas' Preston Hollow Village.
Dee Lincoln Steak Bar, going into La Duni spot in Shops of Highland Park.
Jack's Modern Southern Kitchen, opening at Dallas Farmers Market.
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, food and craft beer, opening first Texas location in Addison at Village on the Parkway in summer 2015.
Londoner, going in Mid-Elm Lofts building in downtown Dallas.
Mudhen, restaurant and beer garden from Shannon Wynne, opening near Dallas Farmers Market.
Mudsmith, second branch going in Mid-Elm Lofts building in downtown Dallas.
Nammi and Coolhaus, with banh mi and ice cream sandwiches, opening at Dallas Farmers Market.
Pakpao, two more branches of Asian restaurant from owners of Oak, at Walnut Hill and 75, and in Plano.
Palmieri Cafe, Italian coffee shop with gelato, pastries and coffee opening at Dallas Farmers Market.
Pie Tap Workshop + Bar, pizzeria from Mooyah team opening on Henderson Ave.
Remedy, sibling to HG Sply Co. with former Grape chef Danyele McPherson.
Rex's Seafood and Market, second branch of North Dallas market-restaurant, opening at Dallas Farmers Market.
Southpaw's Organic Grill, going in Mid-Elm Lofts building in downtown Dallas.
Spork, "roadside eatery" in a former Sonic from chef Eric Justice and the team behind Smoke.
Stocks & Bondy, soup 'n' sandwich spot opening at Dallas Farmers Market.
Ten, ramen shop from Tei An chef Teiichi Sakurai, opening at Sylvan Thirty.
Town Hearth, chef Nick Badovinus' restaurant in the Design District in March 2015.
Uchi Dallas, restaurant from famed Austin chef Tyson Cole, opening on Maple Ave.
Verts Kebap, Austin chain with the gyro-like meat sandwich known as the doner kebap, opening at Preston Hollow Village.
Whisk Crêpes Café, fast-casual creperie opening at Sylvan Thirty.
Wild Salsa, second branch of upscale Mexican restaurant, opening in Fairview.