Food News: Cheesecake and Chinese on Greenville, growler bar at Lake Highlands Village

 

Val’s Cheesecakes, which opened in 2015 on Maple Ave., is bringing its second location to Lower Greenville. On a street that a few years ago lacked desert options, the area now has Macaroons, popsicles, chocolate, ice cream, and soon will have gelato. Val’s is famous for their brisket cheesecake, and the Greenville location will allow guests to sit and enjoy their cake. Val’s hopes to be open by the end of the fair.

The quest to bring Chinese food to East Dallas began when Snow Pea moved from Lakewood to Lake Highlands. According to a letter released by Baldwin Associates, the owners of HG SPLY CO. are hoping to bring an end to that quest. Soon, there will be a modern American-Chinese restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Project Pie and Remedy at 2010 Greenville Ave. Last December, the Advocate reported that Remedy owners would flip the critically acclaimed eatery into a Chinese restaurant, though it looks like HG SPLY CO. has taken over ownership, while the culinary team remains the same.

The new space will have a main dining room, two private dining rooms, a take out window and patio. The full service bar will be open past midnight if the restaurant’s Special Use Permit is approved.

 

On the other side of the lake, neighbor Andrew Thompson will be bringing a growler bar to Lake Highlands Village at Buckner and Northcliff. Guests can bring your own stein or growler and fill it up.

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Thompson and his wife moved back to Texas after living in Virginia for 16 years and operating a casual fine dining restaurant. The new bar will have 50 seats, serve beer and wine on tap, and look to open up in mid-December. Thompson, who is a beer expert, will operate the restaurant with his wife Dana.

 


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