Food News: Alehouse on the lake, Lounge Here brunch, GAPCo heads east and Poke in Lakewood and

Neighbors will have the chance to ride their rental bike directly to a brewpub located in Arboretum Village, just off the Santa Fe Trail. White Rock Alehouse and Brewery will be brewing their own beer and offering an elevated American menu adjacent to the Santa Fe trailhead at the shopping center with Ace Hardware and Tom Thumb.

The Alehouse is founded by Lake Highlands neighbors Dave Kirk and Greg Nixon, and wants serve the active lake community. Kirk and Nixon are not brewers themselves, but have brought along another Lake Highlands neighbor, Blake Morrison as their ale expert. The new pub wants to be family-friendly, but hopes to be a place that has fewer children running between the tables than other area restaurants. The new alehouse will have a large patio and beer garden, and plans to open in November.

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GAP Co. Pizza on Garland Road.
GAP Co. Pizza on Garland Road.

Lower Greenville’s pizza by the slice experts have opened their second location on the east side of the lake. Greenville Avenue Pizza Company has arrived on Peavy Road, in the shopping center with Cultivar Coffee and Goodfriend Package. GAPCo will add to a diverse selection on that corner, which also includes 20 Feet Seafood, Goodfriend Burger, Hello Dumpling and El Ranchito Taqueria.

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(Photos by Kathy Tran)
Lounge Here (Photos by Kathy Tran)

A year ago, Lounge Here brought its funky yet elevated southern cuisine to Garland Road, and it has been a hit in the neighborhood ever since. Now neighbors will have another opportunity to enjoy Lounge Here, as it opened for brunch on Oct. 1. The brunch menu will include shrimp and grits, smothered potatoes and an egg white frittata. There will, of course, be mimosas and bloody Mary’s, in addition to Hypnotic Donuts donut holes from across the street. Check out the menu here.

The neighborhood may have mourned the loss of Zuzu’s from Lakewood Village at Mockingbird and Abrams, but a new eatery hopes to bring something a little different. With Meso Maya, Manny’s Uptown and Taco Joint on three of the four corners of the intersection, Poke Bop will offer something new in the Zuzu space. The East Dallas location will follow another Poke Bop on Lemmon Avenue, and the raw fish salad bowls will be joined by a “poke donut” which a circular sushi roll, and a “poke ritto,” a giant, unsliced sushi roll. Poke Bop hopes to open in December.


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