By Farah Fleurima
October 1, 2014

1. Hopdoddy in Addison
The Austin-born burger brand has been ramping up its expansion in DFW, first opening an outpost in Uptown this spring, now moving into the sizzling-hot Village on the Parkway complex in Addison. Handcrafted burgers, house-cut fries and fine beers reign supreme.

2. VH
Named for its owner, Victor Hugo, this new chef-driven restaurant-bar in Oak Cliff opened in the old Outpost American Tavern location. Craft beer and spirits are the focus, fit for pairing with modern American cuisine like duck taquitos and bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin.

3. Front Room Tavern
Formerly an upscale dining destination, the restaurant inside the Hotel Lumen (pictured at top) has been transformed into a hip New American gastropub starring creations from its new chef, Michael Ehlert. Expect elevated tavern fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including roast chicken with ratatouille and a tartine-style Reuben.

4. Project Pie
A new neighbor to the original Dallas Hopdoddy, this speedy-pizza concept opened yesterday in Preston Center. Diners get to choose from specialty pizzas or build their own; all are baked in around three minutes. Dessert pizzas and salads round out the menu.

5. Off The Record
Deep Ellum continues its streak of getting all the coolest stuff with the opening of this record store-bar hybrid. With 24 craft beers on tap and more than 2,000 vinyl records on hand to pore through, this spot has “hipster magnet” written all over it.