The broadcast: where to celebrate Mardi Gras in Dallas.

Khao Noodle Shop is closing permanently, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is opening in Dallas and more.

Mardi Gras has officially been underway since March 1, and Dallas is ready to celebrate Fat Tuesday with delicious food! So if you can’t make it to New Orleans, restaurants in Dallas have you covered by providing plenty of booze and traditional Mardi Gras beads to commemorate the celebration.

the The Good Times Deep Ellum’s restaurant will be serving Mardi Gras-themed dishes from February 15 to March 15 – you read that right. At Les Bon Temps, the party lasts a whole month! This restaurant is about as close to a taste of Louisiana as you can get with items like Parade Beignets (king cake stuffed donut), king cake ice cream, king cake coffee floats king and more.

Wait, the excitement doesn’t end there. Downtown Mardi Gra Pub Crawl joins the fun with discounted food and drink for all who register. More, Dallas Lake Mardi Gras also holds a crawfish-by-the-pound eating contest in addition to the vendors’ market.

This party is not the one you want to miss!

Unfortunately, lately in Dallas, it’s not all a party. That being said, the Khao noodle shop is closed for good. Khao Noodle owner Donny Sirisavath announced its closure on Instagram last week. East Dallas might not be the same without the noodle shop, but at least it won’t be vacant for too long. It was announced that Darkoo’s Chicken Shopan Asian fried chicken restaurant, will open in place of Khao Noodle.

Also, Khao Noodle’s closure doesn’t mean this will be the last we see of Sirisavath. According to D Magazine, Sirisavath happily partners with Darkoo’s Chicken Shop owner Jimmy Niwa to explore the concept of fried chicken and ensure its success.

Speaking of assured nutritional success, have you heard of Jeni’s ice cream? If not, go now. The franchise spans from Chicago, Illinois to Florida, and is now heading to Greenville Avenue.

Jeni’s Ice Cream is an acclaimed brand from Columbus, Ohio, which is sold at various grocery stores, such as Whole Foods Market and Central Market. It is now expanding with even more Dallas locations in addition to Deep Ellum and Addison stores.

Despite Jeni’s Ice Cream’s impressive accessibility, the real prize winner within the brand is what seems like an endless list of unique flavors. Depending on the location, there are a total of 19 flavors such as Brown Butter Almond Brittle, Banana Cream Pudding, Maple Soaked Pancake.

On the other side of the sweet and spicy food spectrum, there will be a new Asian cuisine restaurant that will serve both Thai and Lao dishes, according to Culture Map. This new place of restoration, The Padaekis slated to open in mid-February and promises to really bring heat to Dallas food.

The founders of the Padaek are a combination of two power couples: Pithananan “Pete” Saosud and Khonemany “KC” Chanthasone, and Art and Manee Suttisaragara. Both couples are of authentic Thai or Lao descent and look forward to bringing their home country recipes and spicier dishes to Irving’s Heritage District.

Although the menu is a work in progress, it will be filled with Lao dishes with a mix of Thai dishes such as pad Thai, Leng Saeb (spicy pork bone soup) and pad see eew (a stir-fried dish with wide flat noodles.)

Asian cuisine isn’t the only heat, because according to the Dallas Morning News, Hattie B’s hot chicken will open at Deep Ellum on February 23. Although this Nashville-based restaurant was originally slated to open in 2021, it’s now laying the groundwork for an unforgettable launch.

The varying level of spicy chicken at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken comes primarily from one source: cayenne. From hot spicy chicken sandwiches to Bloody Mary’s, the anticipation of spicy food lovers waiting for Hattie B to open is finally coming to an end.

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