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In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, restaurants all over DFW—and the country—have been forced to quickly pivot their business models or close down completely. So now is an unusual time to open a new restaurant. And yet… Trinity Groves is ready to unveil Sum Dang Good Chinese, the new restaurant that has taken over the old Chino space.

Over in Trinity Groves, a newcomer called Sum Dang Good Chinese is already raising eyebrows thanks to its name. The restaurant slated to take over the former Chino Chinatown space will feature handmade dumplings, noodles and other traditional Chinese dishes, complete with a full bar. An opening is slated for April.

Eat Bonbons, Sip Champagne and Enjoy a Live Art Show. What: Kate Weiser is known for producing the prettiest and tastiest chocolates in town. But her beautiful art-like bonbons draw attention around the world, including from New York artist Trina Merry. Known for her intricate bodypainting work, Merry was inspired by Kate Weiser’s gorgeous bonbons and will be coming to Dallas for a collaborative event.

Many people know Avocados From Mexico from its marketing campaigns, which have included everything from blockchain to Molly Ringwald to an avocado wearing a crown—and that’s just in 2020. But the Irving-based marketing group is “moving beyond brand marketing to experiential marketing,” according to AFM’s CEO Alvaro Luque. AFM’s latest marketing venture is AvoEatery, which AFM calls the “world’s first polished-casual avocado restaurant” serving 29 avocado dishes in Dallas’ mixed-use Trinity Groves complex. But AvoEatery is more than just a restaurant—it also serves as a “living lab” for AFM.

Kate Weiser is known for producing the prettiest and tastiest chocolates in town. But her beautiful art-like bonbons draw attention around the world, including from New York artist Trina Merry. Known for her intricate body painting work, Merry was inspired by Kate Weiser’s gorgeous bonbons and will be coming to Dallas for a collaborative event. On Friday, March 6, Trina Merry will paint a person live at the shop’s Trinity Groves location using Kate Weiser’s famous bonbons as inspiration for her work.

Guests enjoyed a first look at the world’s first polished-casual avocado restaurant. On February 11, 2020, more than 200 guests gathered in their “avocado best” to celebrate the opening of the world’s first polished-casual avocado restaurant, AvoEatery featuring Avocados From Mexico, at Trinity Groves.

Brunch is the most important meal of the day. So to ensure everyone gets their weekend fix, Saint Rocco’s is launching a new Sunday brunch buffet on March 7 that is stocked with all manner of delicious dishes. For just $25, diners can get their fill of Italian meats and cheeses, breakfast favorites like sausage and French toast, and hearty entrees like baked pasta and salmon.

We’re moving into the beginning of a new season and Dallas restaurants are marking it with new menus, some Irish-themed for St. Patrick’s Day, and some seafood-themed for Lent.

The Trinity Groves space that served as home base for Chino Chinatown for six years will soon see a new restaurant serving handmade dumplings and hand-pulled noodles. The newcomer has a name that is arguably offensive: Sum Dang Good Chinese. It will be led by Chef Weigou Cai, formerly of Wu Wei Din and Royal China. Dishes will include sweet and sour baby back ribs, beer can chinese chicken and a gigantic crab soup dumpling called a “Humpty Dumpling.” A renovation is in the works to change up the space’s color scheme and open the dining room to the kitchen so diners can watch chefs at work at noodle and dumpling stations.

It didn’t take long for the Trinity Groves spot where Chino Chinatown was to get something else. This time, it’s apparently broadly Chinese food, with a name I’m trying to delay actually typing: Sum Dang Good Chinese.

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