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The former Gun Ho space is finally welcoming a new restaurant along Lower Greenville. (photo by Ben Gibson)

It’s been an unprecedented two years since Bon Appétit named Dallas the 2019 Restaurant City of the Year. But even through a pandemic, our city’s dining scene has persevered. With the overwhelming amount of recent openings (particularly in Deep Ellum, Bishop Arts, and downtown), it’s easy to forget that many in the industry are still struggling, but Texas restaurants have been innovating to provide the comfort food — and cocktails — we need. Now, it’s time to look forward to the Dallas restaurant news ahead.

From exciting openings to unfortunate closures (plus, any other food news we might find fitting), The Dallas Dish is your weekly helping of need-to-know local dining news.

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Fortune House will take over the former Gung Ho restaurant space in Lower Greenville. (Courtesy)

A new Chinese restaurant will open in the former Gung Ho space in Lower Greenville.

Sitting empty since 2020, the space formerly occupied by Gung Ho — a short-lived but much-loved Asian fusion restaurant — is finally reopening again, according to the Dallas Morning News. Chinese restaurant Fortune House already has a location in Irving, which is operated by owner John Kim. The spot serves authentic bites like Shanghai including pork buns, dumplings, and noodles. The Lower Greenville location is slated to open this April.