The Preston Hollow dining scene went through a massive transition in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many restaurants shut their doors, however others persevered and pivoted to a new reality. Take a look our 2020 Preston Hollow dining recap, and read more about the Preston Hollow dining scene here.

While Fat Straws Bubble Tea Co. is known for its bubble tea, the mochi doughnuts caught the eyes of people all over the country. The mochi donuts, now called “chewy puff doughnuts,” gave us all a little bit of a sweet tooth. They also serve various types of bubble tea.

You can read this January story here.

Due to COVID-19, Asian Mint’s owner Nikky Phinyawatana launched a meal kit that came with pre-measured, fresh ingredients and recipe cards and Ryan Carbery of Nosh Bistro’s Ryan Carbery offered a dinner meal kit and interactive cooking class.

You can read this March story here.

Many Texans were saddened when the State Fair of Texas was cancelled, however Norma’s and other restaurants worked to keep the spirit of the fair alive. Norma’s served a State Fair inspired menu, full of funnel cakes and other treats.

You can read this August story here.

Dugg Burger popped up in Preston Hollow this year. The restaurant hones in on simplicity by doing a few things but doing them well. They also offer a unique no mayo chili-lime slaw and a custom Dugg Sauce.

You can read this September story here.

The highly anticipated Eataly opened in Preston Hollow this December. Eataly includes many restaurants and shops that serve different Italian faire and is one of many around the world. Of course, however, it has somewhat of a Dallas twist. For instance, their meat counter features locally sourced beef and brisket.

You can read this December story here.

At Mimi Ahmedi’s namesake Mimi’s Pizzeria, the dough and sauce are made in-house daily.  Beyond the mouth-watering pizza however, in the last year Mimi’s has made donations to neighborhood schools. Ahmedi also estimates the restaurant has provided more than 550 meals to essential workers.

You can read this December story here.

Drake’s came to Preston Hollow with a mission: to transport diners to 1960s Hollywood. Guests have a wide range of selections while jazz music plays in the background, and even though it’s a relatively new spot, this restaurant already has regulars and VIPs.

You can read this July story here.

Franchesca Nor intended for Dive Coastal Cuisine to be a chain. However, once she built a strong customer base and tested out recipes on them, each recipe became unique and special to her. This year, the restaurant celebrated its 10th anniversary in our neighborhood.

You can read this September story here.

Towards the beginning of the pandemic, the staff at José sacked lunches for workers at Parkland and UT–Southwestern hospitals. The sacks  included notes that thanked the medical professionals.

You can read this April story here.

The chefs at Jia Modern Chinese have over 70 years of experience between them, and it shows in the cuisine. The restaurant serves a mixture of Chinese and Japanese culture, and they also host classes for aspiring chefs.

You can read this June story here.


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