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Eats Beat: Taco Heads ready to park near museums

Vegetarian tacos at Taco Heads.
Vegetarian tacos at Taco Heads. Star-Telegram

It was news when the beloved Taco Heads truck announced plans for one restaurant.

Now, Taco Heads is opening two restaurants — one with a separate bar.

Sarah Castillo’s tacos and addictive green salsa will be the centerpiece of the new Taco Heads opening next month on Montgomery Street, replacing a small Tex-Mex restaurant and thrift shop across from the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

“The landlord didn’t want to separate them, so we just decided to go with it,” Castillo wrote in a text message.

So the first brick-and-mortar Taco Heads will open in, say, mid-October at 1812 Montgomery St.

Castillo said she hopes to add a bar in the old thrift-shop space next door, with a connecting patio.

The neighborhood is glad to see a taqueria nearby and Montgomery “is such an old, classic street,” she wrote. It’ll be across from a new rodeo coliseum that’s on the drawing boards.

A second Taco Heads, at 119 S. Main St., will follow sometime after a street project is finished late next year.

Until the Montgomery restaurant opens, find Taco Heads’ truck Thursday through Saturday mornings near Avoca Coffee, 1311 W. Magnolia Ave., or most nights behind Opa! Mediterranean Cafe, 2708 W. Seventh St.; tacoheads.com.

Breakfast at Del’s

ESPN College GameDay returns to Sundance Square on Saturday, and both Del Frisco’s Grille and Bird Cafe on the plaza will open early for brunch and a good view of the crowd.

Del Frisco’s Grille will open at 8 a.m., with Bird following at 9 a.m.

(Of course, nearby breakfast cafes Corner Bakery and Jakes Burgers are open, along with hotel restaurants such as Vidalias in the Renaissance Worthington and Six 10 Grille in the Ashton.)

A prize for purple

In other football news, the annual “Go Purple Friday” deals begin Sept. 11 for anyone wearing purple or TCU gear on the Friday of a home-game weekend.

Some of the better offers: buy-one-get-one-free at Cafe Brazil or Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, a free Chick-fil-A sandwich at certain locations or free fried calamari at Capital Grille.

The list also includes lots of free appetizers or desserts, free queso, free salads or free sushi. Find it under “Go Purple Friday” at gofrogs.com.

Dagwoods stacks up

Chef David Hollister’s new artisan sandwich pub, Dagwoods Grinders & Growlers, is expected to open by Monday if not sooner at 1736 Mall Circle, off Alta Mere Drive (Texas 183) north of Ridgmar near Woody Creek BBQ.

Hollister, who inherited the late Paul Willis’ legacy at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill in Dallas and Yucatan Taco Stand, promises premium sandwich toppings and breads.

A pub version, Dagwoods Fire Grill Tap, wlll open this fall on Foch Street in the West 7th shops.

Bud Kennedy: 817-390-7538, bud@star-telegram.com, @EatsBeat. His column appears Wednesdays in Life & Arts and Fridays in DFW.com.

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