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Summer Lovin’

It seems a plethora of must-eat restaurants are opening just in time for long summer nights around the table; here, our top picks for a yummy night out.

Bluefin tuna ceviche in young coconut at San Salvaje

1. So & So’s
This new McKinney Avenue spot gets its name because it has “something for everyone.” Essentially a high-end pizzeria, this place will be fully equipped with great food, cocktails and tap and craft beers—for all tastes. 3309 McKinney Ave., 214.393.6473

2. Knife
Love him or hate him, Dallas chef John Tesar knows how to command attention. And with this month’s opening of Knife, a modern steak house at the Palomar Hotel, he’ll be the talk of the town. We can’t wait to try what comes out of his specially built dry-aging room. Hotel Palomar, 5300 E Mockingbird Ln. 214.520.7969

3. Potato Flats
This summer, Phil Romano’s newest venture, Potato Flats, will open in Trinity Grove. The concept is, yes, potatoes as your main dish. Costumers will move down an assembly line, picking fresh toppings for their spud. It’s official: Pommes frites are so last summer. Trinity Groves

4. Mesero
This month, Mico Rodriguez, of Mr. Mesero and Mesero Miguel fame, will open his latest concept in Inwood Village. Dubbed simply Mesero, it will embrace American standards and Mexican classics. A perfect blend of Mico. Inwood Village

5. San Salvaje
Stephan Pyles fans were rather disappointed when Samar closed its doors. Don’t fret, Dallas’ beloved Pyles is replacing the spot with San Salvaje—similar in its fun, mixed-bag menu—that will offer up fare inspired by Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and as far south as the islands of the Caribbean. 2100 Ross Ave.