FeaturesThe Neighborhood


By Debbie Anderson November 3, 2021 January 21st, 2022 No Comments

Compiled by Meda Kessler and Babs Rodriguez


The revamped Market by Macy’s has less of a boutique feel but is still nicely organized and easy to navigate. Upon entering off of State Street, you’ll see a rotating seasonal display. Photos by Meda Kessler

Market by Macy’s

The retailer’s boutique concept in Southlake Town Square never got a chance to catch on due to the pandemic, but the store has reopened with a new focus and a new look. Since the store is about a tenth of the size of a regular Macy’s, inventory is limited and mainly aimed at women. But you’ll find a little bit of everything in addition to clothing: cosmetics, accessories (we did spot some designer handbags in a locked glass case) and shoes, which fill what was the Herald cafe space. It’s light and bright inside thanks to all the windows. The checkout area is more visible, and we’re glad the Katie Murray murals in the restroom area remain. Look for a small cafe with patio seating to open soon. 321 State St., 817-527-3700, macys.com

Pauri & Casati

We can’t tell you too much about this retailer, as the Southlake Town Square store appears to be the first for the luxury men’s brand. But they are locally based. And one thing is certain: Everything they sell is made in Italy. Look for a mid-November opening. 1243 Main St., 682-477-4050, pauriandcasati.com

Photo courtesy of Pauri & Casati

The 99 PomLens is one of the line’s fan favorites. Photos courtesy of Buff City Soap

Buff City Soap

Just a bath bomb’s throw across Southlake Boulevard from Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, the new addition to the Shops at Southlake aims also to create personal cleansing products with a conscience. Memphis-based Buff City’s line is plant-derived and free of animal fats, and all soaps are handmade and sliced into bars daily. Expect dozens of whimsical names and memorable scents, such as 99 PomLems (lemon, pomegranate and cream) and All Hail the Queen (citrus, bergamot, sweet orange and iris). The line also includes limited-ingredient laundry powder, shower oil, beard care and bath bombs. Love Potion is perennially popular, with its romantic marriage of damask roses, peaches, apple blossoms and Italian bergamot. Breathe soothes with the Christmasy smells of peppermint. Cinnamon Swirl will also keep you seasonally scented into the new year with notes of allspice, clover cinnamon, caramel and apples. But the company’s take on that spicy soap’s appeal is what makes it the perfect gift: “It smells like mulled wine and Hallmark movies.” Want a year’s worth of free soap? Be one of the first 50 customers at the Nov. 11 opening (and through Sunday that week), and suds are on the house. 1431 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-410-8444, southlaketx.buffcitysoap.com


See’s Candies

We can’t get enough of the retro-chic company’s chocolates and candies first made by Mary See in her Pasadena home kitchen (she was born in Ontario, Canada, but joined her son in California after the death of her husband). Long a nationally known brand, See’s now has a shop in Southlake Town Square (the former Janie and Jack space). The family-owned company is winding up its centennial celebration this year and still uses many of its matriarch’s original recipes, including those for peanut brittle, Victoria toffee and chocolate walnut fudge. Fun fact: It was See’s candy-makers working off conveyor belts who inspired Lucille Ball’s manic turn in a chocolate factory for the iconic episode of I Love Lucy. 409 Grand Ave. E., 800-347-7337, sees.com

Photo courtesy of See’s

Jenna Kinard is a familiar face to some, as she worked at Max’s Wine Dive in Fort Worth and was the original chef at Cowtown’s Hotel Drover. Photos by Kathy Tran 

Jellico’s inside the Southlake Westin

Chef Jenna Kinard has been busy in the kitchen at the newly opened Westin Dallas Southlake Hotel, breaking in equipment, training staff and preparing to introduce her style of Southern American cooking. The spacious restaurant, rebranded Jellico’s from the original Seasons 114 Kitchen, kicks off the holiday season with a family-style Thanksgiving dinner service from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The new Marriott Bonvoy property is tucked into a wooded lot at the corner of State Highway 114 and Kimball Avenue. The first-floor dining room seats 90, plus there’s a large adjacent patio. Guests can also dine in The Curve Lounge, a modern throwback to sunken living rooms of the past. 1200 E. State Highway 114, 817-873-1900, marriott.com/hotels/travel/dalws-the-westin-dallas-southlake

Mikoto Ramen Bar & Sushi

Now open in the former Pink Beet location, Mikoto offers 12 types of noodle soup with lots of options for extra everything (toppings, noodles, sauce). We went on a cool, windy day and slurped our way through a seemingly bottomless bowl of the classic tonkotsu. There’s also vegetable ramen with kale noodles. An order of karaage, Japanese-style fried chicken, made for great leftovers the next day. The menu (with photos of each item) includes appetizers such as gyoza, tempura and bao buns. Mains include rice bowls and bento boxes, rolls, sushi and sashimi, although fish offerings are limited to the basics: tuna, salmon, shrimp, eel. Dine in or order online for takeout. 2310 W. Southlake Blvd., 682-593-0170, mikotoramensushi.com

The classic tonkotsu ramen at Mikoto. Photo by Meda Kessler

Thailicious Cuisine & Bar

The new location in Wyndham Plaza finally opened in October. It’s spacious and inviting, thanks to all the big windows; parking is plentiful, too. All-day dining includes a small menu of lunch specials that come with a salad and an appetizer and your choice of spiciness. The full menu features the restaurant’s classics such as Tom Yum Thailicious, a twist on the traditional soup, and the Pad Thailicious, stir-fried sweet and sour rice noodles with peanuts and soft-shell crab. Dine-in, takeout and delivery available. 2704 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-251-8778, thailicioussouthlake.com


  • Fort Worth-based Cowtown Brewing Co. is taking over the old Gingerman’s location. Look for housemade brews — everything from seasonal offerings to rich barrel-aged IPAs to American-style lagers with a low ABV. As of late October, CBC was still waiting on city permitting. Dining options include quesadillas, tacos and sandwiches. Watch the website for updated info. 1512 E. Southlake Blvd., cowtownbrewco.com


  • A “modern” Japanese restaurant is headed to a new building in Old Town Keller. Called Hush, the project comes from Ohioans Tommy and Donny Wu, husband-and-wife restaurateurs who now make their home in Keller. Included in the plans for the 6,600-square-foot brick building are a main dining room plus two private rooms, two bars and patio seating. The Wus will offer contemporary Japanese dishes plus a full-service sushi bar. Fall 2022 is the target opening date. Follow Hush on social media for more information. 211 S. Main St.,