Here is a roundup of dining features that appeared in the Lake Highlands-Lakewood edition of Community Impact in 2022.


Brewing enthusiast brings passion for beer to Lake Highlands

With years of experience working for Lakewood Brewing Co. under his belt, Dallas resident Craig Bradley had his sights set on owning a brewpub he could call his own. Having worked at the brewery since 2012—he left in 2018 to open his own brewpub in Lake Highlands—and after years of preparation, Bradley was set to launch Vector Brewing alongside his wife, Veronica, in April 2020.


Lakewood eatery Hillside Tavern offers unique twist on bar experience

Hillside Tavern co-owners Bradley and Brooks Anderson have always dreamed of owning their own restaurant. The brothers spent their college years learning to be lawyers but never gave up their culinary aspirations.


Locally owned taco spot Resident Taqueria uses tortillas as flavor vehicles

One day after attending their children’s soccer games at Moss Field, Lake Highlands residents Andrew and Amy Savoie found themselves hankering for breakfast tacos. Andrew said there was not anywhere nearby to satisfy this craving at that time.


Lakewood eatery Palmer's specializes in Nashville hot chicken, catfish and shrimp

When Palmer and Amanda Fortune opened Palmer’s in Lakewood in November 2020, they brought years of restaurant ownership experience with them as well as a menu that was tried and true.


Lake Highlands eatery RM 12:20 Bistro serves French cuisine with a Southern flair

When Erin Willis opened RM 12:20 Bistro in 2018, she brought three decades of experience in the restaurant industry to the table. Willis said her passion for cooking started as a child when her grandmother Hannah Sadler taught her to cook.


BuzzBrews Kitchen offers an inclusive space in Dallas

On the corner of Live Oak and Skillman streets, a restaurant—part diner, part Irish pub, part event venue—offers a unique experience with a melting pot of patrons. Ernest Belmore Jr. started his career as a classically trained French chef in the 1990s before leaving the industry to work in real estate.


JJ’s Cafe offers Tex-Mex flavors, brunch in Lake Highlands

Lake Highlands restaurateur Jose Ramirez said he has put every part of himself into his signature brunch restaurant. Ramirez first came to Dallas in 2010 after working for a decade as a chef in Southern California.


Greenville Avenue Pizza Company celebrating 15 years of serving late-night pizza in Dallas

Sammy Mandell, Greenville Avenue Pizza Company’s owner, opened the chain’s Greenville Avenue location 15 years ago after noticing the absence of a late-night pizza spot in the area.


Lakewood eatery Latin Deli celebrates 10 years of eating, laughing, living

Fernando Barrera said when he moved from Mexico to America in 1995, he started working as a dishwasher in a restaurant in Highland Park. While teaching himself English, he was also learning every aspect of the restaurant business.