Dive Coastal Cuisine

Dive is a casual, convenient and deliciously healthy option for the on-the-run foodie at an affordable price. www.dive-dallas.com

A delicious healthy option for the on-the-go foodie!! A walk-up order, casual experience but with a clean modern ambiance and remarkable fresh and gourmet fare.

With light and flavorful fare, Dive features local organic produce, seasonal seafood entrées, and an array of creative salads, sandwiches, and specials – as well as fresh-squeezed juices, frappés, sangrias, and an assortment of iced teas, specialty sodas and microbeers to refresh your palette.


Deeply influenced by world cultures and flavors
— Franchesca Nor, Dive owner/entrepreneur —
brings her unique taste of the oceans to Dallas.

A recent Miami, FLORIDA arrival, Nor graduated summa cum laude from Johnson and Wales University, where she majored in Culinary and Food Service Management (2006). She has since worked in the restaurant/hospitality industry.

Born and raised in Southern California, Nor is the daughter of a Brazilian and a Highland Park native. She has lived in Aspen, COLORADO, Lake Tahoe, CALIFORNIA, Florence, ITALY, and Miami Beach, FLORIDA. Her new concept and venture, Dive Restaurant, centers around a menu that reflects influences from her childhood as well as her travels and education.

Nor became interested in food at a very young age, from the legendary restaurants of Los Angeles in her childhood to her culinary journey in Florence, Italy where she attended a course at
The Cordon Bleu School in 2001.

Nor was schooled by different culinary masters, such as Chef Alan Susser, founder of the Mango Gang in Florida along with Norman Van Akan. She also worked for Chef Andrea Curto-Randazzo, winner of Food and Wine Magazine’s “America’s Best New Chef” award in 2000 at her celebrated Talula Restaurant in South Beach, Miami. She then helped launch David Boulet’s Evolution, a prestigious restaurant at the Ritz Carlton in South Beach. Most recently, she partnered with Ernesto Arguello to start a new boutique accommodation in the heart of South Beach called STAY at Lincoln, which was published in Vogue and Ocean Drive Magazine.

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