The news that was released today about the spot that was once the Lily Pad makes me sad. Downtown Dallas Inc. is looking for a new operator to fill the space. For the past two years, it’s been run by Doug Brown of Beyond the Box. He decided to not renew the lease. So if you’re interested in doing a street-food place downtown, contact Dustin Bullard at firstname.lastname@example.org. (You get two years free rent.)
Until someone signs a lease, Joshua Florence (who brought us Homegrown Music and Art Festival and City Tavern) will be in the spot. He’s doing a pop-up concept and will have food, drink, and music.
Though I’m sad about this (the Lily Pad had such an amazing group of people running it), I’m excited about the potential of the spot. Let us know in the comments what you’d like to see there.3 Comments »
Capriotti’s, a huge chain of sandwich shops, is expanding into Dallas (they already have one location in Plano), and they’re choosing bits and pieces of historical Dallas locations to build their massive empire. The first downtown location is going to be at the 1920s gas station (previously Go Philly) located at the corner of Ross and Lamar, and KCI Investments – the money behind this franchise – is opting not to bulldoze the cool gas station in favor of just renovating it. Thank you, KCI Investments! But I don’t know how I feel about having 50 of these Capriotti’s sandwich places popping up all over my city….
Has anyone eaten here before? Is it any good?14 Comments »
The old Place at Perry’s (from what I’ve heard) was dark and stuffy. No windows. No light. After three months of shutting down its entire operation, the Place at Perry’s has now reopened in a new location at 2680 Cedar Springs Road. Same owner, same chef Jaime Corona, but a completely new staff and vibe. The new building is swanky, hip, and modern. And it’s definitely worth checking out.
Jump for pretty pictures by Jason Acton. Continue reading "Grand Reopening: Place at Perry’s"
We know. Well, we know 24 of the most egg-tastic spots in DFW. Our band of diners munched and brunched across the city, looking for the top eggs benedict, chicken and waffles, brunch cocktails, and biscuits and gravy. (For that last one, I’m looking at you Restaurant Ava.) So, check out our list and feel to argue, debate, and add your own favorite spots in the comments. Oh, and one last caveat: We define brunch as a weekend only meal. Places that serve breakfast throughout the week were not eligible for the list.5 Comments »
Dishers, where did you dine and what did you eat this week? Here is what you reported last week.22 Comments »
I think I may be the last person in Dallas to dine at NOSH Euro Bistro. There was a wine dinner at Nosh in Dallas, and I was fortunate to have a media invite. That meant that I got to sit at the counter at the front of the kitchen. I had a cockpit seat into the pandemonium and work that is a meal of this size. Here is some of the action as the team served the diners (every seat sold, and a waiting list, BTW!):
Believe me, you’ll want to jump for some serious food photography by Desiree Espada. Continue reading "NOSH: Finally!"
In mid-January, John Tesar announced his new restaurant, Spoon Bar and Kitchen, would open in the former the 24-Hour Fitness space, next to the soon-to-open Hopdoddy Burger Bar. Early this morning, I received an email from a representative of Rosebriar Holdings. It says:
Rosebriar Holdings owns the building where 24 Hour Fitness was located in Preston Center, and we have seen the on line article stating that “Spoon” restaurant would be opening in the building this summer. We were in discussions with John Tesar, his financial partner, and their brokers, and we have decided not to lease space to the new concept in our building. We wanted you to have this information before any further discussions or any additional articles were printed or published. We don’t have any further comments.
I’ve emailed Tesar for comment but I have not heard back. According to his Facebook page, he is in the Bahamas.
UPPITY DATE: I just received an email from John Tesar:
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I am in Bahamas cooking on a private island phone and texts are spotty. I just found out that we had a problem and it’s not really a problem. Rosebriar pulled the rug out it seems for more money from someone else. I had a lease in its final phase they sent it to us for final review. I have hired a designer and an architect you saw the plans. I have no idea. My partner is livid and I am in shock. Spoon will happen, just not in that location as it seems this morning.