Oh, we love it when we’re right: hot dogs are the new hamburger. Today comes word that husband and wife team, Richard and Tiffanee Ellman (Oak restaurant co-owners) and John Paul Valverde (Campo restaurant co-owner), have joined forces to create Bowery, a new concept opening next week at 3407 McKinney. The core of their cuisine is the “fresh perspective on fast-casual dining.” It takes the quintessential American favorite, dignifies the ingredients, modernizes the presentation and brings forth innovative and exciting renditions of the hot dog.” In other words, elevated global and traditional hot dogs.
The sausages hare handmade, grass fed and organic. Buns baked daily. Continuing the Champagne sensibility of Dallas, the drink menu includes Champagne and beer cocktails such as Blueberry Foam, Pale Ginger, and Champagne Sangria. Oh, and milk shakes.
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Bowery is committed to fresh, natural, quality ingredients with unique and creative offerings. The menu is a blend of both global and traditional recipes from the Chicago and Korn Dog to the Dutchman and Royal Wagyu. Tiffanee Ellman explains, “With Bowery, we are seeking to appeal to all demographics – we believe Bowery will help us to remember that hot dogs are indeed the great American food. The burger has been elevated and now we strive to do that with the dog.” The sausages are hand-made, grass fed (where applicable) and organic; the buns are baked daily. The sides are unique and boast robust, delicious flavors. Consistent with the Bowery theme, the restaurant also serves authentic, homemade malts and shakes.
Richard Ellman says, “Along with the fun, eclectic approach to what has generally been a somewhat ordinary food, we developed two deep drink categories with champagne cocktails and beer cocktails to pair with your dog.” Some examples of the irresistible drinks are the Blueberry Foam, Pale Ginger, and Champagne Sangria.
When hot dogs popped on the scene, they were received with great fervor and the Bowery’s owners are seeking to recreate that sensation. John Paul Valverde, whose restaurant design firm, Coeval, designed the interior explains, “ We created a space that is a rendition of the Bowery District in New York City near the turn of the 20th century. We combined modern elements while honoring the authenticity of that time as well.”
The earliest examples of hot dogs in America date to the 1860’s in the Bowery district in New York City when German immigrants earned their livings selling hot dogs, along with milk rolls and sauerkraut, from pushcarts on the side of the street. The Bowery, described by the owners as a gourmet eatery, aims to transport diners to that time and place.
Bowery is located at 3407 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204. Hours of operation are: 11am -11pm Sunday to Wednesday, 11am-1am Thursday – Saturday.