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A Girl Walks Into a Bar: The Kennedy Room in Dallas

A bar pays homage to Jack and Jackie while a bar columnist says goodbye. Photography by Elizabeth Lavin
A bar pays homage to Jack and Jackie while a bar columnist says goodbye.
Photography by Elizabeth Lavin

Moira Muldoon writes about The Kennedy Room in Uptown.

Sometimes it’s nice to visit Uptown on a Monday night. The streets are quiet after Saturday night’s revelry and Sunday’s late brunches. Many valet stands are closed, and there is street parking to be had. Staff—line cooks, maybe—stand behind restaurants, smoking and laughing. Their voices echo in the street. The Saturday nights have a sensual pleasure, a fullness of body and breath. Mondays are filled with quieter, introspective spaces.

The 350-square-foot Kennedy Room was founded by Pasha Heidari, nephew of Al Heidari, who owns the Old Warsaw next door. The bar bills itself as a quiet spot in Uptown. Not Kennedy Room for the party crowd, I hear from the barman, though the party crowd has stopped by, particularly when the Kennedy Room first opened its doors. Now the life of regulars has begun.

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4 comments on “A Girl Walks Into a Bar: The Kennedy Room in Dallas

  1. Mr. Al Heidari’s nephew Pasha, runs the Bowen House in Dallas. He has very questionable hiring practices and to make matters worse will lie to patrons about his employees. Pasha Heidari had an opportunity to do the right thing and instead chose to do otherwise. Not the way to run any business much less a bar.