One of our most loyal and lovely SideDish readers popped into Cindi’s Deli to buy a lemon meringue pie. When she got home, she tore off the Cindi’s wrapper and found another: Chef Pierre, a division of Sara Lee. The menu promotes “Fresh Baked Goods Daily” but it doesn’t claim the pie is homemade. A whole pie is $14. According to Sara Lee, the pie is made with “real imported lemon oil.”18 Comments »
Little Miss Snitch alerted us to some tinkering at 3030 Ross Avenue. Apparently, there’s been some construction going on at the old Sunset Lounge right next to Central Expressway, and the guys behind this noise are none other than Kyle Noonan and his partner Josh Sepkowitz – the same FreeRange Concepts owners who brought you Bowl & Barrel. They bought the nightclub/party hardy spot and started working on its makeover a couple months ago, transforming the unassuming warehouse-type building into a restaurant with an enclosed patio after its shutdown in September. They decided, for whatever reason, to keep the same name.
Mr. Noonan was kind enough to show me around the space, which John Paul Valverde from Coeval Studio helped design. The new front bar, made from blocks of custom-installed wood, has this “mid-century feel” that doesn’t clash (oddly enough) with the palm tree wallpaper that adorns the left side. White plush chairs fill the sleek dining area covered in bamboo flooring.
No word yet on when the new Sunset will open, but it should be any day now. And, yes, Sunset is hiring. Go tell all your unemployed friends.
Little Miss Snitch has a keen eye. She caught sight of this Dallas Business Journal article which lets on that the 1400 Hi Line Tower is negotiating a lease with Sfuzzi. The tower, located in the Design District, has already signed on with Restaurant America for the gastro pub concept Central Standard Time. We’re still not sure what a gastro pub concept means… but we’ll let that one slide for now.
Restaurant America’s other gastro pub Park Tavern (at the Shops at Park Lane) is opening officially to the public on August 3rd, but just 48 minutes ago, it posted on Facebook that it’s hosting a mock service for anyone who can send a FB message:
If you would like to come by for our mock service tonight please send us a message with your full name, number of people in your party and a good contact number for a reservation. Mock service will be from 6-8pm tonight!!
Tuesday Boozeday, anyone?
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Yep, that is what the website says. According to Little Miss Snitch, the restaurant will occupy the vacated Victoria Hall space at Andrew Ormsby’s catering space on Ross Ave. Should be open at the end of July.
UPDATE: Little Miss Snitch sez she thinks it will be operated by Mr. Ormsby. Open in late July.1 Comment »