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A Look at Kessler Park Eating House in North Oak Cliff

Jonathon Erdeljac had his eye on the rundown space (previously Mamma Connie’s Diner) at 1619 N Beckley Ave for years. “I would drive by every day on my way to Jonathon’s and be like ‘I want that building,'” he explains to me Friday evening. We’re sitting in the side dining room of his newly-opened homestyle restaurant Kessler Park Eating House. It’s 5 p.m., just an hour after officially opening for business.

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A Look at DISH Preston Hollow

The second installation of DISH from Tim McEneny of NL Group (DISH Cedar Springs, Front Room Tavern, Dakota’s) opened late last month at the corner of Hillcrest and Northwest Highway. Chef Andrew Bell, previously of Bolsa and most recently Bistro 31, has been appointed executive chef at the Preston Hollow location, and he’s shaking things up.

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A Look at C’Viche, the New Ceviche Restaurant on Lower Greenville

In 1997 Randall Warder opened a ceviche and tequila bar at Las Ventanas al Paraíso resort in Los Cabos, Mexico. “We had this small space by the spa, it was originally designed to be a juice bar,” Warder explained. They weren’t making a profit off juice, though, so he pitched turning the space into a tequila, salsa, and seafood bar. It was a success.

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A Look at Quesa on Cedar Springs

First things first, Quesa is not a Tex-Mex restaurant. “Our food has nothing to do with Tex-Mex,” owner Patricia Cabrera explained to me, “In Mexico, if you order a taco, they don’t give you rice and beans with it,” and the same rule applies to the tacos that are served at the new Cedar Springs restaurant.

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Eight Bells and Expo Bar and Grill To Open in Exposition Park

Jon Hetzel of Madison Partners, the investment company with a big stake in Expo Park real estate, just sent word with the two new concepts moving into the old Meridian Room and Amsterdam Bar spaces. (Amsterdam closed its doors just last week.) Anyway, I live right around the corner, so, color me excited.

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Spice In The City Quietly Opens in Downtown Dallas

There’s a new addition to downtown Dallas’ dining scene that will add a little spice to your palate. Former Parkland Memorial Hospital dietician, Navin Hariprasad, made the decision to open a restaurant after answering numerous questions from patients about ways to make food with dietary restrictions more appetizing. Hariprasad says he wanted to take over the commercial kitchen and bring his vision to life. He wants to demonstrate how spices can be beneficial to health.

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DISH Preston Hollow to Open for Lunch and Dinner

DISH Preston Hollow opens at the northwest corner of Hillcrest and Northwest Highway next Tuesday, February 24. Chef Andrew Bell (previously of Nosh Euro Bistro, Bolsa Mercado, and Bolsa) is taking the reins as executive chef. Bell will plate up dishes like deviled eggs with applewood smoked bacon, and pickled red onions; charred okra with rosemary butter; jumbo diver sea scallops with sweet corn, bacon, pearl couscous, topped with a poached egg; and a stacked rueben sandwich on toasted marble rye.

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