We are deluged with messages about various venues needing hospitality workers. The Rustic is set to open soon and have requested at least 50 people to wait tables. Yesterday we spoke with Parigi owner Janice Provost who is looking for a few people to wait tables. If you are a host or hostess it is a seller’s market. There are numerous positions for chefs throughout the city. The need seems to be a growing concern for area restaurateurs. Where will they find the capable hands to open these new restaurants? Continue reading
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The first time I ever slammed against a salad bar was at Steak and Ale as a young lad. The thought of the stack of the cold plates chilling to near iceberg levels only to be met with a layer of salad greens and the very first sampling of blue cheese ever still brings a slight moistening to the side of my lips.
I am not sure the last time I ran through that salad bar, or any salad bar for that matter, but it had to be at least five years ago because that was when the very last Steak and Ale closed its doors.
I just spoke with the PR firm who represents Mi Piaci and they report that the Italian restaurant is now open at the Park Cities location. This is in the old Ocho location on Preston near Northwest Highway.
It was reported early on the Chef Joel Harloff would take on the Mi Piaci job after Ocho closed, but Harloff told us that he was not actually approached. Instead the executive chef at the Preston location is Elmer Pineda, the same as the original Mi Piaci on Montfort that is currently closed. You will remember that they were locked out due to a rent dispute, and the owners are currently in litigation. Continue reading
The Fort Worth Pour House has the 3-year itch once again and will be closing for a remodel. This time they will up their game to a total of 50 taps (sounds exciting) along with some beautification. The menu will be getting a reset as well, so look for new items to cozy up next to the fresh slate of brews.
“Every three years I like to freshen up The Pour House and bring new energy to the space,” says owner Eric Tschetter. “With the décor changes and the massive addition to our taps, I know Pour House regulars and newbies to the bar will feel at home.”
During remodeling, The Garage is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. The full Pour House menu will be available in The Garage.
Dee Lincoln, who recently partnered with Dallas-based businessman Michel Moreno, announces Dee Lincoln Steak & Burger Bar slated to open this September in Uptown. Located at 2626 Howell Street, adjacent to The Quadrangle, Dee promises an approachable menu with updated steakhouse fare and inventive burger recipes in a comfortable and relaxed setting.
Co-founder of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Dee Lincoln resigned in 2010 after an extremely successful era and the sale of the iconic brand. Lincoln then embarked on a new journey to build her own brand by opening Dee Lincoln’s Tasting Room & Bubble Bar in the new Cowboys Stadium. Shortly thereafter, a second location was opened at Rosewood Court. Lincoln has now made the decision to go back to her roots and do what she does best, but with a twist. Continue reading
Restaurant America seems to be pulling up roots in Dallas. The Chicago based restaurant group came to Dallas in a storm opening up restaurants across the city with promise of even more. The first casualty was the Mockingbird Taproom, which we found a bit sterile. That restaurant closed just months of opening and was located in Mockingbird Station.
Local food blog Side Dish reported last Friday that the Townhouse Kitchen + Bar in the Galleria was locked out for an apparent non-payment of rent. Then a flood of reports came to us about the very new Boca Chica closing. We actually had a report that was to run on Boca this week. Continue reading
Opening this winter, Olamaie will bring the taste of the South with a new modern spin, to downtown Austin. Unique to the city’s culinary scene, the restaurant will quickly become one of Austin’s newest dining hot spots. Prior to the opening, Olamaie will host its first exclusive pop-up dinner outside of Austin at Nonna on August 18.
Texas native and CIA-trained Co-Executive Chef Michael Fojtasek (formerly of Lincoln Ristorante and Son of a Gun Restaurant) and CIA-trained Co-Executive Chef Grae Nonas (formerly of Tarry Lodge and Son of a Gun Restaurant) have teamed up with CIA-trained General Manager Ben Hickerson (formerly of The Red Devon and Lincoln Ristorante) to form the talented team at the helm of Olamaie with experience spanning both coasts. Continue reading