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Dee Lincoln Steak and Burger Bar to Open in September

Dee headshot 3by Jennifer Thomas

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

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Several Restaurant America Restaurants Closed In Dallas *Update

th1by Steven Doyle

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

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Olamaie To Open In Austin This Winter, Pop-Ups In Dallas And Austin

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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

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Private Social Shuttering

by Steven Doyle     photo by Robert Bostick

An inside source claims that Private Social will be closing permanently after the last shift this evening.

More to follow as the information trickles in.

 

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Central 214 Summer Menu

IMG_1665Daily Special: Squash Carpaccio with a Chanterelle Conserva and Squash Blossom Fritters

by Andrew Chalk

Central 214, the aspirational New American farm-to-table restaurant at the Hotel Palomar, has just introduced execuchef Graham Dodds’ summer menu. The changes are far-reaching, introducing salads that glorify the vegetables and fruit of summer, beef ribs that put those expensive (if you count queuing time) central Texas barbecue places to shame, and juicy brined Berkshire pork chop that has rich flavors that shows off the restaurant’s careful sourcing policy.

I have said in the past that the local sourcing policy as Central 214 stopped at the edge of the plate. I described the wine list as a hit parade of the bottom 40 from California and of national corporate dominance. Scratch that. The list has undergone a total cellardectomy and now features at least six Texas wines (more details below) and a 360⁰ vision about origin. Add to that a comprehensive cocktail list by mixologist Amber West and Central 214 continues its march to the forefront of Dallas restaurants.          Continue reading

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Ben Leath New Exec Chef At People’s Last Stand

Ben Leath 1by Azure Wedan

The People’s Last Stand recently rolled out a new menu featuring only a handful of their former favorites. Dishes such as baked truffle mac and short rib nachos can be credited to People’s new head chef Ben Leath. Hailing from The Cedars Social, by way of Spoon Bar and Kitchen, Leath brings a fresh take on the tiny kitchen at the craft cocktail bar in Mockingbird Station.  Continue reading

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Be The First To Sample The New Menu At Private|Social Free

alineaby Steven Doyle

Chef Najat Kaanache has been under remarkable fire in the past few days with the announcement of the retooling of Private Social or P|S. We are fairly certain it reverted back to Private|Social, an name I actually thought was witty. It describes the restaurant perfectly.

You can read about the craziness at the Uncle Nancy website, where even the bad stuff gets a beating now and again. I will agree the P|S menu was over-the-top and for the most part inedible, even for this adventuresome eater. The chicken wings at the bar were thrilling, however.   Continue reading

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