by Steven Doyle
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
by 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
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
by Steven Doyle
Long time Dallas restaurateur will be opening another concept late August or early September of 2013. Chef Genaro Silva plans to open Genaro’s at 6465 East Mockingbird, and it will be what he calls elevated Mexican cuisine. You know Silva from such restaurants as Genaro’s Tropical, Moctezuma’s, Garmo’s
Genaro Silva said, “I have always wanted to project Latin-based cuisine in a distinguished and cool environment and always present our cuisine in a top-notch, first-class way. It is my life’s passion ever since I started following the Galloping Gourmet when I was a teenager. I derive enjoyment from helping others have a good time. I want to create a Mexican food experience where the customer feels catered to and gets the benefit of a full-service approach”. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Some buildings are perhaps best suited for sushi. This might be the case at 41243 Cedar Springs in Dallas, formerly home to Axiom Sushi. This is where Monica Green opened for a few months with her unique concept of Mexican food on one side and late night sushi on the other. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photo by Joy Zhang
Mutt’s Canine Cantina is set to open Wednesday, June 19, 2013. If you recall, Mutt’s is a combo restaurant set in two acres of dog park. It is where you will go to chill with other like-minded pet owners and sip a cold beer while your pooch is checking out the local canine talent.
Mutts will also serve coffee, breakfast tacos, yogurt parfait and donuts for breakfast. The full-service restaurant will serve burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard, shakes, beer, wine and more during lunch and dinner hours. The only beef used will be naturally raised, grass-fed, with no hormones or antibiotics from Harris Farms with Nathan’s Famous 100% beef franks served as well. Continue reading