by Steven Doyle
I had a pretty good conversation with Justin Fourton, co-owner and BBQ Magistrate at Pecan Lodge, last week at the conclusion of Meat Fight. We discussed the possibility of Pecan Lodge moving out of its current location at the Dallas Farmers Market. He asked where I thought he was moving to and I said good money was riding on Deep Ellum. He confirmed off the record, and said that it made the most sense. He wanted a venue where he could host large parties and do more with the brand that just shovel out delicious BBQ.
Today we were sent a release from Diane Fourton (Boss Lady), and the cat is now officially out of the bag. Deep Ellum is indeed where Pecan Lodge will move to, making that section of Dallas even stronger. Don’t forget, these guys also make some of the best fried chicken in the state. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Claire McCormack
Have you caught the ramen fever in Dallas yet? It is not just North Texas, but rather the Northern Hemisphere that is all uppity about ramen. The delicious bowl of love that takes days to prepare and years to perfect has finally hit Deep Ellum, and just in time for cooler climes.
Tenoshii opens today at 5pm for dinner service. Look for lunches very soon. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas photos by Claire McCormack
Dallas’ first ramen restaurant – Tanoshii Ramen + Bar – will open this coming Tuesday, September 24th. Located in historic Deep Ellum of Dallas, husband and wife duo – Joey and Chi Le – have created a vibrant free-spirited dining room and bar with a carefully developed menu dedicated to the beautiful Japanese noodle dish. The Le’s bring their experiences and the way they enjoy street food to Tanoshii with making fresh ramen noodles in-house and gyoza, embracing vegan dishes that are embedded in the Asian culture, and serving late night ramen hot pot.
Tanoshii’s recipes were meticulously developed by co-owner, Chi Le. “Ramen is truly an art. The ramen chef and the one eating the bowl of ramen are the artists as every bowl is made differently and every bowl is eaten in each person’s own special way,” explains Le. “It is said that no two bowls of ramen are alike, which is all the more reason to eat as many as possible. Ramen is simple yet incredibly diverse. One thing that unites all backgrounds is the love of good food. To enjoy ramen is to appreciate the Japanese culture and the history of this wonderful bowl of noodles, broth and toppings.” Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
Sharon Hage, best known for her culinary innovation at York Street, brings her revered talents to My Private Chef for an underground ‘Fall Harvest Dinner’ paired with Oregon Pinot Noir. Chef Hage will showcase her ingredient driven mentality at this one-time event held at the popular Deep Ellum kitchen and showroom on September 20th. With a sustainable, farm to table product focus Sharon will prepare a once-in-a-lifetime meal for 30 people. Guests who make their reservations will only be privy to the underground venue of My Private Chef and await Chef Hage to reveal their dinner menu with each of the 5 courses. Continue reading
by Travis Baugh
The Alligator Café is one of the best Cajun food restaurants in Dallas and the only place I know of to get good gator. Well now they’re coming to Deep Ellum. The original Alligator Café closed and moved to Casa Linda nearly two years ago. Far away fans of the Café will be pleased to know that they will now have a choice of locations very soon. The new location is in the Rosemont’s old spot next to Rudolph’s meat market, one of the Café’s purveyors, at 2912 Elm. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
A few short months ago Deep Ellum Brewing Company hired a new brewmaster, Jeremy Hunt, who has been working at Bluegrass Brewing Company in Louisville, Kentucky for the past two years. Hunt brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm which should translate into some very innovative beers being pumped out of the 8,000 square foot facility. All this comes off of a recent expansion and a thirst to better penetrate the market.
Yesterday the brewery penned a deal that will bring their craft beer to College Station, a major boon for the young company.
This past weekend I had the pleasure to dine with Hunt to discuss beer, Deep Ellum and the future of the brewery. Continue reading