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The New LTO Chef Eric Shelton Shakes Up Trinity Groves

DSC09671by Steven Doyle

Kitchen LTO is now in full swing motion and in its second incarnation. You recall the restaurant in Trinity Groves that reinvents itself every four months, and the public chooses the chef. That chef brings along different flavors and a menu that is uniquely theirs and runs the restaurants as their own for a quarter of a year. The latest chef is Eric Shelton who most recently was the executive chef for the M Dining at the State Fair Music Hall. We have chatted with Shelton many times in the past and you can find some of our conversation here , but the chef comes to Dallas with a wonderful CV and an excellent culinary education.

You may also recall Shelton recently from the Food Network’s Cut Throat Kitchen episode where he cooked from a tackle box that was bestowed upon him. We love an inventive chef.   Continue reading

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Vote For The Next Kitchen LTO Chef Now

DSC09537by Steven Doyle

Kitchen LTO is the most unique of all restaurants in Trinity Groves. Unique in the fact that both the kitchen and design is retooled every four month with the installation of a new executive chef and their menu. Owned by Casie Caldwell, who also owns all the Greenz restaurants in the DFW area, LTO is looking for their next chef to start in February. This past weekend Caldwell hosted a soiree where all the potential chefs fr the next round were revealed and competed to a capacity crowd for votes.  On hand also were the potential designers who ere more than eager to discuss their plans for this project and their future in the design world.

Here you can meet the chefs yourself and hear first hand the menu concept they have in mind for LTO. After the read, go to the LTO website and cast your vote.   Continue reading


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Help Select The Next LTO Chef This Sunday

LTOby Steven Doyle

You know Kitchen LTO, one of he first restaurants to springboard into Trinity Groves. The concept is unique and offers a new chef, fresh menu and decor each quarter of the year. The inaugural chef was and still is Norman Grimm who brought his special style of New American cuisine to the new space. Now it is time for the first change of the guard and you can witness the selection process in hot action this weekend.    Continue reading

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Meet And Greet The Next Kitchen LTO Chef

LTOby Jennifer Thomas

Kitchen LTO at Trinity Groves will host MEET. TASTE. REVIEW. VOTE on Sunday, January 5th, 2014, to debut its chef and designer finalists for its second permanent pop-up restaurant rotation.

The event, to be held at Kitchen LTO, will allow partygoers the opportunity to meet the finalists, taste-test the chefs, explore proposed interior designs and be the first to vote for their favorites.  Voting will commence at the event and continue through 6pm January 12th via Kitchen LTO’s website.  Voting will be limited to one time per 24 hours, with winners announced Tuesday, January 14th.  The current chef will end his tenure on Saturday, February 1st.  The restaurant will close for two days and re-open later the week of February 3rd as the second round concept.

Tickets are limited and are currently on sale for $50 here.  Proceeds will benefit El Centro’s Culinary Facilities.   Continue reading


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Kitchen LTO Looking For Next Round Of Chefs


Kitchen LTO, a Trinity Groves incubator restaurant, is now accepting chef and designer/artist applications for its second-round “permanent popup” restaurant.

Concepted by Casie Caldwell (founder and owner of Greenz Salads — a Dallas based fast-casual eatery), Kitchen LTO opened with its first-round chef Norman Grimm and design team Coeval Studio, in September.  This innovative restaurant will dramatically change every four months as a new chef rotates in and introduces a new menu concept.  Simultaneously, a new design team or artist re-designs the interior’s transformable elements.

Applications must be received by November 18th, in order to be considered for the second round of operation.  A screening committee will review the applications.  Finalists will then be introduced to the public, at a party tentatively scheduled for December 15th.  Voting, through the website, begins at the party and will end on January 3rd.  Votes will be tallied and the winners will be announced on January 6th.  February 4th, 2014 is the planned debut for Kitchen LTO – Round Two.    Continue reading

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Kitchen LTO Wednesday Chef’s Tasting


Every Wednesday starting today, Kitchen LTO will offer a special chef’s tasting menu – 4 courses with wine pairings for $50 per person (plus tax/gratuity).  Every week, the menu will change.

Menu for Wednesday, October 9th

Classic Arrancini:  Arrabiata, Bolognese, Mozzarella
Paired with Bodegas Val de Vid “Condesa Eylo” Verdejo, Rueda, Spain
Crab Salad:  Haricot Verts, Tomato Confit, Green Grape Ver Jus
Paired with Blindfold White Blend, Napa Valley
Braised Shortrib:  Seasonal Vegetables, Braised Marble Potatoes
Paired with Can Blau Red, Montsant DO, Spain
Trinity Groves Mud Pie
Paired with Troublemaker Red Blend, Paso Robles


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