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Burger Beat: The Sir

DSC04758by Steven Doyle

Last month Uptown’s Ketchup Burger Bar took on a new patina replete with a name and menu revamp. The popular burger haunt located at 3208 N Hall, just off McKinney Avenue, now has a sleek sexy atmosphere along with a fun bar menu made up of burgers and wings, along with the new name The Sir. The restaurant is still owned by Yaser Khalaf (Souk, Baboush), and is now joined in partnership with brothers Niko and J.D. Ybañez and their friend Ben Scott, a recent contestant on television’s “Bachelor in Paradise”.

The consulting chef is Souk’s Norman Grimm who was looking for a great product at a very affordable price point. The burgers range from a simple cheeseburger, loaded with some pretty terrific bread and butter pickles, to a more outrageous PB&J version with peanut butter and jelly along with bacon and jalapenos. Sounds a bit out there, but excellent in its execution. There is also a loaded burger with a fried egg, and seriously eggs are the perfect burger condiment, apple smoked bacon and fried onion rings.    Continue reading

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Norman Grimm Named New Exec Chef At Hotel St. Germain

acme3by Steven Doyle

Kitchen LTO is full underway with its second chef. You know the concept, it changes chefs and menu every four months, spotlighting bright up and coming chefs. The opening chef was Norman Grimm, hardly an undiscovered talent, but instead one with a long resume of rock solid restaurants under his belt. Grimm was just named as the new executive chef at the Hotel St. Germain in Uptown Dallas.

Grimm worked as executive chef of Acme F&B before his LTO stint, studied at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont.  Grimm also worked in some of the nations best kitchens including Rubicon, Jardiniere, REDD, Tra Vigne, The Dining Room at The Ritz Carlton (all in California) along with Mercury, NOSH euro bistro and York Street in Dallas, to name a few.   Grimm says he enjoys the teaching aspect of being a chef.    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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Kitchen LTO Opens September 11

exterior sign featuring normby Jennifer Thomas    photos by Claire McCormack

Located in the new Trinity Groves project of West Dallas, Kitchen LTO will open for dinner service on Wednesday, September 11th with lunch beginning Monday, September 30th.

Casie Caldwell, Kitchen LTO creator, has developed a restaurant business model unlike any in the country.  The restaurant will dramatically change every four months as a new chef rotates in and introduces a new menu concept.  Simultaneously, a new design firm will reinvent the interior’s transformable elements.  Essentially, it’s a limited time only (“LTO”), where a new restaurant is born three times a year.  Applicants enter an extensive review process with the selection committee – made up of local restaurant industry experts – choosing the finalists.  At that point, the finalists are presented to the public for a vote.   Continue reading

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Fork Fight Battle With Chino Chinatown vs Kitchen LTO

DSC08861by Steven Doyle

Another edition of Trinity Grove’s Fork Fight battle is under our belts, all eight courses of it. Last night 282 hungry fans showed for a taste of the fun and witness the action between chefs Uno Immanivong (Chino Chinatown) and Norman Grim (Kitchen LTO). Both of the restaurants will open soon and if the crowd count is any indication, both will be wildly successful.

The evening started with a few fresh cocktails from Chino partner Adrian Verdin. One was a Latin play on a classic Sazarac using mescal and infused with chocolate.  These were powerfully delicious and a perfect way to begin the night.  Continue reading

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Kitchen LTO Announces Norman Grimm As First Chef

norman-picby Steven Doyle

More news from Trinity Groves filters through today. Kitchen LTO, the restaurant which will change concepts each quarter with a new chef and design, announced their first chef winner today. Norman Grimm, most recently from Acme F&B was selected top dog in a heated pack of chefs who all competed for the honor. The designers will be and Coeval Studio (John Paul Valverde and Miguel Vicens) designer for the 1st round of this permanent pop-up restaurant.

Scheduled to open September 3rd, in The Trinity Groves project of West Dallas, Kitchen LTO will dramatically change every four months as a new chef rotates in and introduces a new menu concept.  Simultaneously, a new design firm will reinvent the interior’s transformable elements.  Essentially, it’s a limited time offer (“LTO”), where a new restaurant is born three times a year.        Continue reading

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Brunch Files: Acme F&B

by Steven Doyle        photos by Rod Orta

Yesterday our new contributor Melissa Robert extolled the virtues of her most recent visit to Acme F&B. It was fairly obvious that she enjoyed the work of Chef Norman Grimm who has a spectacular background. Grimm graduated from the New England Culinary Institute, the same school and class as Food Network’s Alton Brown and Dallas chef Abraham Salum.

Grimm, who began his career at Rubicon and Jardiniere, working for Traci Des Jardins in the mid-to-late 90’s, eventually made his way to Dallas in 2002.  After opening The Mercury, he went on to work with Sharon Hage, at York Street.    Continue reading

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