by Steven Doyle photos by Joy Zhang
Chef Paul Singhapong is well known in Dallas for his time at Crescent Court Hotel’s Beau-Nash or perhaps more recently at Cru Wine Bar as opening executive chef. For craveDFW readers you might recall a handful of evenings where he delighted the city with a special Thai menu at Malai Kitchen in the West Village. Singhapong’s resume is rock solid and includes stints at the French Room, the Melrose Hotel and the Mansion on Turtle Creek working with the very best Dallas has to offer. Today word is sent detailing his new restaurant, CrushCraft Thai Street Eats, which will open in the Quadrangle at 2800 Routh St in Dallas today at 11am. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Here is the latest restaurant to open in the Henderson area. This space was formerly Fish City Grill and is a few doors down from Veritas. The press release says it all. Photos courtesy of Kevin Marple.
Dallas’ newest restaurant created by husband and wife duo, Allison Yoder and Stephen Rogers will open December 26th 2013 for dinner. Located at 2323 Henderson Avenue, Gemma promises to offer a fresh and modern American seasonal menu with ethnic influences in a welcoming and comfortable setting.
Allison Yoder will act as general manager, while her chef husband Stephen Rogers will run the kitchen. Rogers says his food is “simple, uncomplicated, rustic but refined”. He manipulates recipes from all different regions and countries around the globe to bring a simple yet boldly flavorful experience. Taking inspiration from Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, French cultures and more, Rogers says, “ I am not trying to reinvent the wheel. I want to showcase the ingredients of my recipes and deliver a product that our guests will crave.” Rogers purchases his proteins and veggies from small American farmers and producers and works a great deal with vegetables as an accompaniment. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Last week we spotted the new signage finally attached to what was Wicked Po Boy in Preston Center owned by Chi and Joey Le who also recently opened Tanoshii Ramen + Bar in Deep Ellum. Today we receive the official word that Miss Chi Vietnamese will be open for business this Wednesday. We have the full release below along with some striking photographs by Joy Zhang.
The space design is French appropriately inspired by Coveal Studios. The hours of operation are Tuesday – Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm; Closed Monday. Catering and to-go curbside service available so guests do not have to worry about parking.
Miss Chi is located at 6030 Luther Lane, Suite 130 in Dallas. Phone in your orders at 214.692.1000. Check out the website, Someone obviously likes cats. Here are the menus: Miss Chi Lunch Menu and Miss Chi Dinner Menu. Your pho awaits. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Trinity Groves is shaping up to be the new restaurant Mecca that it had agreed to be more than a year ago. Weeks ago Kitchen LTO popped open its doors to a sound crowd and early reviews, and yesterday round one chef Norman Grimm served his first lunch crowd. Meanwhile, Souk has had better than expected covers for their dinner service which started last Thursday. The next restaurant to open for business is LUCK, or the Local Urban Craft Kitchen which is very beer focused. We snagged a first look at LUCK last evening during a mock service.
While LUCK is not quite ready for service until Wednesday evening, they are quickly making those few last minute adjustments. As for the food, very little needed adjustment and the service flowed smoothly. After walking the long road to opening day, LUCK is eager to serve you some interesting food that pairs extremely well with a choice of more than 40 local brews on tap, several choice wines and kambucha for constructing beer cocktails. LUCK is the brain-child of partners Jeff Dietzman, Daniel Pittman and Ned Steel, with Pittman acting as chef even though the three-some are all trained for the job. Continue reading
by Erica Guajardo
A new feature that will be regularly produced by Erica Guajardo, our new arts editor, will list out gallery openings and shows for the DFW area each week. If you have something you wish to add to her listing, feel free to drop her a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will include your event. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
There have been rumblings at the old Elbow Room as they make final preparations to re-open their doors. I can almost smell that incredible pizza and the slurpy good drinks as I envision my butt sitting on the covered portion of the back patio. You might recall we reported the closure back in early December. Continue reading