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
by Steven Doyle
There is plenty of activity gong on at local restaurants and we have the scoop for you today. Be looking for a handful of restaurants to open up in the coming weeks, as well as some changes. We have a few items for you to savor.
Oishii opens tonight at 5pm. We get more calls abou this restaurant than any other in Dallas. The local’s favorite suffered damage due to a fire last December. It took nearly a year, but fans can enjoy their menu favorites tonight, finally.
Souk opens in Trinity Groves tonight at 5pm. Souk is a Moroccan bistro and bazaar owned by restaurateur Yaser Khalaf and cheffed by Najat Kaanache, who Yaser told us some time back would eventually be his corporate chef. Yaser owns Baboush, Farnatchi and Ketchup. Baboush is one of our very favorite Dallas restaurants, so we look for big things to come out of Souk. In addition to the new restaurant, you can also find some interesting retail items for sale at this Bazaar. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
Trinity Groves, nestling at the western foot of Santiago Calatrava’s architectural masterpiece bridge, was packed on Thursday night as Savor Dallas kicked off its 2014 festival (March 20th-23rd, 2014) with a first-class event pairing the restaurants of what might be described as the opening fission of Trinity Groves, wines from the whole planet including Texas wineries Fall Creek Vintners and Becker Vineyards proudly leading with their wines from Texas-grown grapes and saying it loud and clear on the front label. Beer aficionados could choose between a beer made within a drunkard’s stagger of the event location (Four Corners Brewing Company – which is on the same street) or Belgium’s Stella Artois, where impossibly thin, impossibly blond, gals gave out commemorative glasses for attendees to take home. I previously reported how rapidly Four Corners Brewing Company is establishing itself, despite their newness on the Dallas beer scene (in fact, they have even taken design of their web site away from the four-year old that had it previously – next event is this Saturday 6pm — beer with local food — and it looks i-c-e c-o-o-l). Judging by the lines, they were a hit at the show.
On to the restaurants, and food vendors inhabiting Da Grove. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
It is not too late to purchase your tickets to the Savor Dallas Trinity Groves Pairings that happens this Thursday. The event has partnered with Sigel’s to bring you over 40 wines to sample along with food pairings provided by the many restaurants about to open in Trinity Groves. We have a list below of the restaurant’s offerings.
Pairings is this Thursday from 6 to 9pm at the 3015 facility in Trinity Groves. You may pick up your tickets now at the event website. Tickets are priced at $40, a bargain for this style of event with as many wines that are being offered. Use promo code VINO and save $15. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Last night’s Fork Fight in Trinity Groves was the most heated battle to date. It also marked the finish of the series which helped introduced thousands of people to an up close view of what will to come to the new dining and entertainment area in West Dallas. Kudos to Mark Brezinski and Bob Sambol for running a smooth and delicious event to break up the summer and give us all an experience we will remember for years to come.
That said, there could only be one ultimate winner. Chino Chinatown took the victory. They competed against Beignet Bridge Club, which will open early in 2014 and serve meals all day including breakfast, lunch and dinner. The victory was a well fought campaign that lead Chino through the ranks of new restaurants opening very soon in Trinity Groves, with the ultimate fight against veteran chef Sharon Van Meter. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle photos by Robert Bostick
Last Sunday on craveRADIO we hosted a slew of people in studio including Chef Matt McCallister from FT33. Matt was his usually uber cool self and talked up his beginnings as a chef, his cooking style, as well as plans to open his new restaurant. Listen close to learn about the pork tartare he plans for his visiting chef menu.
McCallister also told us how Chefs for Farmers came to be, and what we have in store for us this year at the November 3rd event. Continue reading