Public School 214 is not the kind of public school you might be thinking of; it is a full-service restaurant and bar that delivers “An Education in the Art of Food and Beer.” With the help of Jennifer Frank, Principal at Segovia Retail Group, Restaurateur Bob Spivak of Grill Concepts, Inc. is calling class into session this winter at the new 3500M Development in the West Village. Spivak is looking to bring his passion for quality gastropub fare and craft beer to Dallas. Spivak believes “Dallas is a great culinary city and perfect for what Public School has to offer.”
PS214 will open at Forest City’s new luxury residential development, 3700M in Dallas’ West Village. The 5,000 square foot PS214 was designed by Grill Concepts Vice President of Architecture and Design, Mike Weinstock, alongside Kelly Architects. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
This summer in Uptown’s West Village will see the grand opening of two socially conscious concepts, Buda Juice will open up shop July 3rd with LYFE Kitchen following on July 25, 2014. As the juicing phenomenon starts infiltrating the Dallas market, Buda Juice offers health-conscious customers a hand-squeezed juice experience that will leave you wanting more. LYFE, or “Love Your Food Everyday”, includes a menu in which everything is 600 calories or less and boasts a fast-casual concept with prompt 10-minute serving time.
by Steven Doyle
Stop by Cork Wine Bar tonight in West Village for a unique wine and cheese pairing, grilled cheese that is. Cork is teaming up with Ruthie’s Grilled Cheese tonight for five in interesting wine and grilled cheese pairings from 7- 9pm.
The line up includes a Lone Birch Gewurtztraminer or Swallow Pinot Noir paired with “The Classic”, Alias Chardonnay or Boxhead Shiraz paired with “The Turkey Trot”, Birichino rosé or Domaine Pierre Guindon Cabernet Franc paired with “Italian Hippie”, Bucci Verdicchio or Ca’ del Baio Nebbiolo paired with “Pizza Please”, and Amizetta Sauvignon Blanc or Manos Negras Carmenere paired with “Reuben the Great”. This all sounds like plenty of fun, and very tongue in cheek. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Most likely you have had their burger. They landed on our mega burger list we ran last year, and have multiple locations across the city. Village Burger Bar makes a quality burger, along with some of the better fries around. Now owners Mike and Susan Matta are announcing their fourth location will open Tuesday, October 22nd in North Dallas. The new location is across the street from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas – at 12300 Inwood Road.
Co-owner, Mike Matta says, “ We sought to create a neighborhood burger-centered concept that’s offerings, environment, staff and price point made it appeal to a larger audience. Our panini sandwiches, salads and starters were not an afterthought. When we opened in The West Village, we knew that many of the tenants and center employees would be visiting multiple times per week. With that in mind we were careful to craft a menu that allowed them to enjoy a unique experience each visit. We have guests that come in multiple times per week because of the variety of menu items we offer.” Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
I received an email from Malai Thai-Vietnamese Kitchen last week. They explained that they had revamped their wine list to make it more friendly to the Thai-Vietnamese recipes on the menu at their popular Uptown restaurant. Would I like to come and check it out?
I did not need to be asked twice. It is so good to see an Asian restaurant make a conscious effort to match their wine list with their food. So many just let their wine distributor load them up with overpriced jug wines and ‘restaurant only’ mediocrities. That makes me prefer to dine at the Asian restaurants that simply kick the whole issue into the long grass and say BYOB! Now, one of the most creative Asian restaurants in Dallas takes the issue really seriously. Hopefully, it will be the start of a trend. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
One food event I look forward to each year is a special dinner hosted by Malai Kitchen owners Braden and Yasmin Wages. The talented couple run what Yasmin calls an upscale mom and pop restaurant located in the West Village. For the past three years they have been open they have called upon their mentor Thai chef Paul Singhapong into their kitchen to create a special one of a kind Thai dinner. Do not feel left out that you did not attend this dinner because we gave you plenty of notice to buy seats before they sold out.
Now retired, Singhapong has worked in top kitchens throughout Dallas and San Francisco and serves as consulting chef for Malai. The chef’s name is synonymous for amazing Thai cuisine, and for a handful of guests we were enlightened a bit further into this special style of cookery. For this dinner Singhapong tapped into all the resources available, including a special fishmonger out of Louisiana, and even in the chef’s own garden where he grows his own herbs for just such special occasions. Continue reading