Miriam Cocina Latina, the newest concept from restaurateur Shannon Wynne et al, is slated to debut May 2019 in the former LARK on the Park space. The namesake restaurant celebrates Miriam Jimenez, a restaurant veteran well-known for her tenure with Mr. Mesero and Mesero restaurants during the tenure of Mico Rodriguez.
“I walked into a fashionable Mexican restaurant several years ago and was struck by the charisma and charm of the big grin on the authoritative woman greeting folks as they entered,” says Shannon Wynne.
“I returned weekly because of this woman. When her bosses moved her to a new Addison location I perceived a drop in my enthusiasm for my weekly visit. When it came time to re-conceive our LARK concept I told my partners I was fresh out of new ideas, except for one. I wanted to track down that woman with the giant grin and build a concept with her.”
“So, here we go. Miriam is in charge. We need another Mexican restaurant in Dallas like we need another hole in the head. But what we don’t have enough of is that feeling I had when I walked into that fashionable Mexican restaurant years ago. Recognition, love and appreciation from the second I entered. We hope to change this soon.”
Miriam Cocina Latina will open at 2015 Woodall Rogers Freeway on the edge of downtown’s Klyde Warren Park. Stay tuned for details.