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JAXON Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden to Open March 2nd at AT&T Discovery District

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JAXON Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden– the modern Texas inspired restaurant and beer garden will open to the public at AT&T Discovery District on March 2nd. Located at 311 S. Akard Street, will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

JAXON was created by Kevin Lillis, Adrian Verdin, chef David Gilbert, beverage director Alex Fletcher and their team at Hospitality Alliance, a nationally-acclaimed hospitality development and management firm headquartered in Dallas. The restaurant and bar will feature a large variety of Texas craft beers as well as a menu focusing on modern Texas dishes with influence from surrounding geographic neighbors including Mexico, Louisiana and New Mexico. The interior and expansive beer garden aim to offer a warm and inviting space for guests to enjoy elevated food and drink in a casual setting right in the heart of Downtown Dallas. Continue reading

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Lunching At Chino Chinatown

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By now most of you have heard of the Trinity Groves project located just over the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge (affectionately known as Large Marge). I know this because most evenings require a reservation to beat the growing population that are clamoring to dine on the boardwalk that contains seven lovely restaurants. But what most don’t know is that nearly every restaurant is open for lunch and they are spreading great deals on the same cuisine you find in the evening. That means if you work downtown you can make a 3 minute drive (including the free parking) across that beautiful bridge and dine like kings.    Continue reading

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First Look: Chino Chinatown

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Trinity Groves has shaped up to be one of the premier foodie destinations in Dallas over the past year. It was nearly one year ago when we spoke with Phil Romano as he laid out the plans and aspirations for for his patch of land just beyond the beautiful and newly inaugurated Margaret Hunt-Hill Bridge. Since that time much of what Romano promised has come to fruition in the form of a handful of unique incubator restaurants. Today marks the opening of yet another concept in Chino Chinatown, the brainchild of Uno Immanivong and Adrian Verdin.     Continue reading

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Chino Chinatown Opens Dec 30

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Chef Uno made her long awaited announcement today that she and partner Adrian Verdin plan to open the doors to Chino Chinatown in Trinity Groves December 30th. Determined to open in 2013, Uno has some pretty terrific tastes awaiting her guests. I have personally sampled many of her dishes and you should be prepared to be blown away. Her ramen will curl your toes (think spicy bone marrow butter) and the duck fat fried rice is ridiculously good. There are some very special plans for Sunday dim sum service as well.

Here is the press release sent out this morning.   Continue reading

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Chino Pop-Up Recap and Slideshow

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Last weekend we were invited to stop in and enjoy the festivities at 3015 in Trinity Groves where chef Uno Immanivong and her cocktailing biz partner Adrian Verdin hosted an evening that previewed and highlighted the menu from Chino Chinatown, their Asian-Latin fusion restaurant that should be rolling out in August 2013.

Guests were delighted by the marvelous service, and colorful and flavor-packed dishes prepared by Uno and her pop-up staff. The beautiful “pho”zole was single handedly an enormous hit, and how could she miss with her bone marrow broth, braised oxtail and hominy for a true fusion win. The flavors meld together so wonderfully.  Continue reading

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craveRADIO For March 25, 2013

trio2by Steven Doyle             photos by Thomas Garza

Yesterday proved that all the months of planning craveRADIO was well worthwhile. The two hour broadcast on 1190 AM went by extremely fast. When we completed our inaugural program there were still many callers left hanging, and one very special guest we were not able to speak with. Overall we deemed the first show success, but that is certainly for the public to determine.

Click this link to listen to the replay podcast Crave Radio 3-24-13

Our first show was centered around the new Trinity Groves project in West Dallas. We tapped a fantastic source of information and invited Mark Brezinzki to the studios. Mark has a keen insight into restaurants, and for phase one of Trinity Groves he is on the selection committee and develops the new concept along side Phil Romano.  Continue reading

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