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Vote For The Next Kitchen LTO Chef Now

DSC09537by Steven Doyle

Kitchen LTO is the most unique of all restaurants in Trinity Groves. Unique in the fact that both the kitchen and design is retooled every four month with the installation of a new executive chef and their menu. Owned by Casie Caldwell, who also owns all the Greenz restaurants in the DFW area, LTO is looking for their next chef to start in February. This past weekend Caldwell hosted a soiree where all the potential chefs fr the next round were revealed and competed to a capacity crowd for votes.  On hand also were the potential designers who ere more than eager to discuss their plans for this project and their future in the design world.

Here you can meet the chefs yourself and hear first hand the menu concept they have in mind for LTO. After the read, go to the LTO website and cast your vote.   Continue reading


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Kitchen LTO Opens September 11

exterior sign featuring normby Jennifer Thomas    photos by Claire McCormack

Located in the new Trinity Groves project of West Dallas, Kitchen LTO will open for dinner service on Wednesday, September 11th with lunch beginning Monday, September 30th.

Casie Caldwell, Kitchen LTO creator, has developed a restaurant business model unlike any in the country.  The restaurant will dramatically change every four months as a new chef rotates in and introduces a new menu concept.  Simultaneously, a new design firm will reinvent the interior’s transformable elements.  Essentially, it’s a limited time only (“LTO”), where a new restaurant is born three times a year.  Applicants enter an extensive review process with the selection committee – made up of local restaurant industry experts – choosing the finalists.  At that point, the finalists are presented to the public for a vote.   Continue reading

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Who Shall Go Into Kitchen LTO First

Chef Matt Redick with his Fried Shrimp with Brown Gravy Beurre Blanc and Cheddar Biscuitby Andrew Chalk

That was the question facing Dallas diners last night at a sell out event at Trinity Groves. Kitchen LTO is a (oxymoron ahead) “permanent  pop-up restaurant”. The site, the wine and beer list, and the staff will all be permanent (except that the staff will age at the same rate as they would anywhere else…).  The chef and the restaurant design will change every four months. The LTO in the name stands for “Limited Time Offer” (my guess, “long-term operation”, turned out to be way off). This macabre, but rather brilliant idea is the brainchild of Casie Caldwell, founder and owner of Greenz, the salad chain where they teach spelling.   Continue reading


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Kitchen LTO Unveiling Party May 30

ltoby Jennifer Thomas

Kitchen LTO, opening July 2013 at Trinity Groves in West Dallas, invites you to MEET. TASTE. REVIEW. VOTE on Thursday, May 30th, when it will debut its chef and designer finalists for its first permanent pop-up restaurant rotation.

The event, to be held at 3015 Trinity Groves, will allow partygoers the opportunity to meet the finalists, taste-test the chefs, explore proposed interior designs and be the first to vote for their favorites.  Voting will commence at the event and continue through June 10th via Kitchen LTO’s website, http://www.kitchenlto.com. Voting will be limited to one time per 24 hours, with winners announced Tuesday, June 11th.   Continue reading

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