by Steven Doyle photos by Melissa Aloof
It doesn’t seem all that long ago that 18th and Vine opened on Maple Avenue in an area that seems in constant state of construction across from the gowing old Parkland hospital (now a burgeoning office complex). This is just a few blocks from the Grapevine bar if that helps locate the restaurant on your mental map.
We visited 18th and Vine, operated by chef and restaurant power couple Scott and Gina Gottlich formerly of Bijoux and Second Floor fame. I adore this couple, not only for knowing how to run great restaurants, or the fury of talent (he a chef, she a sommelier), but for being a genuinely fantastic couple who also tend to their growing flock of a family. Continue reading
18th & Vine BBQ, an upscale Kansas City barbeque, full-service restaurant and bar, will open to the public on Tuesday, October 6th at 4100 Maple Avenue in Dallas across from Crow Holdings’ Old Parkland business offices.
Husband and wife team Matt and Kimi Dallman (original creators of the concept), in partnership with chef Scott Gottlich, have developed a unique menu in a comfortable yet casually chic environment designed by Brooke Roberson Interiors with build out by Mitchell Garman Architects. “Traditional Kansas City BBQ will always be a part of the menu options for those interested in a pure barbeque experience. However, the collaboration between myself and Scott gives us the opportunity to combine talents and knowledge of a classically trained chef with a self-taught pitmaster to push the boundaries of what can be accomplished with smoke and other barbeque techniques,” explains Dallman. Continue reading
Bijoux, one of the few restaurants in Dallas to earn “five stars” twice, and one of the “10 Hottest New Restaurants in America” by Bon Appétit (2007) will be dishing a final bow on February 28.
Scott and Gina Gottlich, Bijoux’s chef/sommelier ownership duo, have decided to close after eight and a half successful years in business. “Bijoux’s run has exceeded all of our expectations and wildest dreams. We feel now is the right time to close, on a high note, so we can stay focused on our other restaurant, The Second Floor at the Westin Galleria, and take time consider future projects,” said Scott Gottlich. Continue reading
On Friday, April 25, Chefs Scott Gottlich and William Koval will host the fourth annual Bonne Santé, a food and wine showcase benefiting the National Kidney Foundation and those they serve in the North Texas community.
Bonne Santé will be a mix and mingle affair featuring top chefs as they prepare signature dishes paired with fine wines from around the country. Along with dishes from Gottlich’s The Second Floor Bistro – Bar and Bijoux and Koval’s Lakewood Country Club, guests will enjoy dishes from: Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
On Thursday, March 7, Executive Chefs Scott Gottlich and William Koval will host the third annual Bonne Santé, a food and wine showcase benefitting the National Kidney Foundation and those they serve in the North Texas community. Continue reading
For the first time ever, patrons of The Second Floor Bistro – Bar at The Westin Galleria Dallas can enjoy sophisticated cuisine, original cocktails, wine pairings, and the chicest decor … all in their own private dining room. Yes, this culinary wonder now offers Privé, a completely exclusive dining room for private parties and events.
“Privé, which is French for ‘private,’ will open this fall, and we are absolutely thrilled to offer our patrons a high-end, private dining experience – all with the same level of finesse they’ve come to expect from The Second Floor,” said Founder and Executive Chef Scott Gottlich. Continue reading