As the seasons change to the hottest time of the year, one Deep Ellum restaurant turns up the heat by bringing in a new chef, food concept, and menu. Café Salsera in Deep Ellum recently named emerging culinary talent Armando Aguilar as Executive Chef to lead the New American cuisine concept and menu.
A Dallas native, Chef Armando brings a diverse and distinguished flavor palate to Café Salsera. A culinary graduate of Universidad del Valle de Puebla in Mexico, Chef Aguilar has worked his way up the ‘food chain’ perfecting his craft at some of the hottest restaurants in Dallas including C.B.D. Provisions, Knife, and Dallas Country Club before landing the Executive Chef position at the award-winning restaurant at Hotel St. Germain and Chef de Cuisine position at Bouchon 1314 in Oak Cliff. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
A tasty combo of falafel and shawarma awaits hungry diners looking for a healthy alternative for lunch and dinner at Deep Ellum’s Amsterdam Falafelshop, a DC transplant that makes fresh falafel in house, crispy marinated lamb and plenty of accouterments that beg to be loaded in freshly baked pita. And then there are those deliciously crafted Dutch-style fries, frieten, that beg to be topped with one of many dressings provided for guest’s indulgence. Continue reading
, a modern American restaurant, will open this May at 2826 Elm Street in Deep Ellum. The concept comes from restaurant group Smoke & Mortar, which is led by Bruce Wills, Daniel Wills, Ray Skradzinski and Tim Porter.
In addition to serving up classics like burgers and sandwiches, IdleRye’s cuisine will pull from each of the owners’ backgrounds – Skradzinski’s Polish heritage and the Wills brothers’ Louisiana roots – to create rich and colorful food with a global flair. A variety of fresh, seasonal dishes will be offered for brunch, lunch, dinner and late night services.
Junction Craft Kitchen will open Thursday, May 4 in the space formerly known as Kitchen LTO (Deep Ellum), at 2901 Elm Street. Casie Caldwell and Chef Josh Harmon have partnered to open the new restaurant serving dinner and weekend brunch.
The 7th iteration of Kitchen LTO connected Caldwell’s seasoned front-of-house team with a rising star chef and his loyal kitchen crew. The collaboration worked so well, Junction Craft Kitchen was formed to keep everyone together permanently. Caldwell says, “ I knew in the first week of opening Deep Ellum that I wanted to find a way to help Josh have a permanent restaurant space when he left LTO. After months of discussion, we decided to keep this great location and bid farewell to LTO. Junction Craft Kitchen was then born.” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
The ubiquitous gin and tonic has a long and rather storied history that dates back to 16th century Holland where the drink was prescribed as a means to aid circulation. It wasn’t until 1750 where the cocktail made major strides in Britain and was consumed in great quantities. Eleven million gallons annually to be precise. Speed up to 1857 when the British Crown took governance of India and the gin and tonic took on a new life staving off malaria and scurvy with the assist of the addition of a lime. Continue reading
A new way to experience Dallas has come to Deep Ellum, and is already proving to be a big head turner.
The Dallas Party Bike offers a fun, innovative way to enjoy a day or night out in Deep Ellum, while highlighting local businesses along various routes. Tours will be marketed heavily toward tourists, corporate groups, and residents who normally don’t visit the area. Continue reading
IdleRye, a modern American restaurant with a focus on global influences, will open in spring at 2826 Elm Street in Deep Ellum. The concept comes from restaurant group Smoke & Mortar, which is led by Bruce Wills, Daniel Wills and Ray Skradzinski, owners of The Table in Flower Mound, and Tim Porter, CFO.
IdleRye’s cuisine will pull from each of the owners’ backgrounds –– Skradzinski’s Polish roots and the Wills brothers’ Louisiana upbringing –– to create rich, colorful dishes with a global flair. A variety of fresh, seasonal dishes will be offered, with a focus on small bites and housemade pastas and sausages. The menu will include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, sides and desserts. Brunch and late night menus will also be available. IdleRye’s drink menu will feature craft cocktails inspired by the prohibition era, wine by the glass or bottle and beer on tap. Continue reading