When asked about the WITS dining experience, WITS founder Richard Ellman characterizes the concept as “dynamic and high energy” and further explains, “much of the décor is fun and interactive with art and installations that speak to the gold-mining traditions of Witwatersrand in South Africa interwoven with a twist on lux cultural influences in Dallas.”
The kitchen is headed up by highly pedigreed Executive Chef Aaron Redlitz. Redlitz has spent much of his career with California-based Innovative Dining Group (owner of Boa Steakhouse and Katana) and has also worked alongside such notable chefs as Roland Passot La Folie in San Francisco as well as Eric Ripert and Charlie Trotter. In speaking to the concept, Redlitz states, “Beyond my dedication to my craft, I am a passionate farmer and sourcing only the highest quality and freshest ingredients is an integral component of my approach to cooking – I am truly excited for our guests to experience this commitment in everything we serve at the restaurant.”
Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces Metamorphosis, a two-person show featuring new works by Charles Patrick and Paul Rousso. LRFA will be hosting an opening reception on Saturday, January 8th, from 5-8pm.
Both Charles Patrick and Paul Rousso are masters of transforming 2-D materials into three-dimensional works of art. They each source vintage materials such as newspapers, magazines, comics, currency, maps, flags, and other ephemera. Living in a world between the paper and digital ages, both artists give new life to these materials through their complex and layered processes; and even incorporate the butterfly as a symbol of this rebirth.
Apheleia Restaurant Group will soon be opening WITS, a modern steakhouse that, in addition to an expansive meat program, also features sushi and seafood. In describing the concept, owner Richard Ellman comments, “We want to keep it simple and focus on striving for flawless execution with high quality ingredients. The space, which showcases a variety of provocative and interesting art and design elements, is dynamic and high energy and the goal is to create a fun, social and uplifting dining and drinking experience.”
On Tuesday, December 10, Design District Italian nightly eatery, The Charles, will open its private dining and cocktail and champagne bar aptly named, Bar Charles. The 1,700 square foot space is nestled on the backside of the authentic restaurant – with entry through the back alleyway.
“I would describe Bar Charles as turned up,” said Chas Martin, The Charles owner and natural-born host. “Everything from the design to the music, to the champagne selection is maximized. This new space is truly a feast for the senses,” added Martin. Continue reading →
Having received much traffic in its flagship Southlake location, Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine has opened its second restaurant in Dallas’ Design District. Owner and Chef Evandro Caregnato believes that Delucca’s new location is more centralized, shortening the commute of guests from various parts of the DFW metroplex.
At Delucca, guests are served pizza in gaucho fashion, in that they pay a set price and are able to try various types of pizza, similar to a churrascaria. Caregnato’s mission is to offer guests flavors from all over the world. Delucca is a one-of-a-kind cultural opportunity that everyone in Dallas must experience.Continue reading →
Dallas Design District Gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces a highly anticipated solo exhibition ‘In Full Bloom’, featuring new works by internationally acclaimed artist, Zhuang Hong Yi. LRFA will be hosting the opening reception on Saturday, September 8th from 6:00-8:30pm with artist talk at 7pm moderated by gallery owner, Laura Rathe. Continue reading →