Headington Companies furthers its development of downtown’s Main Street District with the opening of its latest restaurant concept, Queso Beso, tomorrow Friday, December 13. An homage to Tex-Mex, Queso Beso celebrates the regional cuisine’s greatest hits in a playful, casual environment with indoor and outdoor seating opt
Housed in a historic building on Main Street across from The Joule overlooking the 30-foot-tall sculpture Eye, the two-story restaurant features eclectic and colorful interiors. Vinyl diner chairs, piñatas, and a ceiling full of Christmas lights add a touch of vintage kitsch. On the ground floor, a glass-enclosed patio allows for comfortable dining year-round and three TVs to help keep score. Upstairs, a private event space and open-air terrace are available for booking large parties. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Leading the pack of downtown burgers is none other than Chop House Burger with its beautiful glossy brioche bun, juicy medium cooked beef patty and the freshest vegetation for an absolute win. This is what a burger should look and taste like.
A burger that is far too massive loses its appeal quickly with a sloppy slide of mess, but the Chop House burger is perfectly sized to give a large bite yet remain neat and tidy. That bun is made locally from Constantine’s and the beef is am wallop of black angus for perfect quality control. Hard to miss when you begin with great ingredients. Continue reading
Top female culinary entrepreneurs, Soraya Spencer and Nicki Hamilton will launch their new fast casual concept, “Gather Kitchen,” in the heart of Downtown Dallas on Monday, August 21st. The duo is spearheading a new fast food experience featuring whole, non-processed meals handmade with fresh ingredients sourced locally and seasonally. Designed for busy consumers, Gather Kitchen is a quality fast dining experience, which provides hearty, nutritious meals without breaking the bank. Continue reading
Corrientes 348, an Argentinian steakhouse launching its first location in the United States, will open late Spring/early Summer in Downtown Dallas. The upscale steakhouse rooted in rich South American culture, is bringing yet another refined dining experience to 1807 Ross Avenue (formerly occupied by Stephan Pyles). Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
There are some pretty tasty dining options in downtown Plano as I found out last night, beboppin’ in an out of more than a few last night. One such choice landed us at a spot called Kelly’s Eastside for one of the tastiest sandwiches we have sample in a some time. Perusing the menu, and after sampling the extremely rich crab artichoke dip, we left the selection to our bartender. We were up in the air about a burger or a sandwich. We are always on the hunt for the next best burger, so there is always that bent. And when ordering a burger we generally get it as close to plain as possible for two reasons. First, it just looks better in a photo. And second, you are able to actually taste the burger with out the addition of giant shards of avocado, or spilling in chili. Continue reading
The Joule Hotel expands their restaurant offerings this fall with the opening of Americano. The vibrant, casual neighborhood restaurant will feature a seasonally inspired menu by Chef Matt Ford with creative interpretations of Italian-American classics.
Named for the classic Campari cocktail, Americano pays homage to Roman classic Caffe Greco and ‘the sweet life’ portrayed in the 1960 Fellini film La Dolce Vita. The bold olive-green interior, marble-topped bar with curved bronze mirrors, and Donald Judd inspired minimalist furniture create a playful, energetic atmosphere with cinematic feel. The bright and airy all-season glass enclosed patio features bi-folding windows that in nice weather will open up onto the bustling sidewalk on Main St. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
That incredible space once occupied by Eddie “Lucky” Campbell’ The Chesterfield, located at 1404 Main Street in downtown Dallas, has been converted into yet another opulent cocktail lounge, The Mitchell. With a complete revamp consisting of new wallpaper, chandeliers, seating and a few other kicked up beauty tricks, The Mitchell is set to soft open tonight, and the crowd is expected to be large0. Owned and operated by a group called Buffalo and Hare, The Mitchell is overseen by their new corporate chef Brian Zenner, formerly exec at Oak and Belly & Trumpet.
The exec chef duties at The Mitchell will be handled daily by Rudy Mendoza who worked with Zenner at Belly & Trumpet and was lead line at the Mansion. The menu looks pretty exciting and features several beautiful oysters which are currently East Coast Duxbury’s and Bagaduce’s. Along with oysters the menu also features a classic caviar service replete with accouterments. You may select from four varieties including a domestic Spoonbill, Italian Giaveri White Sturgeon, a Belgium Gold Label Osetra and a Sterlet White Pearl. Prices for caviar service range from $45 to $290. Continue reading