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Encina Opens Oct 9th

Encina – a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant offering New American cuisine will open to the public on Friday, October 9 for happy hour and dinner Monday through Saturday (with Saturday/Sunday brunch service in coming weeks).

Located at 614 W. Davis Street in the beloved neighborhood of Oak Cliff in Dallas, Encina was created by chef/co-owner, Matt Balke (formerly Executive Chef of Bolsa) along with co-owner Corey McCombs (formerly front of house at Stephan Pyles, FT33, Flora Street and SMOKE) to offer an uncomplicated yet adventurous menu with influences from Texas, California and the South. With a very deliberate and thoughtful focus on seasonality and fresh ingredients, the name Encina is Spanish for Holm Oak – which is not only a type of tree but also the original name of Balke’s hometown of Uvalde, Texas. This is where his appreciation of quality, authentic ingredients and locally sourced produce and protein were born.

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Chef Matt Balke to Open New Neighborhood Restaurant, Encina, in Former Bolsa Space

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Encina — a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant planning to offer New American cuisine, cocktails, wine and beer with influences from Texas, California and the South, will open later this summer/early fall for dinner and weekend brunch at 614 W. Davis Street (former Bolsa space) in the beloved neighborhood of Oak Cliff in Dallas, Texas.

Chef/Owner Matt Balke (formerly Executive Chef of Bolsa) partnered with front of house restaurant veteran and life partner, Corey McCombs (formerly FOH at Stephan Pyles, FT33, Flora Street) to create an uncomplicated yet adventurous menu with a focus on seasonality and fresh ingredients in a comfortable interior and large patio design described as “homey southern charm”. Continue reading

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