Crockett Row at West 7th has announced that local restaurants El Bolero Cocina Mexicana and Pakpao Thai will open in the property later this year. This news follows the announcement in May that Crockett Row rebranded from its former name as West 7th.
The new restaurants come from Dallas-based Apheleia Restaurant Group, owned by Tiffanee and Richard Ellman. In addition to opening the restaurants, the Ellmans have partnered with the team at Crockett Row to help curate and maintain the property’s engaging food and beverage offerings. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
This should be one very exciting dinner, hosted by two talented chefs, John Tesar and Jet Tila. Make your reservations for May 21, 2015 when these chefs will go toe-to-toe in the Oak kitchen for one super amazing evening. The 5-course meal is $125, and reservations will fill quickly.
Apheleia Restaurant Group and Jet Tila, chef-partner of Pakpao, are excited to announce the opening of a second location of Pakpao in Preston Hollow, a neighborhood in north Dallas.
The restaurant, which will seat about 80 patrons, will be located in Preston Hollow Village, a 42-acre mixed-use development planned for the northwest corner of Walnut Hill & 75. The project will include over 100,000 square feet of retail & restaurants, 60,000 square feet of office space, 100 town homes, and 1,100 multi-family residences. A Trader Joe’s, Blue Sushi Restaurant + Bar, and Modmarket are a few of the planned retail and restaurant spaces in Phase I, along with Pakpao.
The Preston Hollow Pakpao will have a similar design to the original location in the Dallas Design District, with the restaurant’s bright colors and modern Thai influences, but with a larger bar area. The menu will be largely the same as the Design District Pakpao’s, but with a few small differences, says Tila. Continue reading
by Andrew Chalk
Have you eaten at Pakpao, the edgy Thai restaurant in Dallas Design District? If so, forget everything you know. Go back, and if you haven’t been, go. They have a new menu and a new chef in an unusual arrangement.
They have just entered an agreement with the man who may be the most famous Thai chef in the country, Jet Tila. He, of Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef (he narrowly lost to Masaharu Morimoto), No Reservations, half a dozen other shows on the likes of Food Network, plus a restaurant empire that stretches across the country, is now an equity partner in Pakpao with Richard and Tiffany Ellman and their Apheleia Restaurant Group (Pakpao, Oak, and Belly and Trumpet). The intriguing thing, for me, is that he said in 2014 that “I am interested in creating concepts, not just one-offs”. Does that mean that Pakpao, to become a two-off with the opening of an offshoot in Plano this summer, is destined to become a national chain? The P.F. Chang’s (the 49th largest restaurant chain in the U.S. by sales, $930M, in 2011) of Thai food? Only time will tell. Continue reading
by Jennifer Thomas
Chef Jet Tila — known for his appearances on Cutthroat Kitchen, Iron Chef America, and Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations — is joining forces with Dallas’ celebrated Apheleia Restaurant Group as chef-partner of Thai eatery, Pakpao.
“Tila’s expertise in Thai cuisine makes him the perfect chef to take the next steps in the evolution of modern yet authentic food at Pakpao,” says Richard Ellman, co-owner along with his wife Tiffanee of Apheleia Restaurant Group. Continue reading