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Ten Lucky Dishes You May Enjoy in Dallas for the New Year

newyearby Steven Doyle

Luck be a lady tonight and throughout 2022 should she following along with our all-star guide to superstitiously delicious and fortunate foods from around the globe but can also be found right here in the DFW area to stack the odds in her favor.

Let’s take a look at some of the more serendipitous dishes:   Continue reading

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Pakpao Opens in Preston Hollow


Similar in design to Pakpao Design District, the new Pakpao in Preston Hollow boasts unique  touches throughout. Executive Chef Jet Tila notes that the new Pakpao will have largely the same menu except for a few site specific items.

“Pakpao is an amazing brand and we know how important it is to maintain  consistency between the two stores. I have an amazing team in the kitchen  and my right hand, Chef Trevino, works closely with me to ensure that we  focus on the Pakpao fundamentals while at the same time mixing it up with  different features and other fun twists.”

Full menu will begin on Friday, September 4th and full brunch menu on  Saturday, Sept 5th. The physical address is 7859 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas.

Pakpao Preston Hollow is open for lunch and dinner Monday – Thursday  from 11am – 10pm, Friday from 11am – 11pm, brunch Saturday from  11am – 2pm, dinner from 2pm. – 11pm., brunch Sunday from 11am – 2pm and dinner from 2 –10pm.

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Prestonhollow Village Announces First Line Of Restaurant Openings

prestonhollow villageby Steven Doyle

Prestonhollow Village is cause for plenty of murmuring, and for good reason. The beautification of the huge strip of land along Central at Walnut Hill gives great promise. Hundreds of new living spaces, hopping opportunities, professional services, and most importantly… restaurants. Although we will be seeing more of the same, this will give some an opportunity to enjoy what more adventurous city travelers have known about all along.  Continue reading

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Pakpao Announces Third Location


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

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An Evening At Pakpao With Chef Jet Tila

pak3by 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

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Chef Jet Tila Joins Pakpao Team

jet1by 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

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