Restaurateur Jon Alexis, with partners Ben and Eric Kusin, have secured two more locations for their growing concept, Malibu Poke.
With a targeted opening of early Fall 2018 for both spots, the second Dallas location will be at 2355 Olive St. (the new McKinney & Olive hi-rise development) at the edge of Uptown between Klyde Warren Park and the American Airlines Center. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
A visit to the old Fat Rabbit location, now home to a very upgraded and very stylized adult restaurant PL8 that seems to wish to break the pub feel of Uptown that appears to be adulting more and more with each new concept that moves in. PL8 is a dizzying malange of menu items that may have you questioning the direction of the restaurant until you learn that the imported chef Long has worked across the globe and is adept at cuisines such as Malaysian, Indian, Mediterranean and much more. This reflects on the menu and once tasted you will get it.
The atmosphere is grown up and we were told that they are no longer open late nights, so this fits in with the very bright look of the white wood floors and emphasis on local art, which all is for sale. Think of Pl8 as a galleria with a cool menu. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
I know we ran info on the closing of Urban Taco’s Uptown location, and subsequently Velvet Taco taking over the location. I have more information from Velvet Taco. We had a great response on the story so I thought you all might appreciate the details. Also, they are hiring 65 people. I love keeping everyone up-to-date as possible.
Here is the press release I just recieved: Continue reading
Shell Shack opened its Uptown Dallas location in late 2013. And now, that flagship restaurant, which has since spawned five others, is packing up and moving to Henderson Avenue. The restaurant will occupy the former Mellow Mushroom space, which means more interior seating, a patio and a bigger parking lot. The Uptown building won’t go to waste, however, as Shell Shack founder Dallas Hale will be opening a new poke concept called Poke Go Go. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
When the investors of Standard Pour decided to turn over the keys to their bar, the name that topped the list to sell to was Dallas’ perennial barman, Eddie “Lucky” Campbell. His own bar is situated just feet down the road, the very successful, but tiny, Parliament. The actual transaction took place January 1st of this new year and Campbell has big ideas to take the extremely popular uptown restaurant/ bar to the next level.
The thrust of these ideas begin with happy hour, something Campbell is quite good at. Look for a new happy hour cocktail menu that will no doubt tantalize and includes 13 new drinks, plus beer, wine and champagnes. The happy hour food menu will also be half price, making Standard Pour an excellent destination for those who live and work near uptown to grab a few cocktails and dinner on the cheap. Continue reading
Blue Sushi Sake Grill will open late October in the new M-Line Tower, a new mixed-use development that sits in the heart of the McKinney Avenue corridor at the corner of McKinney Avenue and Bowen Street. Located in Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood at 3220 McKinney Avenue, the restaurant will mark the group’s third Blue location in North Texas and 12th location overall.
“Since opening our first out-of-state Blue location in Fort Worth in 2010, and then opening in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas in 2015, we’ve loved being a part of the North Texas community,” said Flagship Restaurant Group CEO, Nick Hogan. “The Uptown Dallas neighborhood is a perfect fit for Blue’s lively bar and variety of sushi.” Continue reading