Genghis Grill Doesn’t Back The Blue, And True Its Name, Kitchen LTO Is No More.
Welcome to The Spread, our weekly feature that aims to share all the area restaurant, food and beverage industry news that’s fit to print. Except, this is the Internet, so space isn’t a concern. Also: Good thing, because this is Dallas and this town always has breaking restaurant news going down like whoa.
As numerous area restaurants show their support for the Dallas Police Department by continuing to give away free meals to officers, a local Genghis Grill employee was recently fired for refusing service to a group of cops. As the Lake Highlands Advocate reports, the incident took place Tuesday afternoon at the Greenville Avenue restaurant. Say the mag, the group of officers left without being seated, after the employee said that their presence could alarm customers. Genghis Grill took to Facebook to apologize for the action, and says that the employee has been removed from the location.
Meanwhile, Dallas Observer stalwart Jim Schutze weighs in on the State Fair of Texas‘ ongoing legal debate. The editorial focuses on questions about the SFOT’s quest to become a privately-owned entity, and speculation regarding the matter. Highlights include hints about the fair’s current legal battles, including questions about the reconstruction and destruction of Big Tex, kickbacks from vendors, and use paving equipment and materials outside of Fair Park.
Moving forward: Trinity Groves’ rotating pop up venture Kitchen LTO (read: Limited Time Only) has shuttered its doors. The restaurant closed after three years and six chef rotations, in the midst of chef Nick Amoriello’s comfort food concept. The news follows Trinity Groves founder Phil Romano‘s own current legal battles.
On the burger wire: John Tesar‘s pimento burger landed the #4 spot on Texas Monthly‘s 50 best burgers list. The full listing debuts in the August issue, where the Knife burger is featured along with eight other burgers from across the Metroplex.
Out in Denton, 940’s Kitchen & Cocktails is adding something called mile-high biscuits to The Square’s dining scene. The offering, an oversized, deep-fried chicken breast served with chipotle bourbon queso on a peppered biscuit, will be a part of the restaurant’s new brunch menu. Brunch will be available Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
In opening news: Lake Highlands will soon be home to the latest location of Alamo Drafthouse. The newest outpost of the popular movie theater-bar-restaurant will take shape in the former Tom Thumb space on Skillman and Abrams. An opening is slated for spring 2017.
In nearby Richardson, an outpost of Edoko Sushi & Robata is joining the ever-growing CityLine development. The restaurant will feature a menu of Japanese and French influenced dishes, in addition to a selection of local and Japanese beers, along with happy hour specials.
Finally, in part craft beer news: Legal Draft Beer Co. in Arlington is hosting its grand opening party on Saturday, July 23. Guests can purchase a number of special grand opening packages to celebrate the launch of five flagship beers. The event takes place from noon to 6 p.m.
Tickets to Lakewood Brewing Co.’s fourth anniversary party are on sale. The brewery party will feature a number of seasonal, special and vintage releases from LBC. The event takes place on Saturday, July 30 at noon.
Also on Saturday, July 30, Community Beer Co. is hosting a Burn & Brew day. The day will include a high-calorie burning, high intensity interval training workout, followed by a VIP brewer tour. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to noon.
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