Saturday, July 12, 2008
Colleyville restaurant 62 Main closing Saturday July 12
Sorry, the last supper is already sold out, says chef-owner David McMillan.
COLLEYVILLE 62 Main, the highly-rated Colleyville restaurant owned by chef David McMillan, will offer its final service on Saturday July 12.
"This is our last night," McMillan confirmed.
McMillan, who most recently won the 2008 Stainless Steel Chef Competition by D Magazine, admitted he felt some disappointment but was philosophical about the closure.
"We obviously shouldn't have been out here," he said. "The thing is, just this past month, we were in seven publications -- Modern Luxury, the Star Telegram, the DMN, we were all over the place, and still. We have two cooks from San Francisco, including one with two years' experience at [San Francisco restaurant] Jardiniere -- great people, doing great stuff -- but some people get it and some people don't."
After a celebrated tenure as chef at Nana, McMillan opened 62 Main in Colleyville's Town Center in 2005. The restaurant consistently earned raves, but finding an audience in deep suburban Colleyville remained a challenge. McMillan tinkered with the formula, including opening a more casual offshoot in the restaurant's downstairs space.
As for what he'll do next -- "I have lots of things in the fire," he says.
Meanwhile, he'll celebrate with a whopper of a last supper.
"We're sold out, and we had a full night last night," he says. "We were an anchor. We offered a degree of sanity out here for expats -- for people who lived in San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, that was the drive of what we did, those people. But there just weren't quite enough."
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