Monday, August 19, 2013 , Updated 11:00 a.m., August 22, 2013
Kid-friendly restaurant called Village Kitchen opens in Dallas Thursday
Make note: The menu includes a flatbread with brisket from Pecan Lodge.
A down-home restaurant called Village Kitchen will open August 22 for lunch and dinner in Highland Park Village. The concept will cater to families, with separate menus for adults and kids.
Village Kitchen is one of two concepts being transformed into the now-defunct Village Marquee. Owners Brian Twomey and Mark Hearl shuttered Village Marquee in early August to make way for Village Kitchen, located on the first floor, and a sushi bar called Toko V on the second floor. Toko V opens in late September and is, as Leslie Brenner explained in late June, a "hipster Asian" restaurant.
Andre Natera, formerly of the Pyramid Restaurant in Dallas, is the executive chef at Village Kitchen and Toko V.
The atmosphere at Village Kitchen is intended to be casual, with wooden floors and tables. Natera will offer a kids menu (see it below) in addition to daily chalkboard specials for adults. The bar will sell craft beer, cocktails, and sangria by the pitcher, according to a press release.
The menu includes items like a short rib, chuck, and brisket burger; a lobster roll; and bacon and chive cheddar hashbrowns. Diners will also find brisket flatbread on the menu, with meat from Dallas Farmers Market barbecue joint Pecan Lodge.
Brunch will be served beginning in September.
Village Kitchen is located at 32 Highland Park Village.
Village Kitchen menu
Village Kitchen kids menu
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