The modest storefront on Main Street that most recently housed a jazz cafe will, as of Saturday, become the Blu Cloud Lounge and Deep Ellum's second Cajun restaurant. (Have you been to The Free Man yet?) But that's not all, because they are also serving up some sexy. And some flashy. And some after-hours-dance-clubby. The grand opening is this Saturday night, and this "restaurant by day, lounge by night" appears ready to seriously sultry-ify Main Street.
Blu Cloud Lounge owner Donte Everett told Eater Dallas this week that his executive chef is Kenneth "King Creole" Wilson from New Orleans, and he'll be cooking up "the best in Cajun Creole Southern Fusion" until 5 a.m. on weekends, and Everett says they'll continue to have live music at the club even after the booze stops pouring. Everett chose the Main Street spot for its visibility and size--they've got a huge live music space in the back and an upstairs VIP lounge--as well as its lack of current competition on Main Street. "Even if something else opens down here, they'll be blocks away," he tells Eater Dallas. Certainly the club's interior, decked out in a kind of swanky ice theme with a mirrored bar, sparkling chandeliers and leather couches, isn't like anything else on the block right now.
Elm Street's swiftly filling up with dive bars, restaurants and music venues. Is a dance club what Main Street needs to get the party started?
· Blu Cloud Lounge [Official]
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