The LaGrange folks have spent the last several months toying with the cafe side of their Deep Ellum venue, bringing in a new tacomeister after Chef Roe DiLeo left to learn a thing or two out at Rockwall's Restaurant Ava, and now they're ready to unveil a number of changes, from personnel to menu to the building itself.
Today's the "grand re-opening" of the cafe, which now opens up into the music venue, features six beers on tap and new food and drink combos. Owner Stephanie Schumacher tells Eater Dallas that the remodel is "like a whole new experience."
Schumacher's brought in a new talent buyer, Scott Beggs, and a new general manager, Jeremy Poyo, with "lots of street cred" from the "heyday" of the Gypsy Tea Room. Along with a change in the "frequency and diversity" of LaGrange shows, there'll be new side items in the taco-tastic cafe: rice, beans and "fried Mexican-style corn on the cob with habanero crema." Per Schumacher, it is "INSANE!" They're also extending their holiday taco, the "Howdy Pilgrim," which, sweet lordy: fried turkey strip with cornbread stuffing and chipotle cranberry.
The revamped LaGrange Cafe will be open Wednesday through Sunday, from 3 p.m to 2 a.m. Wednesdays are $2 Lone Stars and $2 wells, and Sundays are happy hour all day, with $1 off all drinks. Regular happy hours are Thursday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
We suggest stopping by tonight for their $9 Waltz Across Texas special: a Lone Star beer, shot of Jameson and a taco of your choosing.
[Photo: Raine Devries]]