Main Street hotel The Joule will soon have a new tenant joining the likes of CBD Provisions, Weekend Coffee, and Midnight Rambler: It's called Americano, says The Dallas Morning News. Expect a "chef-driven menu" that's "Italian inspired with an American twist."
Americano will fill the space once occupied by Charlie Palmer, which closed way back in September 2013. The bad news: This just-announced concept will take the place of the previously announced Grasslands, the highly ambitious Consilient project that promised modern Texas cuisine and a mandatory local farm apprenticeship for all its staffers. Consilient restaurant group is no longer involved with managing any of The Joule's concepts; former head honcho Tristan Simon has left the building, and the hospitality group recently changed its name to Raised Palate. Despite those changes, the leadership will remain as originally planned, says the DMN: Chefs Greg Bussey (formerly of Victor Tangos) and Matt Ford, originally named as co-executive chefs of Grasslands, will instead run the show at Americano.
Look for Americano to open this fall, and stay tuned for more info on the upcoming project.