Dallas shopping mecca NorthPark Center has some solid dining options — La Duni and Green House Market, to name a couple — but most mall-goers undoubtedly end up eating Chick-fil-A or devouring one of those giant pretzels. Cue pioneering Texas chef Tim Byres to the rescue: This fall he and partners Chris Zielke and Christopher Jeffers — now known as Turn the Tables Hospitality — will open The Theodore, a multifaceted drinking and dining concept named for good ol' Teddy Roosevelt, at the mall's north entrance.
Per a press release, the space located between Macy's and Nordstrom is "full of private nooks, sumptuous seating, and a bar that connects to The Theodore’s street side patio." The decor scheme, in keeping with the name, will have an "Americana vibe" courtesy of design firm Lou-Verne (who also lent their talents to the recently opened Spork). Perhaps most exciting is the promise of an "open-air bakery" that will supply the restaurant's baked goods; the team has signed on David Norman of Austin's popular beer garden/restaurant/bakery Easy Tiger to consult on the bakery.
As far as the comestibles go, the release promises "deliciously hearty and distinctly American entrees" and shareable plates such as oxtail-stuffed peppers with white bean puree; flatbread topped with mushrooms, parsnips, dried tomato, and pecorino; and "artisanal toasts" topped with dry-cured ham and fruit mostarda, plus "fresh and herbaceous cocktails."
Look for The Theodore to make its debut this fall.