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Tim Byres to Reinvent Mall Dining With The Theodore, Coming to NorthPark This Fall

It'll even have its own bakery.

Coming soon.
Coming soon.
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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.

NorthPark Center

8687 N. Central Expy., Dallas, TX 75225 (214) 363-7441 Visit Website

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