Now's your chance to wander around Pink Magnolia, the joint project from chef Blythe Beck and Kitchen LTO founder Casie Caldwell that makes its Southern-fried debut tonight in Oak Cliff.
The former home of Driftwood has been dressed up for company with fun touches like a proper porch swing and a wall of greenery at the hostess stand. (There's even a hot pink kitchen door to match the vibrant chef's coats favored by Chef Blythe.)
As for the food, expect a grown-up take on Southern family favorites such as lobster jalapeno hush puppies and a chicken-fried ribeye with bacon redeye gravy; cocktails range from a signature Champagne cocktail to spiced rum punch and an elderflower and rose-spiked "Southern Belle."
Reservations can be made via Pink Magnolia's website; as of press time, there were still some prime-time tables available. Brunch starts next week — think hoecakes and banana-Nutella french toast — with lunch service to soon follow.