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Smoky Rose Will Bring ‘Rustically Refined’ Fare To East Dallas

The restaurant is set to debut this Winter.

David “Spoon” Gauthier is Smoky Rose’s executive chef.
Kathy Tran
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Barbecue is always popular in Dallas, but smoked meats are decidedly one of the city’s hottest restaurant trends. If the arrivals of 18th & Vine, Lakewood Smokehouse, and countless other concepts weren’t evidence enough, a brand new restaurant will soon throw its hat — or in this case, toque — into the smoke ring.

Announced via release, Smoky Rose will debut at 8602 Garland Road next month. Situated directly across from the Dallas Arboretum, the restaurant will offer “rustically refined” fare in a casual-upscale vibe. An open smokehouse will be a fixture of the new space, along with a garden patio inspired by the restaurant’s neighbor.

David “Spoon” Gauthier, a Tennessee transplant, will serve as Smoky Rose’s executive chef. Before moving to Dallas to develop this concept, Gauthier was executive chef at Union Kitchen and Bitter Alibi, both in Chattanooga, TN. Outside of the smoked meats available by the pound, Gauthier will offer plenty of veggie-focused dishes like beet, kale, and apple salads.

The restaurant is a project of David Cash, the founder of a “capital risk management solutions” company that was acquired in 2013 for $200 million. Cash’s co-owner, Jeffery Schramm, is a Le Cordon Bleu-educated chef and former YUM Brands and Chipotle executive.

No official opening date has been announced for Smoky Rose, but the concept is expected to debut before the end of the year. Stay tuned for more updates.