Award-winning DC-based chef José Andrés is expanding his restaurant empire to Dallas. On Thursday, the chef’s ThinkFoodGroup and Turkish restaurant management company d.ream confirmed that they would partner in a second outpost of the Mediterranean eatery Zaytinya in The Star development in Frisco.
Zaytinya original location opened in DC in 2002 and is one of four Andrés’ restaurants in that city to have received a “Bib Gourmand” distinction from the 2016 Michelin Guide. The restaurant features a mezze-style menu drawing on flavors from Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines. The second location in Frisco will also follow suit with small plates paired with cocktails and a range of Mediterranean wines.
In addition to the big news from Andrés, The Star announced that nearly a dozen restaurants have claimed spaces in the development. Among them is Austin-based sensation Cow Tipping Creamery, which already operates one DFW location. Diners can also look forward to Deep Ellum pizza slinger Cane Russo, sports bar and grill Concrete Cowboy, breakfast and lunch restaurant The Donut Kitchen, East Hampton Sandwich Co., North Texas-based upscale Chinese eatery Howard Wang’s China Grill, Raising Canes, The Common Table, Trophy Park Sports Bar, Yucatan Taco Stand, and Greek eatery Ziziki’s.
The Star previously revealed several restaurant tenants including City Works, Mi Cocina, Liberty Burger, and Dee Lincoln Prime.
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