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IdleRye Hits Deep Ellum In Late May

Farm-to-table fare and Prohibition-era cocktails await

Fuji apple salad is on the menu at IdleRye
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Back in March, Eater learned that a brand new spot slinging farm-to-table fare and classic cocktails would soon land in Deep Ellum. Now we’ve got more details on when IdleRye will officially make its debut.

Announced via release, “modern American restaurant” IdleRye is expected to open its doors next month at 2826 Elm Street. The restaurant, helmed by Chef Ray Skradzinski of The Table in Flower Mound, will fuse together its chef’s Polish background and its owners’ Louisiana roots to create a menu of globally-inspired comfort food.

On the menu, diners will find hearty dishes like pierogies, toast topped with crispy shrimp, and lobster served with spaghettini. IdleRye’s bar, which will have an equal focus on scratch-made ingredients, will serve up a menu of Prohibition-era cocktails, wine, and beer on tap.

The restaurant’s 3,400 square foot space, designed by Hatsumi Kuzuu (Tei-An, FT33, TJ’s Seafood), will feature locally sourced wood that’s been distressed and burned with a blow-torch, the requisite Edison light bulbs, rustic pipe fittings, and the building’s original brick. A courtyard behind the restaurant will offer more seating, along with a small patio.

No official opening date for IdleRye has been set just yet, but look for it to arrive in late May.