Formerly known as Kitchen LTO, Chef Josh Harmon and restaurateur Casie Caldwell’s Junction Craft Kitchen will soon make its debut in Deep Ellum.
Announced via release, Junction Craft Kitchen will open its doors on Thursday, May 4 at 2901 Elm Street, in the same space that housed its predecessor. The restaurant is an evolution of Harmon’s time at Kitchen LTO, and brings an end to the “permanent pop-up” experiment that originated in Trinity Groves before moving to Deep Ellum last year.
The menu for Junction Craft Kitchen blends together Southern recipes with plenty of Asian influences. Dishes like brussels sprouts lacquered in fish sauce caramel, Korean braised beef, and pork belly steam buns will be on offer, along with inventive brunch dishes like Cap’n Crunch parfait and kimchi frittata. Harmon will be joined in the kitchen by his mother and sisters, who will prepare a selection of pies and Texas sheet cake.
On Saturday nights, the restaurant will serve up a 10-course tasting menu created by Harmon. Diners will sit at a communal table in the private dining room and be served an ever-changing menu of Harmon’s most creative dishes. Reservations for Cart #10, as it is called, are required 24 hours in advance.
New to the Junction Craft Kitchen team is Leann Berry, formerly of Komali, who will lead the bar program at the restaurant as of last week. On her menu, inventive libations like the Laissez Pear (Avion silver tequila, Cardamaro, pear liqueur, and lemon) are paired with a rotating list of brews from Dallas and beyond, along with a selection of wines.
Junction Craft Kitchen is set to arrive on Thursday, May 4. In the meantime, check out the new spot’s dinner menu below.