After parting ways with the Statler Hotel last fall where he served as culinary director over the hotel’s handful of eateries, Chef Graham Dodds has just announced he’ll head up a brand new eatery set to debut in a historic Oak Cliff home this summer.
As Eater previously reported, developer Jim Lake bought the historic manse formerly owned by a Dallas mayor who presided over the city from 1935 through 1937, in order to redevelop it into a restaurant. Now it’s come to light that Dodds will head up the kitchen in aptly named The Mayor’s House at 635 N. Zang Boulevard, according to D Magazine.
The property was in ramshackle condition, but Dodds says Lake has poured money into renovating the house, which he purchased for around $150,000 in 2010. Once construction is complete, the eatery will seat 120 diners between several dining rooms and an expansive patio. Interiors will feature historic fixtures and a large fire place. Dodds plans to serve up brunch, lunch, and dinner with dishes like fish & chips and duck tacos with pickled onions, plus Americana faves including fondue and fried pies.
The Mayor’s House plans to debut in May or June. Stay tuned for its official opening date.