So far, many of the details about viral chef Salt Bae’s upcoming Dallas steakhouse have been gleaned from his Instagram Stories. That’s fitting for Salt Bae aka Nusret Gökçe, a Turkish butcher, chef, and restaurateur with more than 20 million followers on Instagram.
Eater deduced in October that his Turkish steakhouse Nusr-Et will be located within a gleaming Arts District high-rise at 1900 Pearl Street. Now more concrete details are appearing about Gökçe’s Dallas plans.
According to a sales tax permit application filed with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Nusr-Et will likely open in early summer — the permit becomes active on May 31. There’s also a Craigslist post up right now seeking an executive chef for a “meat-centric restaurant” from a “celebrity chef” that will debut in “summer 2019.”
The road’s been a bit bumpy for Gökçe lately, from protests last September at his Miami steakhouse after he hosted Venezuelan’s authoritarian leader Nicolás Maduro for dinner to a lawsuit in January alleging wage theft to debt problems with the Turkish holding group that owns his steakhouse chain.
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