Bolsa, Dallas’s game-changing “farm-to-table” restaurant that opened doors in 2008, just served its last vegetable, reports Dallas CultureMap.
Co-owner Chris Zielke tells the publication that the restaurant would shut down after Wednesday, January 22, calling the move a “difficult decision” to make. Zielke is working with landlord David Spence to find a replacement restaurant to take over the space at 614 W. Davis, reports the pub.
The upscale neighborhood staple, known for its local produce, carefully sourced meats, freezer-free kitchen, and hyper-seasonal menus, opened as a foreign concept to Dallas diners (way before “farm-to-table” became a buzzword). Opening chef Graham Dodds later went on to apply his forward-thinking approach at Knox-Henderson stalwart Hibiscus and Statler Hotel’s restaurants.
A star-studded cast of other chefs got their start at Bolsa, including Jeffrey Harris (Americano), Andrew Bell (Saint Ann Restaurant), and Erik Wolf, to name a few. Its strong cocktail program also honed the craft of bartenders like Jason Kosmos, Eddie “Lucky” Campbell, “Dub” Davis, Kyle Hilla, and Joni Long.