Trinity Groves will open a new restaurant called Lexy’s on August 15. Lexy’s will serve “local new American,” according to a press release, envisioned by Director of Culinary Aubrey Murphy, who previously worked at Knife Steakhouse under Michelin Star Chef John Tesar, and husband and wife restaurateurs Julian and Alexa Rodarte. The restaurant is named after Alexa, who goes by Lexy.
There will be a lunch and dinner service, with menus featuring locally sourced wagyu and produce from Profound Farms in Lucas, TX, fresh seafood, and influences from the experiences and travels of the Rodartes.
Appetizer menu items include the Wagyu Hot Rock, a play on avocado toast with tuna; crab and lobster cakes; and brisket stuffed avocado croquettes. Entrees will include a 32 oz. Tomahawk for two for less than $99, weekly Texas wagyu steak specials, a 24-hour brined half roasted chicken, Lexy’s Shrimp Fried Rice, and a whole snapper prepared two ways —tempura fried and pan seared. A highlight of the cocktail menu is a CBD-infused high tea, made with a blend of chai tea, coffee, and cocoa nib-infused tequila that will be served in a vintage porcelain teapot with dry ice smoke.
This is the first new location in space since Julian Rodarte’s installation as CEO of Trinity Groves Restaurant Group.
Brooklyn Dumpling Shop is coming to Deep Ellum — in the Good E block redevelopment, circa early 2023. With it comes some 23 kooky varieties of dumplings, including the Pac-Man themed dumplings below, as well as bacon cheeseburger dumplings, French soup dumplings, gyro dumplings, and pastrami dumplings. Franchisee Sam Cole plans five more franchises in the city.
At Brooklyn Dumpling Shop, diners will experience zero human interaction. It will be open 24 hours with a contactless ordering system that a press release compares to “the Automat of yesteryear” but using modern technology.
Bar Eden will open in Bishop Arts as a sister location to Paradiso on Saturday, August 6th. It takes over the space that previously hosted Botanical. The garden of Eden inspires the decor and drink menu with a hit of astrological and star-gazer influences. The interior will be filled with lush, overgrown plants and art deco touches. And through a glass wall, denizens in Bar Eden can watch diners from Paradiso in a new private dining room. The cocktails at Bar Eden are designed by Exxir Group beverage director Iluggy Recinos and bar bites by executive chef Nick Hurry. However, much of the menu is still under wraps. More to come.
The Loews Arlington Hotel, between AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Field and connected to the new Loews Arlington Convention Center that’s slated to open in 2024, has announced its signature restaurant. Soy Cowboy will be an upscale pan-Asian dining spot, utilizing cuisines from China, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, and more. According to a press release, “The menu will include a selection of sharable plates exploring classic Asian cooking techniques including traditional sushi, tempura, wok, robatayaki, hibachi, and teppanyaki, as well as Korean barbecue.” Look forward to eating sharable plates there in 2024.