Last Tuesday was Dave's birthday - but, being working folk, we delayed the celebration to yesterday - we and our friends Val & Rob took ourselves to Local - Tracy Miller's fabulous restaurant in Deep Ellum; the restaurant is in the Boyd Hotel, (Local site says built 1908, a Texas history site say 1911 & the city's site says 1916) which the website says was a stopover for Bonnie & Clyde - but I find it more impressive that it was where black jazz musicians stayed when they came down to play in the many nightclubs in that area of Dallas (picture from internet):
The Texas History site had the following to say:
How cool is that? And the food was, as expected, AMAZING!!! Dave selected lamb medallions w/polenta :
and I selected beef w/grits:
(thanks, Val! She was prepared to take pictures!)
Val chose the salmon, and Rob chose the halibut. All equally incredible.
Dessert was just as phenomenal - a small hot fudge sundae for Rob (did I mention they make all of their own ice cream?), a Bing cherry concoction for me, banana pudding (w/homemade vanilla wafers) for Val and for Dave, a collection of chocolate items complete with a small birthday candle:
We plan to go back soon - this has become my personal new favorite restaurant in Dallas now that York Street closed down (the chef/owner there got bored and decided to go do something else...)...
If you get the chance...check it out!