A Taste of the Dallas Arts District

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CELEBRATE A TASTE OF THE DALLAS DISTRICT DURING ART IN OCTOBER

October 2 through October 31

 

Plan your visit to the Arts District during the month long celebration of Art in October and plan to stay for lunch or dinner (or both) as we pay tribute to the visual and performing arts in downtown Dallas.  Choose from a selection of five dining experiences in One Arts Plaza. Cadillac is pleased to feature the best of the best. Visit www.ArtsDistrictDining.com to make a reservation at one of the 5 dining destinations.  Read More

 

One Arts Plaza

For those with a refined vision of life experience, One Arts Plaza is the personal haven that offers an inspired, spiritual renewal, because it is designed with a casual sophistication that connects the best of the arts and commerce with the new face of Urban Dallas.  One dining destination, five delicious options.


Screen Door - Modern Southern - 214-720-9111

Where modern culinary wisdom and decades of tried and true tradition blend. The menu takes you back to the porch of decades ago and introduces you to new generations of dishes that think in fresh ways about southern cuisine.

 

Dali - Wine Bar / Restaurant - 469-385-9360

A unique and wonderful wine bar, with elegant dining created by Chef Joel, and exceptional wine selections from the purchasing prowess of owner and General Manager, Paul Pinnell.

 

Tei-An- Japanese 214-220-2828

This stylish Japanese restaurant specializes in hand made soba noodles dishes and other Japanese delicacies.  Visit to experience a touch of Modern Tokyo in the middle of Dallas.


Jorge's - Tex/Mex - 214-720-2211

When they decided on the concept, the next step was to find the perfect location. This task took almost a year. They wanted exposure with a populated location and upscale style. Uptown became their focus and with the new One Arts Plaza up for grabs, they jumped on for exclusivity of their Tex-Mex fare.


 Fedora - Upscale Italian - 214-999-0009

In the low key black and white visual style of Hollywood’s classic film noir period, Fedora borrows a liberal slice from this genre’s hardboiled school of crime fiction, in both attitude and interior. The sexy location in the One Arts Plaza is a perfect backdrop to showcase a menu of classic interpretations of Italian pastas, pizzas, and other traditional dishes inspired by passion and panache of all things Italian.

 

Screen Door
A Modern Southern Kitchen

Where modern culinary wisdom and decades of tried and true tradition blend.

The menu takes you back to the porch of decades ago  and introduces you to new generations of dishes that think in fresh ways about southern cuisine.

Evening summer winds in the South have been blowing in and out of kitchen screen doors for years. Warmed with the scent of homespun recipes, they welcomed you in from play in the backyard, drew you in from your swing on the front porch back in to your home.

 

Screen Door  Menu
Remember Sunday dinners at Grandma’s house? The aroma wafting on the afternoon breeze made your mouth water. At Screen Door we bring back many mainstays from Grandma’s kitchen and add a new generation of dishes that think in fresh ways about Southern cuisine.
We work hard to use great local, Southern, handmade & slowly crafted products when possible. We are proud of what we have in house now and we look forward to the challenge of expanding our list of Southern vendors and their products.

Highlights include:

Southern iceberg chop & crispy rock shrimp salad with tomato, green bean, pepperoncini, bacon, white cheddar & cider buttermilk dressing

 

Spicy crawfish dip, Tabasco crackers

 

Blue crab & lemon sole, Jax squash casserole, pecan rice, mustard seed & sherry sauce

 

Smoked & grilled angus rib eye, warm potato, andouille & blue cheese salad, blackened onion sauce

 

Barbecued marrow bones with sweet onion jam & buttered toast

 

Screen Door is a celebration of all great Southern cooking, starting with traditional regional dishes to original dishes created using influences & ingredients from around the south. We always strive to show off the new south and all of its wonderful history, culture & people.

 

Fedora Restaurant & Lounge

In the low key black and white visual style of Hollywood’s classic film noir period, Fedora borrows a liberal slice from this genre’s hardboiled school of crime fiction, in both attitude and interior. The sexy location in the One Arts Plaza is a perfect backdrop to showcase a menu of classic interpretations of Italian pastas, pizzas, and other traditional dishes inspired by passion and panache of all things Italian.

 

Fedora Restaurant & Lounge welcomes Chef Jordan Rogers, adding mouth-watering, bona fide Italian flavors to the sexy, 1940s feel of the Arts Districts’ most authentic and delectable piece of Northern Italy.


Having studied under Chef Palo Amadori in Italy after graduating from New York’s French Culinary Institute, Chef Jordan embraced the Italian culture and immersed himself in the basics of fine Italian cuisine. With a loyalty to his mentor and a love of the food, Fort Worth native Chef Jordan returned to the states determined to stay the course and not fall into the temptation to “Americanize” his menus.
Talent in fine Italian dining demands a swanky, romantic setting – like that of Fedora Restaurant & Lounge. Reminiscent of a scene from The Godfather or an Al Pacino mobster movie, large plush red couches, black, white and cream interiors and dramatic chandeliers give the restaurant a 1940s feel. Flat screen televisions play classic Hollywood flicks as the sensational smells of Chef Jordan’s creations waft from the kitchen.


Bring a date for a romantic night with classics like lasagna, or step it up with hand-rolled Italian pasta dishes like Pici Alla Bolognese, Osso Bucco, or Zappa di Fagioli Cannellini. Pair it with Fedora’s Caprese Salad and a glass of fine wine, saving room of course for crème brulee or bananas foster. Enjoy a business lunch over a specialty pizza like the Margherita or Carne pizzas or a dish of Pappardelle or Orecchiette pasta.

Dali Wine Bar & Cellar

Paul Pinnell (General Manager/Partner)

Considered the “Dean of Dallas Dining”, Paul Pinnell brings the experience of operating Big D’s top dining institutions to the table. After a successful thirteen year tenure at the Crow Family owned Hilton Anatole Hotel as Nana’s General Manager, Paul was instrumental in the ascent of Nana to “Five-Star” status by The Dallas Morning News. Orchestrating the highest level in both food and service Nana reached a pinnacle after being named in USA Today as the number “33 rated restaurant of 2006” among top US hotels taken from Zagat Guide ratings and recently named at one of “America’s Top 50 Restaurants” by Gourmet Magazine.  Under Paul’s management, the dedication to the highest standards also enabled Nana to be consistently awarded “Four-Star” by Mobil Travel Guide, “Four-Diamond” b y AM, honored with the DRoNA Award (Distinguished Restaurants of North America), and bestowed the Best of Award of Excellence by the Wine Spectator Magazine. In fact, Nana is one of only two Dallas restaurants who have collectively garnered these prestigious awards.

 Prior to Nana, Pinnell was the Developer and Managing Partner of the highly acclaimed J Pinnell’s on Maple Avenue. His hallowed Dallas restaurant reigns also include Laurels at the Sheraton Park Central Hotel, Café Royal at the Plaza of America Hotel, Agnew’s with famed Southwestern chef—Dean Fearing, and Director of Operations for the Universal Restaurants which included the Old Warsaw, Mario’s, Arthur’s, and Les Saisons. Highly respected among industry peers and loyal regular customers, Pinnell continues to be recognized as a restaurant icon and visionary best known for praise worthy abilities to “build Dallas’ finest culinary teams”. Passionate about wine, Paul Pinnell is considered a national wine authority and continues to be highly involved in both the local and national wine scenes. He has close personal ties to the California wine industry and its winemakers.

 

Joel Harloff  (Executive Chef)

Joel began his culinary career in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1986. He worked for six years in two signature restaurants, Dos Bandidos and The Silver Spring House, developing the skills necessary to become a chef. In 1992, he was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where he received a degree in Culinary Arts. In the fall of 1994, the culinary training wheels came off and Joel returned to his home state of Wisconsin to work at the Immigrant Restaurant & Winery, a four-star restaurant located at the American Club Hotel and Resort, one of a select few AAA Five-Star, Five-Diamond resorts in the Midwest. Joel then moved to Milwaukee to become the Sous Chef of Osteria del Mondo, rated by Zagat as one of the three top restaurants in the state of Wisconsin.

 

In 1998, Joel moved to Plano, Texas where he became the Sous Chef of Bistro 1401/Joshele. An opportunity arose for a Sous Chef  position at one of Dallas’ three, five-star restaurants, Nana Grill, located in the Wyndham Anatole Hotel. While working there yet another great opportunity came along, the position of Executive Sous Chef at Mi Piaci Ristorante Italiano. During his tenure at Mi Piaci, The Dallas Morning News named Joel “Rising Star Chef of 2001”.

 

Afterwards, Joel moved on to become Chef de Cuisine at the Melrose Hotel where he won the “2002 Sur La Table Iron Chef” competition in front of a live audience. In January 2004, Joel was part of the team of chefs from The Landmark at the Melrose Hotel that cooked at the prestigious James Beard House in New York. Shortly thereafter he was promoted to Executive Chef at the Melrose Hotel. Under his tenure, Joel’s menu was awarded five stars by The Dallas Morning News and he  has since followed that up with other local and nation-wide awards. He has taught cooking classes at Sur la Table, Central Market, Whole Foods and Collin County Community College and appeared on numerous local television spots and cable shows.

 

Tei-An

If you love authentic Japanese food, you must visit Tei-An. Chef and owner Teiichi Sakurai has created an amazing, authentic Tokyo-styled restaurant in the heart of Dallas’ Arts District. This  zen-designed restaurant is home to the brilliant Omakase , daily hand-made soba noodles and the famous white seaweed salad.  After studying with a master  soba noodle chef in Tokyo for over four months, he opened this unique restaurant.   He’s been written up in The New York Times, Bon Appetite, Texas Monthly and more. 

 

Tei -An is also the only downtown restaurant that offers a rooftop lounge.  So you can enjoy a delicious dinner and end it with cocktails overlooking the vibrant skyline that now includes the red glowing Winspear Opera House and the metallic, modern Wyly Theatre.  Yearly memberships to the lounge are available and benefits include discounts and availability to use for private events.  It’s a little jewel of an oasis in the midst of urban downtown Dallas.  Come and enjoy it for yourself!

 

Jorge's Tex-Mex Café

Located in Downtown Dallas Tx in the Arts District. Founded by Jorge Veloz Sr. We are listed as one of the best tex-mex restaurants in Dallas. We opened in 2008 in the Perfoming Arts District in Dallas Tx. We are located in the One Arts Plaza building in order to conveniently serve downtown Dallas with a world class bar with happy hour specials and drink specials daily. We serve up great margaritas and mojitos just to name a few excellent bar specials as well as a great wine list for those seeking a great wine with their mexican food here at Jorge's Tex-Mex Cafe the star restaurant in the Dallas Peforming arts district.

The newest location in Dallas Tx, is the love child of Jorge Veloz with wife Angie Veloz and step-daughter Michelle Mireles. With the insite of Michelle, they had the idea of creating an all new tex-mex experience that would cater to the social Dallas population. When they decided on the concept, the next step was to find the perfect location. This task took almost a year. They wanted exposure with a populated location and upscale style. Uptown became their focus and with the new One Arts Plaza up for grabs, they jumped on for exclusivity of their Tex-Mex fare.
  By the fall of 2007 they broke ground and had full plans for a 4,000 square foot pad at the bottom of One Arts Plaza in the heart of the Arts District. An interior was designed to entice new customers and make returning ones thirsty for the new Jorge's. In March of 2008, the menu was be created and the staff was learning their new post.    
  Jorge had a new gleem in his eyes. When they opened the doors in August of 2008, you could find him in the kitchen, again. Cooking and creating with his new staff and Diana Veloz, the eldest of his children. She was borrowed temporarily from Jorge's Austin to assist in the organization of the Dallas kitchen line. Occasionally, you may find Jorge sporting an apron and cooking up some trouble in the kitchen. But trouble never tasted so good.
  Jorge's partners in crime can also be found at his side. Michelle will have the fun of overseeing Jorge's Tex Mex's image and marketing. But until then, she is on site anytime, day or night, working the floor. Her mother, Angie is the companies CFO and is always busy traveling the state back and forth between their home in Dallas and their office in Midland. She and Jorge still have their locations in West Texas to run. And run, run, run they do. Don't let your guard down, you never know when another location may be looming.

 

Cadillac has its own portfolio of art, now available in 3D at your Metroplex Cadillac dealers!

Cadillac has always been about the pursuit of fine art and fine dining.  We pride ourselves on the meticulous detail and artful craftsmanship that goes into every Cadillac in our fall portfolio.  From the award winning CTS family to the fastest growing luxury SRX Crossover.  From the bold and beautiful Escalade family to the precision performance of our V Series.  Join us in the celebration of visual and performance arts in the Dallas Arts District.  And stay for dinner! Follow Metroplex Cadillac Dealers on Facebook to keep up with all of the events during “Art In October”!

 

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