Tuesday, February 23, 2010

48 Nights, Brillant Concept!

48 Nights, made its debut February 1st on the edge of Oak Cliff, in a tired brown building at I-30 and Sylvan. The pop up restaurant, the brainchild of Chris Jeffers, Tim Byres, and Chris Zielke. The restaurant will be open every Monday and Tuesday night for the next six months and volunteer chefs like Marc Cassell of Park on Henderson and Graham Dodds of Bolsa will be cooking an ever-changing menu. Once the six months is up, the building will be demolished to make room for a Lake Flato-designed mixed-retail development. It's an adventure," Marcello Matamoros, a patron. "You don't know what you're going to get. I brought my own wine glass!" Candles sit atop canned goods in the eclectic eatery. Furniture is donated by the Salvation Army. But the food is the main appeal. Four course meals cost $75 a person but every dime outside the utility costs will benefit the Mass Care Task Force which is a union of the Red Cross, North Texas Food Bank, Salvation Army and Volunteer Center of North Texas.

Hometown side note: Rockwall Chef’s Nathan Tate & Randall Copeland, from Ava were the first guest chefs!