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John Tesar Reveals Major Details for Knife, His Upcoming Dallas 'Meat Restaurant'

Photo: Hotel Palomar, Margo Sivin

Chef John Tesar unleashed major details for his upcoming Dallas restaurant Knife, and don't call it a steakhouse: Tesar tells the Dallas Morning News that "I wanted to do a meat restaurant, rather than just a steakhouse." Translation: In addition to the expected steaks and burgers, an accompanying press release describes the meaty menu as full of specialty cuts, house-made charcuterie, "interactive dishes," and "slabs" of meat meant to be shared in large groups. Executive chef Jeff Kent will run the kitchen day-to-day as Tesar tackles his ongoing, ambitious expansion plans.

As far as Knife's "interactive" dishes, Tesar tells the DMN that Knife will focus on family-style dining, unique items like a whole pig's head "served with international bread and sauces," and recurring events like bacon tasting: "People scream 'bacon' all the time, so we're going to give it to them." Knife will open inside Dallas' Hotel Palomar by the end of April.

· Tesar's Knife Will Feature a Bacon Tasting, Rib-Eyes Aged 240 Days [DMN]
· Knife to Offer 'Slabs' of Meat and a Late-Night Scene [Eater Dallas]
· All John Tesar Coverage on Eater [-E-]


5300 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206

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