Wednesday, June 08, 2005

uptown pub

After three years of dormancy, the space that used to be Jennivine will finally get a new tenant this summer, called Uptown Pub. The ink on the contract is still wet (and thus may have been inadvertently smudged by good-natured co-owner Brian Joiner, who also owns Lakewood Tavern), so it won’t open for another month or two. But when it does, it’ll serve salads, burgers, salmon, and weekend brunch, as well as "margarita bellinis" (you gotta have a signature drink). What a wild location, with the West Village having sprouted all around it. Joiner seems to like reclaiming lost spaces; his Lakewood Tavern took over the old Matt’s No Place space.

3605 McKinney Ave., no phone yet

26 Comments:

At June 08, 2005 6:30 AM, Anonymous red ennk said...

margarita bellinis sound like something that would put me on the wagon. like the lakewood tavern, tho, so maybe i'll give uptown a try

 
At June 08, 2005 7:02 AM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

yo, red. i'm with you on lakewood tavern. do it still have that clever trivia competition on wednesday nites? been a while since i dropped in.

 
At June 08, 2005 7:58 AM, Anonymous polar negri said...

For shame, D.B. Even I who grew up speaking Inupik in my native Greenland know better than to say "do it still have." A trivia hint: If the question is who is associated with the quote, "The woman who pays and makes men pay," the answer would be my great-aunt, the famous silent screen vamp Pola Negri.

 
At June 08, 2005 8:04 AM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

polar, i bet you grew up eating whale blubber, too, so what are you doing visiting an outstanding food blog like NYCE?

 
At June 08, 2005 8:35 AM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

tg: check out the new york times story today on the california cook who goes to the farmers market and paws the carrots and other produce so she can feel its vibes. says, "it tells me what it wants to be." far out.

 
At June 08, 2005 11:02 AM, Anonymous faithful reader said...

i wonder if the red telephone booth is still at the jennivine location. it would be so pub perfect.

 
At June 08, 2005 11:21 AM, Anonymous polar negri said...

It has been brought to my attention that my sister Bipolar left a mean comment about me under the Stoney's Wines item. I told you my father had a sense of humor; he also showed remarkable esp in naming her.

And TG, I saw your gushy comment about all the famous visitors to your blog. Don't the great-nieces of a famous vamp of the silent silver screen deserve a mention? Seems I have also heard of a few of your other visitors, like Mary Worth, DB and Twisted Link.

 
At June 08, 2005 11:25 AM, Anonymous mary worth said...

Speaking of Twisted Link, is his Oak Cliff apartment still available?

 
At June 08, 2005 12:39 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

The cannoli DO it every time.

Yes, indeed, the apt is still available. And it's only a 10-minute drive, with traffic, to the Uptown Pub. And it's only a 2-minute walk to Hattie's, which has the best meatloaf in town, if not the world.

I'll make this my last mention of the place, because TG has been overgenerous in letting me promote the hell out of my enterprise.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/apa/77539186.html

 
At June 08, 2005 12:56 PM, Anonymous bipolar negri said...

polar is just jealous. our great-aunt always liked me better.

 
At June 08, 2005 12:57 PM, Anonymous mary worth said...

don't you think twisted link and bipolar might make a nice couple? if i took the oak cliff apartment, i could introduce them.

 
At June 08, 2005 12:58 PM, Anonymous cora dithers said...

twisted link: i told you if you rented to her she would meddle in your affairs.

 
At June 08, 2005 1:52 PM, Anonymous dino martin said...

I had a margarita bellini once. Tasted fine to me.

 
At June 08, 2005 2:05 PM, Blogger TG said...

jess, thanks for tip on NYT story. jerome weeks used to bring in the Dining section for me every week (a mutually-beneficial recycling program) and i hadn't gotten around to checking it online. i appreciate the new routine you've now inspired!

polar, like everyone else out there, my appetite for celebrities is insatiable. didn't mean to snub any famous visitors to NYCE. even if they ARE dead and/or fictional. my bad

 
At June 08, 2005 2:15 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

faithful reader's question about the red telephone booth called to mind another special aspect of the old jenniving space: the booth just big enough for two that could be closed off. hope the uptown owners keep that!

 
At June 08, 2005 3:47 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

No worries, I'm nowhere near dallas, and I only date women with multiple personality disorder anyway.

I think i had a hand in that nyt dining section transfer. I don't see why jerome should get all the credit for that.

 
At June 08, 2005 5:28 PM, Anonymous mary worth said...

Twisted: You mean you;re not an on-the-premises landlord? That Oak Lawn rental is looking less and less attractive.

 
At June 08, 2005 5:51 PM, Blogger TG said...

mary worth, trust me, the place is better when this particular landlord is an absentee

 
At June 08, 2005 5:52 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

It's oak CLIFF, dear. Not as gay.

You maybe have forgotten how difficult it is to allow jerome near one's desk. I lowered the force field, disconnected the alarm and went through intensive therapy. And in the end, I had to quit my job.

 
At June 08, 2005 5:53 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I run a tight ship.

 
At June 08, 2005 7:26 PM, Anonymous mary worth said...

OK, Twisted, I mixed up Oak Lawn and Oak Cliff, but you're sending all kinds of conflicting information. I thought I knew you, but then no one really ever KNOWS anyone else, do they?

 
At June 08, 2005 7:32 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

TL: Man, I loved that "I run a tight ship" line. That's what the Northwest pilot commented when we took off from Portland enroute to Seattle.

 
At June 08, 2005 8:35 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I don't know what the hell you're talking about, mary worth.

 
At June 08, 2005 9:49 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

tsk, tsk, twisted link. we must all have patience with our elders.

 
At June 09, 2005 6:36 AM, Anonymous ms. ery said...

why haven't we heard from emmmjay lately?

 
At June 11, 2005 8:50 AM, Blogger emmmjay said...

because i am shy

 

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