Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Amuse


bishop arts week day 3


Doug Brown, the Nana/Landmark chef who moved downtown last year to do the Eatzi's-esque to-go market Beyond the Box w/ biz partner-pastry chef Jason Foss, is getting more deeply urban: He's set to open a new restaurant in the South Side district across from Gilley's. Called Amuse, it'll take over the spot that is currently South Side Grill. It'll be a 64-seat restaurant w/ lounge, patio, and great downtown views. Opening date is "middle of January" says doug.

Amuse, 1326 S. Lamar St. (not exactly bishop arts but, you know, south-ish)

23 Comments:

At August 10, 2005 9:27 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

I saw that South Side Grill spot the other week while leaving Gilley's. Looked scary, though I did like that Absinthe Lounge with that whole basement feel.

When this new place opens, there'll be four things down there and Lee Harvey's is not too far from there either. Not too bad. We'll see if a new restaurant helps the area any.

 
At August 10, 2005 9:46 AM, Blogger TG said...

i haven't had the chance to hit lee harvey's; did you eat there? seems like someplace i would like

doug has a lot of fans; i think he'd be a big draw

 
At August 10, 2005 9:47 AM, Anonymous IceCreamHead said...

TG, more BREAKING NEWS, we can ALWAYS depend on NYCE to bring us the the latest SCOOP.

 
At August 10, 2005 10:08 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

TG: I've not eaten there, but I've had a drink there. The problem with LH is that it gets so packed, that it's very difficult to even GET a drink (and it's a dive) so I can't really justify waiting over 10 minutes at a bar for a drink at a place like that. That, and the fact that it truly is in the middle of nowhere and you have to drive to it and I don't care what anyone says, it's not in the safest part of town (primarily because of its isolated location).

 
At August 10, 2005 11:21 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Now Brooklyn will be moving down there, too. So that opens up a nice place for an sbux in bishop arts.

 
At August 10, 2005 12:45 PM, Blogger Ron said...

Lee Harvey's is the cat's meow, especially on Sunday "Dog Day Afternoons." On one such June afternoon, about 20 people and 10 canine pets roamed the fenced-in yard around the old stone house. The staff stokes the outdoor grills, and you can bring your own food to grill. Frankly, I didn't even know they served food.

 
At August 10, 2005 1:12 PM, Blogger TG said...

i talked to them months before they opened, and at that point, they talked about trying to do semi-upscale stuff. it's one of those places that has been "on my list" ... along w/ hibiscus, hector's, zoom, perry's ... sigh

 
At August 10, 2005 2:04 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

I hear you get a free burger at LH if you take a box of window blinds.

 
At August 10, 2005 3:01 PM, Blogger BK said...

I thinks this post actually should be renamed 'Bishop Art's Day 3 - nothing to post so let me Amuse you.'

 
At August 10, 2005 3:32 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

I don't understand the "window blinds" reference. I assume it's related to the Grassy Knoll? But what does it mean.

B.K.'s comment is cute.

 
At August 10, 2005 5:13 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

If you assassinate the president, you get a free order of fries. And if you get Karl Rove, too, they'll throw in a free small soft drink.

 
At August 10, 2005 5:57 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

LH got his rifle into the school book depository by saying the box held blinds. also, he is sort of on the oak cliff subject, since he lived there.

 
At August 10, 2005 6:12 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

He lived on Canty, which is a mere one-half block away from this wonderful apartment.

 
At August 10, 2005 6:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend forwarded me your site. I consider myself a fan of Doug Brown, and wondered if this news was true. I guess I am a little curious as to why I haven't seen it appear in any publications in Dallas.

 
At August 10, 2005 11:18 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Well because this is the newsiest site in town, anon. Where others merely comment on what they like, NYCE and tg give us real fucking news.

 
At August 11, 2005 7:22 AM, Blogger TG said...

thank you twisted. it's so weird to me that people would rather listen to songs they've already heard when there's all this new music out there

 
At August 11, 2005 8:05 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

twisted: your four-plex is looking great. you need to entice dunlap swain across the river and lots of us wouldn't mind living there.

 
At August 11, 2005 8:15 AM, Blogger TG said...

ms.ery, you think dunlap swain moreso than starbucks? tee-hee (sorry, i couldn't resist. how could i resist a great straight line like that?)

 
At August 11, 2005 8:31 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

twisted: have you seen today's NYT story on the suburban trend of keeping chickens as pets? wasn't there some flap about oak cliff roosters a few years ago?

tg: yes, dunlap swain over starbucks anytime. i can make a cup of coffee but my auto mechanic talents are limited. and these guys RESCUE you, as when your car dies downtown during rush hour

 
At August 11, 2005 11:21 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I'm sure with a loyal customer like you Dunlam Swain would be more than happy to make a house call or two. Though there's no shortage of garage spaces for them to move into over there.

I'm not sure about the roosters. There was one house that tried to keep one a block or so away from my place, but the city put an end to that real quick. I know some people keep chickens because they produce good organic fertilizer for their gardens.

 
At August 11, 2005 12:29 PM, Anonymous soofsayer said...

dunlam, snicker snicker. do you mean DUNLAP??? ha ha ha. but hey, twisted made a comment last nite at 11:18 and then another almost exactly 12 hours later

 
At August 11, 2005 1:02 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Burlap-Smith!

 
At August 11, 2005 1:38 PM, Anonymous soofsayer said...

burlap-sack?
dim-bulb?

 

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