Thursday, August 11, 2005

Loretta's

bishop arts week day 4

From the school of restaurants named after ladies comes Loretta’s, a casual bar and grill on Jefferson at Polk, which is near though not in Bishop Arts. Loretta’s comes from Deborah Knezek, who works for an airline, and Janice McDade, who was mgr of Stoneleigh P for 11 years. They’ve been hammering and nailing since may 1 (majorly renovating what used to be a place called Casa Francisco), but on Sept 10, they’ll start serving marvelous cocktails as well as burgers, sandwiches, chicken enchiladas, good entrée salads, and their signature black bean soup.

1001 W. Jefferson Blvd. 214-948-1424, opening in sept

27 Comments:

At August 11, 2005 9:27 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

Huh, can't wait. I don't like the name though.

 
At August 11, 2005 9:38 AM, Blogger TG said...

"Dean's" would be better eh

 
At August 11, 2005 9:53 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

some interesting links today, tg. maybe madison's or emily's would be a better name, they're both near the top on the most popular girl's names chart you linked us to. I liked the puerto rican names, best, however.

 
At August 11, 2005 9:55 AM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

since loretta's partner is a stoneleigh p alum, wonder if the oak cliff place will allow ketchup?

 
At August 11, 2005 10:02 AM, Anonymous red ennk said...

I like West Jefferson. El Ranchito has great grilled sweetbreads, and ya gotta love the big steer atop that cheap steak place.

 
At August 11, 2005 10:06 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

Yeah TG, I like that better.

Loretta's sounds too country. There's really only one Loretta and it's hard to get that out of your head. There are many "Hattie's" so that's okay.

 
At August 11, 2005 10:08 AM, Blogger TG said...

is dean too young to remember the actress loretta young?

it's weird the way names evolve. why do certain names become popular? millions of 12 year olds named tiffany and 6 year olds named caitlin

 
At August 11, 2005 10:14 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

I do remember Ms. Young, but Lynn and maybe Holloway came immediately to mind.

(And yes, I know of Hattie McDaniel as well.)

 
At August 11, 2005 10:20 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

"Tiffany" is a stipper name.

Actualy, the "singer" Tiffany, was born in 1971, the same year the James Bond Movie "Diamonds are Forever" came out, in which Jill St. John played "Tiffany Case."

The same thing happened with "Dr. Zhivago." People started naming their daughters Lara.

 
At August 11, 2005 10:21 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

i thought i read somewhere that hattie's refers to a COL. Hattie. Anyway, I think the reason names like Madison and Caitlin become so popular is that people name their kids after actresses, TV characters or whatever is trendy at the moment. guess their starbucks-deadened brains can't be more original.

 
At August 11, 2005 10:32 AM, Blogger TG said...

actually Starbucks' caffeinated beverages help keep us mentally active. another round of lattes for my friends, please!

so i guess there's some tv show w characters named madison & emily? parents=dopes

 
At August 11, 2005 11:56 AM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

the milk in that latte will slow you down

 
At August 11, 2005 11:59 AM, Anonymous plain java joe said...

surely everyone remembers loretta switt

 
At August 11, 2005 12:05 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

loretta is a dimunitive for laura, so we could count loretta bush

 
At August 11, 2005 12:12 PM, Anonymous polar negri said...

one problem with giving your child a trendy or star's name is that it gives their age away. how many joans or joanne's do you know that are under 50? and was teresa born when ms. brewer was big? (certainly not when ms. wright was a movie star, one would hope.) now if you have a name like me, everyone will think of you (or my great aunt) and not some flash-in-the-pan celebrity!

 
At August 11, 2005 12:13 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

wasn't john wayne's wife named PILAR?

 
At August 11, 2005 12:18 PM, Anonymous mash said...

Forgot all about Loretta Swit!

 
At August 11, 2005 12:25 PM, Blogger TG said...

well loretta has a presence in both the art and music worlds

 
At August 11, 2005 12:27 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

Yep, Swift. Good one.

So we've got:

Lynn
Young
Swift
Holloway

I'm not counting the Bush woman, as we'd then have to count all spelling variations such as Lauretta (from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, for example).

Any more?

 
At August 11, 2005 12:33 PM, Anonymous mash said...

Swit! Not Switt not Swift.

 
At August 11, 2005 1:01 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

We know our operas, not our actresses. Far better to name drop Puccini than Hot Lips.

 
At August 11, 2005 1:15 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

Lauretta seems much closer to Loretta than Laura does. Which do you supose came first, Loretta or Lauretta. I find Loretta to be prferable.

 
At August 11, 2005 1:16 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

Right, sorry. I always called her Swift. Swit it is.

 
At August 11, 2005 3:44 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

We tried hard to avoid trendy names for our. Perhaps the only cutesy thing we did was to have all of their names start with a K. Not a problem but we stopped with three...

 
At August 11, 2005 4:56 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

So, KKK. Interesting.

 
At August 11, 2005 5:32 PM, Anonymous archie said...

you can't get more kutesy -- or trendy -- than giving your cids names starting with k. lets hear it for the old time names like mehitabel

 
At January 04, 2007 1:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it still open????!!!Im freaking out here

 

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