Thursday, August 18, 2005

Salum Restaurant

New-restaurant alert: Salum Restaurant opens next wk in a prime spot (between Knox-Henderson & West Village). Owner Abraham Salum was previously a chef/co-owner at Parigi’s; born & raised in Mexico City, his well-traveled past includes a cooking internship in Provence. His menu will change every month w/ delicacies such as Dijon-truffle-crusted lamb w/ wild-mushroom spoonbread and pomegranate-lacquered pork loin chop w/ gingered spaghetti squash. Whoa! Salum is in a former doctor’s clinic re-done by designer Julio Quinones one of Dallas’ top young decorators acc/ to D Home magazine.

4152 Cole ave #103 214-252-9604. opening date: aug 29

38 Comments:

At August 18, 2005 12:03 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

What did I tell ya . . . lamb!

 
At August 18, 2005 12:23 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

That horse whinny is totally fucking hilarious. I cracked up. I wish there were more people like TG. Creative. Too bad it's full of slackjawed fools.

 
At August 18, 2005 12:37 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

will wick give you extra points for mentioning d home?

 
At August 18, 2005 1:40 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

sounds good, tho bound to be a bit pricey. (i couldn't get the salum web sight to come up to check the menu.)

 
At August 18, 2005 1:43 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

i got the web site but the menu isn't posted yet. it says there will be a daily tasting menu, however

 
At August 18, 2005 1:58 PM, Anonymous cat lover said...

Twisted Dog has raised a ruckus on the last blog item, the one about that schokalad place

 
At August 18, 2005 2:05 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

Sounds very Lola-esque, don't you think Ms.ery?

 
At August 18, 2005 2:25 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

TD is very good at that. I don't know where she got it from.

 
At August 18, 2005 2:46 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

actually, i haven't been to lola. i don't get around to as many tony places as i used to -- and can't say that i mind all that much

 
At August 18, 2005 3:08 PM, Anonymous mrs. worth said...

i don't even get around to the semi-fast food places very much any more. everything seems to go for rent

 
At August 18, 2005 3:26 PM, Anonymous Dean said...

What's semi fast food? Boston Market?

 
At August 18, 2005 3:52 PM, Anonymous mrs. worth said...

i guess boston market would be one, but was thinking of places like mike's subs and cowboy chicken on greenville, crescent city in irving. just places with well-prepared food tho you order at the counter. even good bbq places would qualify. if i could just get my rent under $725 i might be able to stretch my pension so i could hit something other than taco bell or jack in the box -- and afford some of those designer chocolates. does anyone know of any places in a nice, friendly neighborhood?

 
At August 18, 2005 4:17 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

I do. Here's a lovely place for a mere 700 a month in the Bishop Arts District.

 
At August 18, 2005 4:53 PM, Anonymous m.b. said...

Mary Worth, are you colluding with Twisted Link? You just gave him a great straight line.

 
At August 18, 2005 6:03 PM, Anonymous mary worth said...

twisted: that building is lovely. are there places to eat nearby that aren't TOO expensive?

 
At August 18, 2005 6:24 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Why, yes, Mary Worth. I'm glad you asked.

In fact, it's Mecca for good, cheap food, a mere two blocks from this wonderful apartment, which former tenants have said feels like living in a tree house.

Just a small sample of restaurants would include, Tillman's, Vitto, Chan Thai and Susie's Cuisine, which is run by former Crescent Court Executive Spa Chef Susie Buck.

Find out about even MORE restaurants, as well as gift shops, antique shops, art galleries and professional services at BishopArts.com.

 
At August 18, 2005 7:07 PM, Anonymous mary worth said...

twisted, it sounds wonderful!!! there's just one more criteria. as you probably know if you have followed my life, i NEED to be involved with other people, to help them solve their problems large and small. are the tenants of the other three apartments in need of help? the other people on the block? i know what some people say about oak cliff, but i am not afraid of drive-by shootings. I simply MUST live someplace where i can be of help and consolation to others.

 
At August 18, 2005 7:08 PM, Anonymous bipolar negri said...

believe me, twisted, you let her near that apartment and she will run out every other tenant. ms. nosybody should be her name.

 
At August 18, 2005 7:13 PM, Anonymous ) said...

as the store today, i bought a newman's own package of peanut butter-filled dark chocolate cups. noted he also had his own blend of coffees, an oreo-type cookie and much more. he was -- and perhaps still is -- such a dreamboat. always longed to meet him; met ms. woodward once, and i couldn't believe how tiny she was, no more than 5 foot 2 or so. probably he is short, too, but those eyes! anyways his products all help a good cause. (by the way, haven't tasted them yet, but those chocolate cups are ORGANIC)

 
At August 18, 2005 7:16 PM, Anonymous d.b. cooper said...

WHO IS CLOSE PAREN?

 
At August 18, 2005 7:24 PM, Anonymous ( said...

oh,shit, it's my twin. just when i thought i had found a place where i wouldn't be shadowed by that albatross

 
At August 18, 2005 7:27 PM, Anonymous : powell said...

your names are interesting. i would like to meet you ) and (

 
At August 18, 2005 7:35 PM, Anonymous polly paren said...

why do children always fight? my husband, paul, and i have always treated them equally, yet ) and ( are always )( instead of ()

 
At August 18, 2005 7:40 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

re salum, which i believe is supposed to be today's topic: pomegramate-lacquered pork chops sound great, as does wild mushroom spoon bread. but i will await your report before ordering ginered spaghetti squash.

 
At August 18, 2005 7:46 PM, Anonymous charlotte ruse said...

noted that dean picked up on the lamb, a meat i love. needless to say, i also love truffles -- who wouldn't -- but i fear the dijon mustard might overpower them, or at least detract from their wonderful aroma and flavor

 
At August 18, 2005 7:47 PM, Anonymous escoffier said...

i agree. with truffles, simplicity is everything. all you need to do is shave one over a softly coddled egg

 
At August 18, 2005 7:49 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

where is tg? after posting, she hasn't returned to answer any of our pressing questions.

 
At August 18, 2005 7:51 PM, Anonymous bill faulkner said...

oh, i imagine she turns in early. living so far north, there is a lack of oxygen which saps ones energy and mind

 
At August 18, 2005 7:51 PM, Anonymous red ennk said...

actually, plano is south of oklahoma

 
At August 18, 2005 7:52 PM, Anonymous bill faulkner said...

my point. exactly.

 
At August 18, 2005 7:53 PM, Anonymous ms.ery said...

twisted is being quiet, too. he must be on deadline at work or getting a booster shot.

 
At August 18, 2005 7:53 PM, Anonymous catahoula 86 said...

thankfully, that mongrel of his ain't barking either

 
At August 18, 2005 7:56 PM, Anonymous jess truhart said...

has anyone been to parigi lately? is it good enough that we should expect lots from salum? frankly, i always found it was a bit overrated.

 
At August 18, 2005 7:57 PM, Anonymous catahoula 86 said...

i think twisted has some cajun spices in that hypo. bet he and his dawg want to be just like my missus and me.

 
At August 18, 2005 10:14 PM, Blogger TG said...

have been out scouting new blog items. ever since that pushy ms.ery griped about 7-11 getting too much attention, i've had to devote my spare time scouring one small convenience store after another, trying to find the faberge egg that will please her.

parigi: i think has sunken terribly. the ownership is not original; i don't think they know what they're doing. i noted abraham salum got a tout in 2001 from TX Monthly ... but their reviews are not bylined so it's difficult to know whether it's a review you can trust

 
At August 19, 2005 11:28 AM, Anonymous Dean said...

I was driving past and saw this place last night. It's in that tiny little strip mall next to the dry cleaners. Not much parking there and not the ideal place for a restaurant. Blink and you'll miss it.

I had some truffel oil last night. Mmmmmm.

 
At August 19, 2005 11:53 AM, Blogger Ron said...

Parigi has been a culinary and -- especially -- service black hole for years. Don't go near it.

 
At November 03, 2005 11:05 PM, Anonymous Mister said...

Have been to Salum several times since it opened in September. Great atmosphere and wonderful food. Chef Salum did a great job, and it's nice to watch him work in the open kitchen. Really enjoyed ourselves.

 

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