(Take a breath, prepare to say complete name of restaurant) The Front Room: A Park Cities Diner will open later this month in University Park’s Hotel Lumen, officials said Wednesday, but no firm date has been set.
The restaurant announced its general manager and executive chef in a press release today, which is totally what most diners do: have an executive chef. In their words:
Scott Townend recently served as corporate utility chef at Culinaire International, which included working with the popular Dallas eatery, Restorante Nicola and catering company Food Glorious Food. His culinary pedigree also includes tenures at Craft in Dallas, Fire Grill in St. Lucia and Kellari Taverna in Washington, D.C.
If it’s an actual diner — which would compete with another new diner concept, Pop Diner, slated to open on McKinney Avenue in the West Village soon — I’ll give it a shot. Warning, though: if I can’t get one of these three things, it’s not a diner:
- strawberry shake
- disco fries
You have your marching orders, The Front Room: A Park Cities Diner.