Update: Sipango Chef Matthew Antonovich Writes About His New Venture, TIE Restaurant & Social Club
I told you last month that the chef Matthew Antonovich was back in town and planned to open a new restaurant, TIE, in the Spring. Lease negotiations took longer than Antonovich anticipated–as they always do–but he wrote last night with an update, which he posted as a comment to my December post. Here’s what he says:
I am happy to say I have found a 12,000 square foot restaurant and club space to house my new concept TIE Restaurant & TIE Social Club. We have found the perfect location that will support our new Mega-Restaurant & Social Club. We found a Dallas neighborhood that can support a 5 million dollar restaurant with local support that can be busy 7 nights a week. Hotels and Dallas Market, Dallas Convention Center and American Airlines Arena will support the weekday business and and week ends will be filled with local Dallas hipsters and socially successful crowds. We are honored to be able to open a 350 seat resataurant and club that will house the first Thai Steakhouse in America that will provide world class entertainment with the likes of Hunter Sullivan, Sandra K and Scott Buckland. Some nights Top will stop by to do his Michael Jackson and TPAC rap. We have sold out the 60 seat Prime Thia SteakHouse for the Super Bowl at 180,000 Dollars for the superbowl month. God Bless the recession I have found great deals on equipment, designers and food service experts hungry to put Dallas back on the map of best restaurants in America. Stay tuned to location specifics. Thank you Dallas.
In an email exchange this morning, Antonovich says he’s “in final negotiations” on the restaurant’s location, for which he and the building’s owner have signed a Letter of Intent. Once the lease is signed, Antonovich writes, “I will be open in less than 150 days.”
I’ve seen the menu and its expected pricing. Looks very promising.