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Common Burger Problem Solved: Savor Restaurant, helmed by ex-Ritz-Carlton chef John Coleman, will open in Klyde Warren Park


Klyde Warren Park, the five-acre deck park built over the freeway between Uptown and Downtown Dallas, has announced that their greenbelt restaurant, slated to open in about six months, will be a sit-down affair called Savor.

“Savor will have a chef-driven menu with shared plates such as baked ricotta with house-made flat bread and buttermilk fried calamari with green curry dipping sauce,” says the press release.

Hmmm, buttermilk batter and green curry? That doesn’t sound like an appealing match. But maybe Savor’s chef, John Coleman, knows better. After all, Coleman left the Dallas Ritz in July to work on Savor after “an impressive 23-year career with Ritz-Carlton, most recently serving as executive chef and director of food and beverage for the Ritz in Uptown Dallas over the last five years.”  Coleman was “one of a few people charged with opening locations for the Ritz worldwide,” the release continues.

“In addition to a large outdoor patio lounge area, Savor will have a bar with a wall of beer and wine kegs and a custom mixology program. The mid-range price point will bring a formula that has been successful in areas like Knox-Henderson and West Village toward Downtown. Bill Johnson of The Johnson Studios in Atlanta is designing the restaurant’s interior.”

Nancy Nichols FAQ’d Coleman this morning.

While Savor is being built, Coleman will open Relish, a food truck serving burgers. Just in time for Thanksgiving, we can visit Relish to give thanks that Coleman “has solved a common burger problem – the toppings seem to fall right out of the bun – by creating burger combinations with the ingredients mixed into the patty and grilled.” You know, like a Smashburger.

Wow. Who knew?.  Maybe he had help from NASA or Red Bull or this guy. Anyway, thanks be to God that the Common Burger Problem is finally solved, cuz Coleman’s  “no-mess burger will make it easy for park patrons to picnic.”

Hope Mr. Coleman can live up to the advance billing, including the idea that he’s “landed the most coveted Dallas restaurant location.”

Hyberbole aside, the park is a beautiful setting. I hope Coleman succeeds. Bet this place and Jim White hate the name though. 

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