Meredith Crawford and Christina Geyer
- April 04, 2012
Budding bakers Mary Gauntt and Megan Wilkes sprinkled sugar over the Bishop Arts District during Mardi Gras weekend with their pop-up pie shop Emporium Pies. The duo has just announced a move into permanent digs, converting a purple-painted house at 314 North Bishop Avenue into an eat-in bakery. Their specialty? Beautiful pies served whole or by the slice, in flavors such as the to-die-for bourbon-pecan. Until the bakery’s opening, orders can be placed at emporiumpies.com … More news in the Cliff: Restaurateur John Baudoin (he managed both Dallas Fish Market and Restaurante Nicola) opens his newest eatery, Driftwood, next door to Bolsa Mercado this month. Exec chef and Abacus alumnus Omar Flores helms the kitchen, crafting a scrumptious east-meets-west-coast menu anchored in organic seafood. Go fish at 642 West Davis Street; details driftwood-dallas.com … When in Manhattan, a reservation at the legendary Le Cirque restaurant is a must. So imagine the elation among gourmands when it announced a series of moveable, one-night-only dinners at 10 ClubCorp clubs around the country. Come Friday, April 20, The Tower Club gets its visit from Le Cirque, with chef Olivier Reginensi wowing the diners. Even Tower Club’s dining room will be re-spun for the evening, as its decor will be made to match the elegant NY locale. Reserve a table at clupcorp.com/lecirque … A two-in-one concept is beckoning foodies to West Dallas: Chicken Scratch and The Foundry at 2303 Pittman Street. The former is the restaurant interpretation of childhood family picnics — homemade fried chicken, Mexican-inspired popsicles and cast-iron-fried fare served in compostable, eco-friendly packaging. The later is the latest in the beer-garden movement and housed at the same location, with local brews on tap (Deep Ellum Rye Pilsener) and more than 30 unusual beers served by the bottle or can. The full scoop is at cs-tf.com … Tajin Comedor Mexicano is the latest culinary project from longtime restaurateur Monica Greene. Housed at the Ilume mixed-used development on Cedar Springs Road, the Mexican concept is said to conjure memories of Greene’s now-shuttered Ciudad. Buzz 972.742.3902.
IMAGE: Mary Gauntt and Megan Wilkes of Emporium Pies. Photo by Kelsey Foster.