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New Old School Neighborhood Restaurant Shakes Up Dallas’ Greenville Avenue

Classic Food in an Intriguing Setting — Step Inside the Mysterious Alamo Club

BY // 02.25.19

Alamo Club, a new American restaurant and bar, is now open at 1919 Greenville Avenue in Lower Greenville. This Dallas space formerly housed The Blind Butcher, but it’s found new life.

The exterior of Alamo Club is dark, except for two red lantern lights illuminating the front entrance to create an ominous, but intriguing vibe.

Opened by Austin Rodgers (it’s his first concept on his own after an impressive run at Nick & Sam’s and Nick Badovinus‘ Flavor Hook restaurant group), the upscale neighborhood restaurant and bar combines American classics with an old-school feel. Rodgers previously worked his way up from being a waiter to a bartender to a manager in the restaurant business.

Now, he finally has his own place.

Rodgers’ goal with Alamo Club is to be neighborhood locals’ “home away from home” and somewhere “where everybody will know your name.” The interior is cozy with a mix of dining tables and high top community tables. The exposed brick wall and dim lights give the space a speakeasy look.

There’s also a remodeled patio that brunchers will be able to hang out on weekend mornings starting in the spring.

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And now for the most important part: the food. Comfort food is the speciality here and chef Kyle Newberry is cooking up some classic American meals. On the menu, there’s Club Spaghetti with cherry tomato sauce, Grana Padano cheese and basil — and a house-made pastrami sandwich with fontina, caramelized onions, sauerkraut and Djion mustard dubbed Smoky Rose.

There’s also Seared Snapper with Anson Mills rice polenta, carrot vichy and pan jus; a bacon cheddar burger; and a crispy chicken sandwich. You can also start off with some artichoke chip, ceviche, tuna crudo, beet salad, or Rudolph’s in a blanket.

The bar serves drinks with minimal ingredients. Kyle Buckelew is the bar manager and has been bartending in Dallas for more than 12 years, most recently at Los Almas Rotas and Cedars Social. He’s concocted up classics with a twist in the names, such as the Stirred Not Shaken with Monkey 47 and dry vermouth; Shaken Not Stirred with vodka, gin, vermouth, orange bitters and lemon zest; and The Patio Banger with OGD Whiskey, lemon, cardamon and ginger beer.

Alamo Club is currently open seven days a week (as a neighborhood restaurant should be) from 5 pm to 2 am. Happy Hour runs from 5 pm to 7 pm.

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