Popular Uptown restaurant, live music venue rolls out new farm-fresh offerings April 19
Swing by Uptown’s favorite dining, drinking and live music destination tomorrow, April 19, and be one of the first to bite into these delectable new menu offerings:
“The Jalapeño Spoon Bread is my mom’s recipe,” said Daniel Menchaca, Executive Chef at The Rustic, who developed the new recipes. “She used to make it on Sundays with a pot of beans or chili. The next day she would pan-fry the leftovers in butter to warm it back up.”
He continued: “The use of maguey on the Joe Leo Tacos is my homage to a time when the ingenuity and resourcefulness of passionate people made delicacies from simple, local ingredients. And we added the daily catch to the menu to demonstrate the bounty of fresh, wild and farm-raised fish we have thanks to our proximity to the Texas gulf.”
Along with the new food items, The Rustic is adding a refreshing, summertime-inspired cocktail to the mix:
“We’re extremely excited to introduce all these new flavors, particularly because of our dedication to using ingredients sourced from local farmers, ranchers and artisans,” said Kyle Noonan, co-owner of FreeRange Concepts, creator of The Rustic. “I’m also proud to name our new taco selections after my grandfather, Joe Leo, who recently passed away. He loved preparing homemade tacos, and I know he’d be a big fan of Daniel’s recipes.”
The Rustic proudly sources its fresh, authentic Texas ingredients from several local farmers, including the following:
With its casual atmosphere, live musical acts and unique, full-service dining experience featuring farm-fresh, homestyle dishes and a Texas-sized selection of wines, spirits and 40 beers on tap, The Rustic has carved a distinctive niche among Dallas restaurants. The concept is the brainchild of Noonan, Sepkowitz and Texas country artist Pat Green, whose love of the outdoors and live music helped bring The Rustic to life. The result is a fun and relaxing dining and concert experience from a phenomenal patio, all under the big Texas sky.
About FreeRange Concepts
Pioneering fresh ideas in the restaurant industry and with local venues like Bowl & Barrel, Mutts Canine Cantina, The Rustic and The General Public, FreeRange Concepts is led by founders Kyle Noonan and Josh Sepkowitz, who have a combined 20 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. For more information, please visit FreeRangeConcepts.com.