As part of the expansion of the Joule Dallas hotel, Dallas-based Consilient Restaurants will open CBD Provisions, an "energetic American eatery" in spring 2013. The restaurant will celebrate American comfort food with an artisanal standard and progressive sensibility.
CBD — one presumes that stands for "Central Business District" — will be led by operating partner Greg Katz and an executive chef to be named. The restaurant will embrace local, regional and responsibly raised products and will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Plus there will be a complete menu until midnight on the weekends and a big-deal Sunday brunch.
Nationally renowned bartenders Chad Solomon and Christy Pope will oversee the beverage program, which will center on modern American cocktails and regional craft beers.
New York City-based designer Claudia Woods will tackle the interiors, which will evoke the tradition of big-city brasseries in a style befitting the location in the heart of historic downtown Dallas.
Greg Katz has been the operating partner of Victor Tangos in Dallas since its inception in 2008. Previously Katz served in various management capacities at Il Mulino and the Carlyle Hotel in New York City and the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas.
Claudia Woods was previously a senior design architect for the highly regarded Rockwell Group, where she led the design teams for Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami, Nobu Budapest in Hungary, and Danny Meyer’s Maialino in New York City.
Chad Solomon and Christy Pope co-founded Cuffs & Buttons Consulting & Cocktail Catering in 2006 along with Sasha Petraske, owner of Milk & Honey in New York City. They are regulars at conferences such as Tales of the Cocktail, StarChefs.com International Chefs Congress and San Antonio Cocktail Conference and have been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and Food & Wine.
After many years in New York City, Solomon and Pope relocated to Dallas in October 2012.
So the name, CBD. Let's try it out: "Hey, let's go grab a bite at CBD!" Add it to a new group of restaurants with abbreviations, such as Acme F&B, and the number restaurants, such as FT33, Stampede 66 and Central 214. CBD is more direct than the new Tacos & Avocados in Roanoke, which is dying for you to call it T&A.
CBD has a military vibe, like the now-closed Commissary or Company Cafe. What else could CBD stand for? Can't Be Dallas? Cooks Big Dinners? It never ends.