The curtain has been lifted on the new restaurant concept replacing the former Lark on the Park at 2015 Woodall Rogers Fwy., which closed in 2018.
It'll be called Miriam Cocina Latina, named for Miriam Jimenez, an F&B veteran who worked at Mr. Mesero and Mesero restaurants during the tenure of Mico Rodriguez.
According to a release, it'll debut in May 2019.
Lark on the Park owner Shannon Wynne says he's been a Miriam fan for a while.
“I walked into a fashionable Mexican restaurant several years ago and was struck by the charisma and charm of the big grin on the authoritative woman greeting folks as they entered,” Wynne says.
"I returned weekly because of this woman," he says. "When her bosses moved her to a new Addison location, I perceived a drop in my enthusiasm for my weekly visit. When it came time to re-conceive our LARK concept I told my partners I was fresh out of new ideas, except for one. I wanted to track down that woman with the giant grin and build a concept with her."
Wynne, who has no experience in Mexican food, acknowledges that Dallas already has a lot of Mex and Tex-Mex options.
"We need another Mexican restaurant in Dallas like we need another hole in the head," Wynne says. "But what we don't have enough of is that feeling I had when I walked into that fashionable Mexican restaurant years ago. Recognition, love, and appreciation from the second I entered."
Miriam Cocina Latina will open at 2015 Woodall Rogers Freeway on the edge of downtown’s Klyde Warren Park. Stay tuned for details at www.miriamcocina.com.