One Arts Plaza will replace one of its empty restaurant slots with Yolk, a breakfast-and-lunch spot that's the first outlying branch of a chain from Chicago. Founded in 2006 by breakfast restaurateur Taki Kastanis, Yolk will go into the space previously occupied by Cafe des Artistes. It is scheduled to open in late 2014.
"I am excited to open Yolk in the fantastic city of Dallas!" says Kastanis in a release from the Billingsley Company, One Arts Plaza owner.
Yolk has four locations around Chicago, where it's known for oversized omelets, made from an excessive five eggs and served with red-jacket potatoes and fruit, as well as decadent French toast options such as cinnamon roll French toast, banana split French toast and pecan roll French toast.
Kastanis, who is getting married on June 29, was unavailable for comment; he's been plotting a Dallas opening since early 2014. Yolk will join Proof + Pantry, the previously announced restaurant concept slated to open in the old Greek spot from mixologist Michael Martensen, as well as Tei An, Jorge's and Fedora. The latter is temporarily closed due to a fire.