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Dallas bar-restaurant retools menu to include Sunday rehab brunch

Dallas bar-restaurant retools menu to include Sunday rehab brunch

Ivy Tavern
Ivy Tavern is debuting a Sunday dive brunch. Photo courtesy of Ivy Tavern
Chef Patrick Stark, David Rodriguez
Menu comes courtesy of chefs Patrick Stark (left) and David Rodriguez. Photo courtesy of Ivy Tavern
Ivy Tavern
Chef Patrick Stark, David Rodriguez

Lemmon Avenue hangout Ivy Tavern has changes in the works, including a menu redesign and the hiring of a new chef. The bar-restaurant is also debuting a Sunday "dive brunch."

David Rodriguez has been hired as executive chef. Rodriguez was recently at 940's Kitchen and Cocktails in Denton; he previously worked at Oak Cliff's Urban Acres and Oddfellows.

Prior to his appointment, the tavern retained chef Patrick Stark, of mohawk and TV-cooking fame, to rework the menu. Stark, formerly the longtime chef at Sundown at the Granada, is a TV veteran with appearances on the Food Network and ABC, including as a contestant on Cutthroat Kitchen.

Stark's inventions include starters like Buffalo boudin balls, brisket bites, and a loaded cheese board, as well as burgers, gyros, and a pimento grilled cheese sandwich.

The new brunch is cast as a "Sunday rehab," with all-you-can-eat brunch favorites like chicken and waffles, bacon, sausage, ham, eggs, granola with yogurt and fresh fruit, and biscuits and gravy, along with rotating specials. Brunch is $15, with $6 craft cocktails and $3 mimosas. There'll be entertainment that includes a DJ and football playing inside.

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