Dallas' Foodie Neighborhood

Boulevardier sibling Rapscallion to bring Southern food to bustling Greenville Avenue

Boulevardier sibling to join Greenville Avenue restaurant parade

Greenville Avenue in Dallas
Rapscallion will join the stream of restaurants on Greenville Avenue. Photo courtesy of Bonnie Besserer
Trader Joe's on Greenville Avenue in Dallas
Rapscallion will go in next-door to Trader Joe's. Trader Joe's Lower Greenville/Facebook
Greenville Avenue in Dallas
Trader Joe's on Greenville Avenue in Dallas

Dallas' Greenville Avenue continues to assert itself as the most surprising foodie neighborhood in Dallas, as another new restaurant from well-respected operators joins the parade: Rapscallion will be a new bistro from the team behind Boulevardier, to be located in the space between Trader Joe's and The Libertine.

According to co-owner Brooks Anderson, Rapscallion will take a neighborhood-friendly approach and will feature a "modern Southern" menu centered around the culinary stylings of chef/co-owner Nathan Tate.

Tate, who grew up on a still-operating farm in Rockwall, will employ a custom J&R wood grill and custom wood-fired rotisserie. 

Boulevardier bar manager Eddie Eakin will create a custom menu of spirits and cocktails featuring an eclectic selection of whisky, tequila and mezcal. The wine list will be composed by Anderson and his brother Bradley Anderson, with whom he co-owns Veritas Wine Room and Boulevardier, along with Tate.

Rapscallion will be the third restaurant in a trio —  along with BB Bop Seoul Kitchen and Yucatan Taco Stand — that's going into the space across the street from the Libertine, which is already fenced off and under construction. Real estate developer Jon Hetzel told the Lakewood Advocate that the development is designed to look like three separate buildings, saying that they were building it so that all three restaurants would have their own facade.
BB Bop is the Asian fusion restaurant from chef Greg Bussey and his Korean-American wife, Sandra, that specializes in the traditional Korean rice bowl dish called bibimbop; it premiered in Carrollton in 2008, followed by a second branch on upper Greenville Avenue. Yucatan Taco Stand is the taco chain-in-the-making based in Fort Worth.

According to Anderson, Rapscallion is slated to open in the first half of 2015.