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Pittman Hotel restaurant in Dallas' Deep Ellum debuts with vegan must-have

Pittman Hotel in Dallas' Deep Ellum debuts with must-have vegan dish

Elm & Good veg charcuterie
Graham Dodds' highly creative vegetarian charcuterie has become one of his signatures. Elm & Good

There's an opening date for the long-awaited Kimpton Pittman Hotel, going into the landmark Knights of Pythias temple at the corner of Good Latimer and Elm Street in Deep Ellum: August 12.

The hotel promises to provide guests with an experience rooted in history, without sacrificing modernity, with many plush amenities including 165 guest rooms, meeting space, outdoor patio, pool, and fitness center.

It also promises to provide a restaurant starring Dallas chef Graham Dodds. Called Elm & Good, it'll be a modern American tavern inspired by no-fuss farmhouse fare, and like the hotel, it too opens on August 12.

The menu at Elm & Good is said to be inspired by classic all-American fare, but modernized to align with contemporary trends. It emphasizes clean and bright flavors with grilled meats, seasonal vegetables, and seafood.

Dodds has incorporated twists on some of the dishes he's done at restaurants such as Bolsa, Central 214, and Wayward Sons, the Greenville Avenue restaurant where he dabbled in vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Highlights include:

  • Garden Charcuterie Board, an ever-changing plant-based version of the traditional charcuterie board with marinated olives and seasonal, pickled vegetables
  • Lion’s Mane with trumpet mushroom “chorizo”, beech and maitake mushrooms, and saffron Bomba rice
  • Rabbit Agnolotti, with fennel seed dusted rabbit loin, fines herbes and beurre fondue

The beverage program at Elm & Good is integral to the dining concept and the proof is in the bar which occupies a large, front-and-center space.

It's overseen by Gregory Huston, formerly of Bowen House, Victor Tangos, and Grange Hall.

Cocktails feature all of these buzzy concepts: Bespoke spirits. Tonics, tinctures, and bitters. Fresh-squeezed juices. Proper ice. Classy glassware. Memorable presentations.

Drink highlights include:

  • The Pittman Paloma, with El Jimador, grapefruit, fresco, bittermens, grapefruit bitters and tonic
  • The Gypsy Tea Room, with green tea steeped rum, lemon juice, honey syrup and muddled blackberries

There'll also be a rotating selection of regional and craft brews and celebrated American and international wines.

The 5,525-square-foot restaurant features an expansive floor plan broken into varied seating areas. The decor combines contemporary with rustic with a timeless, industrial aesthetic. The space features white walls with dark beams and columns, high ceilings, one-of-a-kind lighting fixtures, hand-hewn wood tables, and leather banquettes.

As a part of Kimpton’s Clean Promise, Elm & Good ensures that the restaurant will be thoroughly cleaned, accommodate for physical distancing and provide single-use gloves and face covering for guests upon request.

Elm & Good will be open for breakfast daily from 7-10 am, and  dinner Tuesday-Saturday from 5:30-10 pm.

The Elm & Good bar will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 4-11 pm.

Kimpton manages over 80 distinctive restaurants, bars, and lounges across major metropolitan cities, resort destinations and up-and-coming markets in the United States, Caribbean and Europe.