Sophisticated West Coast wine bar District closes Addison, leaves Texas
In today's unfortunate closure news, West coast wine bar and restaurant District has closed down its location in Addison, its only location in the state of Texas.
The restaurant, which made its debut at the Village on the Parkway in May 2022, shared the news of its closure on its social media outlets, stating that they had "closed permanently and ceased operations in Texas."
Located at 5100 Belt Line Rd, #544, in the former Mercy Wine Bar space, it was a sophisticated place open for lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks, pairing globally-inspired shareable plates with an extensive and diverse wine and whiskey program.
Co-founder Jon D'Angelica and his partner Ryan Vance opened the first District in San Francisco on the idea that shareable plates paired with the right wine (or whiskey) create a more intimate dining experience.
Standout shareables on the seasonal menu included Crispy Squash Blossoms filled with goat cheese, Sweet Potato Pakoras, and Moroccan Spiced Lamb Meatballs.
The wine and whiskey programs were extensive and sophisticated, as was the atmosphere, filled with rich woods and rustic chandeliers.
Addison was their first location outside California, and they partnered with acclaimed chef Aaron Staudenmaier, who brought 25-plus years experience including The Mansion on Turtle Creek, the Inn at Little Washington, Abacus, Jasper's, Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg, Lovers Seafood, and Whiskey Cake Kitchen and Bar.
Staudenmaier had everything going for him, except for the ability to single-handedly staunch the aftermath of the pandemic.