The crisis is over
The drinking-in-the-park crisis has been averted: Beer and wine can be purchased and consumed in Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas.
This announcement comes after some media angst about the fact that the park was not selling alcohol; apparently for some people, a good time can not be had in a public park without a tipple. But spokesperson Samantha Kurz says that the absence of alcohol was a temporary situation that's unlikely to be repeated.
Beer and wine are sold at the park Friday through Sunday. The concession is a stand, located in the same area as the food trucks.
"There was a bit of a hiatus, but we've always intended to have beer," Kurz says. "The concessionaire took a break and wasn't out there for a little while because they thought it was too cold and didn't think there would be enough people in the park. But we've discovered that people want beer and wine even if it is cold."
Beer and wine are sold at the park Friday through Sunday. The concession is a stand, located in the same area as the food trucks. Beer is by the bottle, and wine is by the glass. (Although, to be accurate, it's sold neither in the bottle or a glass but in an environment-blighting disposable plastic cup.)
On the restaurant front, the previously announced Savor is still under construction, and it is slated to open in mid-2013. Its companion food truck operation, called Relish, debuted during the park's opening in October. It sells casual food, mostly burgers and hot dogs. Once Savor opens, Relish will transform into a to-go concession next to Savor.
Meanwhile, Shannon Wynne's restaurant across the street from the park, called Lark, is slated to open soon and has been posting help-wanted ads every week since January 10, in which it describes itself as "an upscale, contemporary restaurant." Overseeing the menu will be chef David McMillan, who joined Wynne at Meddlesome Moth in September.