A new shop is opening in Lancaster from Dallas chef Chris Patrick: Called Curio Kitchen + Market, it's opening at 129 Historic Town Square, where it will sell chef-prepared foods, wine, and specialty food items.
The shop is founded by Patrick and his business partner, Laura Patrick, who also own Bright Box Foods, a chef-prepared foods delivery company they founded in 2019, and fulfills their goal to establish a retail storefront.
According to a release, it's named for a shop that belonged to Laura's late grandfather. it'll open in early 2024.
Like Bright Box, it will offer ready-to-eat meals, which can be purchased on-site or get delivered. They'll also host cooking classes, wine tastings, dinners, and other events.
In addition, they'll feature artisanal products, wine, and catering services.
The couple are Oak Cliff residents who see the greater Southwest as "a massive opportunity for them" as it’s been historically overlooked by restaurateurs and food retailers in the past.
"We recognize that we’re essentially moving into a food desert," Laura says in a statement. "There is a huge demand for food service businesses in the area, and we’re excited to join the community. Our goal is to make the discovery of new flavors uncomplicated and approachable. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or just starting your culinary journey, we believe everyone should get to enjoy and have access to the pleasure and beauty of well grown and well-crafted food and wine."