This time is an awesome time to be in the Dallas restaurant business. You get to be a player in this city’s exciting food scene. You get to work behind the stage in the kitchens and reach people with your own brand of soul-feeding food. And you also get to see new concepts sprout around you and enjoy some friendly competition and collaboration with your peers. It’s just amazing.
And it seems that people outside the Greater Dallas area are beginning to take notice of the excitement too. D Magazine recently reported that Bon Appetit named Dallas its best restaurant city for 2019.
How about it? Isn’t this an awesome time to be in the Dallas restaurant business?
Dallas is “no longer skippable” as a food destination
Hilary Cadigan, who reviewed the Dallas food scene for Bon Appetit, summed it up as thus: “From the rich bowls of boat noodles to the crazy charcuterie boards to the spicy strawberry sotol, one thing is clear: Texas’ oft-skipped food destination is no longer skippable.”
She cites two main reasons for her claim. The first is Dallas’ “community of highly ambitious chefs.” These chefs all come from different backgrounds, and all are focused on doing their own thing. But they all have one thing in common—they have ditched the old models of running a restaurant business. Instead, they have created spaces that are highly personalized, where they can follow their vision for their food freely.
The other is Dallas’ diversity of food offerings. It’s the result of immigrant communities remaining true to their identities even as they adapt to Dallas living. Every neighborhood has its gems, and these gems are so unique it’s hard to find anything like them in other foodie cities.
Even Richardson’s foodie gems are mentioned in the Bon Appetit article. In case you missed it, we’re opening a fourth Asian Mint location there on October 7.
Asian Mint is proud to be part of Dallas’ community of restaurants
It’s an exciting time to be in the Dallas restaurant business, and indeed Asian Mint is proud to be part of it. Asian Mint pretty much fits Bon Appetit’s description of the Dallas food scene. We’re the brainchild of Chef Nikky Phinyawatana, the embodiment of her vision of Thai food that feeds souls.
We invite you to taste this vision of Thai food that feeds the soul, if you haven’t already. And if you’re already a true-blue Mint Fanatic, we’re looking forward to feed your soul once again.