Last last year, Blythe Beck became the first chef to repeat her stint leading the kitchen at Kitchen LTO, Casie Caldwell’s “permanent pop-up” restaurant in Trinity Groves. Well, Beck’s delicious tenure is about to come to an end, and five new chefs are vying for the spot, all of whom were introduced to diners at an event on Sunday night.
Some you might already know: Anastacia Quinones, who led Abraham Salum’s kitchen at Salum for about two years (as you might expect, her cuisine is Modern Mexican); Adrien Nieto, who may look familiar (he was on Season 2 of MasterChef) and has lived in Dallas about a year, making California-inspired food; David Rodriguez, who served a braised beef cheek and white Anson Mills grits in support of his Modern Texas style; and two chefs who ran out at the tasting before I got a sample: Ken Patrick (Southwestern) and Chris Stephens (New American). Attendees got to vote for each of the chefs and weigh in on their favorites.
But there’s no reason you can’t vote as well. You have through Saturday, May 9, to cast your support in favor of any of the five (as well as several artists aiming to set the decor theme at LTO). Vote with a click here. And may the best one win!