Matthew Antonovich, Matthew Antonovich? Where are You? Louisville, Kentucky!

This dude is crazy!

Good lord have mercy on my wicked soul. Chef Matthew “Fingers of TIE Flurry” Antonovich blew back into Dallas a few months ago with a long load of bull. In particular, a stream of wordy releases boasting his 12,000-square-foot Thai Steakhouse and club located “just a drive by the Arts, the American Airlines Event Center, Dallas World Trade Center and Dallas Market.”

First he claimed his concept would be in the most exciting neighborhood in Dallas. Then he hinted it would be near Highland Ranch. WHOOPSIE, he meant Highland Park.

Then POOF! He disappeared. The guy who boasted “God bless the recession I have found great deals on equipment, designers and food service experts hungry to put Dallas back on the map of best restaurants in America” just went away. His Twitter feed went dark. My inquisitive e-mails? Unanswered.

Hark! I found him. According to

A new restaurant to be named Antonovich’s Tuscan Grille could open in the old Ferd Grisanti’s restaurant (12112 Taylorsville Road) as early as Derby Eve. If Matthew Antonovich and building owners Greg and Vince Grisanti can seal a deal, the “upscale casual” restaurant would serve freshly prepared Tuscan fare for lunch, dinner and private parties. Its Enoteca Wine Bar, complete with a wood-burning pizza oven, would also serve a social hub for the later-night 40 to 55 year-old crowd. To imagine it properly, Antonovich said to consider an amalgam of Jack’s Lounge, Mama Grisanti and Casa Grisanti.

More, could be here. Oh, what a lunatic.


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  • DarnellErwinFletcher

    Bi-polar much?

  • History Repeats Itself

    “reality being what it is, he’s still looking for more backers”. I think we’ve all seen recently this guy has very little to do with reality.

  • Taylor B

    what a blow-hard whack job this guy is!…someone needs to warn those folks in Louisville… on 2nd thought, maybe not – I’m glad he’s not mucking up the press in Dallas with all his BS anymore 🙂

  • Dallas Observer

    Between he and Tesar ……. sheesh! How nutty can these cook types be?

  • Junie

    Wow. I always liked his cooking but this is so bizarre. Is he for sure not opening in Dallas? Maybe he is doing both.

  • s

    maybe he’ll bring back the old velvet elvis on McKinney…

  • His last name looks and sounds like a Russian person’s name, I wonder if he was born in USA or somewhere in the Russian region.

  • Vlad, I think he grew up in Alaska. So…he could see Russia.

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