Trinity Groves Restaurant Opening Rumor #432

My jon boat. Dogs not included in bet.

Apparently the phones are ringing off the hook over at Trinity Groves, the 13-acre restaurant-retail-artist-and-entertainment development at the base of the west end of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge developed by Phil Romano, Stuart Fitts, and Larry “Butch” McGregor. If half of the rumors I’m hearing are true, they won’t have any trouble with occupancy. Some big names are vying for space, several of which have been confirmed, but if I type them I will most likely be floating down the Trinity River in cement clogs by nightfall.

Anyhoo, a solid lead just drifted across my wooden desk. A successful restaurateur and high- profile chef are looking at a second-story space in the “blue” building. They’ve proposed an Asian-fusion Spanish tapas bar with a sophisticated cocktail program designed by a sophisticated cocktail program designer. Nobody at Trinity Groves will confirm this but I would bet my jon(n) boat that this deal is already in the cosmos. I’ve buried plenty of clues. Can you guess the answer?


  • Les Hall

    That hot-dog emporium is taking shape nicely. I may never cross the river again…

  • TheBradsBlog

    manger les pissenlits par la racine

    • Nancy Nichols

      Brad, have you been smoking dandelions?

  • River Rat

    Is it Kent Rathbun?

  • Darren

    Jon Alexis and Jason Kosmas

    • Nancy Nichols


  • UniDosTresQuatro

    Flores & Kosmas. The photo gave it away.

  • Nancy Nichols


  • LJT

    Tesar & Rathbun?
    BTW – I’d love to see that picture with Jack Perkins in the boat. It would look like the painting Tommy’s mother painted in Good Fellas.

  • Lakewoodhobo

    Driftwood. Haha

  • Omar Flores

    Funny rumor…but I would never touch a fusion anything!

  • Critic

    Chef T from TEI AN

  • Dats it

    I know!
    Chef Dagan of Lichen’s Diner & Grille Joint !