Last night I received a text message from a friend. “News just in: Remedy is closing on December 31!” it read. My friend, who was sitting at the bar, drinking a daiquiri, overheard the news from a staff member. Word comes this morning that a Chinese restaurant is slated to replace the soda fountain-inspired concept. According to 80/20 Hospitality, the group behind Remedy:
“80/20 Hospitality (parent company of HG Sply Co., Standard Service) Founder, Elias Pope and Culinary Director, Danyele McPherson will Remedy after dinner service on Saturday, December 31, with plans to open an American/Chinese restaurant in its place late spring/early summer of 2017. Kirstyn Brewer (most recently of Victor Tangos) recently joined the culinary team and will act as Executive Chef for the yet-to-be-named restaurant. Earlier this year, 80/20 was given the chance to take over the Project Pie space next to Remedy. After finalizing the lease and working on initial design and concept, they knew they wanted a dynamic space to fit an equally dynamic concept. It became clear that combining both spaces into one made the most sense for the team and for Greenville Avenue.”
“Remedy was the first restaurant I had ever opened,” says Danyele McPherson, who joined 80/20 Hospitality in March of 2014 as the executive chef of the restaurant. “I was picking out stoves, plates, sauté pans, creating recipes, typing up order guides, being fully immersed in every aspect of the restaurant for the first time. Getting to use both my left and right brain was exhilarating. Remedy was the beginning of a job that I never imagined possible yet now find a reality…I was no longer expo-ing service every night and doing orders. I was learning to let great managers and chefs lead the daily charge in each restaurant and take a hard look at what I could do to make their job easier or more rewarding,” she says.
“I decided that the most important part of my job was in assisting other leaders at being great. Our company is currently at a turning point with exciting growth plans for the future. It is time to expand our culinary department to incorporate the talents of other great chefs. Kirstyn Brewer is an incredibly talented chef. Her ability and dedication to her craft showed in every plate at Victor Tangos. I can’t wait for Dallas to experience what she can do when she gets to cook the cuisine in which she is the most passionate. In my role as Culinary Director for 80/20 Hospitality, I will be behind her every step of the way and look forward to bringing in more talented chefs as we grow. So for now, come visit us! Raise a glass, dunk your bologna sandwich in tomato soup, eat The Bob Sundae and look forward to what is to come!”