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IdleRye to Open in Deep Ellum This Spring

Expects salads, sandwiches, and cocktails.

IdleRye, a modern American restaurant, is opening at 2826 Elm St. in Deep Ellum this spring.

According to the release:

“IdleRye’s cuisine will pull from each of the owners’ backgrounds—Skradzinski’s Polish roots and the Wills brothers’ Louisiana upbringing—to create rich, colorful dishes with a global flair. A variety of fresh, seasonal dishes will be offered, with a focus on small bites and house-made pastas and sausages. The menu will include appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrées, sides and desserts. Brunch and late night menus will also be available. IdleRye’s drink menu will feature craft cocktails inspired by the prohibition era, wine by the glass or bottle and beer on tap.

Ray Skradzinski, Bruce Wills and Daniel Wills, veterans of Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, are the owners of IdleRye. Skradzinski will serve as the chef and Bruce and Daniel Wills will serve as the operators. IdleRye marks a return to Dallas for Bruce Wills and Skradzinski, who worked for several years at Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty in Reunion Tower.

The meaning behind the name IdleRye comes from a combination of idle, to spend time relaxing, not engaged in work or activity, and rye, the grain used to make whiskey.

The 3,400-square-foot restaurant will have 900 square feet of patio and seat approximately 110 inside and 40 outside. Additionally, there will be a courtyard behind the restaurant with cafe-style seating.”

IdleRye will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to midnight.

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