Carbone Is Here
Major Food Group, the folks who brought us the glory of the bagel and takeout spot Sadelle’s in Highland Park Village, has opened the buzzy New York and Miami Carbone import in the Design District. The much-awaited first Texas outpost opened in the old Sassetta space at 1617 Hi Line. The New York Times in 2013 called it a “fancy red-sauce joint as directed by Quentin Tarantino.”
What that means: big plates of spicy rigatoni in a vodka sauce, caesar salad “alla ZZ,” a veal chop parmesan, and a double lamb chop. Other lunch and dinner options include linguine vongole, octopus pizzaiolo and a Porterhouse steak for two grilled over charcoal. Good luck getting a reservation. Here’s our preview, from last June.
Sassetta Returns, Only Downtown
Speaking of Sassetta, the Joule—get it—of Tim Headington’s restaurant group will reopen downtown on April 8 in the space that once held Americano. Sassestta first launched back in 2017, but has a new menu under Chef Jason Zygmont; his resume includes stints at New York’s Per Se and Denmark’s Noma.
Although currently only open for dinner, Sassetta has plans to open for lunch in the coming months. Expect a varied selection of handcrafted pasta, house-cured meats, seafood, and thin crust pizzas. (Don’t worry: the pizzas and the fried olives made the trek over from the Design District.)
Dirty Bones Wants You to Try Its Wings
For those walking out of concerts at the American Airlines Center—because, of course, you took our Taylor Crumpton’s recommendations from her bi-weekly Things to Do list—and bam: you’re hungry. And not quite ready to go home. Dirty Bones is hoping you’ll give it a shot.
Opening April 18 at 2610 Houston Street, Dirty Bones will focus on wings and other bar food, sports, and spirits. That means dishes with names like Mile High Nachos, Dirty Tots, and a Shoestring Onion Tower. Entrees include standards like smash burgers, chicken sandwiches, and some salads.
The star of the show is obviously the wings—especially because you can choose from over 20 sauces.