Dallas Has The Remedy For The Winter Blues

Remedy on Lower Greenville is Southern comfort food in an airy, welcoming space.
Remedy on Lower Greenville is Southern comfort food in an airy, welcoming space.

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We had the pleasure of being introduced to both Head Chef Danyele McPherson and her creations at Park and Palate at Klyde Warren Park in September. The taste that we had was so creative that we knew we would love Remedy Dallas, a cross between an old fashioned soda fountain and the most upscale comfort food you ever put in your mouth.

The syrups and sodas are inspired by the iconic soda fountains from the first half of the 20th century. The housemade concoctions are part of both the sodas and the cocktails which are every bit as unique as the menu. For a nonalcoholic treat the Orange Lazarus Orgeat is something like an Orange Julius but not quite and we could have sipped that all day long (hint: ask for a scoop of ice cream in it). The very Hawaiian Tropic Thunder was a close second. We did not try the Juliet + Romeo, although that is on the list for the next time.

Cocktails were perfectly prepared. The Kentucky Highball #2 is sweet and tangy with a good bourbon kick. It’s a combination of bourbon and blackberry, plus blueberry vinegar soda. It is totally the taste of a hot summer day on the front veranda with your favorite book. The Old Tom Pink Lemonade made with grapefruit juice, lemon juice, sugar, and soda was equally refreshing. We are unsure why it reminded us of summers at Camp Olympia (go Spartans!) but it did.

Remedy serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Someday we’re just going to subsist on San Pellegrino and chicken breast for a week then head for Remedy on a Saturday and eat our way through all three meals. Someday.

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The pumpkin butter and pecan waffles on the brunch menu sound amazing, as does the American Breakfast with porkbelly, eggs, sourdough, and cheese grits. We can’t recommend because we’ve only drooled over the menu thus far. Similarly, the lunch menu is very promising with a toasted pimento cheese sandwich and cream of tomato soup. Jalapeno hushpuppies? Yes, please!

The dinner menu offers some of the lunch menu items as appetizers as well as the same salads. Entrees are deliciously fragrant and saucy. We swooned over the Hobo Dinner, although we’re quite sure no hobo ever attempted anything so sumptuous. Beef shortribs are braised in red wine and served with gnocchi caramelized Brussels sprouts, tiny Thumbelina carrots, and charred pearl onions. A sinus clearing horseradish cream compliments the plate beautifully. We would be remiss if we didn’t include the fried bologna sandwich, one of those things your grandmother made and you either love or loathe. We love the version at Remedy because it’s made with housemade bologna, American cheese, mayo, and onion on a griddled Challah. Although you can order the fresh cut fries as a side we prefer the cream of tomato soup.

Because, Grandma — bless her heart.

The "Bob" Sundae - Creamy, sweet, salty goodness that has become our addiction.
The “Bob” Sundae – Creamy, sweet, salty goodness that has become our addiction.

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If you still have any square centimeter of stomach left for the love of Pete order a Bob Sundae. It’s big enough to feed a small town in Arkansas but it is the most incredible thing we have tasted in a very long time. Super rich dark chocolate ice cream, salty potato chips, creamy caramel, sea salt for even more of a salty-sweet blast, and it’s all topped with whipped cream and a bing cherry.

It’s worth the four hours that’s you’ll spend with your personal trainer the next day, we promise.