A restaurant helmed by two veterans of the Uchi empire is taking a unique approach to teasing out details of its vibe by Spotify. Chefs James Dumapit (former executive sous chef at Uchiko) and chef David Baek (formerly of Thai Kun and Uchi) plan to bring “modern interpretations of Chinese dishes” to Old Thousand, a Chinese restaurant slated to open at 1000 E. 11th St. this fall. Though all of the details are not ready for release, the restaurant’s management group has put together a Spotify playlist to capture the spirit of their upcoming venture.
The dinner-only restaurant and bar will serve both dine-in and take-away from a menu “that will execute a Texas-fresh approach to traditional Chinese recipes and techniques.” The menu will feature modern takes on classic Chinese comfort food and the dessert menu will include non-traditional flavors of snow-ice. The restaurant will be open for dinner service nightly with the option for take-out and will include a full bar with a creative cocktail menu.
The restaurant is owned and operated by SMGB Hospitality Co., a newly formed group that includes industry veterans Benneth Cachila (Uchi), Larry Perdido (Moonshine), Tony Pollock and Christian Romero (Uchi). Keep an eye on the progress of Old Thousand via various social media platforms @OldThousandATX.