La Grange Lunch es la Delicioso
|Red wine braised chicken legs. On the bone. But barely.|
OFF. THE. BONE.
That is what the red-wine braised chicken I ate for lunch was doing. The bone it was on, it was falling off of that bone. So tender. So braised. So totally what you would expect from ex-Libertine chef Roseanne "Ro" DiLeo, poached by Deep Ellum's La Grange to create lunch, dinner and brunch menus of Tex-merican goodness. Yes, the same La Grange I gushed over in this week's Brunch Drunk Love. It's not just that the bar-slash-restaurant is my favorite flavor of the week, it's that they happen to be having a pretty eventful week. Beginning yesterday, they'll be serving lunch and dinner all week long. Beginning now, you need to make plans to eat there.
I convinced a somewhat skeptical Observer crew to join me at La Grange for lunch today -- there was no menu online, and they are a picky bunch. But a bowl of tangy, mild tomatillo salsa, which chef Ro says she's been making at home for years, and fresh-out-the-fryer tortilla chips shut their prissy mouths right quick. Competition for space in the tomatillo bowl was just short of UFC-levels, though we were admonished not to order another bowl lest we spoil our lunches. Those La Grange folks, they look out for you.
|La Grange, le menu.|
Bar owner Stephanie Schumacher says they'll be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays for lunch, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. for dinner those same days, along with late night tacos available Fridays and Saturdays.
2704 Elm St.