Have a Soufflé in Your PJs at Rise No. 1

Categories: Holidays

Rise: The land of souffles.
Food comas are an inherit part of the holidays. Gluttonous meals planned weeks in advance are devoured in less than 20 minutes, and all that's left is the amazing mess to clean up while fighting through food fog and heavy lethargy. Excited? Yeah, me too.

The day after Christmas is when it starts to become a beat down. Really, I have to cook again? I cooked all day yesterday and the day before that. I'm tired of cooking, my clothes are all too tight and I just want to lounge.

Rise No. 1 on Lovers Lane hears you loud and clear, and is once again hosting a pajama lunch on December 26th that begins at 10 a.m.

Hedda Dowd, who devolved the vision for this spot in the Inwood Village, spent all of her summers as a child in France with family where cooking, particularly soufflés, was a dynamic tradition.

At Rise No. 1 Dowd has tried to recreate an authentic, cozy French restaurant where puffed pastry, both savory and sweet, is the specialty. And with a nod toward Slow Food USA, they buy local when they can and encourage family dinners with games of Scrabble while waiting (they have several boards there).

Executive Chef Cherif Brahmin sees to the proper puffing of the soufflés and has created a few specials for the holidays.

"On the weekends we have an oyster Rockefellers, which is five oysters with a soufflé actually on the half shell," Dowd says. "But, it's only available on the weekends and we usually run out."

"Another seasonal favorite is the artichoke and brie," Dowd says. "In the center of the soufflé, the melted brie is infused with artichokes and it just melts in your mouth."

"Then, in the dessert category," Dowd continues, just being downright cruel at this point, "we have a pumpkin soufflé with a crème anglaise sauce on the side with nutmeg. And for Christmas we have a gingerbread soufflé with lemon crème anglaise."

Surprisingly, the savory soufflés range from 260-410 calories and the sweet ones have 120-315 calories. So you can definitely have two or three and still feel good about things.

Location Info

Rise No. 1

5360 W. Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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"Food comas are an inherit part of the holidays"

Inherit?  Seriously?

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Hey LDD!    I'm really gonna push the envelope by trying to stay on topic on this one; so.........here goes:This is an important column that you've written! Modern Music’s Most Important Albums:


Cream-Disraeli Gears (progenitor of psychedelic music)

U2-War (carried the punk ideal into post punk)

U2 Joshua Tree  (nuffsaid)

Gram Parsons-ISB, Bryds (country rock originator)

Hank Williams-Any Album (raised county to an artform)

Robert Johnson-King of the Delta Blues (raised blues to anartform)

J Cash-Anything (granddad of punk)

Beatles-Revolver….not on the album; but “Rain” and “PaperbackWriter” were recorded during these sessions (greatest album ever?)

Long Ryders-State of Our Union (creators of “cowpunk” and/ormodern country)

Radney Foster- Del Rio, TX 1959

Soundgarden-Badmotorfinger (creators of modern rock, withhints of thrash, metal, punk, and Asian influences)

Any Ramones. Clash or Sex Pistols Album from 1976 (anythingpre 1975 was garage rock) 


I'm not crazy about U2. I realize most people think they hung the moon, but I just don't get it. They're alright. Saw them at here once -- Rage opened for them. Me and two other people were there just to see Rage (one being my husband). They didn't play War.  "I Remember You" by the Ramones is muy importante (In my music library, Ramones ranks behind the Beatles in number of songs owned, followed by the Beasties). JCash is great and I do appreciate all the angry glory of Soundgarden. Great Xmas song - Chris Cornell Ava Maria. 

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Kergo 1 Spaceship

I feel f+cking smart, smug and self appreciating........like Jon Daniel!


There are no more editors at any publication, national and local, much less at the Dallas Observer.


Agreed, U2 did not hang the moon but Bono tells everyone he did and the lemmings believe.  In God's Country is a good song though.

Kergo: I don't see any metal albums on your list (Soundgarden, while great, is not metal).    You are also missing quintessential polka.  And your favorite boy band?


Fair enough.  

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Kergo 1 Spaceship

Black Sabbath-Paranoia (War Pigs, Iron Man, Paranoia) (or) Heaven and Hell.  Metallica.  Motorhead.  I love that "being" on Lemmy's face. That's about it.........most of it sucks!  Most of it is posing.  AND good bands like Zep and Tool are TOO smart to be metal.   Judas Priest=MEH.  Def Leppard=lame.  Motley Crue=puke.  Pantera=ok.  I still come back to alt metal (Soundgarden, Alice in Chains). 

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