Matt McCallister Announces FT 33

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While reviewing Campo, and bitching about truffles, I've been alluding to Matt McCallister's new restaurant but not coughing up the name. A server squeaked while I was reviewing Campo, and when I followed up with McCallister, he asked I not print it. I'm glad I didn't because I was just a smidgen off.

FT 35 is what I thought the name was, but I was off by two digits -- it's FT 33. The FT stands for Fire Table, a nod to the old brigade call and response system used by serious chefs. "FIRE TABLE 29!" an expiditor or chef will yell to get a kitchen staff to start preparing a table's meal.

Says McCallister of the new concept via email:

FT 33 will be a serious, yet comfortable, restaurant with a menu that will change frequently throughout the year to reflect the latest offerings of the seasons. I will combine an approachable menu of innovative dishes with an extensive wine list, craft beer program and inspired cocktail list in a "modern meets rustic" setting, highlighted by rich textures and a warm ambiance with an industrial design aesthetic.

He expects to be open late this summer.

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Honestly
Honestly

Save your money and buy some *Oh Brownies instead and save yourself time, money and heartburn. Eat @ Steven Pyles; He finally got rid of this guy.

Honestly
Honestly

Congratulations to Ryan Tedder! He will be a welcomed addition to any restaurant. FF33 will have a professional Sommelier representing the place which is good for anyone wanting to forget the dining experience there. Maybe if the diners of the "FF33-Gas & Foam Shop" can drink enough, they won't notice what an amateur egomaniac, the owner, matt Mccallister is. "FF33" gives me the S%@*#s just thinking about it... The place should come with a Warning Sign out front, "Eat matt's food at your own risk." However, his wife's *Oh Brownies are wonderful & she, Iris Midler McCallister, is a Delight. I don't believe the egomaniac is putting *Oh Brownies on his menu which proves his limited thinking power. My recommendation is~ drink some wine, say hello to Mr. Tedder, move on to another restaurant & store some great *Oh Brownies in the freezer for when you get home. Anti-acids are recommended if you eat @ FF33.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Seeing it has a firehouse aspect, will there be chili? ;)

joeat
joeat

Thanks @unclekrud.  

joeat
joeat

Any clue to a location??  (In typical Observer form which NEVER give a location.)

Mervis
Mervis

I like that they are looking out for those that dine alone. Look at how inviting that one-top is in that picture.

Sally Amos
Sally Amos

I can't wait to see what he does.... so creative with his food and yummy to boot 

michellelavicka
michellelavicka

 @Honestly

Have you ever created something new? Here is McCallister, opening a business in one of the toughest economies there is—in one of the toughest industries out there. He is laying himself (and his family) out on the line and in the process offering jobs to not only the front and kitchen staff but also the designers, planners, and vendors involved in making a restaurant come to life. He is creating, as an entrepreneur, jobs and opportunities for a host of others within the community you call home. We, as Americans, should embrace the spirit of what made our country amazing and look for ways to support those who try to grow our economy. The McCallisters, just like all entrepreneurs, deserve our appreciation and thanks.

Have you ever been a chef, perhaps one of the most emotionally demanding professions there is? Every night, a chef presents a piece of his soul to every diner who enters his establishment. That type of profession requires a healthy dose of professional ego; how else to muster the strength to expose your heart night after night?

Have you looked at the FT33 menu? Where would brownies fit in? Why must Matt use his wife’s product? Is it not possible to have two different professional interests in one family? Matt should be commended for developing a vision for his restaurant and sticking to it without feeling as though he had to adapt it in order to accommodate a particular dessert or style.

It’s interesting those who spew aggressive, mean-spirited comments are too cowardly to publish their own names. Those with small minds talk about others, those with great minds discuss ideas.  I guess it’s no wonder you hide behind a moniker since you have no thoughts of your own and seek only to run down others while Matt and Iris not only have ideas, they execute them to the benefit of everyone who lives in Dallas and enjoys fine food.

mark
mark

 Read closer..has nothing to do with big red trucks..or dalmatians.

unclekrud
unclekrud

Via Steven Doyle over at CraveDFW:  " ... will be located off Hi Line Drive in Dallas’s Design District."

Titus Groan
Titus Groan

Guys...this is obviously just a mock-up layout before actual construction.  C'mon now.

TLS
TLS

It's like The Blair Witch Project, where the one guy has to face the wall by himself.

Honestly
Honestly

@Sally Amos This guy is a fraud, copycat and pompous ass. Save your appetite and eat somewhere else.

mark
mark

 Second..

mark
mark

Whooooooooooooossssssssshhhhhhhhh. (that's the sound jokes make when they zoom past you)

Mervis
Mervis

The whole eating of the plate in your lap thing gives you that "at home" feeling.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

So down home, and inviting; like eating with Nana........except we have teeth.   Ahhhhhh, watching Nana gum a London Broil is priceless!

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