After Buyout this Summer, White Rock Abbey Gets a New Name, Kitchen and Chef

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The Local Pour
Just about a year ago the White Rock Abbey opened in East Dallas at the intersection of Garland and Peavy roads. Business was hit and miss at the neighborhood spot, with mixed reviews on both the service and food. This summer James Orr bought the bar and brought along a wrecking ball to change things up.

Orr, who also runs J. Murphy's Club on Oates Drive, replaced the sign over the awning just recently. It now reads The Local Pour. Along with the signage, Orr ripped out the old ovens (microwaves) and installed a new kitchen to be managed by a Le Cordon Bleu chef, Brent Ercanbrack (previously of Grand Lux Cafe and Urban Vines), who's serving plates of upscale bar food -- burgers, nachos and sandwiches.

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The Local Pour chicken nachos with blanco queso and house-made pico de gallo.
Orr says it's a pretty simple formula of "good service in a causal and clean environment." Add beer, chef-driven fare and a good location and, no, it's not really rocket surgery.

The 40 taps pour more than a dozen local craft beers ($5-$6 per glass), as well as other Texas breweries (Adelbert's, 512, Southern Star, Ranger Creek, Pedernales) and a few big names if you're just painfully loyal to Coors Light. The Local Pour also now offers beer-tasting flights and occasionally features special selections from craft breweries.

The Local Pour serves lunch and dinner 11 a.m. through 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays.


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sleepyhead420
sleepyhead420

How long has J Murphys been going now? Has it hit the 25 year mark? I remember it over at Barnes Bridge before the move to Casa View.

RunRideWineDine
RunRideWineDine

The barstaff here is nothing but sweet. The place is quirky, and obviously working on its identity a little, but let's cross our fingers and give it a chance. Running a bar is hard, and this place has the right components to be a gem in the Casa Linda area, where we have Goodfriend (yay), Chili's and a satellite Boomer Jack's location to choose from. I'm looking forward to a new face running the Pour and entering the mix.

Guest
Guest

I am just shocked that White Rock Abbey's food that tasted like the Albertson's deli and bizarre system of not assigning waiters tables didn't go over well.

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

It would be funny if Eddie "Lucky" Campbell worked at said locale, created a video of him roaming Dallas at night, and the he abruptly quit. Again. 

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

Never seen nachos with lettuce. Chalupa sand tacos, yes. Nachos, no.

orrdallas
orrdallas

@primi_timpano We are happy to prepare them in a more traditional way, to please you. We strive to please those who patronize oour new place. We want your experience to be to your liking and tell your friends. Try us, i really believe will like us. Thanks

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

@primi_timpano 


The Holiday Inn at I-25 south of Pueblo, Colorado serves nacho's with lettuce, pepperoni, green peppers, etc. 

Daniel
Daniel

@kergo1spaceship @primi_timpano  Maybe after achieving Cordon Bleu status, Chef Ercanbrack put in some time in the kitchen of the Holiday Inn south of Pueblo, Colorado. Whatever the case, he sure as hell ain't from Texas. The photo above portrays a crime scene. 

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