John Tesar Is Opening a Steakstaurant Called Knife. Plus, a List of His Next Five Restaurants.

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Allison V. Smith
On Friday, news broke that Spoon chef-owner John Tesar will soon open a new restaurant at Hotel Palomar, in the space that previously housed Central 214. It'll be named Knife. It'll be a steakstaurant. I'm sure it'll be great.

And I'm sure that these are the next five restaurants he'll open:

Sporfs (combination knife, fork and spoon) which will surely exist in Tesar's next utensil-named restaurant.
1. Spork

At Spork, modeled after New York's PS 153, Tesar will reinvent lunchroom favorites like the Flinstone Push Pop and Old-Hairy-Under-The-Table Funky Gum.

A salad bar so innovative, Sisqo will write a tongs song about it.
2. Tongs
Tongs, Dallas' hottest new salad bar, opening in the spot at Lovers Lane and Greenville Avenue previously occupied by Blockbuster, takes the wonder and pageantry of Olive Garden's endless salad bowl and kicks it up at least one solid notch. Get your reservations yesterday.

Sugar Caddy will make you thirstier than you've ever been. Even the water is powdered.
3. Sugar Caddy

What would Tesar's restuarants-named-after-stuff-you-find-on-a-dining-table world be without a place that serves every course to you from a sugar caddy? Each course you order here is masterfully dehydrated, then processed into a powder and sealed into paper sugar packets for your two-second enjoyment. Go with the tasting menu and you'll get 11 packets half-ass-jammed into one caddy, just like your favorite server used to do at Bennigan's. Get the veal! It's gross!

Tesar was going to open Four Forks, but everyone knows that's too many forks.
4. Three Forks
That's it. Tesar's just buying a poop-load of those Three Forks places. People really like it there.

At Married Ketchup, you could BYO this ketchup.
5. Married Ketchup
Have the dining experience of your life at Married Ketchup. The first restaurant that gets you foodies so close to the restaurant world that you're actually making and serving yourself your own dinner. For just $300 per person, this BYOWhateverYouIdiotsAreMakingYourselvesForDinner restaurant lets you do the everything. Enjoy steamed mussels, osso buco or a frozen pizza. It's all up to your dumb ass. Then, after you've served yourself your meal, regret the entire experience as Tesar makes you do sidework until the sun literally comes up.

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Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

Since he sold spoon, he had to do something else.


Isn't Tongs (#2) a Chinese restaurant in Richardson? They must have consulted with Tesar on the name.  


Tesar's favorite strip joint is called Speculum.    


Oh, how cute, it will only have one name......the folks from the Park Cities will love it!


I'm holding out hope for a "Weird Al" Yankovic-themed eatery called "Spatula City" with menu items based on all of his songs about food. (I'll be waiting by my phone for your call, John Tesar and/or Weird Al's lawyers.)



maybe if you just call it Spatula!  I wanna open a place called Grease, a neuvo trash eatery based upon the whim and mozy of Garland!!  

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