Kitchen+Cocktails= Ocho Sneak Peek

Opening in mid-September by restaurant creators Brian Black, Benjamin Crosland and Chef Eric DiStefano (of Santa Fe’s Coyote Café and Geronimo restaurant, , OCHO Kitchen + Cocktails will offer D town a multi-level restaurant offering the best of both worlds: a ground floor dedicated to family-friendly dining with an ultra-trendy tequila bar and cocktail lounge upstairs. In addition to 600-square-ft., multi-level glass patios, OCHO patrons will enjoy an artistic menu that blends savory Tex-Mex classics with the vibrant, earthy flavors of Santa Fe. The specialty cocktail list features a collection of 50 hand-selected tequilas in addition to top-shelf spirits and signature libations. This creative new concept is one of the Park Cities only restaurants offering late-night food and cocktails (holla!).
OCHO Kitchen+Cocktails will be located at:
8411 Preston Road, Suite 132,
Dallas, TX 75225
Learn more about OCHO creators….
About Brian Black
Exceptional cuisine is in Black’s blood. His father, one of the original founders of the Chili’s concept, and his mother, a highly-regarded restaurateur, helped inspire and train Black in the culinary arts. At age 24, Black’s first wine list for the nationally-acclaimed Mi Piaci Ristorante earned extensive recognition in Wine Spectator, Gourmet, Town and Country, and Esquire Magazine for its authenticity and user-friendliness. Black went on to become sole owner and operator of Mi Piaci Ristorante in 2004 and served as President of a Dallas-based restaurant consulting company for four years. Other notable Brian Black restaurants include il Sole Restaurant & Wine bar and Volte Restaurant.
About Benjamin Crosland
Benjamin Crosland began his restaurant career in 2000 when he opened his original Tex-Mex concept, The Tortilla Factory Mexicantina & Roof Bar, a 350-seat, full service restaurant in Chattanooga, Tenn. After the success of his first restaurant, Crosland went on to open Chattanooga Burger Bar before becoming a partner in Realty Restaurant Group. 
About Eric DiStefano
Eric DiStefano began his stellar career with a five-year apprenticeship at the Hotel Hershey under mentors Heinz Hautie and Rory Reno. His career then took him to the Breaker’s hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. until an apocryphal call from Chef Daniel Boulod. After meeting with Boulod in New York, DiStefano relocated to Santa Fe, N.M. where he worked for the next 12 years as the Executive Chef at the critically-acclaimed Geronimo restaurant. In addition to Geronimo, DiStefano also opened Swig, The Palace, Señor Lucky’s, The Spotted Donkey and Luc’s in Scottsdale, Ariz. When celebrity chef and longtime friend Mark Miller decided to sell the world renowned Coyote Café, DiStefano knew that it was time to control his own destiny, and purchased Coyote Café. Today, Chef DiStefano is active as Chef and Partner in both Coyote Café and Geronimo restaurant.
Where Wear will we be next….
Enjoying the grand opening,

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