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Colleyville's village shops have failed to support a sushi bar, a steakhouse or a star Dallas chef.
But that isn't stopping chef "Sage" Sakiri or his backers in the all-new Tribeca Americana Bistro.
Back from a stint running a Balkan bistro in Manhattan, the much-traveled Sakiri will open Tribeca sometime next week in the Village at Colleyville, upstairs at 62 Main St.
Tribeca will be like no other Sakiri restaurant, he said, promising a mixture of comfort food with "influence from around the world."
For example, Tribeca will serve an olive-oil-brined hanger steak with a roasted-garlic chimichurri, or oxtail goulash with a roasted-garlic polenta, both tentatively less than $20.
Also on the proposed menu: Moroccan chicken breast with Tunisian harissa (hot chili sauce), pulled-duck sliders with pomegranate-barbecue sauce, beef short ribs or portobello mushroom crepes with a Hungarian paprika mousse.
Sakiri gives his favorite example of the comfort-food-goes-international menu: "foie gras in a Mason jar."
Sides include a variety of salads, lobster mac-and-cheese and small plates such as roasted bone marrow.
Sakiri, known in Northeast Tarrant County for his former Red Sage and Cafe Panache restaurants, insists that the restaurant kitchen does not even have a walk-in cooler: "I want everything fresh."
Tribeca will start with limited hours but will open daily for lunch and dinner, including a Sunday brunch; 817-788-3998.
One of the best restaurant events in Northeast Tarrant County -- and one of the hottest tickets -- is the Celebrity Chefs party next weekend.
Celebrity Chefs is a benefit for SafeHaven, featuring 19 of the best chefs from across Tarrant County.
Nowhere else will you find Donatella Trotti of Fort Worth's tiny but tasty Nonna Tata cooking alongside Jon Bonnell of Bonnell's, Hans Bergmann of Cacharel in Arlington or Bob Stephenson of the new FnG Eats in Keller.
More chefs: Janet Capua of Z's Cafe, Ed Esquivel of Wildwood Grill, Josh Harmon of Grace, Jason Harper of Trio Cafe, Kyle Jones of Truluck's, Brian Olenjack of Olenjack's Grille and Charles Youts of The Classic Cafe (Roanoke), plus several caterers.
The $125 ticket includes unlimited wines and a special reception with auction. Call 817-975-1180 by Wednesday for tickets; mid-citiessos.org.
Missed from today's pie discussion, and one of the hall-of-fame best: The Lunch Box in west Fort Worth.
If you've never tried it, The Lunch Box now serves its soup-sandwich-and-salad lunches seven days; 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd. (behind Jakes), 817-738-2181, eatthelunchbox.com.
Barbecue lovers, your Salt Lick fix is near.
Or sort of. Austin's The Salt Lick will open its first DFW location this month, but only a scaled-down version at Gate A16 in DFW Airport.
It's the only Salt Lick here for now. Announced plans for a Grand Prairie location fell through. The original is in Driftwood southwest of Austin, with a suburbanized second location in Round Rock.
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