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LOCALFLAVOR review

Old-School Dining Reinvented Alamo Club Elevates The Typical Neighborhood Restaurant With Unpretentious Twists

L Alamo Club 1919 Greenville Ave. Dallas 469.399.7600 AlamoClubDallas.com

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owest Greenville is lined with dining options, but when the area’s beloved eatery Blind Butcher closed last year, there was a hole left for a homey destination where neighbors could gather and enjoy comfort food favorites. After Alamo Club opened in its place this past February, however, that need was more than met. The new neighborhood restaurant, run by owner Austin Rodgers, became the local option for those interested in unpretentious yet elevated food in a warm enviornment. Austin has been a part of the Dallas dining community for more than a decade. After starting off in a mom and pop pizza place in Denton, working his way up at Nick and Sam’s, helping manage Neighborhood Services’ restaurants and open-

ing other concepts like Town Hearth and Montlake Cut, Alamo Club is his first venture of his own. After coming up with the concept, Austin knew he wanted to join the restaurant community in this specific area. “I always wanted to open my own restaurant, and when the Blind Butcher space became available, I went the same day to check it out and loved it,” Austin says. “After four months, I officially got the space. I love east Dallas in general, and Lower Greenville in particular is surrounded by neighborhoods. It’s a destination on weekends and is very walkable. I wanted to do something a little more upscale than Lower Greenville has currently.” Austin Rodgers sought out to create an intimate space that felt like it had deep roots in the community, like the old-school bars

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