Nick Badovinus Does His Own Thing

This much is obvious: Nick Badovinus wasn't long for the Consilient Restaurants world. As founder Tristan Simon expanded his little Henderson Avenue fiefdom (Fireside Pies, Hibiscus, Cuba Libre, The Porch) into the exurbs, Badovinus' role as dining room personality was diluted. He was governed more by economies of scale and professionalization than wry quips and spice improv as kitchens gradually assembled beneath him. "I don't think I was built to be the guy behind the guy," he says. So by January 1, he cut loose. Off to do his own thing, taking with him a small equity stake in Fireside Pies and potentially fertile relationships with Consilient's investors. What is that Badovinus thing? He's tight-lipped. "Maybe it's an entire build-your-own mac 'n' cheese concept," he says. "Give a little nod to the Genghis Grill, ya know?"

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Hibiscus

2927 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: East Dallas & Lakewood

The Porch

2912 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206-6403

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: East Dallas & Lakewood

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