Casie Caldwell

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Kitchen LTO Chef Blythe Beck on Global Culinary Domination and Sexism in the Kitchen

    In her relative short time as executive chef of the former Hotel Palomar's now-defunct restaurant Central 214, Blythe Beck quickly made a name for herself. Known as "The Naughty Chef" from both her Lifetime TV reality show and the combination of "booze, butter and bacon" that made her famous, Beck i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    The New Kitchen LTO Is Coming, with a California Chef, a New Look and Lots of Smoke

    After Chef Eric Shelton cooks his last meal at Kitchen LTO on June 1, a new chef chosen by the people will start fresh with a brand new concept. Last week, owner Casie Caldwell held a tasting and voting party where diners could choose a winner from the five semi-finalists who were vying to take over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Kitchen LTO 2.0 Announces its Second Chef and Designer

    Yesterday, Chef Eric Shelton and designer Stefania Morandi were announced as the two creative minds behind the next iteration of Kitchen LTO. Chef Normal Grimm opened the restaurant last year after winning a similar contest in a dining room designed by Coveal Studios. If you were smitten with Grimm' ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 17, 2013

    Kitchen LTO's Device

    Pop-up dining may be a fine enough pull, but only great food will keep the diners returning

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    A First Look at Kitchen LTO, the New (and Temporary) Restaurant in Trinity Groves (Photos)

    You all have seen me write a lot about Kitchen LTO and the upcoming exciting stuff going on in the Trinity Groves area. I think there's a lot of opportunity there for refreshing restaurant concepts, great shops and an entirely new area to explore in our city. But a lot of the concepts thus far are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Fork Fight Round 2: Kitchen LTO versus Chino Chinatown

    The gloves came on at last night's Fork Fight, round two of a friendly competition among restaurants at Trinity Groves. Chef Uno Immanivong was decked out in head-to-toe pink, including a pair of hot pink boxing gloves. She was ready for a fight. The folks from Kitchen LTO, including crowd-sourced c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Real Reality: A First Look at the Chefs Contending for Kitchen LTO

    Last night, Kitchen LTO opened its doors (well, 3015 Trinity's doors, technically) to the $25-per-ticket-paying-public for a sold-out night of tasting, schmoozing and drinking. The event was all in the name of introducing the chefs and designers who are in the running to create the very first Kitche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Kitchen LTO to Annouce Chef and Designer Finalists

    To phrases like jumbo shrimp and government intelligence, Dallas is adding a new oxymoron: permanent pop-up. Kitchen LTO (Limited Time Offer) is slated to open later this summer at Trinity Groves in West Dallas. The gimmick here is that Kitchen LTO won't offer a singular dining experience, but inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    20 Feet, Dead Twinkies And The Greek: This Week In Dallas Dining

    This weather is just odd. I find myself craving things like morel mushrooms, asparagus and spring peas as of late, even though I've not nearly gotten my fill of braised lamb and other hearty winter dishes. I wonder if the recent warm weather indicates anything about the coming summer. If it does I a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Drama for Dinner: A Q/A with Kitchen LTO Creator Casie Caldwell

    Even in reality TV-obsessed Texas, where there are more shows filmed about drunks, housewives, pint-sized beauty queens, gays, bling, dance moms and cowboys than you can count, odds are you won't score a cameo in one. Still, the more I hear about new Trinity Groves concept Kitchen LTO, the more it s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Going Greenz: Uptown Location to be Salad Restaurant's First Franchise

    ​Dallas-based specialty salad restaurant Greenz and Beautiful Brands International on Wednesday announced an agreement to open the first Greenz franchise in Uptown. An existing McKinney Avenue store will be converted into the first franchise location. The franchise restaurant has two counter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Making Brie Pastries with Casie Caldwell of Greenz Salads

    Sarah Johnson​We've all had those moments when we're going to scream if we have to look at one more spreadsheet or spend another minute in our walls-closing-in-on-us cubicle. Or we're going to go all Office Space on the copier if it decides to eat another very important document. This is when ... More >>