Oddfellows is debuting dinner service next week, but the Oak Cliff restaurant's thus far not revealing what diners will find on the evening menu.
"A nice way to say it is hearty meals with a dessert selection," says co-owner Amy Wallace Cowan.
So, meatloaf? Chicken-fried steak? Not exactly, Cowan says.
"When they told me about it, I thought it was a joke," Cowan says of the kitchen's dinner plans. "But there's a method to the madness."
Cowan offered to send City of Ate a menu -- "When you just explain it, it's like, 'What the heck?'" she says -- but learned late this afternoon her graphic designer wouldn't have a copy available until later in the week.
Oddfellows has hired an additional chef to help staff dinner service, which will be offered every night but Monday.
For eaters eager to get a peek at the menu that initially left Cowan aghast, Oddfellows is serving a preview meal next Tuesday. Tickets are $25, and funds raised from the event will benefit Go Oak Cliff.
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.