#Foodie Friday matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit

by Rita Cook on June 3, 2016 in Food+Drink, Living Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth,
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Perfect location, perfect concept, and perfect taste! That’s how matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit can be described after its recent opening in Texas at Dallas’ Preston Hollow Village. Hailing from the Washington D.C. area, folks up north are familiar with this concept and now it’s time for the folks in the Dallas area to get a taste too.

The selections at matchbox are a pleasant way to get the night started. Photo by Rodney Choice
The selections at matchbox are a pleasant way to get the night started. Photo by Rodney Choice

Executive Chef Stephen Lyons offers a smattering of items on the menu that will entice anyone’s taste buds from a charcuterie and cheese selection, to arancini, crab + avo, tuna tartare tacos, mini burgers, Italian sausage rigatoni and, of course, matchbox’s classic and artisanal pizzas.

And when we say classic pizza we mean prepared with a wood-fired oven just like in Italy. Indeed, you won’t go away hungry or thirsty at matchbox.

Take note of the matchbox red wine blend you must taste to believe; these guys have their own blend for a reason. There are also a number of Bourbon Crisp cocktails, Sangria, Stella Artois, and Lagunitas IPA on the drink menu and we’d be remiss not to recommend the matchbox mule or the jalapeño cucumber margarita. Even better, it’s all available for lunch or dinner seven days a week.

On nice nights, the giant patio will be the perfect place to have a drink and food, but with the 8,250 square-foot dining space there are 350 seats overall.  It’s an industrial-chic atmosphere and the vibe is energetic with exposed brick and wood accented interiors and high tables in the bar for serious munching. Of course, there are also tables to unwind and spend some time enjoying the menu in a more relaxed atmosphere – as many courses as you like.

The matchbox American Kitchen + Spirit inspiration is all about a food and drink that favors American classics set in the Dallas scene.  As the folks at matchbox say “A chef-crafted menu [that] offers flavors that are white tablecloth with an urban yet approachable style.”