Flower Child opens in downtown Dallas on Monday, Nov. 11, with the same healthy, healthy atmosphere that has made its three other Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants famous.
But here, the company's executives have added a full bar and a selection of cocktails in depth. The Uptown Dallas restaurant is the first Flower Child to serve more than just beer and wine.
"Our motto is healthy food and a happy world," said drinks director Mat Snapp. "When we decided to create a bar, we could not turn our backs on health."
The Snapp Cocktail Menu includes health-focused ingredients such as turmeric, collagen, activated charcoal, and more. The Beauty and the Beach cocktail is a white rum and pineapple drink with a pinch of "beauty mix" made from goji berries, collagen, acerola cherry and pomegranate.
There is also the Pretty Verdita, a green drink made from coriander, mint, pineapple, lemon and jalapeno – "but with vodka," says Snapp.
The restaurant will serve a menu almost identical to that of the existing Flower Childs in Dallas-Fort Worth. The company is proud of its options for people with allergies or special diets, especially those who are vegan, gluten-free, ketone-free or the like. Director of Restaurant Operations, Monica Copeland, said she was a client before starting to work on it. His son suffers from allergies to gluten, dairy products and soy.
"They can accommodate almost anything," she says. Eating at Flower Child was a big change for her son, who had usually only been able to eat one or two dishes in the menus of a restaurant.
The restaurant is best known for its colorful bowls of cereals and vegetables. Brussels sprouts, served with golden miso, are one of the most popular greens. The menu also includes Indian spice cauliflower, gluten free macaroni and cheese, red chilli sweet potato and more.
Guests visiting the new Flower Child can either order at the counter – as in other Flower Child restaurants – either sit in the lounge and order cocktails and dishes from a waiter.
Beyond the inventive cocktail menu, guests can also order from a menu of 7 non-alcoholic beverages designed for the curious. In 2019, we saw more restaurants in Dallas than ever before.
The drinks menu has a glossary at the bottom that explains terms such as chaga (a "superfood mushroom + honey for a better sweetener for you") and activated charcoal ("The mother of all detox").
Marketing Manager Rebecca Dye explains that the glossary has been added so that none of their customers will feel old-fashioned. "We are not precious," she says. "We know that everyone follows their own path and wherever you are, we want to be with you."
Flower Child is at 2101 Cedar Springs Road (at Rosewood Court), Dallas. The opening is scheduled for Monday, November 11, 2019.