Chiming in to share that spouse and I went to the test run/soft opening of The Henry in VP. I genuinely have no idea how I got on their mailing list, but free food is free food.
It was impressive. The Henry is very chic indoors and out, although overall it isn't really to my taste (I prefer cozy holes in the walls, and think 90% of Dallas restaurants are too big, with cavernous ceilings and no soft surfaces to absorb sound...I hate shouting at the people I'm sharing a meal with). But even though it was a cold and rainy day, so foot traffic was minimal, I was struck by how genuinely urban the entire experience felt. It's in a spot that's literally surrounded by new construction, with lots of cool-looking ground-floor retail going in. It truly did feel like an urban neighborhood that's about to pop. I really can't wait to see this area after the Tom Thumb is finished and the summer patio months get going.
Something else that made me smile was that both the manager and our server (both in their late 20s, early 30s) were hatching plans to move from the 'burbs into VP, because they were so enthusiastic about the energy in the neighborhood.
If anybody is interested, The Henry is run by the same company as Flower Child, so the food was imaginative and plant-heavy, although there are lots of pastries if you want to indulge. Really good.
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