By C. Patterson

It’s out with the old and in with the new at Highland Park Village, as Village Kitchen gets comfortable in their new digs that coincidently was the home of the defunct Village Marquee. The restaurant’s sophisticated take on the overworked genre of home cooking gives diners new renditions of familiar favorites like their Loaded Baked Potato Gnocchi and Grandma Sarah’s Pasta.

The concept provides an upscale atmosphere while maintaining its comfort factor. Its Hamptons in DFW feel is the perfect backdrop to indulge in the creations of Executive Chef Andre Natera. The buzz on the Kitchen’s Pecan Lodge Smoked Brisket Flatbread is that it’s worth its weight in gold. Expect dinner for two to hit somewhere in the range between $40-60 (including ordering one of their signature $7 milkshakes…think Vincent Vega’s reaction in Pulp Fiction).