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Dixboro House Tests Its Wings with Prepaid Dinners

But nightly service won't happen anytime soon.

by Micheline Maynard

From the September, 2021 issue

Dixboro House, the multimillion-dollar project on Plymouth Rd. from Sava Farah and chef-partner Louis Maldonado, began testing its wings this summer with prepaid multicourse dinners.

The first, in June. was billed as the restaurant's soft opening. The second and third, on four evenings each in July and August, were described as a "curated experience" with influences from France, Italy, and the Midwest.

The first two cost $250 a person, including wine pairings; August's cost $275 per person.

More such dinners are coming; Farah says to watch the restaurant's social media for updates.

Future ones will be less expensive, Farah hopes, with Maldonado mixing up the cuisine. But nightly service won't happen anytime soon.

One of the hottest trends coming out of the pandemic, prepaid dinners, guarantee reservations and cash flow while eliminating losses through no-shows. They're also a workaround for supply-chain problems and worker shortages--Farah is running the special events with staff from her other restaurants, including the Boro, the casual restaurant adjacent to Dixboro House.

Since opening in January, the Boro has become a lively east-side spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with indoor seating and tables on its deck as well as curbside pickup.

Farah says it will be fall, or even beyond, before Dixboro House can open for regular service. "I can't really have any expectations," she says. "Fully, fully open will be next spring or summer."     (end of article)

[Originally published in September, 2021.]


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