Downtown development continues with new Bistro

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Downtown Wichita Falls continues to grow with another new place for you to grab lunch.

Tucked away in a quaint little vintage market, Dwayne Jackson hard at work, and even though Ohio Street Bistro only started dishing out meals less than a week ago, Jackson said business has been good.

“We had no idea what to expect, we wouldn’t have been surprised if we were standing here by ourselves serving each other because in Wichita Falls you just don’t know,” co-owner of Ohio Street Bistro Dwayne Jackson said. “But the community has already been very responsive.”

Jackson, who also owns the Wichita Theatre, said being located at the heart of downtown helps.

“Its just the ambiance of the downtown and the history that makes something like this go over. Patrons just like to be a part of that growth of an area and downtown is really on that track,” Jackson said.

Back in the kitchen is where executive chef and co-owner of the Bistro Demrick Davis stays. Lunch-goers may remember him as the former owner of 2011 bistro, which closed in January.

“At the Bistro I could get creative, but at the same time, I had to pay the bills, be the maintenance man, plumber I mean everything, so this is actually gonna work out,” Davis said.

Serving things like soups, salads and baked potatoes, Davis said he still hears the demand for his locally known burgers and fries.

“We’re gonna add a few more menu items, we’re bringing back the burgers from 2011 Bistro and the fries, the parmesan fries, the truffle fries and the Cajun fires were bringing those back as well and then we’ll also have different pasta dishes and lunch specials as well,” Davis said.

So with an ever-expanding menu, both Davis and Jackson hope the number of customers expand as well as the downtown revitalization movement continues.

Jackson said in the near future they’ll  be adding a few evenings throughout the week called Bistro Nights presented by Chef D where they’ll offer three course and five-course meals

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