Fine-dining restaurant co-owned by Arlington mayor debuts at Choctaw Stadium
A sexy new restaurant and speakeasy has opened in Arlington: Called Hearsay, it's from a high-profile partnership and is located at Choctaw Stadium, where it celebrates its grand opening on March 3.
Hearsay will feature upscale Southern cuisine, craft cocktails, a speakeasy-style bar and lounge, and a rooftop cigar patio overlooking the Choctaw field.
Dishes include Cajun boudin balls, oysters, fried alligator, fried cheese curds, lobster Mac & cheese, salads including Caesar and wedge, gumbo, stuffed quail, lamb chops, short ribs with jalapeño cheese grits, crab cakes, shrimp & grits, ribeye, NY strip, and filet mignon.
Brunch features benedicts, chicken-fried steak, corned beef hash, chicken & waffles, biscuits & gravy, avocado toast, pancakes, croissants, and oatmeal.
Hearsay is the brainchild of Arlington Mayor Jim Ross, partnered with the Texas Rangers and Champions Club Texas. Ross is also an owner of Mercury Chophouse Arlington. Isn't it grand to be mayor of Arlington.
Champions Club Texas is part of Knighted Ventures, a California-based hospitality and entertainment company, and has a wide array of entrepreneurial ventures — from co-founding the Bay Area Panthers professional indoor football team to its venture in PM Studios, an award-winning video game company.
Champions Club Texas CEO Roy Choi says in a statement that Arlington has been on their radar.
"Arlington is a world-class entertainment destination, and its growth has been on my radar," Choi says. “The investment in Hearsay is an opportunity to be part of that growth with a truly innovative concept. “With its fine dining options and unique amenities such as the cigar patio, Hearsay is a perfect fit for our portfolio. I believe in Jim Ross’ vision and the opportunity to be in business with him, alongside the Rangers, is a huge win.”
Champions Club Texas is launching other new hospitality destinations in Texas including a full-service hotel, lounge, bar, and private-membership poker in Houston.
A second location is planned for Dallas, featuring an upscale restaurant with Connie Trujillo, of III Forks legacy, as executive chef. The multipurpose venue will also feature a private-membership club with a variety of events and game offerings.
“Roy and the Champions team have provided a big spark for Hearsay by bringing their extensive hospitality expertise to Arlington,” Ross says. “I’m glad they share the same vision for our great city and look forward to partnering with them as we celebrate Hearsay’s grand opening.”
Hearsay will be open for dinner from 5-10 pm, plus Sunday brunch from 10 am-4 pm, and eventually lunch. They'll also feature live music with a blues & jazz lounge.