Alexa Rodarte and her husband opened a local American restaurant in the Trinity Groves restaurant district according to a Focus Daily News article from August 9. In it they say,
“Lexy’s Local New American restaurant will open Aug. 15 in Trinity Groves restaurant district. My husband and I recently attended a preview party at the beautiful, very feminine-looking new restaurant and bar, which seems to have been perfectly designed for Instagram-ready photo ops.
Lexy’s opens for lunch and dinner service Aug. 15, featuring American fare, locally sourced Wagyu and produce from Profound Farms. The concept is influenced by the experiences and travels of husband-and-wife restaurateur team, Julian & Alexa (Lexy) Rodarte.”
Lexy’s takes an unconventional approach in its theme in that it is feminine, which a lot of restaurants in the Dallas dining space shy away from according to a Dallas Eater article from August 12 which says,
“Trinity’s owners believe that Julian Rodarte, who is 29, is the young visionary who can reinvigorate the 10-year-old restaurant park. But there weren’t a lot of folks factoring in what his wife, Alexa Rodarte (the namesake of Lexy’s, the new American restaurant with locally-sourced food inside the incubator space), who is now marketing director for Trinity Groves, might also bring to the table.
Collaboratively, the duo has opened Lexy’s, which boldly brings something to the Dallas dining scene that many restaurants shy away from: femininity. The restaurant space is full of light pink, which is rare in the city even though it’s a popular trend nationally, and flowers. There is even a Moet champagne vending machine, a touch Alexa Rodarte conceived from knowledge gleaned in her previous marketing roles in the spirits industry. And that was one of the focus points for attendees at the VIP opening, who lined up to get a photo standing next to it.”
The couple took inspiration from an elegant feminine cocktail that they were sipping on at a food show in San Antonio.