Wines & Dines on NextSeed: Dallas’ Leela’s Raw Bar & abv Set for 2018 Opening

With the hope to become the next hip destination in Dallas’s Lower Greenville neighborhood, Leela’s Raw Bar & abv establishment linked with NextSeed to raise a minimum of $150,000 from the crowd. Leela’s Raw Bar & abc, an an upscale dining and drinking concept created by the team behind the Feed Company Eatery and Bourbon Lounge, will combine two bars under one roof. To date, over 114 investors have committed $106K. Funds raised through NextSeed will go toward concept buildout. Any funds raised in excess of the minimum target will go towards furniture and fixtures and initial working capital.

With a planned January 2018 opening, cofounders Sameer Patel and Patrick Bruce believe the complementary foodie pairing will provide approachable wines on tap paired with creative raw bar plates downstairs at Leela’s, plus craft cocktails in a fun, laidback environment upstairs at abv. The lounge will seat roughly 60 guests.

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Inspired by Napa Valley, Leela’s New American menu will serve seasonal, market-driven plates and over fifty wines both on tap and by the bottle. The share-heavy menu allows diners to enjoy charcuterie boards, bruschetta, ceviche and fresh pasta made from scratch, according to the campaign. And the oysters… ah, shucks. Oysters will be sourced exclusively from North America; with an open-concept kitchen, oyster shucking station and a grand meat slicing counter will enhance the atmosphere. Outdoor seating will also be available. Upstairs at abv establishment, guests will sip prohibition-style cocktails and order light snacks (think flavored popcorns and sliders).  Leela’s Raw Bar & abc will be the sixth restaurant in Lower Greenville to maintain a late-night permit allowing patrons to enjoy both of the bars until 2 a.m., providing a more upscale alternative to most of Dallas’s post-midnight options. At 1914 Greenville Ave, Leela’s & abv will sit among one of Dallas’s few walkable streets.

Perks offered include gift cards, tickets to the investor launch party and cocktail naming rights.  48 days remain on the campaign.

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