Justin Box Joins The Cedars Social as Executive Chef + Debuts Fall Menu

The Cedars Social, the OG of cool in The Cedars neighborhood, has welcomed Justin Box as Executive Chef! Chef Box has been a rising star in the Dallas food scene and is poised to bring his creative culinary skills to TCS with his new Fall Menu. Last night, we were treated to Chef Box’s first media tasting at TCS with tastes of pumpkin and squash incorporated into modern comfort faves, as well as a big-as-yo-face schnitzel dish complete with delicious spaetzel. In addition, we sampled several new and adventurous cocktails added to the robust craft cocktail list for the fall season.

Chef Box has a rich culinary background in the Dallas area, including Lead Line Cook for Fearing’s Restaurant at The Ritz Carlton (January-July 2016), as well as Executive Sous Chef at Café Momentum (2014-2015), Bolsa (2013-2014), and Restaurant Ava (2011-2013).

Chef Box was also one of the Dallas culinary stars that volunteered to cook at The Cedars Social Pop-Up Lunches that benefitted the Assist the Officers Fund this past July, in the wake of the recent Dallas tragedy. The idea to open for lunch and feature local star chefs was hatched by The Cedar’s Social Co-Owner, Chad Boyles. Front of House staff from Boulevardier and Rapscallion also graciously donated their time to support the cause.

As referenced before, The Cedars Social is the OG of cool. You can thank them for contributing to the development of The Cedars neighborhood that is now home to Alamo Drafthouse, the NYLO Hotel, and a number of new residential projects. Inside TCS reveals a groovy mid-century vibe complete with a modern fireplace in the center of the restaurant, a nook off the bar complete with library shelving, classic mixed mid-century seating, and vintage lighting throughout.

Explore the evening through photos from last night’s event, complete with commentary on each dish, below:

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