KIN KIN URBAN THAI AND BITE CITY GRILL TO OPEN AT KDC’S CITYLINE

Both restaurants created by James Beard Featured Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin

RICHARDSON, Texas – (April 30, 2015) – KDC, one of America’s leading commercial real estate development and investment firms, today announced that noted chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin will open two restaurants, Kin Kin Urban Thai and Bite City Grill at CityLine, the company’s 186-acre mixed-use project in Richardson, Texas.

“One of the goals for CityLine is to bring in a variety of dining options to meet the needs of a large and diverse workforce and hundreds of residents,” said KDC Vice President, Colin Fitzgibbons.  “Under the creative leadership of Chef Eddy, both Kin Kin and Bite City Grill will provide great food with a bit of global flair.”

Marrying traditional family recipes from Chef Eddy’s homeland of Thailand, along with his formal culinary skills, Kin Kin offers Thai dishes with an innovative twist. Inspired by the urban vibe of Thai culture, guests will experience favorites such as Pad Thai or Tom Kha Soup alongside unique items such as a Thai Burger or Thai Scotch Egg.  The menu is paired with innovative libations from the Asian-inspired liquid kitchen.  This will be the fourth North Texas location for Kin Kin.

CityLine will be the second location for Bite City Grill, which offers New American cuisine with a global influence. The first location is at Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth. The menu is anchored with a selection of steakhouse inspired favorites including perfectly wood grilled filet and strip alongside seafood specialties and innovative sides.  Additionally, guests enjoy the flavorful brunch and happy hour selections.

Thretipthuangsin, who first rose to North Texas fame when opening Pakpao, was inspired to open the new restaurants because of the innovative development CityLine offers.

“Our guests at both Kin Kin and Bite are well-travelled, and they enjoy dining experiences,” explains Thretipthuangsin.  “We feel that the corporate and residential opportunities at CityLine are a perfect match for our growth strategies.”

The 3,634-square foot Kin Kin location is scheduled to open in the summer of 2015. It will be located in the base of Three CityLine at 1201 State Street. Bite City Grill’s 5,200-square foot location is scheduled to open in January 2016.  It will be located in the ground floor of “Lot A”, a 532-unit apartment building developed by JLB, across the street from Jasper’s, on the southwest corner of State Street and Plano Road.

About Kin Kin Urban Thai
Kin Kin Urban Thai showcases traditional Thai cuisine in a new light with beautiful execution in an engaging environment for every day experiences. Crafted by Chef Eddy Thretipthuangsin, Kin Kin simply invites guests to “Let’s Eat!” www.kinkinurbanthai.com

About City Bite Grill
A destination for unique first-class dining every day of the week, Bite City Grill offers New American cuisine with a global Influence by renowned Chef Eddy Thretipthuangisin. Every day is a special occasion at Bite City Grill with innovative small bites, entrees, desserts and craft cocktails that you can’t experience anywhere else.  www.bitecitygrill.com

About CityLine
KDC’s CityLine, located in Richardson, Texas, is a 186-acre transit-oriented development featuring a dense mix of office buildings, apartments, restaurants, entertainment options and open space, with easy access to two major highways and the DART light rail system. The project will be home to State Farm and Raytheon, with Whole Foods as the retail anchor.  CityLine’s current development phase includes five office buildings, an Aloft hotel, multiple restaurants and a wellness office building anchored by Texas Health Resources and Children’s Medical Center, all of which totals more than 2.3 million square feet.

At full build-out, CityLine will contain approximately six million square feet of office space, 3,925 multi-family residential units, 400,000 square feet of retail space including more than 30 dining options, two hotels, and three parks with access to regional bike trails.  Approximately 30,000 people are expected to live and work at CityLine. For more information, visit CityLineDFW.com.