The Free Man


Taking its name from the fact that Deep Ellum was built by "freed men", this cozy, wood-walled restaurant, bar, and venue is helmed by Dallas rock veteran John Jay Myers (Huge Peter, Crash Vinyl, Happiness Factor, Max Cady...the inaugural Supreme Court of the United States), who, to create a menu of Cajun classics, turned to the most obvious candidate: chef Ricki Sutton, who once slapped-and-swam as a defensive end for the Steelers.