Our wonderful city is never short of restaurant news and offers, especially this month! Take a look below at what’s going on in town. Have an event or restaurant offer to add? Email us at Foodie @ DallasFoodNerd dot com. Cheers!

Spicy New Burger at Hopdoddy Requires A Signed Waiver

The Ghostland Burgatory at Hopdoddy was created to celebrate the beginning of summer chili season. The ghost Chile, also known as Naga Bhut Jolokia, is a pepper that originates in India. It is the second hottest pepper behind the Trinidad scorpion chili, and has around 1,000,000 Scoville units on the Scoville Scale. It is three times hotter than the average habanero pepper. This burger is so hot, guests will need to sign a waiver before tasting. The burger is on the menu until August 10.

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Food Celebrations at Fish City Grill

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Fish City Grill/Half Shells celebrates a couple of food-related observances this month at its nine locations across D/FW, including:

National Catfish Month: A yearly celebration at Fish City Grill, catfish platters will be ready for the taking all month long. Guests can enjoy a heaping pile of food, which includes a half or full portion of catfish (grilled, fried or blackened), Virginia’s Apple Cider Cole Slaw, waffle fries or rice, and now…hush puppies! Yes, Fish City Grill has added this crunchy nugget as a side item to all its shrimp, catfish and oyster platters.

Hatch Chile: A spin on a classic margarita, Fish City Grill will be offering its Hatch Chile Margarita, which guests have come to know and request each year. This tasty concoction includes hatch chile, jalapeños, simple syrup, lime juice, tequila, triple sec and soda water. So simple guests can even recreate it at home.

$2 Tacos at Del Taco

Dallas-area Del Taco restaurants are offering guests two Original Del Tacos for just $2 every night from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., all summer long. Each taco features seasoned ground beef, freshly hand-grated cheddar cheese, crisp lettuce and fresh tomatoes, all in a crunchy 6” shell. Now through September 3, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

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Scotch & Sausage Now Open in Dallas

Scotch & Sausage – a  sausage grill and modern style beer garden recently opened on Oak Lawn Avenue in Dallas.

The menu offers over 20 varieties of local and house-made sausage sandwiches  (including several vegan, pork free and gluten free options), triple cooked belgian fries with house-made dipping sauces and two varieties of scotch eggs (vegetarian and classic). Featuring beef, chicken, venison, quail, antelope and more, all sausages are priced $8 and below. They are all-natural, small batch production with no by products.

At the bar, there is a heavy focus of Belgian and German beer on draft with local beers on rotation as well.  A further extensive selection of bottled beer will also be available. Over 100 varieties of whiskey and scotch are available, all offered one of five ways: neat, on the rocks, old-fashioned, sour or Manhattan. Furthermore, a unique program called ‘The People’s Poison’ will offer a selection of $5 whiskeys.

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So & So’s Exec Chef Nick Amoriello Launches Brunch Menu

So & So’s, a new neighborhood restaurant and bar on McKinney Avenue in Uptown Dallas, will launch Saturday and Sunday brunch service this weekend.

The brunch menu offers fantastic items like the Mother Child Reunion – chicken fried chicken, poached eggs, strongbow bacon gravy and honey butter grits; Blueberry Pancakes – 3 flapjacks, fresh blueberries, lemon cured and fernet maple syrup; ‘Merica’s Scramble – scrambled eggs, bell peppers, sausage, bacon, ham, tomato, mushrooms, avocado, house fries; Chilaquiles with IPA braised pork, peach rosemary jalapeno salsa, sunny side up eggs, avocado, queso fresco, fried malanga and a variety of pizza, frozen cocktails, cocktails on tap, wine and beer.

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Blueberry pancakes with lemon curd cream

Now Open in Frisco: Juicer Heroes and Salata

Frisco readers: You’re in for a treat!

Juicer Heroes is now open right off Tollway and Lebanon. The store offers a variety of fresh and mostly organic juices and related Earth -friendly offerings. See the powerful and premium menu items here. 

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Additionally, Salata, the next generation salad bar, recently opened near Stonebriar Mall. Take a look at the various salads, soups and sandwiches. 

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Cantina Laredo Updates Menu with Delicious New Items

Popular Mexican restaurant Cantina Laredo has rolled out a new menu and it includes new items such as:

Costillas Con Fajita – Ribs basted in Jose Cuervo Tequila barbecue sauce with beef and chicken fajitas $19.99 Available for dinner only

Torta de Costillas – Griddle baked sandwich with slow-roasted short rib, apple-jicama slaw, jalapeños and black beans $13.79 dinner & lunch

Tacos de Costillas – Slow-roasted short rib with tomatillo sauce, monterey jack cheese, roasted red peppers and queso fresco $13.79 dinner / $10.49 lunch

Tacos de Hongos – Grilled portabello mushrooms in balsamic glaze with goat cheese, roasted red pepper and queso fresco $13.29 dinner / $10.29 lunch

Pollo Mango Mole – Grilled chicken with mango mole sauce and toasted pine nuts $14.49 dinner & lunch

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Tuesday Nights are Steak Nights at Olenjack’s Grille

Olenjack’s Grille offers a steak special complete with savory sides for $24. On the menu is a 28-day-aged, 12-ounce Angus Ribeye with choice of sauce, plus a Texas Wright Brand smoked bacon loaded baked potato, buttered garlic green beans and a house salad. For more information or to make reservations visit www.olenjacksgrille.com or call (817) 226-2600.

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CRU Wine Bar Hosts Tomato Festival, Aug. 7 – 31 

From Thursday, August 7 through Sunday, August 31, join our friends at Cru for the Heirloom Tomato Festival. Fresh of the vine menu items include Rustic Garlic Bruschetta and a delectable Jumbo Lump Crab. Call 214.526.9463 for reservations.
 
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Cork Wine Bar: Free Tasting + Meet and Greet, August 8

Head to Cork this Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. for a free wine tasting from Dunstan Wines, plus meet the Durrell Vineyard Ambassador with the winery, Jim Kuhner. The lineup will include Dunstan Rosé, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as PIP Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 
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Cool River Café Hosts Martini Fest, August 16

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Irving’s Cool River Café will host Martini Fest on Saturday, August 16 at 7:30 p.m. The restaurant will showcase twenty different vodkas from around the world and mixologists from across the country creating specialty martinis, along with appetizers created by Chef Rodman Shields. Throughout the evening, there will be raffles and prize giveaways. Following the event, guests will enjoy live music by Incognito. Tickets for Martini Fest are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. 

Phil’s Philly Grill Grand Opening Event, August 28

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Phil’s Philly Grill is a new contemporary fast-casual dining concept that just opened in Addison, and the restaurant will celebrate with a grand opening party and ribbon cutting on August 28 at 11:30 a.m. (5225 Beltline Road, in Prestonwood Center)

Guests may enjoy complimentary tastings of both Phil’s Original Cheesesteak Sandwich with rib-eye steak, sautéed onions and provolone cheese and Phil’s Chicken ‘n’ Cheese Sandwich with house marinated chicken breast and provolone cheese.

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