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What a month it was in May! We scoped out some patio spots, noshed on authentic international cuisines and a visited new restaurants across DFW. Check out more below!

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Fortune House Opens in Lower Greenville

We were delighted to be on hand to help celebrate the official grand opening of the newest location of one of our favorite Chinese spots in Dallas!

Authentic Persian food at Giovanni’s in Dallas

We filled our bellies with gourmet kebabs, saffron rice, baklava and more delightful bites at Giovanni’s off Preston Road in North Dallas.

Cotton Patch’s 2 for $23 is back!

A meal on a budget! Bring a friend to take advantage of this sweet LTO offer at Cotton Patch.

Oomi Digital Kitchen has your Milk Bar favorites

The so-called crack pie and other popular items have landed at Downtown Dallas’ Oomi Digital Kitchen.

Dress to impress at Tycoon in Flower Mound

Flower Mound continues to get fancy, and Tycoon is no exception. It’s an excuse to dress up and go out with your girl friends or on a date. The tableside old fashioned and elevated charcutier board are just some of the noms we recommend.

Oak’d BBQ celebrates its second DFW location (Addison)

We love to see local businesses expand in North Texas. Congrats to Oak’d BBQ on their new Addison shop!

Fireside Pies Re-Opens in Fort Worth

New location; same great menu. Are you hungry for some ‘za yet at Fireside Pies?

French Fare at At Bistro in Preston Center

Dive into fresh and season fresh ingredients in every bite at AT Bistro. The meals are pretty too.

L’Aqua is Plano’s Newest International Spot

Located near the Frisco and Plano border is the new L’Aqua. We thought the menu was impressive with its Moroccan & French-influenced cuisine; plus a lot in between! The menu spans further with American, Mediterranean and Spanish bites

Boba Republic Doubles the Fun in Plano and Allen

Count us in for Boba Tea ANYTIME! While at Boba Republic for AAPI Month, we loved sipping on these high-quality drinks in amazing varieties and yummy bites like mochi donuts and macarons.

Clink Wine Bar’s New Brunch in Flower Mound

We’re always down to brunch, and at a wine bar…? SAY LESS! Clink Wine Bar rolled out their new brunch menu (served Saturdays and Sundays), and we can’t wait to go back.

Margs at Mi Dia

Mi Dia kicked off the month strong with its new margarita of the month, My Texas Peach. What’s your favorite marg from here? We have a few to show you!

Patio SZN at Old 75 Beer Garden

When the weather was perfect last month, we enjoyed hanging out at Old 75 Beer Garden not once, but a few times! This new establishment is located off highway 75 in Richardson.

Weekly Specials at The Londoner Pub in Dallas

Do you fancy a visit to London? We sure do, but don’t feel like paying the high flight prices right now. So off to The Londoner Pub we go! Grab a drink and some fish n chips at this new pub in Mockingbird Station.

Food Nerd Approved Whiskey

We served up a refreshing cocktail to kick off summer! The folks at Triple Dog Irish Whiskey sent us some bottles to taste, and it did not disappoint! The bottle itself has a unique and fun look, too!

Triple Dog Irish Whiskey is an outrageously smooth, triple distilled whiskey, and we made the perfect summertime whiskey cocktail, with a bright and fresh citrus base. Plus, Triple Dog Irish Whiskey gave it some extra bite! This bottle can be found online for purchase and at retailers like Total Wine for around $39.99.

Here are the ingredients and recipe instructions to try this cocktail at home:

  • 2 oz. Triple Dog Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz. Yuzu juice
  • 1/2 oz. sweetener of choice
  • 1 egg white
  • Combine ingredients in a shaker without ice.
  • Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
  • Add several ice cubes. Shake again for 10-15 seconds.
  • Strain into a chilled glass with ice and enjoy!

See you next month for more food nerd finds!

About Post Author


Nelli is the Content Manager for two food blogs (and her two cities!): @dallasfoodnerd and @pittsburghfoodnerd. She enjoys trying out new restaurants, traveling and enjoying Tex-Mex on multiple occasions. Connect with her on IG, @pittsburghfoodnerd and @dallasfoodnerd.
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