Hey, food nerds! We’veÂ added a slew of restaurant and event updates below since our previous roundup.Â Take a look! Email us additional announcements at Foodie at DallasFoodNerd dot com for consideration.
Salata Launches â€œEat Light at Nightâ€
From Sept. 8 to Oct. 20, members of Salata’s mobile club will receive a variety of discountsÂ including complimentary protein upgrades, add-ons and more. Any guest who signs up for the mobile program willÂ automatically receive a “buy one, get one free salad orÂ salad wrap” offer in addition to the â€œEat Light at Nightâ€ promos. It’s free sign up and only takes a minute!Â To sign up for mobile club, simply text â€œSalataâ€ to 777111.
New LTO DrinksÂ at Hopdoddy
Catch theseÂ two drinks at Hopdoddy Burger Bar for a limited time:
I Love Lucy: Available now throughÂ Sunday, Sept.Â 14. All Natural Peanut Butter, Vanilla Ice Cream, Coconut, Chocolate, Spicy Smoky Chipotle Ancho Puree, Coconut Flakes, Chipotle Powder.
Samurai Jack: Available now throughÂ Tuesday, Sept. 30.Â Sake, Yuzu, Pineapple, and Mint
Primo Brothers Debutes OktoberfestÂ Pizza
Located in Lake Highlands,Â Primo Brothers Pizza isÂ debuting a new internationally inspired pizza each month beginning now through February. First up is the Oktoberfest pizza! Price is as follows:Â 16â€ extra large $19.99;Â 14â€ large $17.99;Â 12â€ medium $13.99.
In addition to the pizzas, Primo Brothers offers a full Italian menu including calzone and stromboli.
Located atÂ 9310 Forest Ln #334, Dallas, TX 75243
MAX’s Wine Dive Celebrates National Breakfast Month
MAXâ€™s Wine Dive DallasÂ is mixing up the meaning of breakfast by offering their signature,Â Fried Egg SandwichÂ with artisan sourdough, three fried eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, GruyÃ¨re, Bibb lettuce, tomatoes and black truffle aioli, served with Wine Dive truffle chips. The dish, which sells for $15, is a perfect selection for any time of the day!
Now Open: Banh Shop Restaurant
Banh Shop, created by Yum! Brands and renowned restaurant developer Mark H. Brezinski, opened its first location onÂ Friday, Sept. 12Â in Park Cities.
Conceived as an upscale Southeast Asian street stall market, Banh ShopÂ spotlights varieties ofÂ banh mi sandwiches including baguettes piled high with cilantro, Thai basil, pickled shredded carrot and daikon (Asian white radish), ribbon-cut cucumber and aioli and a selection of proteins. Banh Shop also features Southeast Asian salads, soups and wok-fired bowls. We can’t wait to stop by Banh Shop!
Located at 5629 SMU BoulevardÂ
Table and TavernÂ Opens in Las Colinas
Listen up, Las Colinas! A new upscale and locally-inspired restaurant,Â Table and Tavern, opened up over the weekend and it’s worth checking out. TheÂ â€œTableâ€ represents the intimately private and upscale restaurant section with its own menu and â€œTavernâ€ isÂ a place where guests can partake in watching a game or listening to live music throughout the week in a bar atmosphere. The tavern area also hasÂ its own separate menu geared more towards simple fare.
The menu featuresÂ wood fire pizza, oven baked lasagna, bone in rib eye steaks, day-boat scallops, pastas and fresh fish, as well as craft beer, a popular wine list and local spirits.
Located at 525 Meadow Creek Dr, Irving, TX 75039 in the former Sfuzzi space
Pollo Tropical Celebrates Chicken Lover’s Day, Sept. 15
Chicken Loverâ€™s Day is September 15,Â and Pollo Tropical is celebrating with a free meal between 2 – 7 p.m. for guests who dress like a chicken from head to toe and cluck for the cashier. Those brave enough to let the feathers fly will receive a free quarter chicken meal with rice and beans.
East Hampton SandwichÂ Opens in Fort Worth, Sept. 16.
East Hampton Sandwich Co., who just celebrated its second anniversary over the weekend, and willÂ open its first Fort Worth location onÂ Tuesday. This marks the restaurant’s third store around DFW. The other locations are in Snider Plaza and Shops at Legacy.
The Fort Worth store is ocated at WestÂ Bend,Â 1605 S. University Drive,Â Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Komali Celebrates Mexican Independen
ce Day, Sept 16
Uptown’s contemporary Mexican restaurant is celebrates Mexican Independence Day this Wednesday with street food and tequila tasting. Say hi toÂ the executive chef Julio Peraza and enjoy a fun party! Tickets are $30 per person and includesÂ includes an entry cocktail, street food prepared on the grill and a flight of tequila. TheÂ eventÂ kicks off at 6 p.m. and reservations for ticket purchase can be made prior by calling 214.252.0200 or emailÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Fenix Celebrates its 96th Anniversar
y with Free Sopapillas, Sept. 16
OnÂ Tuesday, September 16, the day of the official 96thAnniversary celebration, El Fenix will be offering guests free sopapillas at all 22 locations.
El Fenix fans can register toÂ win free El Fenix meals for one year if they register byÂ September 16, 2014. Go toÂ elfenix.com/registerÂ to register and for a copy of the sweepstakes rules.
Benniganâ€™s HostsÂ Halfway to St. Paddyâ€™s Party, Sept. 17
ThisÂ Wednesday,Â Benniganâ€™s restaurants willÂ throw a â€œHalfway to St. Paddyâ€™s Dayâ€ party, withÂ Irish-themed food and drink specials, live entertainment, green beer and more. DishesÂ to try out include theÂ Wishing Well Coins, Benniganâ€™s unique take on fried pickles, and the new O.M.G. Burger, a hand-crafted, half-pound beef burger topped with melted Swiss and American cheeses, shaved corned beef, sauerkraut, fried pickles and strips of Applewood smoked bacon. Drizzled with GUINNESS Stout glaze and topped with a colossal onion ring, this masterful indulgence will bring out the Irish in everyone!
The chain also rolled outÂ fivenew specialty drinks â€“ like the rowdy Irish Beer Blaster, which allows guests to drop a decadent shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey and Baileys Irish Cream into a frosty pint of GUINNESS. The food and drink specials run through the end of September.
Namastay for Brunch, Sept. 21
Here’s something for the workout/foodie lovers! VITAL Fitness Studio and CBD Provisions will host their next Crunch + Brunch on September 21 at 10:15 a.m. Burn calories atÂ a 60-minute core fitness class followed by a scrumptious brunch with cocktails for $35.Â Â Pre-registration is required atÂ www.VITALFitnessStudio.comÂ and space is limited.
Grapevine Brewery Beer Dinner at Cook Hall, Sept. 26
Enjoy a five-course dinner featuring several Grapevine craft beers at Cook Hall on September 26. Cook Hall is an American gastropub located inside the W Hotel. Dnner starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $55 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 214-397-4111.
Fish City Grill Updates Menu and Hosts Shrimpapalooza
Fish City GrillÂ restaurant recentlyÂ introduced four new or refreshed menu items including Crawfish Half & Half, Andouille Chicken, Raphaelâ€™s Mexican Shrimp Cocktail and Shrimp, Catfish and Oyster platters.Â Don’t forget the wine! The restaurantÂ also addedÂ new selections to its wine list, including Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay, Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay, Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio, Trapiche Malbec and Le Grand Noir Black Sheep Pinot Noir.
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 16, Fish City Grill kicks off its annualÂ ShrimpapaloozaÂ celebration! All Fish City Grill and Half ShellsÂ locationsÂ will spotlight aÂ â€œBucket Listâ€Â menu of tasty shrimp dishes through October 12, including:
- Shrimp Street Tacosâ€“ Achiote marinated shrimp, sriracha sour cream and mango salsa
- Shrimp & Andouille Mac & Cheeseâ€“ Shrimp and smoky Andouille sausage in homemade cheese sauce
- The BombÂ â€“ JalapeÃ±o stuffed with shrimp, cheese and bacon
- Fried Green Tomatoes w/ Shrimp RemouladeÂ â€“ Cornmeal breaded fried green tomatoes topped with shrimp remoulade
- Shrimp QuesadillaÂ â€“ Large tortilla filled with shrimp, cheese and cilantro pesto
- Raphaelâ€™s Mexican Shrimp CocktailÂ â€“ Shrimp, tomatoes, avocado, jicama and onions in a spicy cocktail sauce and served with tortilla chips
- Shrimp Remoulade Topped Grilled TilapiaÂ â€“ Served with potatoes and green veggies
ZoÃ«s Kitchen Launches Mediterranean Family Meals
ZoÃ«s KitchenÂ introduced a new menu offering this week called the Mediterranean Family Meals. This meal is a complete take-home dinner solution for families on the go. Guests can now mix and match, choosing chicken, steak or shrimp kabobs, grilled chicken entrees or ZoÃ«sâ€™ famous Roll-Up combos, along with two fresh sides of their choosing, Greek salad, and pita bread. All meals are made from scratch, and prepared by hand using fresh produce and lean proteins.
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