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Hey, food nerds! We’ve added a slew of restaurant and event updates below since our previous roundup. Take a look! Email us additional announcements at Foodie at DallasFoodNerd dot com for consideration.

Salata Launches “Eat Light at Night”

From Sept. 8 to Oct. 20, members of Salata’s mobile club will receive a variety of discounts including complimentary protein upgrades, add-ons and more. Any guest who signs up for the mobile program will automatically receive a “buy one, get one free salad or salad wrap” offer in addition to the “Eat Light at Night” promos. It’s free sign up and only takes a minute! To sign up for mobile club, simply text “Salata” to 777111.

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New LTO Drinks at Hopdoddy

Catch these two drinks at Hopdoddy Burger Bar for a limited time:

I Love Lucy: Available now through Sunday, Sept. 14. All Natural Peanut Butter, Vanilla Ice Cream, Coconut, Chocolate, Spicy Smoky Chipotle Ancho Puree, Coconut Flakes, Chipotle Powder.

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Samurai Jack: Available now through Tuesday, Sept. 30. Sake, Yuzu, Pineapple, and Mint

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Primo Brothers Debutes Oktoberfest Pizza

Located in Lake Highlands, Primo Brothers Pizza is debuting a new internationally inspired pizza each month beginning now through February. First up is the Oktoberfest pizza! Price is as follows: 16” extra large $19.99; 14” large $17.99; 12” medium $13.99.

In addition to the pizzas, Primo Brothers offers a full Italian menu including calzone and stromboli.

Located at 9310 Forest Ln #334, Dallas, TX 75243

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MAX’s Wine Dive Celebrates National Breakfast Month

MAX’s Wine Dive Dallas is mixing up the meaning of breakfast by offering their signature, Fried Egg Sandwich with artisan sourdough, three fried eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, Gruyère, 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!

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Now Open: Banh Shop Restaurant

Banh Shop, created by Yum! Brands and renowned restaurant developer Mark H. Brezinski, opened its first location on Friday, Sept. 12 in Park Cities.

Conceived as an upscale Southeast Asian street stall market, Banh Shop spotlights varieties of 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 Boulevard 

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Table and Tavern Opens in Las Colinas

Listen up, Las Colinas! A new upscale and locally-inspired restaurant, Table and Tavern, opened up over the weekend and it’s worth checking out. The “Table” represents the intimately private and upscale restaurant section with its own menu and “Tavern” is 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 has its own separate menu geared more towards simple fare.

The menu features 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

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Pollo Tropical Celebrates Chicken Lover’s Day, Sept. 15

Chicken Lover’s Day is September 15, 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 Sandwich Opens in Fort Worth, Sept. 16.

East Hampton Sandwich Co., who just celebrated its second anniversary over the weekend, and will open its first Fort Worth location on 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 West Bend, 1605 S. University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

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Komali Celebrates Mexican Independence Day, Sept 16

Uptown’s contemporary Mexican restaurant is celebrates Mexican Independence Day this Wednesday with street food and tequila tasting. Say hi to the executive chef Julio Peraza and enjoy a fun party! Tickets are $30 per person and includes includes an entry cocktail, street food prepared on the grill and a flight of tequila. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. and reservations for ticket purchase can be made prior by calling 214.252.0200 or email

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El Fenix Celebrates its 96th Anniversary with Free Sopapillas, Sept. 16

On 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 to win free El Fenix meals for one year if they register by September 16, 2014. Go to to register and for a copy of the sweepstakes rules.

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Bennigan’s Hosts Halfway to St. Paddy’s Party, Sept. 17

This Wednesday, Bennigan’s restaurants will throw a “Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day” party, with Irish-themed food and drink specials, live entertainment, green beer and more. Dishes to try out include the Wishing Well Coins, Bennigan’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 out fivenew specialty drinks – 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.

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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 at a 60-minute core fitness class followed by a scrumptious brunch with cocktails for $35.  Pre-registration is required at and space is limited.

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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.

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Fish City Grill Updates Menu and Hosts Shrimpapalooza

Fish City Grill restaurant recently introduced four new or refreshed menu items including Crawfish Half & Half, Andouille Chicken, Raphael’s Mexican Shrimp Cocktail and Shrimp, Catfish and Oyster platters. Don’t forget the wine! The restaurant also added 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 annual Shrimpapalooza celebration! All Fish City Grill and Half Shells locations will spotlight a “Bucket List” menu of tasty shrimp dishes through October 12, including:

  • Shrimp Street Tacos– Achiote marinated shrimp, sriracha sour cream and mango salsa
  • Shrimp & Andouille Mac & Cheese– Shrimp and smoky Andouille sausage in homemade cheese sauce
  • The Bomb – Jalapeño stuffed with shrimp, cheese and bacon
  • Fried Green Tomatoes w/ Shrimp Remoulade – Cornmeal breaded fried green tomatoes topped with shrimp remoulade
  • Shrimp Quesadilla – Large tortilla filled with shrimp, cheese and cilantro pesto
  • Raphael’s Mexican Shrimp Cocktail – Shrimp, tomatoes, avocado, jicama and onions in a spicy cocktail sauce and served with tortilla chips
  • Shrimp Remoulade Topped Grilled Tilapia – Served with potatoes and green veggies
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Raphael’s Mexican Shrimp Cocktail



Zoës Kitchen Launches Mediterranean Family Meals

Zoës Kitchen 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 Zoës’ 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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