Mardi Gras treats make this Dallas restaurant news ultra festive

This spherical of Dallas restaurant news is (principally) filled with festive cheer. There are new bakeries and bakeries providing new seasonal treats. There are tasty new espresso drinks, and controversial desserts. And there’s a number of Lent and Mardi Gras fare. Everything’s arising shrimp round right here.

Here’s what’s occurring in Dallas restaurant news:

Bresnan Bread and Pastry, the mom-and-pop bakery identified for European-style baked items, has opened its storefront in McKinney, at 301B E. Louisiana St., the place it is promoting its trademark breads, pastries, cookies, and pies. They had been beforehand obtainable at farmers markets and by weekly pop-ups at Brown Bag Provisions.Hours are restricted for now to Saturdays from 7 am-2 pm, however homeowners Matt and Jenna Bresnan will ultimately increase the hours.

Nature’s Plate, the wholesome to-go chain, has closed two of its retail shops at Preston/Forest and in Plano. Owners Annette and Marianne mentioned in a publish that they discovered themselves at a essential juncture after two difficult years. Their authentic retailer in Lake Highlands stays open, they usually’re persevering with to supply supply twice weekly, to an excellent bigger space, together with Southlake, Rockwall, and extra. “While we’re unhappy to shut this chapter (which as soon as appeared like one of the simplest ways to additional our mission), we’re excited in regards to the potentialities forward,” they mentioned. “This change will permit us to concentrate on offering wholesome plant-based meals to a bigger group. It can even permit us to proceed to spend money on our folks and our enterprise typically as we shift prices.”

Shawarma Press, a Mediterranean fast-casual idea that has partnered with Walmart to open mini-restaurants inside choose Walmart shops, will have a good time the grand opening of its Plano location, at 6001 N. Central Expy., close to the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) campus, on Saturday March 5 from 12-3 pm. Their signature dish is the Shawarma with rooster or beef cooked on a rotisserie and minimize into skinny slices. Their menu contains shawarma wraps, platters, and rice bowls together with rooster, beef, and vegetarian & vegan choices corresponding to hummus and falafel, plus appetizers, salads, and pastries corresponding to baklava; plus new breakfast wraps full of animal merchandise like steak, eggs, and cheese. This is their third location, following beforehand opened areas in San Antonio and Arlington. They plan to open greater than 100 Shawarma Press areas inside Walmart shops all through the U.S.

Shef, a web-based market that allows native cooks to promote do-it-yourself meals of their communities, has expanded to Dallas, following launches in Houston and Austin final yr. Their Dallas launch options completely Indian and Pakistani delicacies, with distinctive and hard-to-find regional dishes from greater than 10 areas throughout India and Pakistan, do-it-yourself by DFW cooks and delivered to your door. According to a launch, 96 p.c of the cooks represented are girls, and 85 p.c are immigrants; the platform provides them a possibility to earn revenue promoting genuine do-it-yourself dishes. A greater variety of worldwide choices might be obtainable within the coming months.

Lounge Here, the hipster East Dallas bar-restaurant, is internet hosting a pizza pop-up throughout March through Better Half Pop-Up, the pizza enterprise from cooks Jennie Kelley & Ben Starr of Frank fame, who’ve been doing pizza pop-ups randomly and can now have a month-long residency each Monday evening in March. From 5-10 pm, they will be open for both take-out that includes their JK and Abracadabra varieties, plus two rotating flavors every Monday evening; or for dine in, the place they will even have a small menu to go along with the pizzas. For reservations go to 

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has added a Bangin’ Shrimp Taco with tempura-battered fried shrimp or grilled shrimp, Fuzzy’s new Butt Burnin’ candy chile sauce, avocado crema, cabbage & pepper slaw, feta, and cilantro on a flour tortilla. Marketing VP Laura Purser says in an announcement that it is an possibility if you happen to do not eat meat or are giving it up for Lent. It’ll be served from March 2-April 10.

Bonchon in Addison has two new menu gadgets: Bonchon Bowls consisting of white rice topped with blended greens, alternative of protein, and bibimbap sauce; and Spicy Pork marinated in Korean scorching pepper paste, obtainable on bowls, tacos, and fried rice.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill has a really limited-run seasonal menu that includes Irish impressed dishes and drinks that might be obtainable from March 3-17. It contains Scotch Eggs, Bacon Cheddar Potato Cakes, Shepherd’s Pie, Reuben sandwich, a Corned Beef Mac & Cheese with cavatappi pasta and braised cabbage, a Beer Braised Corned Beef & Cabbage, and Whiskey Bing Cherry Bread Pudding for dessert. Served at each Euless and Irving areas.

Al Biernat’s has partnered with health guru Donna Richardson and her mom, generally known as “Mama LaVerne,” on a brand new dish at brunch: rooster & waffles, made with Mama LaVerne’s Chicken Seasoning, Waffle & Pancake Mix, which can be bought on Amazon. Al Biernat’s Director of Operations Brad Fuller says the recipe is “already legendary to many within the Dallas-Fort Worth space who know LaVerne, and we’re honored to convey a recipe steeped in a lot household historical past to Al Biernat’s.”

Taco Cabana has various yummy-sounding new gadgets together with a Shrimp Tampico taco and Shrimp Tampico quesadilla — that includes shrimp marinated in ancho spice, sauteed with garlic, lime, & cilantro, and served with pineapple-chipotle salsa. They even have a line of recent burritos, for breakfast, lunch and dinner in flavors that embrace Bean & Cheese, Bacon & Egg, Chorizo & Egg, Chicken or Steak Fajita, and Ground Beef. And on March 9, they will be debuting their new Tres Leches cake, a candy sponge cake soaked in three sorts of milk, for $3.

Corner Bakery has new vegetarian dishes they’re that includes together with Tuscan Grilled Cheese with Provolone, basil, spinach, roasted tomato, and pesto aioli on grilled sourdough; plus Avocado + Spinach breakfast wraps with scrambled eggs, avocado, cheddar, and spinach in a tomato basil tortilla with inexperienced chile salsa.

Cotton Patch Cafe is internet hosting an All You Can Eat Fried Fish Fillets each Friday with fried white fish, French fries, hushpuppies, and rolls. It’s $15 and obtainable each Friday from March 4-April 15.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit can be getting on the Lent bandwagon, sortof: From March 3-April 14, they will be serving smoked or fried fish as a plate or sandwich as a substitute for their standard meat meat meat. Hey Dickey’s, how about some scrumptious tofu.

Golden Chick brings again Butterfly Shrimp, butterflied and fried in a panko crust, obtainable in two combo meals: with both Southern Fried Catfish items or Golden Tenders, or will be bought solo. It’ll be on the menu via April 24. Golden Chick first launched Butterfly Shrimp to their Lenten menu in 2020 and the entrée was very profitable.

Starbucks has launched a brand new nondairy drink: the Iced Toasted Vanilla Oatmilk Shaken Espresso. It’s a blonde espresso, shaken with caramelized vanilla and topped with creamy oatmilk, that includes layers of caramelized vanilla and nondairy creaminess. It joins its nondairy cousin and fan favourite, the Iced Brown Sugar Oatmilk Shaken Espresso, a blonde espresso with brown sugar–flavored syrup and cinnamon, completed with oatmilk, no marvel it is a fan favourite.

Grand Lux Cafe at Galleria Dallas is providing New Orleans beignets in celebration of Mardi Gras. You get about 6 to 7 beignets in a basket, served with three sauces: chocolate, raspberry, and vanilla.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has introduced again its “controversial” Everything Bagel Ice Cream, a buttery streusel with onions, garlic, cayenne, and sesame and poppy seeds, which is woven into their candy cream cheese ice cream. Originally launched in January 2021, the flavour was met with “each overwhelming adoration and vehement opposition, making headline news and inflicting a stir on social media,” Jeni’s says in a launch. They’ll be promoting the candy and savory taste in outlets and to order on-line starting March 21.

Black Rock Coffee Bar has introduced again its Horchata Breve, made with espresso, half & half, horchata, and cinnamon, obtainable “whereas provides final,” no matter meaning; is cinnamon in restricted provide? According to a launch, the Horchata Breve made its debut on this Oregon-based espresso chain’s menu and have become one in every of their top-selling drinks in 2021. So why would not you promote it year-round? Oh proper, “restricted provide.” It might be obtainable in any respect 100-plus areas.

Impossible Foods now has a plant-based sausage possibility, with 40 p.c much less saturated fats than animal sausage. The line contains each spicy and savory flavors, which you may get in a floor type for including to Bolognese, or Sausage Patties, which you’ll add to your at-home McMuffin clone. Impossible’s sausage, burgers, rooster nuggets, meatballs, and pork are bought at Kroger, Sprouts, Albertsons, and Target.

Nutpods, a plant-based creamer firm, has launched a brand new taste: Coffee Cake. Available at Sprouts in addition to on Amazon and, it is an unsweetened dairy-free creamer comprised of water, coconut cream, and almonds. An 11.2-ounce carton is $3 to $5. They additionally make sweetened flavors corresponding to Sweet Creme, French Vanilla, and Caramel.

J. Rae’s Dallas, the Devonshire bakery, is provide St. Patrick’s Day-themed cookie adorning kits, with 9 cookies, 3 luggage of icing, and ornamental sprinkle packets, for $35. The package is accessible via March 17. Kits should be ordered at the least 24 hours prematurely; name 214-654-0833.

American Airlines is rolling out a brand new menu that features Bundt truffles, obtainable in home premium cabins on flights between 900-1,499 miles. The truffles are by Silver Spoon Desserts, an organization primarily based in Chicago.

Union Bear Brewing Co. in Plano has added David Muckian (MindDead Brewing, Dead Cowboy Brewing) to its brewing workforce, the place he’ll be part of head brewer Christopher Tidwell. “It’s stunning, plus I get to work with a few of the finest within the biz,” Muckian says. The brewpub has additionally added new dishes together with salmon, mussels, and a cheesesteak sandwich.

Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que & Home Cooking, a longtime State Fair of Texas vendor, seem on a brand new A&E present, Deep Fried Dynasty. The sequence, which is ready to air March 8 at 9 pm, will function homeowners and brothers Brent and Juan Reaves and the every day ins-and-outs of their operation on fairgrounds.

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