Tex-Mex tacos and brunch make the news at this Dallas restaurant even more tempting


This roundup of Dallas restaurant news has a M&A vibe. There is a new owner of Taco Cabana; a big trade from Zoe’s Kitchen; and new partnerships with DoorDash.

But there’s also good news on old-school food, including tacos, ice cream, seafood, more tacos, lunch, and brunch.

Here’s what’s happening in the restaurant news in Dallas:

Taco shack has a new owner. Dallas-based Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. sold the brand to YTC Enterprises, LLC, a subsidiary of Yadav Enterprises, Inc., a California-based restaurant company. According to Release, the proceeds from the sale will repay part of Fiesta’s loans and allow the company to focus on growing its Pollo Tropical chain. Yadav is the largest franchisee Jack in the Box, one of the largest franchisees Denny’s, the largest franchisee of TGI Friday’s, a significant investor in the ownership group of the global parent company of TGI Friday’s, a franchisee of El Pollo Loco and a franchisee of Corner Bakery Café. They better be good with Taco Cabana!

Cava Mezze Grill possesses supported the former Zoe’s Kitchen at 5252 Main Street of the Frisco Market Center, corner of Main Street and Dallas Parkway. Cava Group acquired Zoës in late 2018 and plans to expand into new suburban markets by converting existing Zoës Kitchen locations including Flower Mound, Lakewood and Fort Worth.

Milagro, Jesus Carmona’s new restaurant, opens in Trinity Groves on Tuesday, July 6, in a new building at 440 Singleton Blvd. # 100. Carmona rose to fame when his former restaurant Tacos Mariachi, which he had to close in 2020 due to COVID-19, was featured on Diners, Drive-In and Dives. He is also the owner of Chimichurri, an Argentinian bistro in the Bishop Arts District. Milagro’s menu features Tijuana street tacos, with some leftover Mariachi, but with new options as well. Dishes include bowls of ceviche and vegetables, Mahi Mahi Birria tacos, Al Pipil pork tacos and the Campeona Burger on a brioche bun with avocado mousse, shrimp, asado cheese, crumbled chicharron and a jalapeño frosting, served with homemade fries. The bar serves cocktails by James Slater and Mexican beers, including 32-ounce caguamas.

Urban seafood business in downtown Plano at 1104 14th St. is now open. He’s a brother of Urban Crust and Urban Rio, owners Bonnie and Nathan Shea and executive chef / partner Salvatore Gisellu and takes inspiration from New England destinations like Nantucket and Boston. The menu includes hot lobster rolls, wood-grilled fish specialties, homemade pasta, an oyster bar, craft cocktails and wine and bubbles on tap.

Primo MX Kitchen offers a new brunch menu unique to all three locations, inspired by areas between the Texas border and southern Mexico, including:

  • Churro Pancake: buttermilk pancakes topped with custard, salted caramel, cinnamon churro crumbles
  • Chorizo ​​Skillet Hash: eggs, chorizo, bacon, rajas, mexiqueso, breakfast potato, pico de gallo, crema, avocado
  • Huevos Rancheros Tostada: fried tortilla, eggs, frijoles negros, salsa ranchero, avocado, cotija
  • Primo’s Breakfast Burger: chorizo ​​pancake, egg, poblano pico chipotle romaine salad

Cocktails include a blood orange “guavarita” and two drinks with rum.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grill celebrates its 40th anniversary with a special offer: “Four course, four choice for $ 44 is available for dinner Monday through Thursday and take out every day, until July 31, with choices from: oysters, chop bites. pork, seafood- stuffed mushrooms, quarter, caesar, green salad with candied pears and pecans, artichoke-potato-leek soup, pork chop, salmon with lemon butter and dill, brick chicken, vegan hamburger steak skillet, bacon-wrapped fillet, orange-vanilla cream cheesecake, flourless chocolate cake, chocolate crunch or flaming lemon bar. A tasting flight of four two-ounce glasses is only $ 25 .

Asador, the restaurant at the Renaissance hotel offers a new summer menu from executive chef Joe Graffeo which includes: corn and crab soup, Ahi Tuna compressed watermelon with feta cheese and Pappardelle pasta with heirloom tomato, summer squash and pesto of sweet basil.

Kona Grill has a new Power Lunch available Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with three courses served in 45 minutes for $ 19. Options include miso soup, lemongrass clam chowder, avocado chicken club, KG cheeseburger, sushi bar, and a brownie to go.

Tupinamba coffee, the North Dallas Mexican restaurant has a new weekend brunch served Saturday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with entrees priced at $ 8.95 including a three egg omelet, migas, eggs of mariachi with ranchero sauce, breakfast tacos with scrambled eggs and chorizo, egg chilaquiles and fajitas, and Montezuma’s revenge with potatoes, fajita meat, chorizo, cheddar cheese and two fried eggs. Cocktails include mimosas, Bloody Marys and Micheladas.

Tacos de Torchy has a Thai-inspired Tuk Tuk taco for his taco of the month for July, a return item from 2017, featuring Thai beef fajita, cooked coleslaw, crushed peanuts, pickled cucumber and carrots, sriracha, avocado sauce and jack cheese for $ 6.50. The July cocktail is Torchy’s Cherry Limeade with Tito’s Craft Vodka, Sweet & Sour, Sprite & Cherry.

Tacodeli offers a limited-time menu item, the Barbacoa Taco, from July 6 to August 1, featuring HeartBrand beef cheek barbacoa, cilantro, onion, avocado and arbol salsa, for 4.25 $.

wind mill in The Colony offers three seasonal beers: Windmills Blonde; Tropical season with mango, passion fruit and pineapple; and Blackberry Tart, a bittersweet beer with blackberries. Other beers include West Coast and Misty IPAs, Creamy Coffee Porter, Hefeweizen, Vienna, Amber, and Russian Imperial Stout.

Five Pizza Pie has a new crunchy parmesan-stuffed crust pizza. The outer edge of the dough is stuffed with mozzarella cheese, then topped with marinara sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan. More Parmesan is sprinkled on the outer crust before going to the oven. It is finished with a mixture of buttered garlic. Until July 11, you can get a Crunchy Two-Topped Parmesan Stuffed Crust Pizza for $ 5 with promo code STFDCRNCH redeemable online or in store.

Home delivery from Volleman launched in Dallas-Fort Worth. Home delivery service offers dairy, bread, fresh produce, protein, and basic foods made in Texas. This is a partnership between Volleman’s Family Farm, the only glass bottling dairy owned in Texas, and Matt Shatto of Shatto Home Delivery, a Kansas City-based home delivery service. Participating businesses in Dallas include Shug’s Bagels, Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, and Empire Baking Company.

Foxtrot Market, the modern day convenience store, offers three summer picnic packages and a new collection of private label ice cream at its two Dallas stores at Uptown and Snider Plaza. There is a charcuterie and cheese picnic kit ($ 35) with salami, prosciutto, tangy sopressata, capicola, cheddar, brie, manchego, blue buttermilk, pickle, pickled peppers, olives, pickled zucchini, grain mustard, dip parma, fig jams, fresh herbs; Summer salad picnic kit ($ 25) with chicken salad, herbed potato salad, Calabrian pasta salad, fruit salad and sea salt crackers; and Mezze picnic kit ($ 30) with hummus, parma dip, marinated tomato salad, crostini, raw vegetables.

Foxtrot’s new private label ice cream collection is available by the pint ($ 10) and includes Extreme Cookie Dough Sprinkle, Big Riff Coffee, Roasted Bananas & Caramel, Chocolate Hazelnut Chunk, Strawberry Cheesecake Crumble, and Mint Sprinkle Brownie. Buy online at www.foxtrotco.com or in-store at the Uptown or University Park location.

Chipotle will offer free entries to buy one, get one on July 6 as part of the White House initiative to get more Americans vaccinated. The BOGO offer will be valid in restaurants from 3 p.m. to closing. Say “BOGO Friends” at checkout to redeem.

Capital grid is hosting a summer wine party available until September 6 called The Generous Pour, featuring a collection of seven signature labels available for $ 28 with dinner. Visit TheCapitalGrille.com to make reservations in Dallas, Plano and Fort Worth, or order online.

Sadler’s smokehouse in Henderson introduced their Sadler’s Smokehouse Ready-to-Eat Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken and St. Louis Ribs to Albertsons, Shaws, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Hy-Vee and Kroger. It’s $ 10 for pulled pork, pulled chicken, and St. Louis ribs, and $ 16 a pound of brisket.

DFW Restaurant Week returns this summer, supporting local restaurants and charitable partners of the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) and Lena Pope with every delicious meal at prix fixe for a deal. Mark your calendar for a full month of on-site or take-out meals for lunch and dinner with the best restaurants in the Metroplex, starting August 9, 2021 – with May restaurants offering a head start on the weekend preview, August 6-8. The official list of participating restaurants will be revealed on DFWRestaurantWeek.com when reservations open on “Reservation Day” on Monday July 12th.

DoorDash has partnered with Albertsons to offer on-demand grocery delivery to nearly 2,000 of their branded stores nationwide through DoorDash, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Acme and more. Consumers can order over 40,000 on-demand grocery items for delivery within the hour with no time slots, queues or minimum order size required.

DoorDash has also partnered with Beyond Meat to offer Limited Edition 4th of July Grill Kits. You get Beyond Burger, a grill pan, apron, cooking tools, a bottle opener, and a recipe card for $ 15 in 14 cities across the United States, including Dallas and Houston.

III Forks at 1303 Legacy Dr. in Frisco received an award as “Best of American Steakhouse” by Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRōNa) for their “Best USDA Prime Steak, Appetizing, Butter Lobster and Fresh Seafood, Prepared at perfection. ”III Forks is one of 18 restaurants in North Texas and the only restaurant in Collin County to receive this honor.


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