Ok so, every foodie inevitably has a list going of all the restaurants they want to try out. Well, maybe not, but living in Dallas– one of the top restaurant cities in the country (used to have the most restaurants per capita, but not sure if that’s true anymore) it’s hard not to be tempted to try all these cute places that keep popping up. I will try to do this every now and then, just show you some restaurants I can’t wait to try and hopefully it will give you some ideas too!
I don’t know if this outdoor picnic thing makes you want to rush over–but with drink specials and live music (?) and casual food like burgers and sandwiches, I think this might be a fun place for a weekend evening. It just opened last month, and the chef is Kent Rathburn of Abacus, so it has to be delicious.
I’m not usually a huge burger advocate, but something about these cozy and warm weather friendly places that keep appearing get me really excited for summertime. The Commissary (interesting name, I know.) has yummy sounding appetizers like parmesan popcorn and main plates like burgers, hand rolled penne pasta with a truffle sauce, and even chopped salads with fresh vegetables. Not to mention the desserts…mmmm.
If you live in Dallas or Austin, or near one of these cities, you know Gloria’s is where you go for an upscale tex-mex experience complete with delicious margaritas. Now in Dallas’s Bishop Arts District, Gloria’s has taken the space of an old firehouse. Two floors of tex-mex heaven so maybe you won’t have to wait an hour to sit down with your party of 6. The fire poles are still in place and there’s even an upstairs patio from what I hear…
I just got back from celebrating Easter and my little sister’s birthday in Santa Monica, so stay tuned for my next entry highlighting all the “diva food” as my brother calls it.