Peak & Elm opened this weekend at 132 North Peak S., just on the outskirts of Deep Ellum. The new restaurant offers "classic Mexican dishes with a modern flair" and pulls from the history of the neighborhood with both the décor and menu. Peak and Elm is a project of Jesse Moreno Sr. and and Jesse Moreno Jr., who also own La Popular Tamale House.
The menu, which has a healthful slant (no lard, some vegetables), features products from some Dallas artisans like The Mozzarella Co., Times Ten Cellars, Empire Baking Co. and the Texas Honeybee Guild.
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Lunch and dinner plates include a tamale pie (above), enchiladas, hamburguesa, fajitas, a salad and daily specials. Starters include a sea bass and shrimp ceviche, and "alas puras" -- natural wings. Plus, they serve house-made tortillas.
Peak & Elm carries only Texas-made beers along with a menu of craft cocktails like a Streetcar Sangria and pear margarita.
The spot is a bit quaint and "intimate" at just 1,500 square feet in all, but it's always good to get to know your neighbors. P&E is open for lunch, dinner and late nights on Friday and Saturdays (until 3 a.m.); plus brunch on the weekends. It's closed on Mondays.