Rejoice, Denton: The Hangout Bar & Dine (AKA Rasoi 2.0) opened for lunch Thursday and will continue to expand its hours and menu options throughout the coming weeks. As we reported in February
, the new location will not only serve Rasoi’s beloved rotation of meat and veggie-friendly curries for buffet lunch, but soon they will offer a wide selection of tandoori, biryani and curry entrees on their newly expanded menu.
Brijpal Singh and his brother, who goes by Singh, started working on the new location earlier this year when news of university development threatened Rasoi’s original location in a renovated gas station on Avenue C. They wanted to keep the same family-friendly atmosphere, but also expand the business into a nightclub with a full menu, table service, a full bar and a stage where they could host DJs and bands on weekends. Including the large patio area out back, the new space more than quadruples the capacity of the original Rasoi.
The brothers have been working to acquire all the necessary permits and weren’t able to open in April or May as planned. Singh said they made a last-minute decision on Monday to open this week.
Hangout Bar & Dine is now open at 827 W. Eagle Drive, across the parking lot from the EZ Chek 4 Grocery & Convenience Store. The lunch buffet is available seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, they’ll stay open until 2 a.m. We got a sneak peak at the menu, which will feature dishes such as mushroom mutter and shrimp vindaloo. As of now, Hangout has three beers on tap and a selection of other bottles, as well as standard liquor and cocktail offerings.
Hangout Bar & Dine, 827 W. Eagle Dr.