Irving’s first Nepalese sports bar was worth the wait, and it’s making the rest of the North Texas cities jealous. Only at Peak Restaurant can you watch a football game with a pint of Dos Equis while devouring spiral-topped dumplings filled with chicken and slathered with spicy chile sauce, or a vegetarian thali based on the Himalayan spice mixes used in Nepal’s small Thakali culture. If this is your first time trying Nepalese food, go for badel sadeko: thin, crisp slices of fried pork belly mixed with green and white onions and tossed in a gently spicy sauce.
Top pick: The Thakali thali is a huge mixed platter of stews, pickles, rice and a bowl of super-comforting stewed black lentils.
The downside: Peak’s menu doesn’t describe dishes, so first-timers can need a little bit of help. Luckily, the ultra-friendly staff is more than happy to make recommendations.
Fun fact: This is the only place in town to order a round of mango lassi vodka shots.
- Price: $$
- Hours: Sunday 4 p.m.-12 a.m.; Tuesday 12-2 p.m., 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Wednesday-Saturday 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Call restaurant to order/pay
- Curbside pickup
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