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Peak Restaurant and Bar Top 100

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.
Alison McLean
Details
  • 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
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