Mini-Cocktails, a Tex-Mex Import
And More in the Week in Local Food

This week's Dallas foodie coverage is a buffet of news and new menu items, from sparkling wines, giant burgers, tiny and fiery cocktails, shops opening and closing and then some. Check out this week's Sloppy Seconds.

The Week in Review(s): Your own Dallas Observer: This week Hanna Raskin ventured to Addison to " target="_blank">Los Cabos, and was less than impressed with the Oklahoma version of Tex-Mex. It may be better to skip the franchise location and set your sights on the company-owned location set to open in Grapevine this April.

Dallas Morning News: Suzanne Marta visited La Carreta Argentina in Oak Cliff, which opened in April. She found perfect empanadas available in 10 varieties, and overcooked and underseasoned the steak. Here's the full review.

Dallas Food Blog Highlights: Eats Blog: Kim Pierce says goodbye to Roy Beard, who's Roy's Natural Market will close after 30 years in the business. Pierce also reports that Gruet Winery, which makes Champagne in France and sparkling wine in New Mexico, will be setting up shop in Lubbock after buying the Cap*Rock Winery at a Monday auction.

Sidedish: Kellyn Curtis found some tasty sausage and cheeses at the new Patina Green Home and Market in McKinney, which sells local foods and rustic but classy home furnishings;more wine news from Hayley Hamilton about new Quickfire wines inspired by Top Chef.

Pegasus News: Jim White witnessed the culture of obesity fresh out of the oven at Kenny's Burger Joint in Frisco. Teresa Gubbins found an authentic and cold Japanese version of ramen noodles at Tei An.

City of Ate: Alice Laussade fell into a cake donut-induced coma at Dallas Donuts. Thankfully the super sweet owner was there to bring her back to life. Hanna Raskin hit up Perry's Steakhouse for Social Hour and discovered three mini-cocktails, the perfect size to sip, savor and move on. Jesse Hughey ate his share of crepes and mussels at the Bastille Day festival in Oak Cliff, where three times more people showed up than expected. José Ralat Maldonado caught up with Finnish-American chef Sara La Fountain who will be cooking with Finlandia Vodka at the Fairmont Dallas hotel. Almost halfway through the 100 Favorite Dish Countdown, Steven Doyle spoke with Five Sixty chef Sara Johannes about the Lacquered Chinese Duckling coated with seasonal fruits and Bing cherry port wine.

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