As we prepare for Taste of Dallas' opportunities for extreme gluttony, lets first look back on the week in Dallas' Dining scene. Then it's time to grab some kebab at Fair Park.
This week I reviewed Pera Turkish Kitchen, a small suburban restaurant devoted to Middle Eastern cuisine with a really good signature lamb kebab called the Adana. If you're in far North Dallas I suggest you check them out. And make sure you indulge as much of that freshly baked pide bread as you can.
Elsewhere on CoA, there are plenty of openings and closings to recap. You can now get pizza in a cone in Deep Ellum if you want to. You cannot get Goghee to go, though, at least until their new store front opens early this fall. You'll be able to get haute dogs in Uptown early next week when Bowery opens. And Ghostbar and Craft announced they'd close soon to develop new concepts in the W Hotel space.
Alice got all fancy at Neiman Marcus this week. And then she farted.
And our resident Englishman checked out Mike Anderson's BBQ, which left a little to be desired.
Over on the Eats Blog Leslie reviewed Pera, and gave the restaurant two stars. She also endorses the Adana kebab, so now you have two reasons to check that out. Brenner also paid Jason Kosmas a visit to try his white negroni. I've had it. It's very good. And I'll bet you anything a review of the Village Marquee Texas Grill and Bar shows up in print pretty soon.
Over on Side Dish Carol is still getting burbalicious. Now she's documenting a steak sandwich with canned mushrooms on it. I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's not Dallas' best sandwich. Meanwhile, Nancy has some details on what we can expect when Nick Badovinus reopens the doors of NHS Tavern.
Over on the Taco Trail, José gets a talkin' to for pulling out his camera at a taqueria. It might be enough to keep you from coming to a place like Doña Lencha Restaurant, but then you read the description of a perfect pastor taco on a hand-made tortilla and you don't care anymore. It's time to head to Irving.
And Joylicious is back with some more local food photography. This week it's tomato porn, with a cocktail idea and a few other recipes. I'm going with the gin, like Joy's husband. And now that I havet afternoon drinks on my mind, it's probably time to get out of here.
Enjoy your weekend and be sure to come back next week for some suburban Korean food, restaurant week reporting and more of our 100 Favorite Dallas Dishes.
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