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Eat like Luka Doncic at Dallas’ only Balkan restaurant and market

In the life of a curious eater, can there be any pleasure as great as trying a new kind of bread?. For residents of Bosnia, Albania and other Balkan states, pitajka is commonplace, a loaf for all occasions. (It’s also spelled pitalka and sometimes called simit, but don’t confuse it with the simit baked in Turkey.) But in Dallas there’s only one place to get it: Eddie’s EuroMart, a Balkan grocery and restaurant tucked into an unlovely corner of northeast Dallas. Surrounded by a railroad track on one side, an industrial freight yard on another, and I-635 on a third, Eddie’s is an unlikely community center for a sizeable but little-known Dallas culture.
Dallas News

Zavala’s Barbecue in Grand Prairie to build new coffee shop and beer garden

Coffee and barbecue are a perfect match, says Joe Zavala, co-owner of Zavala’s Barbecue in Grand Prairie: “It’s all about time and temp.”. He and his wife Christan Zavala are building a standalone coffee shop behind the barbecue joint, meant to serve as the first in a series of Mas Coffee Co. shops in Dallas-Fort Worth serving espresso and barbecue breakfast tacos. They expect the building to be ready in 18 to 24 months.

Toasted Yolk Cafe coming to Highland Village

The Toasted Yolk Cafe will open a new location in Highland Village soon. The small chain has several restaurants in the Houston area, and has plans to open more than dozen more, including eight in North Texas. The only one coming soon to Denton County will be at 3020 Justin Road, the old IHOP restaurant location. It’s expected to open next year.
Cleburne Times-Review

Keene to host Christmas light parade, fireworks

The 25th annual Keene Christmas Light Parade and Fireworks Show begins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Keene. The parade and fireworks are presented by Texas Health Huguley Hospital and the Keene Business Development Corporation (Type B board) with assistance from Pinnacle Bank and many community partners. Parade staging is...
Dallas News

Metropolitan Cafe in downtown Dallas has closed, after 20 years

After 20 years serving breakfast and lunch in downtown Dallas, the Metropolitan Cafe closed the day before Thanksgiving in 2021. It was a regular stop for commuters walking near Main and Pearl streets — a casual spot to grab a bagel or croissant in the morning, a panini or salad midday. In a city where pricey coffee shops abound, Metropolitan Cafe sold bottomless coffee for less than $2.

The Dallas Dish — Cry Wolf, Oak Cliff Pizza, and a Fresh New Spot at the Farmers Market

It’s been a crazy two years since Bon Appétit named Dallas the 2019 Restaurant City of the Year. But even through a pandemic, our city’s dining scene has persevered. With the overwhelming amount of recent openings (particularly in Deep Ellum, Bishop Arts, and downtown), it’s easy to forget that many in the industry are still struggling, but Texas restaurants have been innovating to provide the comfort food — and cocktails — we need. Now, it’s time to look forward to the Dallas restaurant news ahead.
Dallas News

Irving Animal Shelter cuts hours, as labor shortage continues

Irving Animal Services will close its shelter three days a week because of a staffing shortage. The new schedule, which goes into effect Wednesday, will only apply to its public operating hours. Animals in the shelter will still receive daily care. Animal Services officers will continue responding to calls seven days a week, including after-hour emergencies.
Dallas News

Zalat Pizza plans 3 new shops in prime spots: East Dallas, University Park, Allen

Homegrown Dallas company Zalat Pizza has doubled in size since COVID-19 hit — proving yet again that delivery pizza is a cost-effective, pandemic-friendly food. The late-night pizza joint that serves Dallas’ quintessential “stoner pizza” has blossomed to 16 new restaurants in Texas. The latest one is expected to open in...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The magic of Black Santas and why they’re so popular in Dallas-Fort Worth

Caiden Black, 7, said she was nervous to see Santa. But she eventually warmed up to share a big secret with him: what she wanted for Christmas. Caiden was visiting Santa at Chaunva LeCompte photography studio in Mansfield. Her mother took advantage of the opportunity for Caiden to take photos with Black Santa, knowing images of him are few and far between.

With $6 Wine Pours and Lobster Poutine, Sharon Van Meter Settles Into Oak Cliff

Chef Sharon Van Meter recently opened Beckley 1115 in Oak Cliff. (Photo by Manny Rodriguez) A new wine bar has opened in the former Victory Hugo’s space on Beckley Avenue in Oak Cliff. Chef Sharon Van Meter (3015 at Trinity Groves) recently debuted Beckley 1115 in the old house that includes a spacious patio. A graduate of Paris’ Le Cordon Bleu, Van Meter was also executive chef of The Ritz-Carlton, International. She’s made a name for herself as a top chef in the Dallas-Fort Worth area over the past 40 years.

Dallastrology: It’s Sagittarius SZN Right Now.

In Honor Of Post Malone’s Newest Single With The Weeknd, ‘One Right Now,’ Let’s Take A Look At What’s Looming Over Each Sign This Sag SZN. Even if you’re one of those adamant horoscope deniers — yes, Taurus folks, we’re looking at you — we here at Central Track, since our earliest days as a website, have long chosen to believe that one’s zodiac sign really does say a lot about a person. For more Zodiac content, peep our Dallastrology archives.