Romano's Bakery fills the void left by calorically balanced salads with built-from-scratch cakes and cheesecakes, as well as a score of delectable mini desserts. The bakery's treat-forging lords and ladies craft vibrant postmeal nibbleables that emanate breathtaking beauty, like rainbow-hued smoke signals. Standard cakes ($35–$37 for 9" round or 8" square, includes writing; additional design extra) can be customized to birthday boys’ or girls’ tastes with 55 classic and premium flavors, such as wedding white, cappuccino, pink champagne, and thin mint. Romano's also offers gluten-free and vegan cake options.
When Roshi Muns opens her bakery’s ovens, she doesn’t just see cookies, brownies, and whoopie pies. She sees a chance to give back to the Dallas community. Society Bakery gets its name from the native Texan’s desire to change the world around her, be it through petit fours and miniature pecan pies or donations to more than 100 local charities. In addition to old-fashioned pastries, Society whips up vegan cupcakes, specialty whoopie pies made with bread pudding, and empanadas stuffed with fig and pumpkin. It’s hardly a surprise that the bakery’s creations have appeared on the Food Network, the Style Network, and the closed-circuit networks of its customers’ dreams.
Brackets, a hybrid sports bar and game emporium, serves jumbo wings and frosted beverages to patrons engaged in table games or busy watching one of Brackets' many high-definition sport-portals. Chefs batter menu items, such as onion rings ($4), with charm and breading and employ an authentic Neapolitan style to create the sopressata sausage pizza ($14). Though this Groupon can't be used on gaming, patrons can smack around airy spheres on two ping-pong tables ($10/hour for games), more substantial spheres on the pool table, or virtual spheres in Wii tennis.
Chomp into a cheesed tortilla tantalization with today’s Groupon. For $10, you’ll get $20 worth of quesadillas at Quesa-D-Ya’s, an alternative to tired take-out options. Visit the Greenville Avenue location or get your order delivered (the $1.25 delivery charge is not covered by this Groupon).Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Brian Luscher began cooking before he was even tall enough to reach the grill. Growing up, his butcher father would bring him along to assist his uncle and grandfather at their restaurant, often hoisting Brian up to grill height so he could flip burgers. That was the humble beginning of a long and illustrious career that included a dishwashing job at 12, his first stint as chef-manager at 21, and his graduation from the Culinary Institute of America at 29. Not long after graduation, a recruiter called Brian to Dallas to become an executive chef at a bustling gastropub, an offer that he accepted eagerly. That decision eventually led him to The Grape Restaurant. Though Brian and his wife and general manager Courtney only took over The Grape Restaurant a short time ago, the intervening years have been as prosperous as a street magician with a teleporter. Courtney was featured in D Magazine in 2009 for her prowess as a sommelier, and Brian was named Dallas Chef of the Year by Eater in 2011. The Grape itself has even snagged myriad honors, including being named one of D Magazine’s best brunch spots and favorite restaurants. Even without Brian’s impressive résumé, The Grape still stands as an emblem of Dallas culture. Established more than 40 years ago, when grapes were still believed to be just un-ripened raisins, it pays homage to the bistros and wine bars of Manhattan and Europe. Brian maintains the eatery's standing as one of the earliest Dallas pioneers of blackboard menus and wines by the glass, but ups the ante a bit. His menu, featuring such dishes as braised lamb tartines and homemade charcuterie, changes every month. And the wine list rotates as well, specifically to complement the menu and season.
In 1981, the owners of Bubba’s—part of the Babe’s Chicken House family—cleared out a Texaco Service Station that dated back to 1927. They laid black-and-white checkered tiles along the floors, spread chrome-rimmed tables throughout the main room, installed bright red booths along the walls, and stacked a jukebox full of classic oldies tunes. Thus this 50's-style diner was born, and all that was left to worry about was the food. Luckily, they already had that taken care of. Using the same family recipes that made Babe’s famous, the cooks here dole out fried chicken that Gayot hailed as “excellent,” along with other comforting classics such as biscuits and gravy, chicken fried steak, and cinnamon rolls. Though the interior of Bubba’s grants a nostalgic trip back to the days when "poodle skirt" was more figurative than literal, diners on the go can swoop through the drive-through for the same comforting delicacies offered inside.