Food & Drink in Flower Mound

$12 for $20 Worth of Comfort Food for Breakfast or Lunch at Starwood Cafe

Starwood Cafe

Flower Mound

$20 $12

Breakfast options include garden-veggie skillets and Oreo pancakes; lunch options include fish tacos and Cuban chicken paninis

$22 for $40 Towards Steak and Seafood Meals at Dino's Steak and Claw House

Dino's Steak and Claw House

Grapevine

$40 $22

Local and continental culinary traditions shape modern takes on surf and turf inside a vintage bank building decorated with contemporary art

$35 for $50 Worth of Modern Mexican Cuisine at Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo

Grapevine

$50 $35

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Refined takes on Mexican cuisine, including fajitas in chipotle-wine sauce and enchiladas stuffed with avocado and artichoke

Charcuterie Platter for Two, Four, or Six at D'Vine Wine of Grapevine, Texas (Up to 51% Off)

D'Vine Wine of Grapevine, Texas

Grapevine

$12.50 $6.25

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As patrons taste or browse wines, they can snack on charcuterie platters with flavorful cheeses and meats

All-You-Can-Eat Sushi and Asian-Food Buffet for Two or Four at Asian Top Restaurant (54% Off)

Asian Top Restaurant

Grapevine

$21.54 $10

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Coconut shrimp, sushi, clams, barbecue spare ribs, and a dessert bar line this buffet that is open seven days a week

$18 for $30 Worth of Fresh-Prepared Meals, Bread and Pastries at Eatzi’s Market & Bakery - Grapevine

Eatzi's Market & Bakery

Grapevine

$30 $18

This European-style marketplace and deli features chef-prepared meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

$10 for $20 Worth of Baked Goods at Hometown Cookie Co. & Bakery

Hometown Cookie Co. & Bakery

Central Business Park

$20 $10

Made-from-scratch gooey cinnamon rolls, cookies, savory Texas muffins, and whole pies baked fresh daily

One-Year Co-Op Membership, Initial Bin, and Small or Medium Share of Produce from Urban Acres (Up to 43% Off)

Urban Acres

Multiple Locations

$68.50 $39

Members receive co-op shares of organic produce, access to meat, coffee, and granola shares, and enrollment in the Rooster Loyalty program

$25 for an Asian Dinner for Two with Appetizer and Entrees at Wu's Asian Bistro (Up to $37.85 Value)

Wu's Asian Bistro

Coppell

$37.85 $25

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Veteran chef Uncle Tai unites some of his favorite dishes on one menu, including hunan chicken, orange beef, and sweet and sour fish

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Fro-Yo at Orange Leaf ($30 Total Value)

Orange Leaf Coppell - Valley Ranch

Valley Ranch Plaza

$10 $6

Choose from fro-yo in delicious flavors such as brownie batter, blackberry, and cookies & cream before adding the toppings of your choice

Half-Dozen, One-Dozen, or Two-Dozen Cupcakes at Sugar Queen Cupcakes

Sugar Queen Cupcakes

Multiple Locations

$14.75 $12

Dig into cupcakes flavored like snickerdoodles, pancakes and bacon, birthday cake, or berry pecan—the official cupcake of Texas

$22.99 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Asian Fusion Cuisine at Sushi Fugu

Sushi Fugu

Highland Village

$40 $22.99

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Shrimp curry, pad thai, sashimi, and a variety of specialty rolls served in a sleek, modern dining room

Cruise to Captain Jack's Floating Bar & Grill for Dinner from JT's Boat Rentals (33% Off). 9 Dates.

JT's Boat Rentals and Captain Jack's Floating Bar & Grill

JT's Boat Rentals, Lewisville Lake

$60 $39.95

Enjoy the scenery of Lewisville Lake on the 1hr cruise to eat at Captain Jack's floating restaurant; watch the sunset on the way back

$18 for $30 Worth of Hibachi Grill Dinner for Two at Blue Ocean Sushi & Asian Grill

Blue Ocean Sushi & Asian Grill

Vista Ridge

$30 $18

Chefs grill salmon, chicken, or steaks on a hibachi grill, pairing the sizzling meats with sauces such as teriyaki or ginger lime chili

$12 for $20 Worth of Tex-Mex Food at Angelina's

Angelina's

Lewisville Location

$20 $12

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Tex-Mex restaurant started as 10-seat establishment 28 years ago and has continually grown; it now includes two locations

American Food at Tierney’s Café & Tavern (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Tierney’s Café & Tavern

Lewisville

$20 $11

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Building that dates back to 1885 houses classic homestyle cooking all the way to modern new American cuisine

One Dozen Cookies or One 15-Inch Cookie Cake at Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip (39% Off)

Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip

Vista Ridge Mall

$17.99 $11

15-inch cookies feed 8-16 people for special occasions; cookies feature classic Nestle Toll House recipes

Distillery Tour for Two or Four at Witherspoon Distillery (50% Off)

Witherspoon Distillery

Lewisville

$50 $27.50

Tour guides give folks behind-the-scenes look at how whiskey and rum are made

Classic American Food at Korner Cafe (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Korner Café

Lewisville

$16 $8

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Gruyere grits, rum raisin bread pudding, and all-day breakfast at a quaint café

$11 for $20 Worth of Greek and Lebanese Cuisine at It's Greek to Me

It's Greek to Me

Vista Ridge Plaza

$20 $11

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Chefs spear kebabs dusted with Lebanese spices and serve up flaky baklava

$12 for $20 Worth of Southwest-Style Seafood, Steak, and Sandwiches for Two at The Wild Turkey

The Wild Turkey

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Seafood, steak, and sandwiches with southwestern twist, including seafood combo fajitas and home cooking

$12 for $20 Worth of Cajun Food at Good Times Cajun

Good Times Cajun

Garden Park

$20 $12

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Cajun restaurant's menu is filled with staples of the bayou, including gator bites, deep-fried catfish, crawfish étoufée, and jambalaya

$16 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Don Camillo

Don Camillo Italian Cuisine

Corinth

$30 $16

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Fresh house-made sandwiches, pastas, seafood, and other Italian entrees; wood-burning oven and house-made desserts

Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cakes, Quarts, and Pints at Marble Slab Creamery (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Marble Slab Creamery

Colleyville

$10 $5.50

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Toppings mixed into ice cream atop frozen marble slab

Mexican Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Anna's Mexican Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Anna's Mexican Grill

Colleyville

$30 $15

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Tex-Mex meals kick off with an order of guacamole prepared table-side, followed by shrimp enchiladas, brisket flautas, or lettuce-wrap tacos

Mexican Food at Tacos Y Mas (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Tacos Y Mas

Keller

$10 $5

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Tacos with five kinds of meat, specialty fillings such as chipotle chicken, or breakfast fixings such as chorizo and eggs

Condiment Trio Gift Package or $10 for $20 Worth of Sauces, Rubs, and Condiments at Smokin' Texas Gourmet

Smokin' Texas Gourmet

Keller

$20 $10

Gourmet rubs, salsas, steak sauce, hot sauces, and seasonings handcrafted in Texas without MSG or preservatives

Ice Cream and Coffee at Beans and Cream Gourmet Coffee and Cones (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Beans and Cream Gourmet Coffee and Cones

Keller

$10 $6

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Ice cream parlor run by parents and their kids serves homemade ice cream in a slew of rotating flavors along with coffee drinks

$11 for $20 Worth of Tex-Mex Food at Los Jimadores Tex-Mex Tequila Factory

Los Jimadores Tex-Mex Tequila Factory

Bedford

$20 $11

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Salmon over shrimp chilaquiles, housemade tortillas, veggie enchiladas packed with squash and zucchini, and guacamole made tableside

$8 for $15 Worth of American Food at BoomerJack's Grill & Bar

BoomerJack's Grill & Bar

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

Cheesy pub-style fries, Cajun-seasoned catfish, handmade half-pound burgers with fresh-cut fries, chicken wraps, and fresh salads

New American Pub Food at Ron's Corner Tavern (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Ron's Corner Tavern

Bedford

$30 $15

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Innovative pub food includes buffalo calamari, fried avocado, and chicken alfredo pizza.

American Comfort Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Big Shots Sports Café (40% Off)

Big Shots Sports Cafe

Bedford

$20 $12

Made-from-scratch dishes such as chicken-fried steak, pulled pork tacos, and stuffed burgers served in a sports bar with live music and TVs

Colombian Food at Casa Vieja Restaurant (43% Off)

Casa Vieja Restaurant

Southwest Carrollton

$30 $17

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Traditional Colombian empanadas and steak dishes served in a casual space that hosts live music and dancing on Saturday nights

$12 for $20 Worth of Korean Food at Spoon

Spoon

Central Carrollton

$20 $12

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Traditional Korean cuisine such as kimchi soup, bulgogi, and kalbi served in trendy bar setting

$18 for $30 Worth of Japanese and Korean Cuisine at Gangnam Sushi

Gangnam Sushi

Central Carrollton

$30 $18

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Japanese and Korean specialties are on the menu of this restaurant named for an upscale neighborhood in Seoul

$11 for $22 Toward Dinner for Two at Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

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Diners enjoy Mexican dishes made from generations-old family recipes and served by a staff known for its friendly, unobtrusive service

Dinner for Two or Four at Papa's Italiano (Up to 45% Off)

Papa's Italiano

Indian Creek

$20 $11

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Italian and Greek specialties ranging from chicken masala to mousala, plus specialty pies, and build-your-own pastas and pizzas

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Nuevo Leon Mex Mex Restaurant

Nuevo Leon Mex Mex Restaurant

Farmers Branch Shopping Center

$20 $12

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At a Texas Monthly top Mexican restaurant, chefs make beef tips in mole-plantain sauce and young goat wrapped in banana leaves

$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Palio's Pizza Cafe

Palio's Pizza Cafe

The Colony

$20 $12

Regular and whole-wheat pizzas crowned with gourmet ingredients including roasted cashews, pesto, and artichoke hearts

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at La Casa Velez

La Casa Velez

Little Elm

$20 $12

Mexican standbys such as chile relleno, chicken enchiladas, and tacos stuffed with pork

$11 for $22 Worth of Food at Varsity Roadhouse

Varsity Roadhouse

Aubrey

$22 $11

House-made chips and queso precede entrees such as slow-cooked ribs, chicken wings, and burgers

$10 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Johnny Carino’s

Johnny Carino's

Hurst

$20 $10

Menu showcases signature dishes such as Skilletini, 16-layer lasagna, and spicy shrimp and chicken

Up to 46% Off Gastro Pub — Bronco's Sports Bar and Grill Valid Wednesday, Thursday 5 PM - 10 PM

Bronco's Sports Bar and Grill

University Plaza

$15 $8

Burgers & wings gleam with reflected radiance of big-screen televisions, with clack of pool barely audible on outdoor patio.

Korean and Japanese Cuisine for Parties of Two or Four at Yori (Up to 50% Off)

Yori

Hurst

$20 $11

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Menu reflects a wide spread of Asian cuisines and cultural traditions, including Korean barbecue and egg rice with housemade spicy mayo

Cupcakes, Custom Cakes, or Wedding Cakes at CC's Cupcake Heaven (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

CC's Cupcake Heaven

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

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Cupcakes in flavors as classic as red velvet or double chocolate, and as unique as Sugar Cookie Conspiracy join cakes and pastries

Friends with Benefits' Paws for a Cause Benefit Concert on Saturday, November 15, at Noon (Up to 40% Off)

Friends with Benefits

Fry Street Parking Lot

$20 $12

Chase Ryan & The Grave, Blush, The Rhythm & Beards, Kaleo Kaualoku (Spooky Folk), and The Effinay's raise funds for animal charities

Bubble Tea, Ice Cream, Coffee, and Desserts at Kaleo Cafe Bubble Tea + Coffee (Half Off)

Kaleo Cafe

Denton

$12 $6

Bubble-tea smoothies blend combinations such as Oreos and banana or lychee and honeydew; hot lattes and iced coffees sate caffeine cravings

Sushi and Drinks for Two or Four at Haru Sushi & Grill (Half Off)

Haru Sushi & Grill

Denton

$20 $11

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Guests dine on signature rolls stuffed with tuna, tempura, whitefish, salmon, and avocado

Pizza for Two or Four at The Bear's Den (Half Off)

The Bear's Den

Pilot Point

$20 $10

Specialty pizzas such as sweet smoked pork, philly cheese steak, and white veggie with creamy alfredo sauce

Lunch or Dinner at Los Toreros (Up to 50% Off)

Los Toreros

Denton

$16 $8

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This Mexican-fusion restaurant serves classics like tacos and shredded beef burritos, plus creative takes on other international cuisines

Barbecue at Pickles BBQ & Icehouse (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Pickles BBQ & Icehouse

Watauga

$20 $10

Diners enjoy savory barbecue, such as hickory-smoked brisket, as well as specialty pickles in flavors including watermelon and sour apple

$10.99 for Seven Groupons, Each Good for $4 Worth of Shaved Ice at Taste of Heaven ($28 Total Value)

Taste of Heaven

Multiple Locations

$4 $1.57

Choose from four different sizes of shaved ice made with pure cane sugar or Splenda, fresh fruit, and homemade cream

$12 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill

Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Sports bar dishes out pub food such as spicy chicken wings, quesadillas, and nachos amongst a huge patio, pool, and darts

Indian Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Bawarchi Signature (40% Off)

Bawarchi Signature

Addison

$20 $12

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Chicken, goat, or vegetable biryani, deep-fried shrimp, and other North and South Indian delicacies

Dinner for Two or Four at Al-Amir Lebanese Restaurant and Club (Up to 42% Off)

Al-Amir Lebanese Restaurant and Club

Plaza At The Quorum

$30 $18

On select evenings, belly dancers liven up the room with their choreography as diners share tabbouli, skewers, and hookahs

$10 for $20 Worth of Cigars or Upscale Bar Fare at Elite Cigar Cafe

Elite Cigar Cafe

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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More than 1,000 cigars fill a walk-in humidor alongside a café serving southwestern dishes

$12 for $24 Worth of Mediterranean Food at SanabelS

SanabelS

Addison

$24 $12

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Mediterranean cuisine with live performances from belly dancers on weekends

$15 for $30 Worth of Fast, Casual Italian Food at Arezzo Italian Street Food

Arezzo Italian Street Food

Addison

$30 $15

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Fast, casual Italian food made using from-scratch dressings, wood-fired meats, and stone-baked breads

Pub Food for Dine-In or Carryout at The Hub Sports Bar and Grill (40% Off)

The hub sports bar & grill

Addison

$20 $12

Twenty-eight HD televisions and eight HD projection screens offer zoomed-in views of sports as burgers and tacos grace tables

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Indian Dinner for Dine-In or Takeout at Flavors Indian Restaurant

Flavors Indian Restaurant

Addison

$10 $5

This family-run restaurant turns out tasty, traditional Indian cuisine, from lamb vindaloo to chicken tikka masala

Pan-Asian Cuisine at Piman Asian Bistro (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Piman Asian Bistro

Las Colinas

$20 $15

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Diners chow down on a variety of Asian dishes, such as drunken noodles, orange chicken, and salmon teriyaki

All-You-Can-Eat Brazilian Churrasco Dinner or Lunch at Villa's Grill

Villa's Grill

Multiple Locations

$40 $25

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Waiters deliver cuts of just-grilled meats such as parmesan-crusted pork and bacon-wrapped filet mignon to your table; includes side buffet

$11 for $20 Worth of Homestyle Comfort Food at Mama's Daughters' Diner. Three Locations Available.

Mama's Daughters' Diner

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Dine on classic homestyle dishes in a choice of three locations: Dallas, Plano, and Irving

Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Hilltop Indian Cuisine (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Hilltop Indian Cuisine

Irving

$22.88 $14

Chefs import spices and herbs from India to craft meat-based and vegetarian Indian dishes within a chic restaurant with great patio views

$12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue and Comfort Food at Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse. 7 Locations Available.

Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

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Zagat-rated, Texas-style barbecue joint where brisket, pork ribs & onion rings keep connoisseurs coming back to all seven locations

$8 for $15 Worth of Philly Cheesesteaks at Texadelphia

Texadelphia

Las Colinas

$15 $8

Texas–influenced philly cheesesteaks made with 100% Angus beef or chicken and topped with a signature mustard sauce or queso

Brazilian Steak-House Dinner for Two or Four at Rodizio Grill Las Colinas (Up to 37% Off)

Rodizio Grill Las Colinas

Las Colinas

$93.98 $59

Enjoy more than 16 cuts of rotisserie meat, appetizers, and salad, paired with drinks and dessert

$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Junoon Grill

Junoon Grill

DFW Airport Hotel & Conference Center

$10 $5

Authentic Indian/Pakistani food such as chicken tikka, shish kebab, fish fry, and vegetarian curry served with clay oven-baked tandoori nan

Mexican Food for Two During Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner at Danals Mexican Restaurant (40% Off)

Danals Mexican Restaurant

Irving

$15 $9

Chefs create Mexican staples, such as shrimp stuffed with white cheese and jalapeños, or beef sirloin steak seasoned with cilantro

Japanese and Asian Fusion Cuisine for Two or Four at Koi Xpress (Up to 40% Off)

Koi Xpress

Valley Ranch

$20 $12

Cooks quickly, but expertly prepare Japanese and Asian staples, including maki rolls, udon noodles, terriyaki bowls, and bento boxes

$10 for $20 Worth of Sushi and Pan-Asian Food at Ku's Sushi

Ku's Sushi

Diamond Oaks North

$20 $10

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Traditional and Western-style sushi rolls filled with snow crab and smoked salmon are served alongside entrees like korean spicy pork

European-Latin Cuisine for Two or Four on Weeknights at Chef in Blue (Up to 46% Off)

Chef in Blue

Frisco

$27.70 $16

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Chefs serve up panini sandwiches, omelettes, and crepes along with coffee, while blending both European and Latin flavors

Cast Iron Skillet Breakfast and Coffee for Two or Four at Mary's Mediterranean (52% Off)

Mary's Mediterranean

Frisco

$23 $11

Mediterranean-inspired breakfast skillets filled with feta and sauteed spinach, chicken shawarma, hashbrowns, all topped with an egg

Ice Cream at Marble Slab Creamery (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Marble Slab Creamery

Frisco

$10 $5

Freshly mixed ice cream in flavors such as red velvet, oatmeal cookie, and chocolate birthday cake

36 or 60 Ounces of Traditional or Gluten-Free Cookie Dough at Frost It Cafe (Up to 46% Off)

Frost It Cafe

Frisco Bridges North

$15.99 $10

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A local bakery makes traditional or gluten-free cookie dough from scratch with 100% whole ingredients and no preservatives

Pub Grub for Two or Four at Captain Jack's Floating Bar & Grill (45% Off)

Captain Jack's Floating Bar & Grill

Frisco

$20 $11

Floating restaurant mixes up drinks in fishbowls, grills tasty chicken fajitas, and fills the air with the sound of karaoke and live music

$12 for $20 Worth of French Bistro Dinner for Two at Bonnie Ruth's Cafe Trottoir

Bonnie Ruth's Cafe Trottoir

Frisco

$20 $12

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Enjoy French dishes such as tilapia in a lemon butter caper sauce or crackling slow-roasted pork shank in a spicy peach bourbon glaze

Caribbean Food at Stay C's Kitchen (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Stay C's Kitchen

Southwest Arlington

$20 $12

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Wood-grilled jerk shrimp and plantains, slow-cooked beef ribs, and Jammin fried chicken with lemon, mustard, and ginger

$12 for $20 Worth of Baked Foods, Wraps, Salads, and Drinks at Social Bakehouse Cafe

Social Bakehouse Cafe

Arlington

$20 $12

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Fresh and preservative-free cupcakes, pies, and other bakery items offer sweet finishes after spinach salads and wraps

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Good steaks begin with good beef, and The Yellow Rose Steak & Chop House doesn't let anything less than free-range, USDA Prime beef touch its grills. The chefs sear everything from 6-ounce cuts of filet mignon to 16-ounce, hand-cut rib eyes using simple seasonings of kosher salt, black pepper, and butter. This straightforward combination keeps the steak's natural flavor at the forefront. For a true steakhouse indulgence, the chefs also grill cuts of Allen Brothers' steaks?dry-aged for 40 days?whenever they are available.

The menu of hearty surf and turf doesn't stop with steaks, though. It also features down-home classics (think country-fried chicken with homemade gravy) as well as more extravagant plates (Australian lobster tail with drawn butter, anyone?). A modest wine list and classic-cocktail collection ensures a suitable drink to accompany any meal.

The steakhouse's dining room cultivates a romantic, yet rustic ambiance characterized by intimate lighting, dark wood furnishings, and a bar area decorated with silhouetted figures of moose and buffalo. Occasionally, the restaurant hosts live musical performances, encouraging guests to tap their feet and flap their vestigial wings to the sounds of a solo guitar or piano.

890 Parker Sq.
Flower Mound,
TX
US

Le Peep's focus on breakfast and lunch stems from a decision made more than 40 years ago, when Buddy and Rhoda Waldman opened The Village Pantry in Aspen, Colorado, and—not wanting to miss a half day of skiing—would close the kitchen each day before noon. The duo would continue to tinker with their concept, stare at it through a novelty-sized microscope, and change its name before it eventually migrated to Texas. Nowadays, the kitchen staff perpetuates the breakfast-crafting tradition by offering omelets, eggs benedict, skillets, and build-your-own pancake options that use ingredients such as walnuts, bacon, pineapple, and chocolate chips. Traditional dishes are augmented with unique twists, such as the Gooey Buns, english muffins broiled with brown sugar, cinnamon, and almonds and served with a signature side of Mom's Sassy Apples. During midday hours, a variety of salads, burgers, and sandwiches parades out of the kitchen accompanied by smoothies, juices, or Mother Parkers coffee. Le Peep's catering service delivers breakfast and lunch fare to homes, events, or filibustered neighborhood-watch meetings.

1121 Flower Mound Rd.
Flower Mound,
TX
US

Though its name suggests otherwise, the Forget About It roll’s unorthodox ingredients make it pretty memorable: the flavorful crunch of shrimp tempura is wrapped up with crawfish and accented by ginger cream. It's just one of the many unique combinations dreamed up by Piranha Killer Sushi's owner and chef, Kenzo Tran. Non-traditional sushi fixings are Kenzo’s specialty, from the White Lotus roll’s pico de gallo and truffle oil sauce to the Bullet roll’s cilantro chili purée and edible police officer’s badge.

That blend of the classic and unconventional runs throughout Piranha Killer Sushi's menu at all four locations including the newly remodeled location in Fort Worth. Besides distinctive rolls, the kitchen serves up dishes such as Korean beef in ginger marinade, salads with octopus and spicy conch, and blue crab fried rice. Ditto the drink menu, featuring specialty libations such as the saketini, a blend of vodka, gin, and sake with a cucumber garnish. The restaurant's whimsical take on Japanese fare hasn't gone unnoticed—media outlets laud it for its tasty creations and inviting decor.

5801 Long Prairie Rd
Flower Mound,
TX
US

At Swirl Bakery, when you take a bite from a gooey ham and cheese sandwich or ice box pie, the familiar, down-home feeling might tempt you to look into the kitchen expecting to see one of your grandmothers. That?s actually not so far off the mark: the owners of the caf? and bakery designed their menus with their own grandmothers? home cooking in mind. In some cases, the recipes they use for family favorites even come from ingredient lists kept so secret over the years, they had to be replicated through trial and error and one very expensive genie wish.

The team creates everything from hearty breakfast dishes to comfort food dinners, specializing in classics such as house-roasted turkey with cranberry-pineapple relish, and pan-fried chicken served with biscuits and honey butter. For dessert, they serve cupcakes, slices of pie, and iced cookies available in seasonal flavors that play up the weather like a meteorologist hoping to get a job in an action movie.

3634 Long Prairie Rd.
Flower Mound,
TX
US

At Starwood Cafe, 7:00 in the morning might as well be time for dessert. The breakfast menu here doesn't shy away from sweet specialty dishes, including homemade french crepes stuffed with bananas and Nutella or pancakes with Oreo crumbles blended into the batter. But this family-owned restaurant does more than just churn out inventive sweets. The staffers also tip their collective hats to the classics. They serve biscuits with sausage gravy, farm-fresh eggs with grits, and skillets full of hash browns and toppings.

Once the day segues into lunchtime, the cafe composes sandwiches and wraps alongside gourmet salads. Grilled teriyaki-salmon stir-fry speaks to the kitchen's versatility, while tuna melts and deep-fried Atari games show the cooks' passion for nostalgia. And some entrees, such as the chicken-fried steak, are just as delicious in the afternoon as they are at sunrise. Regardless of what you order, almost everything that makes its way from the kitchen to the dining table abides by Starwood's strict philosophy, which prizes freshness and made-from-scratch quality above all else.

5851 Long Prairie Rd.
Flower Mound,
TX
US

Arturo and Tina Vargas have a unique way of celebrating their family's central Mexican roots. They make an annual journey to different locales south of the border, ending each trip with a visit to their hometown of Cuernavaca. But these aren't average vacations. Instead, Arturo and Tina use the opportunity to discover new ingredients or recipes that they can bring back to Cristina's Fine Mexican Restaurant, their flavorful franchise of Texas eateries. Their culinary findings appear throughout the menu of Tex-Mex cooking.

The staff at each of the Vargas' venues wholeheartedly embraces those deep roots, making flour tortillas in-house, hand-rolling enchiladas, and preparing orders of guacamole directly beside diners' tables. But that's not to say the dishes are expected—salmon with pineapple butter and fried chicken breast with white wine-cream sauce demonstrate some of the kitchens' more experimental inclinations. Flavored margaritas and mojitos can add spirited refreshment to meals, as can any of the beers that the restaurants import from Mexico via man with a very strong throwing arm.

6424 Cross Timbers Rd
Flower Mound,
TX
US