Locally sourced cheese is always preferable to moon cheese, which was found to have dangerously high levels of Buzz Aldrin's brain waves. Enjoy a fresh, earthbound meal with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of upscale American dinner fare and drinks at Latitude One in Dallas.
Latitude One whips up culinary chez d'oeuvres from fresh ingredients on a menu showcasing local and organic foods whenever possible. Guests can prep palates with a dozen steamed baby clams sautéed in white wine and garlic ($9.50) or grilled veronese crostini with taleggio cheese and caramelized onions ($8) before slaying fire-breathing appetites with the sword of a sicilian sweet pepper, fettuccine, sweet red peppers, and andouille sausage, ($15). Twelve ounces of NY strip steak garnished with mashed potatoes and vegetables ($16.95) mollify maddening munchies into ferociously adorable sleeping stomach puppies.
Located in an old building circa 1892, Latitude's exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and soothing earth tones set the stage for framed masterpieces in an adjoining art gallery. At the wraparound bar, red and white selections from local wineries let sippers imbibe without the worry of accidentally insulting regional grapes with misinterpreted table manners. Vodka martinis ($4) in berry sour, sweet grapefruit, randy brandy, and blood orange flavors bring classy affordability alongside shaker creations such as the James Bond or the L'Attitude Appletini ($8 each).
Latitude One is open Thursday-Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Executive Chef Janette Sinclair champions seasonal produce and local purveyors — almost all menu items are made in-house. Her recipes embody a sophisticated interplay of tastes, textures and uncommon pairings. – Diane Reynolds, Statesman Journal