Category Archives: Denton

Let’s Go Falafeling!

by Ellen Ritscher Sackett

Can you Spanakopita? Dare to Dolma? Think Greek when you dine at Yummy’s Restaurant in Denton, Texas.

Don’t judge Yummy’s by its postage-stamp size or its location in a tiny strip-mall off a main commercial drag. This hole-in-the-wall has been a local favorite for traditional Mediterranean cuisine since 1986.

I arrive for a late lunch and most of the tables are full. I chose a spot near the counter where there’s a short line of customers waiting to pay for their meals. Mohammad Apache, the owner who’s busy in the kitchen, converses in Lebanese to the young woman at the register. The lime green booths are long gone, replaced with stackable chairs and tables that can seat 36 when the place is packed. The addition of a mirrored wall makes this cubbyhole look bigger than it is, and the posters of Greece and Lebanon make me hungry for travel in addition to food.         Continue reading

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UNT Adding All Vegan Option

by Steven Doyle

We just caught word from a Denton vegan friend that one of the four cafeterias at UNT has suddenly become vegan. UNT Dining Services has converted Mean Greens to an all vegan cafeteria and to open this Fall semester.

The culinary staff headed by Culinary Operations Chef, Wanda White, has been retooling the cafeteria creating recipes using nothing but fresh herbs, vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains. The goal is to satisfy the students, faculty and staff of UNT. The number one request has always been to have more vegan and vegetarian options. More people eat a variety of fruits and veggies than people who solely eat meat. Serving a completely vegan menu gives students the opportunity to explore new things and stimulate their tastes.      Continue reading


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