Mezze, a style of dining in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, resembles Spanish tapas and other small plates and finger foods that are meant to stimulate the appetite. But unlike those appetizers, mezze (which is pronounced “meh-zay”) is meant to make up the entire meal. Served with or without alcohol, this style of eating features a combination of cold and hot foods, including vegetables, meat, dips, and breads.Continue reading
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Best Buffet Selections in Dallas
by Steven Doyle
We have been asked to write a list of the best buffets in Dallas and initially that seems like a dreadful task, but once we pulled off the ugly layers of the buffet onion we were shocked at how many lovely experiences could be found. The very best way to run a buffet situation is to keep it fresh, clean and with an unusual variety to keep guest’s interest. In the case of the Indian food buffet, it makes for an excellent canvass to bring newcomers to the cuisine with the ability to instantly sample a variety of dishes and spark an interest that may not have formerly been there.
We think we found a few you will enjoy. We hope you share your favorites in the comment section! Continue reading
Terra Mediterranean Opening At Shops in Willow Bend This Fall
by Steven Doyle
Since the very early 90’s the Chanaa brothers, Adam and Jalal, have been bringing patrons in Dallas bold and bright flavors from the Middle East. Ali Baba has been a staple since its first location on Greenville Avenue, and has since expanded to several locations including their more cheffy concept, Terra Mediterranean. Terra has three locations in the DFW area including the Irving hot spot, Fort Woth’s trendy West 7th and the newer version in the Shops at Willow Bend in Plano opening this fall.
Terra Mediterranean is serviced with a full bar, pleasant digs and a more upscale menu which includes many favorite dishes such takes on mezza with their lovely grilled artichoke, zattar bread and an extremely creamy hummus. Continue reading
GRIP Opening Soon On Luther Lane
The Chanaa brothers, the creative partners behind Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill and Terra Mediterranean Grill restaurants, are introducing their newest fast-casual concept to the Dallas-area called GRIP. GRIP will feature pita wraps (the GRIP) and salads showcasing all of the traditional Mediterranean cuisine their customers have come to enjoy. ” Continue reading
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