DIVE Coastal Cuisine, the neighborhood restaurant located in Snider Plaza for 10+ years and known for their healthy, light and flavorful fare is featuring food and wine specials throughout the month of February.
Specials include CleansingChopped Salad – kale, parsley, mint, red pepper, cucumber, beet, carrot, lemon, olive oil and hemp hearts; PEI Mussels – sofrito, cilantro, crispy saffron paella rice; Turkey Veggie Chili, Roasted White Bean & Kale Soup and light fish entrees including Halibut, Blackened Bay of FundySalmon, Red Fish and Mahi Mahi with choice of sides including a variety of healthy options.
Franchesca Nor is this intelligent and vibrant restaurateur who owns Dive Coastal Cuisine located in Snider Plaza, just across from SMU in University Park. As the chef-owner she is backed up with plenty of industry knowledge as a summa cum laude graduate from Johnson and Wales. While in school she interned for Chef Allen Susser, owner of Aventura and the innovator of New World Cuisine and founder of the Mango Gang. After graduation she as heavily involved in all aspects of hospitality including events, public relations, concierge work, catering and partnered with Ernesto Arguello to start a boutique hotel in the heart of South Beach called STAY at Lincoln.
Nor eventually moved to Dallas to be near her sister. “My sister reminded me that we lived next to chef Nick Badovinus and he was opening a new restaurant, Neighborhood Services. I went and spoke with Nick and told him I could do pretty much anything – working in the kitchen, run the front of the house,” said Nor. “No. He said I would be good as wait staff. I thought I could be better used elsewhere, but agreed. It was perfect. I was able to meet all the clientele I have today. I learned how restaurants work in Dallas. I saw what people were eating”. Continue reading →