Carmel Restaurant and Lounge is now open in Coppell. Inspired by the fresh West Coast fare from Carmel, CA and the Mediterranean cuisine found in the Carmel Mountains, a coastal mountain range in Israel near the city of Haifa, menus reflect the fresh, flavorful fare from each region.
Now offering lunch and dinner menus, small plates to share as well as a bar bites in the newly renovated lounge, house favorites include Kadaif Wrapped Shrimp, Carmel’s Shrimp Sauté, Fresh Chilean Sea Bass, Israeli Skewers, and Fluffy-Crispy Falafel. A robust raw bar displays the ocean bounty including oysters, fish and lobster and a dedicated cheese case showcases imported cheeses.
A full bar with premium spirits, hand-selected wines available by the glass or bottle, classic cocktails and martinis including the signature Carmel-tini (vodka, raspberry liquor and pineapple juice) is complimented by a Bar Bite menu. Israeli Feta Samosa, Signature Hummus Dip, Tuna Tartare, Crab Cakes and Oven Roasted Carmel Goat Cheese highlight the extensive lounge menu. Happy Hour Monday – Friday (3pm-7pm) features $5 martinis and drink specials. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
One of the best lunch deals around is at Afrah, located on Main in Richardson just a stones throw from from Little Chinatown near Greenville Avenue. There is hardly a lunch buffet as grand and delicious as Afrah’s, which is laden with grilled meats, kabobs, delicious veggies and so much more, and all for ten dollars. The space is a bit cramped, and a bit worse for wear and tear, but it didn’t stop the eternal loud mouth of Guy Fieri from tearing through the menu at breakneck speed. It is indeed an amazing spot for your Mediterranean fix.
Things at Afrah are about to get better as they make plans to move very soon to the new building being erected next door. It looks more like a temple than a restaurant, but now the owners will be able to play host for large parties and events. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
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