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Middle Eastern restaurant at Dallas' Trinity Groves switches to skewers

Middle Eastern restaurant at Trinity Groves Dallas switches to skewers

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It'll be all about the kebabs. Photo courtesy of Souk

A restaurant at Trinity Groves, the mixed-use center in West Dallas, is re-inventing itself. Souk, which was also one of the original Trinity Groves restaurants, will re-brand itself as Souk: A Kebab House.

The change will take place June 9. That gives you one more day to enjoy the old Souk.

According to a release, the updated concept will be a modern, middle-Eastern-inspired kebab house centered around a wood-burning grill designed for the restaurant.

The custom grill features kebab skewer holders, plus a rotisserie for whole chickens and roasted lamb. The temperature on the grill can get as high as 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Souk owner Yaser Khalaf says he'll incorporate some old dishes with the new.

"Souk has been open in Trinity Groves for almost five years and we are excited to revamp our concept with the Trinity Groves customer top of mind," Khalaf says. "The updated concept will have customer favorites while introducing diners to a new take on the classic Middle Eastern cuisine I grew up with."

The new menu will center around Lebanese and Middle Eastern small plates with a new section featuring special dishes from the wood fire; that even includes a new dessert item. Called Kinafa, it has phyllo dough, stuffed with sweet cheese and cooked on the wood fire.

With the updated concept, diners can also expect a variety of kebabs from different regions including Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, and Morocco.

Five years is a bit of a lifetime at Trinity Groves, and management doesn't seem shy about giving flagging concepts the old heave-ho or calling for a re-boot such as Resto Gastro Bistro, which became Fat Chicken before it vacated the premises entirely.

But Bob Sambol, operations manager at Trinity Groves, gives Khalaf a vote of confidence.

"As a successful restaurant owner, Yaser knows what appeals to the Trinity Groves customer and understands how that differs from other restaurants," Sambol says. "Sixty percent of guests decide what to eat when they arrive at Trinity Groves. With a new focal point of the restaurant where much of the food will be prepared, Souk: A Kebab House will draw guests in by offering a unique dining experience in Trinity Groves."

Souk: A Kebab House will be open for lunch and dinner daily: Monday-Friday 11 am–10 pm, and on weekends from 11 am–12 am.