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Taco Cabana goes Beyond Meat and more Dallas restaurant news

Taco Cabana goes Beyond Meat and more Dallas restaurant news

Taco Cabana Beyond Meat
There's also a limited-edition mango margarita. Photo courtesy of Taco Cabana

There's a buffet of dining news here, with tidbits about tacos, steaks, hot dogs, corn dogs, pizza, and cupcakes. Something for everyone's taste.

Here's what's happening in Dallas restaurant news:

Shayna's Place, the sandwich and coffee shop at Sylvan Thirty in West Dallas, has opened a new neighborhood outpost: Shayna’s Annex, located at 1605 N. Beckley Ave., at Greenbriar Lane, in the space formerly occupied by Local Press & Brew — perfect for workers in the Methodist Hospital district, as well as neighbors commuting on Beckley Avenue, to grab coffee, a smoothie, and a quick bite. The Annex menu has an abbreviated menu with Noble Coyote Coffee, hot and cold brew coffee drinks, breakfast, smoothies, Tacodeli tacos, soft-serve ice cream, Holy Kombucha on tap, and grab & go salads and sandwiches. That doesn't sound abbreviated. It's open daily 7 am to 3 pm.

12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse is a churrascaria-style restaurant in Dallas that just opened its doors for business August 27. The restaurant features Brazilian and Argentinian prime cuts of meat — 12 cuts, maybe, whaddya think — with an organic salad bar. The restaurant is at 18010 Dallas Pkwy. in North Dallas, in what used to be the very similar Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse.

Taco Cabana has nimbly jumped on the faux-meat bandwagon with new menu items featuring Beyond Meat, the innovative plant-based protein made without GMOs, soy, or gluten, but with TC's signature flavor. There are Beyond Meat tacos for vegetarians; and the Beyond Meat bowl, which is vegan-friendly. For the meat-eating crowd, there are new tacos and bowls with carne asada. A limited-edition mango margarita is available for $4 all day, every day.

Big Al's Smokehouse BBQ is hosting "Sangria Saturdays" in September from 10:30 am to 2 pm, with a special boozy BBQ brunch. While the entire BBQ menu will still be available, they'll also feature new BBQ brunch recipes, including briskets & gravy, brisket or pork breakfast tacos, and sweet rolls from Tart Bakery. Pair it with Big Al's sangria or mimosas, by the glass or carafe.

Lawry's The Prime Rib Dallas has five menu additions if you want a change of pace from prime rib and the iconic spinning bowl salad. New entrees include CAB prime ribeye, and CAB prime New York strip. New appetizers include tuna nachos and smoked salmon deviled eggs, and there's a new tomato and onion salad.

Bonefish Grill has created a "dinner for two" consisting of a 3-course dinner with bang bang shrimp starter; choice of house or Caesar salad; choice from three side dishes; and choice from ahi tuna steak, Argentinian grilled shrimp, skewered filet mignon, and Atlantic salmon bellaire. It's $50, and it's available until September 30.

Tacodeli has launched its September taco specials. For breakfast, it's the My Morning Taco with sausage, scrambled eggs, and a cowboy-mix salad with corn, caramelized onion, roasted pepper, and queso fresco. For lunch, it's Chile en Nogada with roasted Anaheim chile stuffed with beef, akaushi picadillo, pomegranate seeds, and cilantro, topped with goat cheese sauce made with Cheesemakers chèvre and walnuts.

Local Yocal BBQ & Grill is bringing a taste of the State Fair to McKinney with gourmet corn dogs created by chef Adam West. These are bigger than the Fletcher's classic, with a half-pound of house-made sausage from Local Yocal Farm to Market dipped in a beer batter and fried. They come with choice of side for $12 and will be available for lunch and dinner through the run of the State Fair of Texas, from September 27 to October 20.

Dog Haus has teamed with chef and TV personality Eric Greenspan on a new dish, Bubu's Hot Chicken Grilled Cheese. It's a fried chicken breast coated in Bubu’s Chili Oil and sprinkled with "angry dust" – American cheese, cheese sauce, chipotle aioli, Haus slaw, and pickles - served on grilled King's Hawaiian buns. Available throughout September.

Sprinkles has a limited-edition pumpkin cupcake laced with ginger, clove, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, available through November 30.

Pie Five is featuring a new international pizza and salad every month through 2019. The first: Greek-inspired Athenian pizza, with light garlic olive oil, mozzarella, chicken, kalamata olives, banana peppers, red onions, feta, basil, and sundried tomato puree. You can get it as a pizza or salad.

Jinya Ramen Bar has a new spicy meatball ramen, made with a tomato-based broth, beef meatballs, cherry tomatoes, corn, green onion, chili oil, and thick ramen noodles. Available in three spice levels (mild, medium, hot), it is a choose-your-own-adventure-style ramen available through November.

Neuhaus Cafe & Chocolate Boutique, a boutique coffee and chocolate shop in North Dallas with Belgium fine chocolates, has something new: a full bar. Now you can get a glass of wine or a drink with your chicken tortilla soup, egg salad, pastrami sandwich, or tuna melt. They also have a pretty elaborate vegan menu with everything clearly identified, a rare and welcome feature.

Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie has hired award-winning pastry chef Sarah Green, who won CultureMap's Tastemaker Award for Pastry Chef of the Year in 2017. A Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute graduate, she joined Bisous Bisous in September 2018 as Pastry Chef Support while working as an instructor at El Centro Community College and as a consultant through her company, Pirate Cookies."We are excited to have Sarah continue to be a part of the Bisous Bisous family in a new role,” said Bisous Bisous owner and executive pastry chef Andrea Meyer, herself a Tastemaker Award winner for Pastry Chef of the Year in 2019.