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The month of June is designated as Pride Month to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, and various groups and businesses around Dallas-Fort Worth are showing their support in a multitude of ways.

Here's our list of the best ways we've found for members of community and allies to participate in Pride Month in style. We start with the festivities that are running June 3-4, followed by other celebrations that will occur all month long.

Dallas Pride Weekend
June 3-4: Start the month off right at the biggest official celebration taking place at Fair Park. This annual event, which used to be in the Oak Lawn area before moving to Fair Park in 2019, includes a music festival featuring headliner Allison Ponthier on Saturday; the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Sunday; plus other activities celebrating the LGBTQ community.

Pride Day at Reunion Tower
June 3-4: The little ball in the downtown Dallas sky is celebrating Pride month, too. It'll kick off on June 3 with a splendid rainbow flag show that'll run all weekend long, and will continue to pop up during the month with dynamic rainbow displays on most Fridays and Sundays in June.

"Party with the Queens” Pride Brunch at El Chingon
June 3, 2-4 pm: El Chingon, Fort Worth’s “Bad Ass Mexican” restaurant, will host an exclusive “Pride Brunch” as part of its recurring “Party with the Queens” series. The brunch will feature live drag performances, mimosa specials, and more.

Pride Pool Party at Adolphus Hotel
June 3, 7 am-11 pm: Pool Adolphus at Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas will host an all-day Pride Pool Party, featuring colorful cocktail specials, rainbow Jell-O shooters, and a local DJ.

Lakewood Brewing Co. presents Pride Vendor Fair + Yas Queen! ReleasePride Vendor Fair + Yas Queen! Release
June 3, 12-4 pm: Lakewood Brewing Co. will host a party at its taproom with Wandering Roots Markets celebrating the release of Yas Queen, a taproom-exclusive Raspberry Wheat ale. There will also be Pride Vendor Fair featuring local artists and vendors, as well as on-site flash tattoos.

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum presents “Voices of LGBTQ+ Dallas”
June 7, 7 pm. The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum is hosting “Voices of LGBTQ+ Dallas,” a special exhibition program for Pride Month highlighting trailblazers in the Dallas area LGBTQ+ community. The program featuring speakers such as Chris Luna and Naomi Green is already sold out, but the Museum’s current special exhibition, Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement, is on display through June 18.

Arttitude presents OutLoud: A Night of Pride
June 8, 6 pm: OutLoud: A Night of Pride is an inclusive event where artists and performers can fearlessly share their stories and experiences. The event will include poetry, burlesque, and a music performance by special guest Gina Chavez. At the Latino Cultural Center.

Dallas Wings Pride Night
June 9, 7 pm: Pride Night for the Dallas Wings of the WNBA. They'll be taking on the Phoenix Mercury, who feature Brittney Griner as their star player. All attendees at College Park Center in Arlington will receive a special rally towel for the occasion.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Pride in Bloom
June 10-11: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will highlight Pride Month with its second Pride in Bloom celebration, featuring a full weekend of LGBTQ+ artisans, entertainers, chefs, and small businesses. Visitors can shop items at the vendor market, pack or purchase a picnic, listen to live entertainment, and enjoy Gary Lee Price’s Great Contributors’ bronze exhibition. Admission to the Children’s Adventure Garden will also be free.

Dallas Arts District presents Pride Block Party
June 16, 6 pm: The Pride Block Party in the Dallas Arts District features a variety of activities at the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Crow Museum of Asian Art, and throughout the district. Activities include gallery tours, drag performers, comedy, dancing, and a fashion show.

Dallas Comedy Club presents "Stand-Up for Hope"
June 17, 5 pm: Stand-Up for Hope is a stand-up comedy show featuring all-LGBTQ performers and benefiting Dallas Hope Charities, which helps provide food, shelter, and services that instill dignity, stability, and Hope For All. Hosted by Stefan Newman, host of Queer Factor, the event will feature performances by Kim Wadsworth,Kerry Day, Charlotte Parker, Lucia Hardaway, and Jamie Zeske.

Ride for Pride
June 24, 9 am: Ride for Pride is a four-mile bike ride down the Katy Trail and back, starting at Reverchon Recreation Center. There will also be Health and Safety fair from 10 am-2 pm.

Monthlong celebrations

Pride Month screenings at Rooftop Cinema Club
Rooftop Cinema Club on top of the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in downtown Fort Worth will screen a variety of films with LGBTQ+ themes or characters throughout the month of June, including Mamma Mia!, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Birdcage, Moulin Rouge!, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and The Devil Wears Prada.

Special Pride drink from Gong cha
Gong cha, which has seven stores in the DFW area, will donate a portion of every purchase of their special Lemon Ai Love Yu bubble tea to the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) in name of #Equalitea. The special Pride drink is a sweet and tart Lemon Ai Love Yu bubble tea with white pearls and (edible) glitter for some extra festive sparkle. The limited time promotion will run through June 30.

Luckys Pride Celebration
A Dallas institution off Oak Lawn Avenue for more than 35 years, Luckys has long been a supporter of the LGBTQ community. They'll celebrate Pride Month throughout June with a special commemorative T-shirt and a celebratory cocktail, the Pride ’Rita, featuring El Jimador Blanco tequila blended with Chambord, lime juice, and agave nectar.

Electric Shuffle Pride Brunches
Every Sunday in June starting at 12 pm, Electric Shuffle in Deep Ellum will host a Drag Brunch and donate 10 percent of those brunch sales to DIFFA. There will be big-name performers, a Drag Race Royalty special guest, high-tech shuffleboard, live DJs, and more. Additionally, $1 of each purchase of their new summer cocktail, the Prickly Pear Margarita, will be donated to DIFFA.


Where to eat: Best Dallas restaurants for Mother's Day 2023 brunch

Brunch News

Somehow, Mother's Day is already in the wings, arriving in 2023 on May 14. That's barely a month away, and Dallas restaurants are already sharing special menus for their classic Mother's Day brunch and/or dinner.

Here are the Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants serving Mother's Day feasts:

Al Biernat's. Brunch features strawberry pancakes, brioche French toast, crab benedict, lobster scramble, and smoked salmon breakfast nest. 10 am-2 pm. Dinner includes grilled pear salad, sea bass, chicken parmesan, 8-oz filet mignon, grilled portabella enchiladas, coconut cream pie, pecan pie, and tiramisu. 4:30-9 pm. Oak Lawn 214-219-2201, North Dallas 972-239-3400.

Anise. Brunch with a Mediterranean spin includes chocolate babka French toast, harissa cured salmon, and lamb kofta shakshuka, plus mix-and-match mimosas, frozen peach bellini, Frozé, and two special cocktails: Pretty & Pink with raspberry infused vodka, pear Williams, Genepy liqueur, and Rosé Flight of four rosés: Musar Jeune, Rosé Gold, Scarpette Brut Rosé, and Bouvet Brut Rosé. 10 am-3 pm. 469-659-6376.

Asador. Brunch buffet at Renaissance Dallas Hotel restaurant includes charcuterie seafood, salad bar, and stations featuring benedicts, French toast, prime rib, smoked salmon, pasta, dessert including cobbler, coconut cheesecake, flourless chocolate cake, chocolate-dipped marshmallows, petit fours, fruit tarts. $85, or $35 for 12 and under. 10 am-2:45 pm. 214-267-4815.

Blue Mesa Grill. Brunch buffet features carving station with brisket, glazed ham, glazed salmon, and poblano cheese-stuffed chicken breast; plus Belgian waffles, fried chicken, biscuits & gravy, frittatas, omelets, build-your-own street taco station, Adobe Pie, blue corn cheese enchiladas, sweet corn cake, Chimayo corn, salads, coconut lime tres leches cake, churros with chocolate & cajeta sauces, banana pudding, mini flans (honey, cheesecake, and mango), and fudge brownies. $35, or $10 for 11 and under. 8 am-4 pm. Addison 972-934-0165, Fort Worth 817-332-6372, Plano 214-387-4407.

Brass Tap. Brunch features favorites like cinnamon twirl flapjacks, the all-American breakfast, and the hangover burger. Pair them with mimosa flights, lavender lemonade, or a bloody mary. 10 am-3 pm. North Dallas 469-991-5810.

The Capital Grille. Brunch specials include lobster frittata with poached lobster tails, bone-in dry-aged NY strip & eggs, 8-ounce filet mignon with white cheddar hash browns, smoked salmon, and caviar. Mimosas and glasses of Champagne. 10 am-2 pm. A La Carte dinner available all day.

Commons Club. Virgin Dallas hotel restaurant is hosting a festive "Brunch, Bubbles, & Beats" brunch buffet with food stations, live music, photo opp, and specialty beverage menu at additional cost. Two seatings at 10 am and 12 pm. $75, or $50 for 10 and under. 469-436-7150.

Cru. 3-course brunch includes appetizer, entree, and dessert with choices from goat cheese beignets, tenderloin & eggs, crab cake benedict, lobster & saffron risotto with poached egg, chocolate molten cake, and lemon pound cake with blueberry compote and lemon curd. $48. 10 am-3 pm. West Village 214-526-9463, Plano 972-312-9463, Allen 972-908-2532, Fort Worth 817-737-9463.

Dakota's Steakhouse. Special holiday brunch buffet includes breakfast pastries, smoked salmon tarts, caviar deviled eggs, lobster-eggwhite frittata, French toast with cognac maple syrup, crabcake benedict, Nova Scotia halibut, carrot cake cookies, tiramisu cheesecake tarts, chocolate covered strawberries. $68, or $34 for 12 and under. 10 am-2 pm. 972-573-5003.

Darna Mediterranean Market. Open brunch, lunch, and dinner, with a menu that includes banana bread French toast, avocado toast with poached egg on sourdough bread, Greek cheese feta fondue and lamb ragu with sunny side egg, lamb ‘fattoush’ burger with havarti dill and harissa feta spread, and mixed kebab board with beef, harissa chicken, and ground lamb. 469-825-4110.

Dolce Riviera. Special brunch buffet includes omelet station, bruschetta bar, carving station with leg of lamb, mini lemon ricotta pancakes, eggs benedict, avocado & burrata toast, cacio pepe, lasagna, and Mimosa & Rosé specials. 10 am- 4 pm, last reservation at 2:30 pm. $95, or $35 for 12 or under. 469-458-6623.

Eatzi’s Market & Bakery. Mother’s Day menu features zucchini & goat cheese quiche, challah French toast with mixed berry compote, cheesy potato casserole, pineapple chipotle glazed ham, blueberry & wildflower salad, garlic-parmesan mashed potatoes, lemon-blueberry cake, chocolate tower of power, and chocolate-covered Oreos. Pickup May 12-14. Prices vary, multiple locations. 8 am-9 pm. 214-526-1515.

Eddie V's. Three-course brunch menu includes cinnamon roll, lobster quiche florentine with fuji apple salad, avocado & crab on brioche toast, or steak & eggs with potatoes au gratin and red-eye gravy. Mimosas, bloody marys, bellinis, and brunch cocktails available as enhancements. A la carte dinner options available. 10 am-2 pm.

Ellie’s Restaurant & Lounge. Jazz brunch with lemon ricotta pancakes, croque madame, salmon with miso-yuzu glaze, roasted hen of the woods mushroom, and edamame. Complimentary live illustration by artist Kristyn Potter. 11 am-3 pm. 972-629-0924.

Elm & Good. Self-serve buffet will include charcuterie selection of meats, cheeses, olives, plus deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail, bacon, sausage, oyster bar, fruit, Waldorf, Caprese, benedicts, Wagyu brisket hash, mushroom quiche, avocado toast, blueberry pancakes, stuffed French toast, red velvet cake, carrot cake, chocolate buttercream cake, pecan pie, strawberry cheesecake, and cinnamon apple pie. 11 am-3 pm. $68, or $34 for 12 and under. Jazz music 12:30-2:30 pm. 469-498-2525.

Fearing’s Restaurant. 3-course brunch at the The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas from chef Dean Fearing includes crab cake benedict, chicken fried Lockhart quail on cornbread pudding with maple bacon gravy, pepper glazed filet mignon & lobster omelet, Mississippi-style braised lamb shank on ranch polenta, and a dessert trio featuring green tea opera torte with yuzu mousse and meringue, vanilla almond panna cotta, and dark chocolate cremeux hearts. $145, or $45 for 12 and under. 11 am-3 pm. 214-922-4848.

Fish City Grill. Mother's Day features include halibut with cherry tomato relish and lemon rice for $30; shrimp & chicken penne alfredo for $17; and watermelon margarita, with El Jimador Blanco tequila and fresh watermelon puree for $9. Allen, Dallas, Flower Mound, Richardson, Mansfield, Southlake, plus Half Shells in Dallas and Plano.

Georgie by Curtis Stone. 3-course brunch with appetizer and main course, beginning with family-style pastry board $95. Kids menu for $45. 10:30 am-3 pm. 469-466-8263.

The Henry. Weekend brunch in the dining room from 9 am-4 pm, rooftop bar & lounge 11 am-4 pm. 972-677-9560.

JINYA Ramen Bar. Free ramen for mom, limit to one free ramen per order. 469-248-0150.

Knife Steakhouse Dallas. Brunch at Highland Dallas hotel restaurant features soufflé French toast, biscuits & gravy, and steak frites, with complimentary glass of champagne 11 am-2 pm. 214-443-9339.

Knife Steakhouse Plano. Special features include avocado toast with smoked salmon, eggs Benedict with prosciutto, goat cheese omet with spinach & mushrooms, and French toast with bacon & berries, plus complimentary glass of champagne. 11 am-3 pm. 214-299-5943.

Knox Bistro. 3-course brunch by chef partner Bruno Davaillon & executive chef Michael Ehlert. $85, or $40 for 12 and under. 9:30 am-3 pm. 469-250-4007.

Kona Grill. Mother's Day Brunch on Saturday-Sunday features eggs benedict, steak & eggs, macadamia nut French toast, and mimosas. 10 am-3 pm. Mother's Day Dinner features prime rib surf & turf and craft cocktails. 5-10 pm. Dallas 214-369-7600, Plano 214-945-2500.

La Neta Cocina y Lounge. 3-course brunch includes sweet & savory board, watermelon salad, choice of surf & turf benedict, camarones pastor, or mushroom omelet, and desserts platter with Nutella cheesecake and Abuelos bunuelos. 11 am-4 pm. $45, plus $25 for bottomless mimosas. 469-397-0937.

La Parisienne French Bistro. Special 4-course menu features choices from La Parisienne salad, beet & burrata salad, lobster bisque, crab cake, jambon bruschetta, baked Brie, prime rib with pommes purée & grilled asparagus, coq au vin, Dover sole, and assorted desserts. 9 am-3 pm. $65. 469-200-5411.

Las Colinas Resort. Brunch buffet in the ballroom with Texas redfish, chicken cacciatore, soup, salad, charcuterie, poached prawns, crab claws, crab legs, oysters, smoked salmon and sushi bar, waffles, pancakes, carving and egg stations, pasta bar, and Grand Dessert Hall includes crepes, beignets, opera cake, chocolate praline eclairs, pistachio pear galette, raspberry rose gateaux, and passionfruit pavlova. $150, or $50 12 and under. 11 am-2:30 pm. 972-717-2420.

La Stella Cucina Verace. Brunch with insalata Caprese, spinach lasagna, carving station with prime rib and lamb, dessert station with tiramisu and Tuscan olive oil cake with strawberry sauce. 11 am-4 pm. $125. 469-663-7800.

LAW. Restaurant at Las Colinas Resort has traditional Sunday brunch buffet with kids' menus and vegan options. $62. 11 am-2:30 pm. 972-717-2420.

Le Bilboquet. 2-course brunch with appetizer and entree choices including smoked salmon, endives Roquefort, grilled Romaine, eggs Benedict, eggs Norwegian, rack of lamb, burger et frites, and petit filet. $95. Kids menu for $50. Dinner includes choices from mushroom risotto, Bibb salad, goat cheese salad, beet salad, tuna tartare, peppercorn steak frites, Cajun chicken, salmon with leek potato puree, lobster capellini, halibut with mint pesto. 469-730-2937.

Luckys Dallas. Brunch with bird benedict featuring eggs and fried chicken on a corn muffin topped with green onion and served with Tabasco® hollandaise and breakfast potatoes; and Veggie Benny with eggs and spinach on a buttermilk biscuit. Free mimosas for Mom. 9 am-3 pm. 214-522-3500.

Malai Kitchen. Brunch includes banh mi French toast, Thai eggs benedict, fried rice “over easy”, spicy bloody Marys, and mimosas. Price varies. 11 am-3 pm. Dallas Preston Center 972-373-4434, Dallas Uptown 214-599-7857, Southlake 817-251-9141, Fort Worth 682-707-3959.

Mercat Bistro. Brunch all day, plus Champagne & Rosé specials. 214-953- 0917.

The Mexican. Opening early with specialty margaritas such as the Mujeres Divinas, sharable tostaditas, queso fundido, Mexican steaks and sides, filet and bone marrow tacos, and desserts such as the cuatros leches cake. 3 pm-11 pm. 214-210-5700.

Mexican Bar Company. Specials include huarache - chipotle basted shrimp, avocado criollo, slaw, queso cotija, salsa macha, and blue corn masa; Tacos de Birria - slow-cooked goat, slaw, and consomme; Codorniz - grilled quail over Brussels sprouts; Short Ribs with roasted vegetables, celeriac mash’d, & vino mole; and tres eches. 3-9pm. 972-972-4466.

Miriam Cocina Latina. Brunch specials include breakfast brisket enchiladas, Madre’s Omelet with salmon, cream cheese & caper, and crème brûlée French toast. All Moms receive complimentary piece of Chocolate Abuelita Cake with a hint of chipotle pepper and vanilla cream. 11 am-2 pm. 214-855-5275.

Mountain Mike’s Pizza brings back its Heart-Shaped Pizza for the entire Mother's Day weekend from May 11-14. 972-954-2004.

Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse. Brunch buffet features French toast, omelets, sushi, carving stations, hot & cold breakfast options, and desserts. Separate food station for kids. 9:30 am-2 pm. $85, or $30 for 12 and under. 214-871-7444.

Nobu Dallas. Three-course brunch includes choices from salmon teriyaki, eggs benedict, chicken karaage & sweet potato fries, tenderloin with egg, monkfruit cheesecake, and miso cappuccino. $75. Kids Bento is $38. Limited a la carte menu available as well. 11:30 am-2:15 pm. 214-252-7000.

Ocean Prime. Special brunch with lobster avocado toast, crabcake eggs benedict, brioche French toast, and steak & egg. 11 am-3 pm, also open for dinner. 214-965-0440.

Open Palette. Brunch buffet at Sheraton Dallas restaurant includes shrimp cocktail, charcuterie, salad bar, lobster bisque, omelets, lavender citrus chicken, mac & cheese, biscuits & gravy, French toast, pepper-crusted strip loin, dill salmon, desserts. $59, or $25 for 12 and under. 10 am-2 pm. 469-371-1486.

Perry's. Mother’s Day and full menu available all day, featuring Perry's Filet Stuffed Roast: Filet mignon stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, garlic, onion, and cheese for $49, 11 am-9 pm. Three off-the-menu cocktails are available for $12 each, including a Bloody Mary, Rosé Sangria, and Mimosa. 214-855-5151.

The Porch. Mother's Day brunch menu includes special Quiche Florentine with spinach and gruyere for $14. Mother’s Day dinner specials include short rib ravioli with mascarpone and ricotta cheese for $22, and Mom’s Spring Cheesecake with graham cracker crumble and passionfruit glaze for $12. 10:30 am-9 pm. Mama-Ritas, featuring blanco tequila, Cointreau, lime, watermelon, and mint, and Mom-osas featuring frosé with a prosecco floater, will be served May 8-14. 214-828-2916.

Punch Bowl Social Dallas. Mother’s Day special menu items include Crab & Avocado Scramble with goat cheese, and the Dutch Baby Pancake with asparagus, poached eggs, arugula, and tomato jam. Bloody Mary bar, plus arcade games, bowling, darts, cornhole. 12 pm-3 pm. 469-607-6880.

Ramble Room. Special brunch entrees include apple pie French toast on brioche with cinnamon crumble, maple syrup, whipped cream, candied pecans; avocado prosciutto benedict, corned beef hash; NY strip & eggs; and the Plaza Breakfast.214-620-0385.

Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar. Brunch buffet includes French toast, lobster frittatas, short rib hash, chicken & waffles, themed cocktails and specials on Champagne & Rosé. 10 am-4 pm; last reservation at 2:30 pm. $65, or $20 for 12 or under. 214-782-9807.

Saint Rocco's. Brunch at Trinity Groves restaurant features New York Italian food including pasta, flatbreads, and frozen belllinis. 11 am-2 pm. 469-320-9707.

Scout at Statler Dallas. Brunch buffet with breakfast station featuring pastries, fruit, Belgian waffles, scrambled egg bar, salad station, carving station with roast beef au jus and garlic rosemary pork loin, entrees, sides, rolls & butter. $60, or $25 for 12 and under. $5 mimosa and bloody mary bar for 21 and older. Free play on arcade games and bowling. 11 am-4 pm. 866-554-3671.

Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill. Mother's Day menu features choices from smoked salmon dip, tuna nachos, cocktail shrimp, scallops, blackened grilled snapper with shrimp etouffee, lobster tail, corn husk-wrapped halibut, crabmeat stuffed flounder, orange ginger glazed carrots, Brussels sprouts with maple & pecan, truffle whipped potatoes, Key lime pie, chocolate cappuccino cheesecake, or carrot cake. $80, plus $40 for wine pairings. Lunch and dinner, for dine in or to go. 972-473-2722.

Seasons 52. Open for brunch with crab quiche, French toast, shrimp & grits, mimosas, sangrias, bloody Marys, and rosé lemonade. Dinner features apricot-glazed spiral ham with sweet potato mash and maple-pecan streusel, available for dine-in or to go. To-go boxes for 4-6 feature choice of spiral ham, cedar plank-roasted salmon, or beef tenderloin, plus salad, sides, and six Mini Indulgence desserts. Individual ham dinners are available for pickup on Sunday, May 14.

SER Steak + Spirits. Brunch buffet includes, brunch cocktails, omelet station, waffles, benedicts, smoked salmon bagels, beet & citrus salad, carving stations, chocolate fountain, and specialty dessert display. $55, or $25 for 12 and under. Moms will be greeted with a glass of champagne and will leave with a sweet from the pastry team. 10 am-3 pm. 214-761-7479.

Shell Shack. Two special dinner boils accompanied by a glass of champagne include lobster tail and snow crab cluster with corn and potatoes for $35, or two snow crab clusters with corn and potatoes for $24.

Silver Fox. Full menu plus Mother's Day special: beef tenderloin benedict, with poached egg, hollandaise, asparagus, and fingerling potatoes, for $60. Drink specials include a Bloody Mary with Tito’s Handmade Vodka for $18, and a Mimosa for $12. 11 am-4 pm. Richardson 972-423-8121, Fort Worth 817-332-9060.

Sky Blu Rooftop Bar. Boite at Hilton Dallas Market Center has drink specials all Mother’s Day weekend: Peachy Dreams with peach Malibu and Rum Chatta, and the Just Peachy Old Fashioned with peach Malibu and Woodford Reserve. May 12-14. 214-741-3000.

Sloane's Corner. Special hours for 3-course brunch featuring croissants, pimento cheese tea sandwiches, chilled melon soup with dill, smoked salmon tartlets, vegetable frittata, lobster Louie salad, blueberry pancakes, steak & eggs, strawberry shortcake, and coconut tres leches cake with brown butter rum ice cream. $42, or $21 for 12 and under. 10 am-2 pm. 972-736-9572.

Stirr. Brunch buffet includes chopped Caesar salad, beef tenderloin, omelet station, Thai-glazed salmon, pies, and cakes. 10 am- 3pm. Dallas 214-983-1222, Addison 214-903-0543.

STK Steakhouse. Brunch includes salmon eggs Benedict, buttermilk blueberry or chocolate pancakes, and eggs any style with choice of bacon, sausage, fingerling potatoes, toast. Afternoon tea features hot tea, sandwiches, scones, desserts, and choice of prosecco, Moet Brut, or Veuve Clicquot Rose, plus craft cocktails. 972-842-9450.

Terra. Brunch at Eataly Dallas restaurant has an Italian twist including salsiccia house-made sausage, smoked salmon on focaccia with cream cheese, uove fritte, strapazzate scrambled eggs with choice of toppings such as avocado, guanciale, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, or spinach. $59, or $25 for 12 & under. 9:30 am-3 pm. 469-759-2800.

Terra Mediterranean. Buffet at Plano restaurant has soups & salads, gyro, chicken kabob, kafta, vegetable moussaka, beef moussaka, falafel, vegetarian grape leaves, and more. $25, ot $12 for 10 and under. 11am-3pm. 469-277-2775.

III Forks. Full menu plus Easter special: Roasted Beef Tenderloin Benedict, with poached egg, hollandaise, asparagus, and fingerling potatoes, for $60. Drink specials include a Bloody Mary with Tito’s Handmade Vodka for $18, and a Mimosa for $12. 11 am-3 pm. 972-267-1776.

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar. Specials for Mother's Day include Burrata & Artichoke appetizer and lobster frittata with poached lobster, tomato, spinach, and artichokes, both served with grilled sourdough. 11 am-9 pm. 214-501-3600.

Truluck's. Specials include a Summer Romance cocktail with vodka, Ramazotti Rosato, cava, and raspberries, plus a Young Adults menu of familiar favorites with a Truluck’s twist.11 am-8 pm. Uptown 214-220-2401, Southlake, 817-912-0500.

Urban Crust. Italian brunch at downtown Plano restaurant includes Italian French toast, Nutella calzone, and a specialty brunch pizza. 11 am-3 pm. 972-509-1400.

Urban Rio. Brunch specials include breakfast tacos, burritos, and the specialty Pedros Breakfast featuring eggs, pico de gallo, and Urban Rio’s signature queso fresco. 10 am-3 pm. 972-422-4466.

Urban Seafood. Coastal-inspired twist on brunch includes as fried lobster & waffles and crab eggs benedict. 11:30 am-3 pm. 214-251-8771.

Villa Azur Dallas. Mother’s Day specials include pan-seared halibut cheeks ($45), petite strawberry shortcake ($18), and a Villa Rose cocktail ($24). 11:30 am-4 pm. Live music from 12-3 pm. 214-389-2602.

Westin Dallas Stonebriar Golf Resort and Spa. Mother's Day brunch buffet with a high-tea theme includes miniature tea sandwiches, tomato basil salad, breakfast bar with omelets, shrimp cocktail, oysters, smoked salmon, carving station with rib eye, baby back ribs, pretzel rolls, mahi mahi, crab chicken roulade, steak Diane, mac & cheese, bread pudding, cakes, cheesecake, and petit four. 10:30 am-2 pm. $102, or $41 for 12 and under. 972-668-8000.

Whistle Britches. Brunch features chef Omar Flores' fried chicken and biscuits, chicken & waffles, tenders, challah French toast, and chicken benny. 972-590-8991, Plano 214-299-5971, Southlake 817-912-1096.

Yardbird. Brunch features two specials: smoked salmon benedict on a housemade English muffin, with garlic-wilted spinach, dill caper Hollandaise, and arugula salad for $32; and a blueberry upside-down cake with lemon cornmeal pound cake and blueberries for $18. 10 am-4 pm. 469-208-2441.


New Dallas breakfast-brunch spot Eggdaddy is obsessed with one thing

Brunch News

There's a glossy new brunch spot in Dallas, but this time, it's from a local team: Called Eggdaddy, it's a fast-casual restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and brunch, and it's now open near Addison, at 15250 Dallas Pkwy #100, north of Belt Line Road.

Eggdaddy is from Syn Group, the Dallas hospitality company whose concepts currently include Social House, America Gardens, and Sidebar, and previously included the short-lived Don Chingon, and a bar called Wishful Drinking that was in the works but fell through.

Pretty much every item on the menu at Eggdaddy includes eggs, from breakfast dishes to lunch options like egg salad and tacos. Eggs are also used as a thematic/decorative lietmotif, present from the moment you walk through the egg-like oval arched entryway.

The interior features two elongated egg-shaped booths, transparently designed for photo-ops.

"We had them custom-made to go with the egg theme," says Shawn Rao, head of Syn Group.

Staff uniforms are egg-themed as well: egg-yolk-yellow shirts and black chefs' pants dotted with floating sunny-side eggs in amorphous shapes.

The menu is broken into bowls, sandwiches, salads, and breakfast tacos.

The bowls are really just standard breakfast plates but in a bowl format, because everyone must have bowls these days. For example, the American Bowl, which has eggs, hashbrowns, English muffin, with choice of bacon, ham, or sausage. And the Local Bowl, with poached egg, sausage, hash browns, cheddar cheese, Cholula sour cream, and an English muffin.

Sandwiches are clever-kitschy. There's one with peanut butter, jam, and bacon sandwiched between waffles. The "Daisy Duke" is a biscuit sandwich with egg, sausage, pimento cheese, and pickle. There's also a hot chicken sandwich with an Indian twist featuring yogurt-brined fried chicken in a tikka masala rub with an egg on a glossy brioche bun.

Tacos include eggs in combination with various ingredients such as brisket, flat-iron steak, and elotes (charred corn). Salads include an egg salad, Cobb salad, and a "Green Goddess" salad with egg white, mixed greens, avocado, turkey bacon, tomato, toasted nuts, and seeds.

Avocado toast comes with avocado and an egg, of course.

Cocktails include mimosas, espresso martini, and original creations such as a vodka martini with salted egg yolk syrup, and a "milk punch" with tequila, dark rum, falernum, citrus, and milk.

Dallas-Fort Worth has seen a massive wave of breakfast-lunch that have debuted in recent years such as Yolk, Huckleberry's, and Snooze. Brunch is hot, and especially brunch cocktails.

Photo courtesy of SBG Hospitality

Run for the Rosé 5k

Participants in the Run for the Rosé 5k will be rewarded at the finish line with sparkling rosé and brunch bites. The after-party will feature an outdoor vendor market, grape stomping competitions, fun photo-op moments, wine, brunch, and more.

Registration includes the race chip-timed run, a Run for the Rosé t-shirt, and a commemorative finishers medal.

A portion of event proceeds will support the work of non-profit partner The Treasured Vessels Foundation.

Photo by Marc Lee

Plano can now hit Snooze for breakfast, brunch, and morning cocktails

Breakfast News

Breakfast and brunch king Snooze, an A.M. Eatery is opening its first location in Plano. The Denver-based chain which entered the DFW market in 2018 will open a restaurant at 1900 Preston Rd. #111, in the former LYFE Kitchen space (sob), on the southeast corner of the buzzy intersection of Preston Road and Park Boulevard.

According to a release, it'll open on Wednesday, February 22. Hey, that's today. This gives them a couple days to ramp up in anticipation of the weekend which will likely be mobbed.

This makes the sixth location in DFW, following Addison, Oak Lawn Dallas, Walnut Hill Dallas, Fort Worth, and Frisco which just opened in October 2022.

Founded in Denver in 2006 by two breakfast-loving brothers, Snooze specializes in innovative breakfasts. Menu items include their signature Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes, plus Blueberry Danish Pancakes and imaginative Benedicts like the Habanero Pork Belly Benny.

Customer favorites include their Pancake Flight which allows you to mix-and-match three pancake flavors, and the Benny Duo, which allows you to mix-and-match two different Benedicts.

They also serve breakfast sandwiches, omelets, tacos, plant-based plates such as Bravocado Toast & tofu scramble, and dishes for the gluten-free people as well.

But enough about the food, because Snooze is all about the breakfast cocktails and spiked coffees, with drinks ranging from Mimosas with sparkling wine, OJ, and pomegranate liqueur, to spicy Bloody Marys.

The Plano location will seat 119 inside and 46 on a covered patio. This is the first Snooze to offer cubby booth seating, allowing for a cozier setting for small groups.

They're open 6:30 am-2:30 pm weekdays and 6:30 am-4 pm weekends.

They're into sustainability, and donating to the community by raising funds for non-profits through events such as Pancake Day and Bacon Day. They've also been named top 10 for employees who would recommend their job to a friend for three years in a row on Glassdoor. Can this Snooze do no wrong.

The chain currently has 50-plus locations throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, North Carolina, Missouri, Georgia, Kansas, Tennessee, and Texas, and has more Texas in the works for 2023 in Lubbock, Stafford, and Houston.

"We’re thrilled to continue growing in Texas — already our biggest market — with our new Plano location, which we’ve been eyeing for some time,” says Snooze CEO David Birzon in a statement.


Southern-style breakfast chain Huckleberry's is coming to Sachse

Pancake News

There's big breakfast news for residents of Sachse and beyond: Huckleberry's, a breakfast-and-lunch chain based in California, is opening a location in Sachse at 3105 Bunker Hill Rd., in a building they'll share with a location of Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii.

According to a post from What's New in Wylie, the bodacious new breakfast spot will open in mid-summer. There are also plans for a location in Keller, tentatively slated to open in June, and another in Fort Worth, although that lease has not yet been signed.

Billed as "Southern cookin' with a California twist," Huckleberry's takes a Cajun spin on breakfast. Signatures include stuffed French toast and a category called "skillet hotties" featuring eggs topped with Cajun ingredients such as Andouille sausage and shrimp.

Other favorites include Creole catfish, chicken-fried steak, shrimp po' boys, and fried green tomatoes.

Too bad they're not already open because their Mardi Gras beignet sitting on vanilla cream and topped with fresh fruit would surely have made our list of Mardi Gras treats.

Lunch includes items like the spicy Bayou chicken sandwich as well as a California chicken sandwich.

They deploy a Southern-themed atmosphere with a log cabin exterior (not unlike Black Bear Diner, a similar concept, also based in California) and river rock pillared patios. The interior features weeping willow trees, firefly pinpoint lights, and Zydeco music playing in the background.

Huckleberry's is part of Heritage Restaurant Brands, which also oversees Cool Hand Luke’s Steakhouse/Saloon and Perko’s Cafe Grill.

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44 new Dallas debutantes star in this week's most popular stories

This week's hot headlines

Editor's note: A lot happened this week, so here's your chance to get caught up. Read on for the week's most popular headlines. Looking for the best things to do this weekend? Find that list here.

1. 44 new Dallas debutantes begin Presentation Ball prep with glam parties and glorious gowns. With the start of summer vacation came the beginning of the 2023-2024 Dallas Symphony Orchestra League debutante season - even though it seems like just yesterday that the 2023 debs were Texas-dipping into society. The DSOL introduced 44 new debs during Announcement Weekend festivities, May 18-20. Their parties, philanthropy, and training will culminate with the 38th Presentation Ball.

2. 21 North Texas museums offer free admission to military families this summer. Nearly two dozen Dallas-Fort Worth museums are honoring active duty military personnel and their families with free admission through the Blue Star Museums initiative, May 20-September 4, 2023.

3. 11 Dallas icons star in new book of most influential Texans from last 50 years. To commemorate Texas Monthly's 50th anniversary, the publication has collected the stories and photographs of 50 iconic Texans who have shaped the state and the country over the past 50 years for a book called Lone Stars Rising. Eleven Dallas megastars have made the roster.

4. These are the 7 best most intriguing hot dogs in Dallas right now. Hot dogs are the quintessential summer food and an item that nearly everyone loves. They're simple, flavorful, easy to make at home, and affordable if you dine out. Here are the seven most interesting hot dogs you can find in Dallas-Fort Worth.

5. Mississippi sisters debut perky Southern-chic boutique on Dallas' Greenville Avenue. When Allison and Anna Williams graduated from University of Mississippi in 2021, they didn't picture themselves owning a boutique on Lower Greenville in Dallas. But the Williamses' new women's clothing boutique, Five 54, opened this spring at 1906 Greenville Ave., next to Clark's Barbershop, in the buzziest neighborhood in town.

Dallas-Fort Worth arrives at surprising spot among top summer travel destinations


Dallas-Fort Worth recently racked up more than a dozen accolades at the 2023 Texas Travel Awards. But a new survey reveals it's not necessarily such a hot travel destination this summer.

DFW comes in at a middle-of-the-road No. 45 in WalletHub's recent 2023 Best Summer Travel Destinations report.

The report compared 100 of the largest metro areas in America across 41 metrics, including number of attractions.

DFW scored an overall rating of 52.56 out of 100. Broken down by category, the Metroplex ranked 86th in "Travel Costs & Hassles;" 32nd in "Local Costs;" 20th in "Attractions;" 41st in "Weather;" 27th in "Activities;" and 50th in "Safety."

Taking the top spot in Texas was San Antonio, at No. 11, with Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown at No. 14. Behind Austin and San Antonio in the 2023 rankings is El Paso (No. 18), then Houston (No. 38). After 45th ranked DFW came Corpus Christi (No. 62), and McAllen (No. 86).

Dr. Susan Weidmann, assistant professor in the department of recreational management and physical education at Appalachian State University, said in the report that summer 2023 is going to be a “good season for travel” despite recent economic downturns that have many worried about a recession.

“Coming out of Covid, I think many people have taken these last few years to really evaluate what they want out of life, and for those that love travel, I think they have probably put it at the top of their list of things to do,” she said. “As far as economics are concerned, many may have saved their traveling money from the last multiple years, so will have money to spend. That being said, after the airline chaos of last year, many people may be thinking about domestic travel over the long-haul, just to alleviate many of the concerns that airlines, especially in Europe, are still grappling with, such as reduced staffing leading to flight cancellations.”

Weidmann predicts the time period between July and early August will be the most popular season for National Parks, like Texas’ Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains.

Despite none of them being in Texas, the top 10 destinations in WalletHub’s report are all popular cities worth a glance in sun-friendly states like Hawaii, New York, and Florida.

The top 10 best summer destinations are:

  • No. 1 – Atlanta
  • No. 2 – Honolulu, Hawaii
  • No. 3 – Washington, D.C.
  • No. 4 – Wichita, Kansas
  • No. 5 – New York City
  • No. 6 – Chicago
  • No. 7 – Tampa, Florida
  • No. 8 – Orlando, Florida
  • No. 9 – Richmond, Virginia
  • No. 10 – Springfield, Missouri

Score a hole in one at these 10 top public golf courses in Dallas-Fort Worth

Tee Time

North Texas recently popped the cork for the new $520 million Omni PGA Frisco Resort, which opened in May and features its own entertainment district, full-service spa and salon, four swimming pools, 500 guest rooms and suites, 10 private ranch houses, and 13 unique dining options.

But as the name hints, the resort is very much about the golf. With Father's Day around the corner, we're revisiting Dallas-Fort Worth's best public courses, including the two newest ones found in Frisco and their alternative ways to play.

Load up the clubs and hit the green with this list:

Fields Ranch
Omni PGA Frisco Resort boasts two 18-hole championship golf courses, collectively known as Fields Ranch. Fields Ranch East was designed by Gil Hanse, and Fields Ranch West by Beau Welling.

Registered hotel guests can book tee times 120 days in advance of their stay to play Fields Ranch, which will be home to 26 major championships starting in May and continuing through 2034.

Not ready for the full 18-hole experience? Take a few practice swings at the Fields Ranch Practice Facility, then head to The Swing, a lighted 10-hole, par-3 short course, or The Dance Floor, a two-acre putting course and entertainment area.

This will also be the site of Frisco's first Lounge by Topgolf and PGA of America's new headquarters.

Take advantage of all that expertise at the PGA Coaching Center, which offers a high-tech, data-driven club-fitting and instruction experience.

Cowboys Golf Club
If you're a die-hard fan of both the 'Boys and the links, here's where your passions combine. The par-72, 6,553-yard course is as swanky as you'd expect from Jerry Jones, with years of Cowboys history scattered throughout. Of course, with all this top-of-the-line design comes a rather hefty price tag for the green fees, but you do definitely get your money's worth.

Meadowbrook Golf Course
Fort Worth
The 18-hole regulation facility is considered one of the top in Texas, with a par 71 that covers the most rolling terrain in the city. It's also a popular course, with a golf association of more than 200 members who play regularly.

Stevens Park Golf Course
Oak Cliff
All 18 holes of this par-70 course were completely redesigned in 2011, including new tee boxes, fairways, greens, and bunkers. Even the carts boast newly installed TekGPS units that track yardages to the front, middle, and back of the green (and help keep play moving). Appreciate mature oaks, dramatic elevation changes, and great views of downtown Dallas while you traverse the course, which is also affectionately known as "Little Augusta."

Pecan Valley
Fort Worth
Originally designed by golf course architect Ralph Plummer in 1963, Pecan Valley is actually two 18-hole golf courses separated by the Clear Fork of the Trinity River. The "River" course is considered one of the top municipal courses in Texas, while the "Hills" course is approximately 150 yards shorter. Several hundred trees were semi-recently planted and are just beginning to mature, which only bodes well for playing conditions in the years to come.

Texas Star Golf Course
The accolades come rolling in for this course, which has been recognized for its beauty and serene atmosphere by Golf Digest and Golf Weekly, among others. Unlike most public courses, which back up to private homes or run along busy streets, this par-71, 6,529-yard course is truly secluded, surrounded only by ponds, waterfalls, woodlands, and fairways. Reasonable green fees are a bonus, with residents of Euless receiving a 15 percent discount with proof of residence.

Tierra Verde Golf Club
As the first municipal course in the world to be certified as an Audubon Signature Sanctuary, Tierra Verde offers breathtaking natural scenery to go along with its challenging holes. The par-72 6,085-yard layout boasts some of the most uniquely designed holes in DFW, and was named the top course in DFW in 2012 by Avid Golfer.

The Tribute Golf Club
The Colony
Not had the chance to play Hogan's Alley at Carnoustie, Nos. 1 and 18 from St. Andrews, or the fifth from Royal Troon? Then you can experience the next best thing here in Texas, without having to fly across the pond. This par-72, 7,000-yard course is brilliantly designed while replicating the best links-style courses from the United Kingdom.

Waterchase Golf Club
Fort Worth
Like its name implies, Waterchase does indeed boast a cascading waterfall, found between the ninth and eighteenth greens. From tree-lined doglegs to split fairways, the risk and reward opportunities are abundant for the six sets of tees on the par-72 course. The club even received a nomination to Golf Digest's best new courses and promises to be "a round you'll remember."