As the prospect of another week rears its head, we at Entree Dallas began to let our imaginations wander – an all-too frequent habit - and started daydreaming of what foodstuffs and viddles might help us make the journey to Friday. We figured a few destinations might help provide a little culinary light to the Monday gloom.
The vertical spit loaded with seasoned and pressed lamb that greets you upon entrance of Olive Burger is a good first indication that this isn’t your average burger joint. Though they do have plenty of different, worthy burger options that feature their half-pound patty, what keeps up coming back are their gyros. Loaded with lamb and garnished with lettuce, tomato, onion and tzatziki on pita bread, these sandwiches offer a hearty lunchtime option for a minimal hit on the wallet – one can be ordered for under five dollars. Like we said, the burgers won’t let you down and the employees are happy to guide you through the many options, but five bucks for a gyro? That will get us every time.
MoMo Italian Kitchen
In their modern and comfortable new location near Greenville on Forest, MoMo Italian Kitchen shines like never before. Still BYOB, this North Dallas spot is serving its hearty dishes with house-made pasta from founder Antonio Gattini’s native Italy. In the new location, MoMo’s can still pass easily for either an intimate setting or the ideal place for a family dinner. Really, the restaurant itself is based on family (and family heritage), pursuing founder Antonio Gattini’s dream of bringing the food of Italy to Dallas. The bresaola is a perfect starter, and leaves plenty of room for the Gnocchi alla Salsiccia; potato gnocchi with a thick, rich tomato sauce.