Eat This Now: Orzo and Wild Rice Salad With Chicken at The Hospitality Sweet in Dallas

orzo2Full disclosure: while I was researching my review of Start Restaurant I developed an addiction to their quinoa salad. One week, I ate ten of them. I would drive over at lunch and buy two so that I would have one ready for dinner. To avoid detection, I always asked for two forks. Sick right?

Eventually, with the help of my cube mate Krista Nightengale, I slowly cut back my quinoa salad intake. Then The Hospitality Sweet happened. And I discovered their orzo and wild rice salad. I have eaten three of them in the last 24 hours. What’s worse is that The Hospitality Sweet is one block from my desk. It’s a tiny counter service breakfast and lunch spot just inside the doors to the post office on N. Ervay. The $8 fix consists of orzo, dark wild rice, sweet craisins, fresh corn, slivers of almonds, and finely chopped red peppers and carrots. The mixture is tossed lightly in a slightly sweet balsamic dressing which is now all over my keyboard. Buy it so that I can’t.



  • Darren

    This sounds delicious; however, I cannot eat it because they close at 3 and are closed on weekends. Ii walk past there on my way to and from the St. Paul station. Lost business.

  • Margie Hubbard

    I’m having the griled gouda and ham with carmelized onions and a side of the orzo salad right now. Deeeelish!!!! Thanks for the rec, Nancy!

  • D employee

    I have to disagree. This place is all semi-homemade. They bring in per-packaged sliced meat, store-bought shredded cheese and other not-so-fresh ingredients and assemble in store. However the baked goods and coffee are superb. Kevin is a genius. The food is subpar.