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The Scoop: Jalisco Norte Opens a Snack Bar, Gung Ho Offers Brunch, and More

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Jalisco Norte opens neighboring Lonchería: Lonchería, which literally translates to “snack bar” in Spanish, is now open at Turtle Creek Village. According to the release, the walk-up eatery is: “offering a condensed menu of chef Jose Meza’s authentic and approachable Mexican cuisine perfect for a quick meal on the patio or easy meal to-go.”

Items include: tortas, burritos, tacos, salads, and select sides from Jalisco Norte’s menu. Get ready for a nopal salad with cactus leaf, tomato, onion, cilantro, and chia seed; chicken tinga tacos; and lobster tacos made with fried lobster, beans, and pico de gallo. They’re also selling merch. You know, in case you need a new margarita glass or bowl or something.

Lonchería is open daily from 11 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Texas Veggie Fair to take over Reverchon Park on October 27: It’s nearly time for the family-friendly, dog-friendly, and vegan-friendly event of the season. According to the release:

“Texas Veggie Fair is a free, annual event that brings together thousands of people to celebrate, learn about and experience plant-based lifestyle options. Animal suffering, human health, and the vitality of our planet are all improved with plant-based choices. The 2018 festival marks the ninth year for the festival and the seventh year the event will be held at Reverchon Park in Dallas.”

The festival takes place on October 27 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Go. Eat. Learn. Pet a dog. Get some fresh air. Watch a child laugh. Restore your inner balance.

Gung Ho is now serving brunch: The fusion restaurant on Lowest Greenville is plating brunch on the weekends. According to the release:

“The menu features American brunch staples with a Chinese twist such as the orange chicken and waffles with a nine-spice pecan waffle, orange chicken, sesame, and salted butter. Chinese brunch favorites on the menu such as Everything Jian Dui (sesame balls) own an American twist by filling them with scallion-cream cheese and coating in everything bagel seasoning.

Some of the dishes include toasted coconut waffles, topped with spiced pineapple and salted butter; Not Biscuits & Gravy, with crispy rice cake, mushroom gravy, two sunny-side Pachi Pachi Farms eggs, and fermented greens; fried rice burrito, with veggies, egg, cheddar, spicy mayo, and the option to add bacon or sausage.”

Brunch is Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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