One thing Dallas needs more of are the kinds of small businesses that make a neighborhood a neighborhood: a florist, a coffee shop, dry cleaners, a sandwich shop. Well, good news for those who live near McCommas and Greenville avenues, because that little strip shopping center has them all.
Newest kid on this block, in the old Belmont Pharmacy, is Corner Market, a darling place serving sandwiches, gourmet takeout items, coffee, baked goods, and an assortment of beverages. With tiled tabletops, a restored terrazzo floor, and rescued pressed-tin ceiling, the place has all the charm you hope to find in a historic neighborhood like the M Streets.
Chef Erron Thames, formerly of Bread Winners, is the woman behind the menu, which includes sandwiches named for the nearby streets as well as a cold case filled with a rotating selection of delectable sides, salads, and mains, such as oven-roasted beets, Greek salad, Mom’s Meatloaf, and tuna casserole. Recently we ordered the salad trio, a selection of three from the cold case: Morningside Chicken Salad spiked with cranberries and toasted almonds; cherry tomatoes mixed with tiny balls of mozzarella, yellow pepper, and fresh basil; and a surprisingly sweet and satisfying broccoli salad tossed with currants, toasted almonds, and a smidge of mayo. Also top-notch are those sandwiches, made with Boar’s Head meats and cheeses between slices of Empire Bakery bread. We love the McMillan Roast Beef: toasted ciabatta piled high with a generous pile of roast beef, Swiss, caramelized onion, balsamic drizzle, and horseradish cream. Also good is a simple BLT (Madera BLT here), fancied up with sliced avocado and toasted honey wheat bread.
We’ve been known to pop in on our way to work for a fat breakfast burrito filled with scrambled eggs, cheese, potatoes, and bacon, which we carry out and heat up once we reach the office. And when the thought of cooking is just too much to bear—a feeling we get more often than not, we’re afraid—that cold case is just around the corner.
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