|Story and photography by Kate Sherga|
Spring is here, which means two important things for Dallas foodies – fresh spring ingredients and perfect patio weather! Experience the best of both at Lazy Dog in Village on the Parkway where the new spring menu will make your taste buds blossom.
The seasonal cocktail menu is primed and ready for thirsty patrons, with bold takes on tried-and-true- classics like the Honey Thyme Old Fashioned and the Huckleberry Mule. Or try something fruity and fresh like the Watermelon Margarita or the Peaches & Moonshine.
Start out your meal with some shareable bites like the Charred Onion Dip with Rosemary Waffle
Chips that are cut and crisped to perfection. Dining with a smaller group? Opt for the Street Corn Wheels, which come four to an order. The corn has just the right amount of char, topped with a creamy queso blanco and a slight kick without being too spicy.
Good news for vegetarians! Between the Burrata & Roast Beet Salad, the BBQ Veggie Burger and the Veggie Burger Bowl, the new spring menu has plenty of meatless options. So, if you’re like me and you’re always searching for a good restaurant that will make your carnivore friends happy while also treating your vegetarian friends to solid options where they don’t have to settle, this is the place.
My two favorite entrées from the spring menu also make the perfect duo to go halfsies on with a friend or significant other. One of you order the Burrata & Heirloom Tomato Crisp and the other order the Grilled Lemon Chicken.
Split them both and thank me later. The first dish is a flatbread featuring a burrata that is incredibly creamy and almost mousse-like in texture, combined with pesto, balsamic reduction and fresh heirloom tomatoes. The latter is a guilt-free entrée of marinated then grilled chicken with excellent veggies on the side and a tahini dipping sauce.
End the meal on a high note with the spring seasonal desserts. You could try to pick just one, but why torture yourself like that? The Peach Raspberry Hand Pie contains raspberry puree, sweet peaches, salted caramel sauce, and vanilla bean ice cream. The Lemon Cake is a delicious combo of lemon buttercream, almond flour vanilla cake (shout-out to the gluten-sensitives out there), huckleberry, lemon curd, and whipped cream.
Pro tip: Lazy Dog also does a weekend brunch. Don’t miss the Bacon ‘n Egg Mac ‘n Cheese! If you have a sweet tooth like me, be sure to get the made-to- order DonutHoles with Nutella dip.
5100 Belt Line Road #500
Dallas, Texas 75254