If you're hungry this weekend, get yourself to nearly any neighborhood in Dallas and you'll find great food deals. From half-price meatballs in East Dallas to cortados in Oak Cliff, it's easy to eat well March 9-11 in Dallas.
Still jonesing for a delicious dinner by Tuesday? I've added two bonus wine dinners in the Harwood District.
All weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): free hummus
Let's start with a freebie, shall we? The Halal Guys, a rapidly expanding fast-casual restaurant in D-FW, is handing out free spicy hummus all weekend. You have to be a rewards member; click here to see how to do that. And you have to buy either a platter or sandwich.
The freebie takes place at all Halal Guys in D-FW: 1811 Greenville Ave., Dallas; 5444 Lemmon Ave., Dallas; 746 S. Central Expressway, Richardson; 1805 N. Collins St., Arlington; 8448 Parkwood Blvd., Plano.
Friday lunch or dinner: Meatballs
Friday, March 9 is National Meatball Day, and Greenville Avenue Pizza Company is serving half-off meatballs all day: That's four meatballs for $4.50.
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company has two locations, at 1923 Greenville Ave. and 1145 Peavy Road, both in Dallas.
Friday dinner: King crab
While you're celebrating, Friday, March 9 is also National Crab Meat Day. Truluck's is celebrating by offering a deal on Alaskan king crab: 1 pound of crab, served with fried rice and a glass of sparkling wine, for $55. Should you order king crab any other day at Truluck's, it'd cost $89 for 2 pounds. (And notably, you'd pay extra for wine.)
Truluck's has two locations: at 2401 McKinney Ave., Dallas and 1420 Plaza Place, Southlake. Note that the deal is available for lunch and dinner in Dallas and dinner only in Southlake.
Saturday breakfast: Coffee and pastries
Every once in awhile, coffee guy Manny Rodriguez teams up with Dallas pastry chef and owner of Dude, Sweet Chocolate Katherine Clapner to sell coffee and pastries, pop-up style. On Saturday, March 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Texas Theatre, you can sample Rodriguez's famous cortado and try Clapner's breakfast bites, which include tea-mushroom turnovers and "hungry boy rolls" made with bacon and sausage cream. Items sold a la carte.
The Texas Theatre is located at 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas.
Sunday brunch: Bottomless Nutella doughnuts
Endless doughnuts are one thing. Endless Nutella doughnuts are entirely another. You'll find these sugar-coated doughnuts stuffed with Nutella at Americano on Sunday during brunch. When your $6 bowl of doughnuts is gone, just ask for another (free of charge). And another. Then enjoy a happy nap on Sunday afternoon.
Americano is located inside the Joule at 1530 Main St., Dallas.
Tuesday: Choose your wine dinner
But hey, you're saying, Tuesday isn't "the weekend," as the headline suggests! You're right, so consider this a bonus entry after a delicious weekend. On March 13 in the Harwood District, a neighborhood near Uptown and Victory Park in downtown Dallas, two restaurants will be hosting wine dinners. At Saint Ann Restaurant and Bar, a four-course menu with choices of scallops, gnocchi, duck and more will feature wines from the WillaKenzie Estate in the Williamette Valley. Dinner and drinks cost $115; make reservations at 214-782-9807. The same night, Mercat Bistro will serve a four-course dinner, this one with wines from Gonzague and Claire Lurton Vineyards. Dinner choices will include lamb tartare and Wagyu short ribs. Dinner and drinks cost $85; call 214-953-0917 to snag a seat.
Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar and Mercat Bistro are located next-door to one another, both at 2501 N. Harwood St., Dallas.