Eats Beat: Lots of openings, and a new goal for Glazed

08/19/2014 11:10 AM

08/19/2014 11:11 AM

Glazed Doughnuts & Cafe gained quick fame for “extreme” doughnuts like maple-bacon, red velvet and “dough-Nutella.”

But new owner Stephanie Nguyen wants more than a hipster doughnut shop.

“I want people to sit down and get comfortable,” she said this week, still planning new lunch and brunch menus.

“People rush in and grab their doughnuts. That’s OK, but I want Glazed to be a gathering place.”

Nguyen has worked at Glazed since her aunt, Samantha Tran, opened the two shops near Interstate 20 in Arlington and Texas 360 in Grand Prairie.

Everybody wants to try a maple-bacon doughnut.

But Glazed will change its daunting menu next month to focus more on breakfast, lunch and brunch, something to go with that strawberry shortcake or banana doughnut.

One of the keepers is a grilled chicken-pesto sandwich on a fresh-baked croissant.

Breakfasts will include build-your-own sandwiches on a choice of breads, rolls or tortillas.

Glazed also serves authentic French macarons and Austin favorite Stumptown Coffee. She’s adding Vietnamese coffee and other coffee drinks.

The Grand Prairie location, 3050 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Suite 180, at Texas 360 behind a bank, 972-602-0062, has longer hours. The Arlington shop is open for breakfast and lunch only; it’s at 4306 Matlock Road, Suite 108, 817-557-2400.

Yes, we’re open

Restaurant openings galore:

A new location of 80-year favorite Mexican Inn Cafe is open at 5017 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth.

Pegaso Mexican Diner, an enchiladas-tacos-and-margaritas cafe profiled here last week, is open at 3516 Bluebonnet Circle.

The latest Oldwest Cafe, a classic breakfast and plate-lunch cafe that originated in Denton County, is scheduled to open Wednesday at 4650 Little Road, Arlington;

Pho District, a Vietnamese “street food” restaurant from the owners of Piranha Killer Sushi, is scheduled to open Thursday on Museum Way behind Chuy’s on West Seventh Street. Technically, the address is 2401 W. Seventh St., 817-862-9988,

The latest new-style Dairy Queen will open Tuesday in Roanoke at 1500 U.S. 377 N.; 817-715-7821,

Rough Creek Steakhouse, new in south Burleson, has announced an Aug. 27 opening at 3509 S.W. Wilshire Blvd., Suite 102,

Going to overtime

The charity $35-$45 Restaurant Week dinners continue through Saturday at many of the participating restaurants, some through Aug. 31.

Local restaurants still offering specials to benefit the Lena Pope Home include Bite City Grill, Bonnell’s Restaurant (also offering a lunch special), Cacharel, Capital Grille, Citrus Bistro, Del Frisco’s, Eddie V’s, Ferrari’s, Grace, il Calabrese ( Patrizio Osteria), Kirby’s, Little Red Wasp, Max’s Wine Dive, the Melting Pot Fondue, Mercury Chop House, Piola, Ruth’s Chris, Silver Fox Steakhouse, Texas de Brazil, Waters and the Wild Mushroom Steakhouse.

Dozens more Dallas and Plano-area restaurants have specials benefiting a Dallas food agency. Twenty percent of each ticket price goes to charity.

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