The Bite Tonight’s next visit on our Texas culinary tour is to Flying Saucer Draught Emporium.
Located in Addison, TX, which is an incorporated town in Dallas county, Flying Saucer is part of a whole little strip of bars and restaurants. With close to 20 locations throughout the states, Flying Saucer has become the home for all your favorite brews. The name says it all because Flying Saucer Draught Emporium houses hundreds of beers with new selections on tap every few days. The kitchen is kicking out sandwiches, German dishes, pizza pies, and appetizers even featuring some of the delicious beer. See how they ranked.
Atmosphere: 4.5 out of 5 bites
Price: 4 out of 5 bites
Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites
Service: 4 out of bites
Wow Factor: 3 out of 5 bites (German menu and beer selection).
Jay and I started with the Texas Mead: Cranberry Orange. Light, fruity and perfect drink for summer. Our table was next to a huge open window so enjoying this mead with the breezy, warm Texas air coming through was perfect.
Saucer Dipster: Seasoned Boar’s Head roast beef with melted Swiss cheese, horseradish-mayo on a hoagie roll with stout au ju for dipping. Served with fries. The roast beef was tender and juicy with a punch of beefy flavor. The au ju was deeply rich and wasn’t super salty. My favorite was the horseradish-mayo! It wasn’t super spicy or strong and it went great with the crispy fries. We couldn’t get enough.
My brother and I’s choice
Beerfest: Pretzels, bratwurst, sauerkraut, spicy mustard, and queso for dipping. It’s customary that when dining out, we all pick a dish off the menu, but we still share and try everything out. Ma loved the mini “Melba toast” and it was the perfect assistance to transport the delicious German classics to our pie holes. The pretzel was super fresh and soft and was delicious with either the spicy mustard or spicy queso. The sauerkraut was exactly how I like, still with some sourness to it (I hate when sauerkraut is rinsed of all its glory and flavor). The brat was awesome with a hint of beer. I’ll be honest, I was a little hesitant to order this off the menu, but it was tasty and I enjoyed making little kraut and brat sandwiches with the pretzel and sauce.
The vibe at Flying Saucer was fun and positive, and filled with all sorts of people: cowboys (yes, decked out and all), hipsters, college kids, families, you name it. Everyone had one thing in common: love for good food and craft beer. Service was good and the servers/bartenders are very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. Flying Saucer has a beer club where you can sign up for free swag and drink your way through their beer list: UFO Club. Flying Saucer also hosts tons of monthly events and has it’s own online publication where fans and guests can stay current on everything beer related: Beerknews. Check em out!