crepes

Detroit: Le Petit Zinc

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Le Petit Zinc (French slang for a local bar) is the kind of place you want to be. French food, Reggae music, quaint with such a unique vibe. They serve delicious coffee and oversized cups of hot chocolate. With a menu bursting with organic and local ingredients, Le Petit Zinc is serving up classic French fare at a friendly price. The croissant sandwiches are amazing and I recommend ordering the daily specials. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites

Price: 3.5 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites

Wow Factor: 4 out of 5 bites

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Fromage de Chevre et Epinards: Goat cheese (marinated in olive oil and rosemary), spinach, and pine nuts. The crepe was light and delicate and filled with tons of fresh spinach, goat cheese, and pine nuts. The goat cheese was tangy and the pine nuts added a nice mild crunch. The greens were tossed with a light balsamic dressing which was sweet with a subtle bite.

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The food is outstanding and the service is good. The inside dining room has a counter and a total of maybe 6 tables. I think it’s perfect though and creates an incredible buzz. People line up to get a seat and it makes you feel like you are apart of something great. When the weather allows it, the outside patio opens up into a lovely little court yard resembling French country side cafes and offers more seating. Le Petit Zinc is exploding with character with loud colors, paintings, fresh flowers on every table, and one of a kind trinkets sprinkled all throughout the restaurant. Check em out!

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Latin Deli

The next visit on the Bite Tonight’s Dallas trip was to Latin Deli.

Located on Abrams Rd, Latin Deli is hidden away in a strip mall and if you blink, you might miss it. The menu includes delicious, fresh, and homemade sandwiches, salads, pastries, smoothies and coffee, and crepes. The crepes come either sweet or savory and the sandwiches feature authentic Latin cooking. We came here for brunch. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites

Price: 3.5 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites

Wow Factor: 4 out of 5 bites

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My pick:

Passion Fruit Smoothie: Refreshing, cool, and summer-y. Perfect for brunch.

passion fruit smoothie

Pineapple Pork & Egg Sandwich: Homemade pork, grilled ham, grilled pineapple, cheese, Latin mayo on Ciabatta bread. I added an egg. The sweet and salty combo was really delicious and the egg was a nice compliment. The small Ciabatta bread acted as an English muffin which was soft on the inside and slightly toasted on the outside. The homemade potatoes were the star of the meal! There was this slightly sweet, salty, with just a hint of heat seasoning on the fries that I could not figure out, but it was scrumptious. The fries were soft, but not soggy. The Latin mayo for dipping was insane!

pineapple pork

Ma’s pick:

Chicken Sandwich: Marinated chicken, tomato,  jalapenos, onions, and Latin mayo . Juicy and tender chicken with a tasty spice blend. It wasn’t too hot, but was just enough for you to taste it.

chicken latin sandwich

Jay’s pick:

Tamarind Smoothie: Slightly tart, but sweet and fruity.

tamarindo smoothie

Lomo Saltado: Sautéed beef Peruvian style, Salsa Criolla (compiled of onions, chile peppers, lime, and cilantro), Aji Marillo (yellow chile pepper), egg on Ciabatta bread. The beef was so tender and melted in your mouth. The creaminess of the egg with the salty beef and spicy salsa really was a great start to our day. The large Ciabatta bread was chewy and just delicious. It soaked up just enough of the juice from the beef to act as a sauce and not make it soggy. Again, we could not put down those fries! They are addicting.

beef latin sandwich

Jalapeno and Cheddar Muffin: This took cornbread to a whole new level!  Nice balance of cheesy and spicy, but the muffin itself was killer. It tasted like a cornbread muffin married a cupcake because it had a slight sweetness to it. It was unlike any cornbread muffin I’ve ever had. It was moist, sticky, and delicious.

cheddar and jalapeno muffin

Latin Deli blew me away. It has a small dining room with a handful of tables on the patio as well, but that didn’t stop this deli from serving up big flavors. The quality of the food was better than most large restaurants. They are really showcasing their passion for good Latin food while offering reasonable prices. I also enjoyed that covering the walls were tons of inspirational sayings and quotes. It really was a colorful and positive environment. The staff was friendly and the service was great. This will definitely be one place I return to the next time I visit Dallas.
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