Thursday, June 02, 2005

Monica's expands northward

After dinner at Go Fish (Belt Line and Quorum, behind the Improv) with Ron*, we did a double take at the new Monica's Aca Y Alla, in the spot where Gilbert’s Deli was (sniff). It isn't the first Deep Ellum place to expand north; sometimes it works (Sambuca), sometimes not (that disastrous Addison Blind Lemon-Art Bar complex). But Monica's might-could do it; the original is still a big draw in Deep Ellum, 15 years and running. Owner Monica Greene tried expanding in downtown Dallas last year w/ Pegaso … but it closed too soon to find its niche. Like the original, the Addison Monica’s will have salsa on Sundays and bands Fri-Sat nights; it’ll also have some of the nightly specials (2-for-1 entrees, etc) but maybe on different nights.

Scheduled to open June 13 at 4930 Belt Line Rd., 972-239-7700

*howzat for some shameless name-dropping

8 Comments:

At June 02, 2005 4:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quit promoting the new Monica's! Those of us who have been counting the days until the doors open will never get a table if you keep talking about it!

 
At June 03, 2005 7:04 AM, Blogger TG said...

forgive me. i know i seem unable to stop banging that drum. monica's monica's monica's i can't stop myself. monica's -- oops, i said it again! my bad. fortunately the old gilbert's space is big. plenty of tables at mon--i mean, you-know-where! wink wink!

 
At June 03, 2005 9:42 AM, Anonymous Ted Geisel said...

Speaking of Greene: A friend brought me some eggs she says are from her mother's special chickens. They are sort of a pale emerald. Should I eat them?

 
At June 03, 2005 10:50 AM, Anonymous Sam Iam said...

Note to Ted G: Try them with ham.

 
At June 03, 2005 11:07 AM, Blogger TG said...

hey have you guys ever heard of this great place called monica's?

 
At June 03, 2005 3:59 PM, Anonymous Ted Geisel said...

Yep, I love the green pasta. No fooling.

 
At June 08, 2005 12:54 PM, Blogger Ron said...

For Shame! yay! If you've never had the chance to break bread with Teresa, you really haven't lived.

 
At June 08, 2005 8:21 PM, Blogger TG said...

i live for bread, as anyone who knows me knows. but i'll take pizza crust in a pinch 'specially the whole wheat version at CPK. bread pudding's not so bad, either. hmm... where have i had such a thing lately? oh! at My Dinner With Ron

 

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