The Toasted Yolk Cafe
Can there be too many breakfast-brunch-lunch spots in Southlake? We think not. Houston-based Toasted Yolk is the most recent addition. Early risers beat the heat and grab a seat on the covered patio to start the day with a big cup of coffee in the cafe’s signature mugs. If you’re hungry, get one of the famed Benedicts. Our choice is the Southern Fried Arnold, two biscuit halves topped with chicken tenders, poached eggs and country sausage gravy. It’s as filling as it looks, especially when ordered with the churro-style doughnuts. The jury’s still out on the hash brown casserole, which lacks the crispy-crunchy exterior we like. Grits are an option, too.
Gateway Plaza, 2820 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-912-1444, thetoastedyolk.com
Herbs Indian Cuisine
Newly opened in a pretty space in a strip shopping center in Hurst, Herbs serves Nepali and Indian cuisine. While the amply stocked lunch buffet is popular, dinner gives you a chance to put together a shareable meal of samosas, big puffs of crispy pastry stuffed with veggies and herbs, pictured at right; Nepalese chicken momo dumplings with turmeric sauce, pictured above; and the tandoori rack of lamb cooked in a clay oven with potatoes and vegetables and served sizzling on a big platter. There also are plenty of veggie-only options, ranging from lentil dishes to paneer classics.
Mayfair Village, 660 Grapevine Highway, Hurst, 817-479-6100, herbsindiancuisine.com