Summer is here in earnest. The good news? National Ice Cream Month is upon us! There are all kinds of ways to indulge and celebrate, and I’ll use any excuse to eat more ice cream.
One thing I plan to do for sure, since I call Dallas my home, is drink my weight in adult milkshakes at Del Frisco’s Grille. They mix up Nocello Walnut Liqueur, creme de cacao, vanilla ice cream, and even put a cherry on top. It makes for a chocolatey, nutty treat. But don’t be fooled by the sweet and innocent taste. Those babies will catch up with you quick.
And here’s a little locals secret for you – Starting July 17, you can add an adult milkshake to any entrée for just seven bucks.
Del Frisco’s Grille, of course, is known more for their food than their milkshakes, and it prides itself on keeping things new. So, also in honor of the change of seasons, they’ve updated their menu once again.
Some of their new appetizer offerings include, house baked pretzels and homemade guacamole and chips (also homemade). The pretzels are nothing like the sad, greasy version you get at the mall. They are hot and soft on the inside and perfectly light and crisp on the outside. They’re served with melty beer cheese, as well as a whole grain mustard. My kind of snack heaven. Luckily their truffle deviled eggs and ahi tacos remain on the menu, the latter of which is one of my all-time favorite dishes.
They’ve added a couple of new salads, too, like kale and quinoa with shaved Brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, shaved Manchego, sweet corn, jicama, Champagne vinaigrette and kale; and chicken with shaved Brussels sprouts, orange segments, almonds, dried cranberries, shaved Manchego, and Creole mustard vinaigrette. I love a salad with a nice balance of textures and flavors and these two have that down to a science.
In terms of entrees, Del Frisco’s has added a few new options on that front too, including simple roasted chicken, meatloaf, and a veggie burger. The chicken blew me away. I didn’t expect much. I mean it’s roast chicken. But it was seasoned and cooked to perfection – juicy, tender, and full of flavor. I honestly could not stop eating it, and the massive portion meant there were still tons to take home even after I was through. They’ve also brought back an old favorite, the mesquite smoked pork chop, which was off menu for awhile.
New sides on the menu include truffle mac and cheese, shallot buttered green beans, and shaved Brussels sprouts, and I loved all three, but the truffle mac was almost too good. I could not get over how rich and creamy and delicious it was. That is one dangerous dish.
Del Frisco’s is also now offering daily specials a few days a week. Tuesday is chicken pot pie, Wednesday is spaghetti and meatballs, Thursday is baby back ribs, and Friday is fish and chips. The ribs are my favorite – fall-off-the-bone would be the understatement of the year. You truly can’t pull them apart without pulling the bone off while the meat stays behind, tender and juicy and teasing you, on the plate. Pair them with the mac and cheese and green beans for a plate full of Southern perfection.