The sobs were heard 'round the city when The Libertine on Lower Greenville announced late last year that it was doing away with its famed half-price food night, but fret not: Laid-back Oak Cliff restaurant Outpost is filling that Tuesday night vacancy with some mighty fine food at seriously bargain prices.
Formerly operated by the guys of design firm Coeval Studio, the restaurant was taken over by local icon Tim Byres and his business partners at nearby Smoke, Chris Zielke and Chris Jeffers, back in November. Unsurprisingly, this means the food here is better than ever — think roast chicken paired with wild mushroom sauce and unusual parsnip croquettes, spicy broiled oysters and thin-crust flatbread with fig jam, goat cheese and aged ham. The menu prices are reasonable to begin with, and at half-price just about everything comes in under $10.
While anyone who regularly braved The Libertine's half-price nights probably isn't scared of a crowd, do be advised that Tuesdays at Outpost is also their bocce ball league night so it can get pretty packed, especially on the patio. (Pro tip: Parking can be difficult thanks to always-busy neighbor Jonathon's, but there are always spaces open in the nearby hospital lot. Also, beware the deceptively strong bellinis.)
Of course, Outpost isn't the only remaining half-price food night in town; Expo Park bar Meridian Room offers their entire menu half-off on Wednesdays and Henderson hot spot Victor Tangos does it on Mondays for industry folks. More half-price options can be found on this handy chart from Central Track, although it hasn't been updated since last year.
Outpost opens for dinner at 4 p.m. today (and every other Tuesday).
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