When restaurateur Monica Greene shuttered two concepts — Monica's Nueva Cocina and BEE Enchiladeria — at the end of 2012, the Dallas restaurant scene temporarily lost one of its most beloved figures. Now, Greene is poised to make a comeback when she launches Pegaso Mexican Diner on August 19 at Fort Worth's Bluebonnet Circle, just a stone's throw from chicken-fried-steak destination Fred's Texas Cafe near the TCU campus. Pegaso's menu will feature both Mexican and Tex-Mex, specializing in enchiladas, burritos, tortas and tacos. A menu sneak peek courtesy of man-about-town Bud Kennedy offers a variety of filling options including chicken tinga, carnitas, brisket, beef picadillo and fried fish with slaw and spicy mayo; tacos can be served on regular or blue corn tortillas, which appear to be housemade. Pegaso's Facebook page promises that they'll strive to accommodate requests for vegetarian and vegan dishes as well.
As CultureMap's Teresa Gubbins originally reported back in May, Pegaso is actually "the resuscitation of a short-lived restaurant she opened in downtown Dallas back in 2003," which had a similar-sounding menu with tortas, tacos and burritos. UPDATE: Pegaso's PR representation reached out to clarify Greene's involvement with the restaurant; she is a consulting partner and will be working on the menu and concept, while Jay Coates is the operating partner and "face" of the restaurant.