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An Exciting New Thai Restaurant Arrives in the West End Today

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Veggie-topped curry at Family Thais in West End
Comforting curries await at Family Thais
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New Thai restaurant debuts in the West End today

New West End restaurant Family Thais is set to make its debut at 208 North Market Street Suite 150 on Monday, July 22. According to the Dallas Observer, the restaurant geared up for its opening by serving a few dishes from the menu at the Dallas Farmers Market on weekends, and will now boast a full menu of Thai dishes like panang curry, pad Thai, and tom kha soup. Family Thais will also serve crepes, coffee, and a tight menu of boba tea options.

The Dallas Observer has a new food editor

After the departure of former food editor Beth Rankin, the Dallas Observer has hired its longtime brunch writer into the post. According to CultureMap, Taylor Adams accepted the gig last week, and before joining the Observer staff, freelanced for the paper for three years. She’s the paper’s only full-time food writer.

Taco Cabana is now selling “sopapilla shots”

Late night drunken dining destination Taco Cabana is now, perhaps inadvisably, selling shots of vodka, whiskey, and tequila. According to GuideLive, the boozy offerings are now available at six Taco Cabana locations, including an outpost in Dallas and one in Fort Worth. There’s also a “sopapilla shot,” or mix of Rumchata and Fireball, on the menu, which probably sounds a whole lot tastier than it actually is.