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Starbucks delivers to your door
As of today, Starbucks is launching its delivery service in Dallas in partnership with Uber Eats. The service debuted in major markets earlier this year, and it’s rolling out today in Houston and Orange County as well. The convenience will cost you: delivery orders have a $0.49 delivery fee and a 15% service fee, and if you’re only ordering a beverage or two, there’s another $2 fee tacked on for orders under $10.
Mold found in popular baked treats
Unicorn - Magical Dessert Bar, the popular Deep Ellum and Fort Worth destination for Instagrammable baked treats, has come under fire for serving cake pops allegedly tainted with mold at its Fort Worth store, according to a report by WFAA. A diner told the news station that her daughter’s cake pop was “filled completely” with mold. Her allegation echoes a similar account of mold found inside a cake pop posted by another diner on the business’s Yelp page. Owners Usman and Javeria Babar temporarily shuttered the store to look into the incident, stating that they do not bake the cake pops themselves and would throw away the remaining pops. City health inspectors are also now involved.
Bellagreen opens a third DFW location
The Houston destination for healthy eats will open its third DFW location at the intersection of Preston Road and Park Boulevard in Plano, following locations at The Shops at Legacy in Plano and The Hill in Dallas. The restaurant offers a variety of dishes that cater to special dietary needs including gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, Keto, Paleo, and Whole30 options. Soups, salads, sandwiches, tacos, burgers, pizzas, pastas, and desserts are on offer which use many organic and sustainable ingredients.
Reserve now for Dallas Restaurant Week
The list of restaurants participating in Dallas Restaurant Week this August was officially posted this morning, which also means they’re now accepting reservations. Money spent at participating restaurants will fund the North Texas Food Bank and Lena Pope, a foundation that supports at-risk children and families.
A new ‘cue restaurant opens in North Dallas
Blu’s Barbeque, from two long-time catering pitmasters, just debuted 17630 Preston Road. According to CultureMap, founders Zachary Bergenholtz and Terrance Hill were always asked on catering jobs where people could find their restaurant, so they opened an eatery in a former barber shop and attached a shipping container to the building to house their kitchen. The small 48-seat eatery is home to 16-hour smoked meats and sides like 5-cheese mac ‘n’ cheese, all made in-house.