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Sandoitch returns to Dallas for one-day-only pop-up
Sandoitchi, the Dallas-born pop-up known for its decadent, $75 waygu, truffle and gold leaf mealk bread sando, is returning to its roots with a one-day-only popup in Victory Park this weekend. The pop-up will take place at Mad Pie, 2420 Victory Lane, starting at noon on Saturday, May 22. The event is first-come, first-served only (i.e. no pre-orders) and will be cashless.
Sandoitchi first came to fame with its Dallas pop-up last summer, during which the afore-mentioned waygu sandwich sold out within five minutes. Subsequent pop-ups in Houston, Austin, New Orleans, and Los Angeles followed. Diners who can’t make this weekend’s limited return to Dallas can follow the restaurant on Instagram for future events.
New full-service cocktail bar now open at Legacy Food Hall
The newest addition to Plano’s Legacy Food Hall is Tonic, a full-service cocktail bar serving gins, tonics, and other cocktails as well as wine and beer. The bar, on the food hall’s renovated second-floor terrance, features an indoor/outdoor space that will eventually play host to entertainment such as bands and DJs. The venue, which debuted on May 13, is open evenings Thursday through Sunday, with afternoon hours on Saturday and Sunday, and is 21 and up.
Insomnia Cookies now serving late night snacks in Victory Park
Insomnia Cookies, the East Coast chain that delivers warm and melty late-night munchies right to your door, has opened a second location in Dallas. The chain, which offers treats like strawberry shortcake cookies, snickerdoodles, vegan double chocolate chunk cookies, and cookie sandwiches, is open until 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday and Saturday (they’ll also deliver cookies during the day, should you need an afternoon pick-me-up). Insomnia’s first Dallas location opened in Deep Ellum in February. The Victory Park location’s grand opening celebration will take place this weekend, May 22 and 23. Check out the full menu and order online here.