DFW Restaurant Week is underway as several chefs across the metroplex curate menus in honor of local charities.
The carefully selected appetizers, entrees, and desserts are available at dinner. The first course consists of a choice between double queso, chorizo empanadas, and cracklin’ deviled eggs.
For the second course, guests can choose between four entreés: The Rustic Burger, made with number nine sauce, house-smoked brisket, white cheddar, green chile, and grilled onion with smoked salt potato chips; The Drunk Chick, a beer can game hen, served with jalapeño spoon bread and ancho-lime butter; wood-grilled salmon Caesar salad; and the mushroom chop with roasted garlic and chimichurri.
Guests will have three dessert options for their third course: mixed berry trifle made with vanilla cake, macerated berries, and topped with whip cream; peach cobbler with whipped cheesecake, brown sugar peaches, and rosemary oatmeal crumble; and last but not least, key lime pie, a chilled lime custard atop a graham cracker crust and finished with whipped cream.
Now in its 25th year, DFW Restaurant Week is raising money for metroplex charities: 20% of each meal is donated to a North Texas charity, with nearly $11 million in the last 25 years.
Audacy, the nonprofit that The Rustic has chosen to give its donations to, along with its partner organizations, will receive $8 from every meal ordered at the restaurant during restaurant week.
Initially started by a local broadcaster, food and wine lover Jim White, this year is especially memorable as White passed away in June.
DFW Restaurant Week is more than a week; it is actually a month. Participating restaurants can pick which meal they want to feature — lunch, dinner, or brunch — and include their most popular dishes.
The Rustic is located at 3656 Howell Street in Dallas.