Dollar menus suck. Usually.
That's because they're crammed with processed chicken parts, mystery meat burgers, and even more frightening tacos con carne misterioso. What they're missing is booze. Until now.
Here are the best restaurants in Dallas where you can make your meal a combo by adding on a feel-good beverage for a crisp buck. Or three quarters and five nickels. Perhaps two rolls of pennies. (We know the sofa cushions don't always yield big bills.)
Och8 Kitchen & Cocktails
Cinco de Mayo is a state of mind here, thanks to drink specials throughout the month. Today, tonight, and tomorrow, celebrate with $1 margaritas all weekend long. Then every Monday in May, add a bottle of wine to dinner for only a buck (limit two per table).
8411 Preston Rd., Highland Park (214-217-0888)
Dollar brunch drinks aren't all that uncommon in these parts, but it's usually just mimosas that get the discount treatment. At this Italian spot, variety is the spice of tipsy life with $1 bellinis, Bloody Marys (and yes, mimosas) every Saturday and Sunday with your favorite egg dish.
1924 Abrams Pkwy., Lakewood (214-826-6075)
Channel Don Draper with a two-gimlet lunch. Superbly crafted cocktails are a mere dollar at your midday meal with selections that include Vanilla Old Fashions, Ward 8s, and Buena Suertes. Better yet, this deal isn't just during May.
1404 Main St., Downtown (214-742-2811)