Right down the street from the Dallas Farmer's Market, between Downtown and Deep Ellum, lies Green Door Public House. Occupying a free standing building from the late 1800's, this restaurant and bar takes you back to a different time. The period of prohibition to be more precise. In fact, during prohibition, an establishment would paint the door green to signify a speakeasy, hence the name "Green Door".
Last week, my sister and I stopped by in anticipation for some great drinks and a hearty meal after a long day of work.
In keeping with the theme, Green Door has a full list of cocktails, inspired by the prohibition era. I got the Singapore Sling, which was perfect in every way - not too sweet and incredibly strong!
For starters, we ordered the Baked Avocado and the Jan's Fair Share Food Bank Sampler.
Both were incredible! I'd gladly come back and just order these two appetizers.
The avocado was packed with so much flavor. It tastes as though you're eating loads of unhealthy junk, but when you realize it's just an avocado topped with goat cheese, pico, bread crumbs, bacon bits, and a balsalmic reduction - all is right in the world, and you don't feel so horrible about your eating choices.
The Food Bank Sampler is combination of their buffalo cauliflower, shrimp tempura, and squash spears. Highly recommend this platter! Not only because it's all delicious, but because 10% of sales of this item is go to the North Texas Food Bank!
Dabbling in the world of vegetarianism, my sister got The Portobello burger. She absolutely loved the crisp bite the burger had to it. The fries were addicting, I might add. I couldn't stop snagging them from her plate. ;)
I got the Green Chile Pork Street Tacos for my entree, as recommended by a friend and our waitress. It's no wonder these tacos are such a crowdpleaser. The pork was juicy, tender, and SUPER tasty.
For dessert, we split the Mom's Candied Pecan Brownie. I've never been a fan of brownies, but the candied pecan immediately grabbed my attention. Let's just say I'm glad I gave it a chance, because the ice cream and pecans transformed the brownie into a delectable dessert that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Here's an interior view of the space. Not pictured here is a killer patio! Perfect for the fall weather, we'll hopefully be getting soon? (Yes, I know it's a stretch. After all, this is Texas we're talking about. I'm still hopeful though.)