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Eric Nadel Reviews Sundown at the Granada

Mark Abuzzahab and Eric Nadel at Sundown at the Granada. Photography by Jason Acton.

Most of you know Eric Nadel as the voice of the Texas Rangers. This year, Eric begins his 34th year as a Rangers broadcaster in 2012, his 18th as the lead radio voice. The other day, he picked up his seventh 2011 Texas Sportscaster of the Year Award from the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. When he’s off the air, he practices his new hobby as a concert promoter. He’s helping a few female singers  get gigs. His current hot property is Daphne Willis

Nadel loves to eat. He leans towards vegetarian food most of the time, but he can be seduced by a bitchin’ burger every once in a while. When he travels, he sends reports of restaurants he discovers in American league cities. Last night he was invited to a “friends and family” preview dinner at Sundown at the Granada. He was so excited when he finished he dashed off this quick review and sent it to me at 11:41PM.

Most people were eating burgers and sliders but we found a very wide range of vegetarian options and we tried four of them, all of which were great. We had stuffed avocados (you get three different kinds on a plate), a chopped salad (with kale, sweet potato, avocado and all the normal veggies too), homemade veggie burger, and a succulent quinoa-black bean-sweet potato dish with avocado sauce. Unfortunately I totally forgot to take pictures. If tonight was any indication, you will really like this place. They are buying locally produced ingredients such as grass fed beef and free range chicken whenever possible, avoiding the Sysco type distributors whenever they can. The owner and his wife are vegan primarily for health reasons, but he says he has no trouble giving the public whatever they want to eat. He has come up with a big vegetarian selection with lots of taste, great seasoning. It’s the best tasting vegetarian food I have had in Dallas. And the other people were raving about the burgers. The chef is the guy who has been catering for the bands at the Granada.

4 comments on “Eric Nadel Reviews Sundown at the Granada

  1. Granada always does it right. Their taco stand inside the granada is some of the best drunk food in town.

    And we know for a fact that Eric is not Vegan, but a Pescaterian. When in town the man is an Alaskan Halibut eating machine!

    Yay Granada. Yay Rangers. Yay Yu?

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    The Press Club of North Texas is pleased to announce our first luncheon of 2012 will be held on Monday January 23rd at 11:30am at Komali

    Chef and Owner Abraham Salum’s vision for Komali is to distinguish authentic Mexican flavors and preparations from popular Tex-Mex cuisine. He would like to showcase the new winter menu for members of the Press Club of North Texas.

    Komali is located on the corner of Cole and Fitzhugh, next to Salum Restaurant, and just off Central Expressway (US-75), Komali is convenient to Downtown, Uptown, Highland Park, and the Oaklawn area. Free valet parking is available.

    Please RSVP to Richard Pollak
    We ask a $10 gratuity or $10 donation for the North Texas Food Bank.

    Komali
    4152 Cole Avenue (at Fitzhugh)
    Dallas, TX 75204
    214.252.0200
    http://www.komalirestaurant.com

    RICHARD S POLLAK
    PRESIDENT
    PRESS CLUB OF NORTH TEXAS
    HOCKEY WRITER/RESTAURANT REVIEWER
    DALLAS SPORTSPAGE WEEKLY
    6012 TIMBER CREEK LANE
    DALLAS,TEXAS 75248
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