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Mixed greens with beets and oranges. (Photography by Mathew Shelley)

New Menu at Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson Needs Recasting

Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson has a unique presence. They show quality films of nostalgic fervor as well as first run features while housing an excellent rotation of mostly local craft beer. In addition to watching such awesome films as Big Trouble in Little China, you can order food and drinks from your theater seat. There is also a bar and restaurant area in the lobby called the Glass Half Full Taproom where you can wet your whistle and fill your belly.

Recently, I attended a media preview of their newly released lunch items. I found their hearts to be in the right place, but the food itself was not. The pizza was heavy and lackluster with a chewy crust. The Roasted Red Pepper and Feta pizza did have some inviting zest, but overall the selections were mediocre. The sandwiches I tasted were all made on lifeless hoagie rolls that quickly became soggy in all the grease from the cheese and meat, and the soups were no better. I wish I had something nice to comment on, but all in all I found the ingredients poorly prepared and difficult to enjoy. Wait, I did enjoy the combination of orange and beet in the salad, so there you go.