Shrimp and grits: Elliott Muñoz

Shrimp and grits: Elliott Muñoz

Luck opened in Trinity Groves last October and quickly gained popularity because of its 40 taps flowing only with local craft beer. Also on tap are a red and white wine, a rotating selection of kombucha, and Noble Coyote coffee from East Dallas.

Luck is a “craft beer-inspired kitchen,” so anything you order pairs well with brew.

The kitchen has its own smoker that turns out fire and smoke wings ($9) and pastrami that is moist and fatty and served on sourdough with caramelized onions, Swiss cheese and mustard ($12).

“We like to call our food ‘regional comfort food,’” says assistant manager Susie Olson.

That’s apparent in dishes such as the appetizer bierocks, which are meat and cheese-filled pastry pockets that come with beer cheese fondue and jus ($10). The menu also features pork schnitzel ($16), hot Brown ($12), shrimp and grits ($16) and pot roast ($16). But it’s not all heavy, cheesy stuff. The blueberry and raw butternut squash salad ($9) tastes amazing with citrus-honey vinaigrette, candied pecans and goat cheese.

3011 Gulden, suite 112

Upscale tavern

Price range:

Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Did you know?
Luck’s owners, Jeff Dietzman, Ned Steel and Daniel Pittman, competed in, and often won, cooking contests as “The soup ninjas” before starting their own business.

Three more places in the shadow of Large Marge

1 Casa Rubia
This new Spanish restaurant from Driftwood chef Omar Flores already has
received a four-star review from the Dallas Morning News.
3011 Gulden, suite 116

2 Chino Chinatown
Mexican-Asian fusion is the concept of this restaurant that offers a dim sum brunch on the weekends.
3011 Gulden, suite 110

3 Resto Gastro Bistro
If you can look past the weird name, Resto Gastro Bistro has some dishes that sound interesting, including a lobster corn dog.
3011 Gulden, suite 104