Armoury D.E. - in Deep Ellum, Dallas Texas
Unlike many of the brunch spots that Dallas local press fawns over, a trip to Armoury usually doesn't require a long wait for a table. This is perhaps because Armoury is more of a true bar than a restaurant, but it has food, and you can have that food without waiting an hour.
It's one of the places most committed to Dallas hipster aesthetic, and every item in the bar, from the bar implements to the weeks to the beer last sign echo that. It might be hipster, but hey, it does make for an attractive and interesting looking bar.
The menu is Hungarian influenced, and I'll admit, Armoury was my introduction to Hungarian food. So I'm a bit clueless as to how much fusion is happening here.
Of course, we are in Texas. So there are Damn Tacos on the menu, never fear.
On this particular day, i had tacos and Thom has Armoury's version of biscuits and gravy. (To be fair, i have tacos on lots of particular days.)
Another plus of brunch here? Being a bar, cocktails are present and they are hand mixed with great attention to detail. But, you expected that.
This is also one of the few places i know of where you can order a non alcoholic drink and get something made with the same amount of care and balance as a craft booze cocktail. Now that they do not lose specific non alcoholic drinks on the menu- just tell the bartender what sort of drink you fancy and they can make up something alcohol free that suits. (And you won't be given a Shirley Temple in disregard to your request!)
The pink drink below is a citrusy, watermelony, no alcohol breakfast drink. i asked for something not too sweet and this was right on.
The regular, mind altering cocktails are recommendable as well if you're into that. Order anything you know of, or there's a list of distinctive house cocktails to choose from. There's even one that will have Joey lighting things on for and trapping the smoke in your glass.
Brunch plates are around $10-12. Cocktails around $8. NA cocktails around $5. Tip your bartenders.