LUCK Pairs Donuts And Beers, And ZaLat’s New Stoner-Friendly Menu Is No Joke.

Welcome to The Spread, our weekly feature that aims to share all the area restaurant, food and beverage industry news that's fit to print. Except, this is the Internet, so space isn't a concern. Also: Good thing, because this is Dallas and this town always has breaking restaurant news going down like whoa.

Just as the city's ramen craze finally starts to draw forth some worthwhile contenders, Ten Ramen — the long-awaited ramen shop by Teiichi Sakurai (Tei-An) — is now open at Sylvan Thirty. This means more options for tonkotsu, as well as other varieties of ramen — suclate-nightth-less option — for around $10.

Also in opening news, ZaLat is now serving pizzas to the late-night crowd. After talks of toppings like pho and elotes, the official menu features options like Thai coconut chicken and a Reuben pizza made with corned beef and pastrami. Patrons can order for delivery or takeout only, but diners will be happy to know that they can eat their pizza next door at sister restaurant, DaLat. There's also a “420” combo that's your choice of any two sodas and two candy bars for $4.20.

For what it's worth, noted rabblerouser John Tesar is a fan, preferring Zalat's NY-style options to even those of Jay Jerrier's Zoli's.

Speaking of Tesar, he's now at the helm of a new culinary team at Oak in the Design District. So far, changes have only been made to the lunch menu, which features items like shrimp beignets with lemon aioli and squid ink spaghetti with spicy Arrabiata and mussels.

Over in Uptown, The Standard Pour launched new menu under chef Cody Sharp (Casa Rubia). The new menu focuses on elegant southern classics and low country staples, including such dishes as Texas quail and fried chicken with braised greens and hot sauce. The dishes coincide with a new bar menu, which also has new happy hour and late-night cocktail specials.

In Oak Cliff, the much-anticipated Kessler Park Eating House is now serving Jonathon Erdeljac's version of comfort food, featuring dishes like country ham with red eye gravy over butter noodles and a decadent-looking peanut butter cream pie.

More on the pie front: To celebrate Easter Sunday, Emporium Pies has introduced a new carrot cake pie. The mash-up will be available whole and by the slice on April 3 and 4, just prior to the holiday.

If you like libations with your dessert, LUCK is doing another beer flight and sweets pairing, this time with donuts courtesy of Glazed Donut Works. Four flavors of donuts will be paired with four different brews from Revolver Brewing and more. Supplies are limited, so get them while they last.

Also in craft beer news: Lakewood Brewing is celebrating its taproom expansion on Saturday, April 4. Free admission begins at 5 p.m., with sold-out VIP and general admission parties at noon and 1 p.m. Meanwhile, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. is welcoming back its Thursday tours from 6 to 9 p.m, with live music and free hot dogs while supplies last. And, finally, tickets are on sale for the 2015 Big Texas Beer Fest, which returns to Fair Park on Saturday, April 11. Beer lovers can enjoy more than 400 offerings from 120 craft breweries, in addition to food trucks and live music, at this bash.

Cover photo courtesy of ZaLat's Facebook. Got a tip for The Spread? Email us!

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