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Mediterranean tapas hit North Dallas
Beautiful beet salad? Yes, please.

Sharing has always been hard for us, especially when we’re talking about food. Seriously, hands off my pommes frites, darling.

Luckily, Pera Wine & Tapas reminds us that sharing is good... especially when it comes to tapas.

Located off the corner of Belt Line and Preston, the new spot from chef Habip Kargin serves up classic Mediterranean dishes with an American flair. Think Cornish hen with jalapeño couscous ($12) and shredded short ribs over a ginger-carrot puree ($12).

If you’re new to tapas, Pera offers a great selection of amateur-friendly small plates. Start with the Ezme--a mix of tomatoes, red peppers, pomegranate and cayenne pepper ($6). Then move on to the beautiful red and gold beet salad with watermelon and feta cheese ($6). Finally, order the lamb chop, which has a green-pea puree matched with fava beans, baby carrots and pickled shallots ($12).

Of course, the wine menu has the usual suspects from California and France, but order the Yakut red blend from the Aegean region of Turkey ($35 a bottle)--it pairs perfectly with the short ribs and lamb.

Pera Wine & Tapas; 6006 Belt Line Rd.; 972-404-1700 or

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