Cafe Medi has done the impossible.
The Moursi family’s Greek and Mediterranean dishes are drawing crowds to a 63-year-old house in Old Town Keller where at least six other restaurants failed.
An eight-year success in Hurst, Cafe Medi is defying all kinds of suburban stereotypes, serving Greek kebabs, shawarma, lamb shanks and the flaming cheese called saganaki.
A special combination dinner for two ($45.95) includes dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), kebabs, grilled meats and spanakopita (spinach pie) along with baklava dessert.
But most dinners go for $12-$14, with large salads for $7-$8 to $10 and up with chicken or beef.
On a Sunday, a Greek salad with chicken shawarma ($11) made a simple supper, and there still wasn’t enough room for Medi’s bananas Foster ice cream cake or lemonade mousse cake.
Both Cafe Medi locations serve lunch and dinner daily except Mondays; 129 E. Olive St., 817-337-3204, cafemedi.com.
(The house is across U.S. 377 and a half-block east of Bronson Rock.)
Westfest polka time
Dancing and fun return to explosion-ravaged West this weekend.
Every Labor Day weekend, the city hosts Westfest, which includes Czech sausage and kolaches, family polka dances, and a Saturday-morning parade.
If you don’t find dinner at the festival, try Picha’s Czech-American Restaurant or Nors Sausage & Burger House, both on Main Street.
The festival is open Friday night, Saturday after 11 a.m., and Sunday at 10 a.m. for a polka mass; 1110 S. Main St., 254-826-5058, www.westfest.com.
$35-$45 dinners end
It’s last call for DFW Restaurant Week, meaning one last chance at The Wild Mushroom’s all-French menu or one of the other striking offers for $35 or $45.
Restaurants serving the special through this weekend include Cacharel, Capital Grille, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle, Ferrari’s, Grace, Kirby’s, Lanny’s Alta Cocina Mexicana, The Melting Pot, Ray’s Prime, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Silver Fox and Texas de Brazil.
For a full list, see dfw.cbslocal.com/category/dfw-restaurant-week.