After hearing a friend rave about the magic of Medina, I decided to give the Moroccan-Mediterranean restaurant a try. Being a Southern girl at heart, I usually stick to Southern comforts or Tex-Mex. A Chicago-style gyro is about as adventurous as it gets. But I’m all about broadening my horizons, so I booked a reservation on OpenTable, grabbed some of my more adventurous girlfriends and had my first go at Moroccan cuisine.
The location was killer (right next to American Airlines) and the candlelit interior was perfect. The iron lanterns and elegant textiles created a warm and elegant atmosphere. I kept waiting for Aladdin to pop out from the kitchen and take me on a magic carpet ride.
I was inspired to get adventurous. We ordered tons of little plates so we could try everything. From phyllos, skewers and pizzas, to some serious hummus spreads, I was stuffed to the brim. Aladdin would need a crane to get me on that magic carpet. But I couldn’t have been more satisfied. My favorite item? The Goat Cheese and Harissa oven crisp phyllo for sure!
I happily added Moroccan food to my regular rotation of Tex-Mex and cheeseburgers, which makes me much more interesting! Medina is the perfect place to have a long, intimate dinner with friends or the starting point before a concert at American Airlines or House of Blues. And if you’re ordering cocktails, I HIGHLY recommend the Pine-Honey Tea.
Caitlin Clark is the Arts & Entertainment and Style Writer and Social Media Director for YouPlusDallas. Follow her on Twitter at @caitlinclark