Restaurants come and go, but it’s an interesting occurrence when a chain closes down to make way for a local business. This was the case when Nothing But Noodles closed down and D’Lox opened in its place this past summer. D’Lox has made creative use of the space, adding stylish touches along with a beautiful shady patio with fountains and greenery.
The menu is split into breakfast and lunch sections. The breakfast side is further divided into Omelettes, Ala Griddle, Ala Border and the Lighter Side. Ala Border has all the classics: huevos divorciados, chilaquiles, machaca, huevos rancheros and Austin standby – migas. The Grand Marnier French Toast and the Crabcake Benedict are a couple of dishes that stand out and are frequently ordered. In case you’re wondering, D’Lox does serve a 3D Lox Bagel, which contains cold smoked Alaskan king salmon with cream cheese, capers and red onions.
The lunch menu has soups, salads, wraps and a large variety of sandwiches that includes paninis, flatbreads, a burger and a quesadilla. Most menu items come with your choice of sides. Popular sides are sugar-cured bacon, Margarita lime fries and casserole-style home potatoes (rich, creamy shredded potatoes).
D’Lox serves up fresh and colorful plates, but plan on dining in the morning and early afternoon, because there is no breakfast for dinner here.
630 Sunland Park Dr., 915-760-4889. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday brunch 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Price range: $5-$12. Vegetarian friendly. For more visit www.dloxelpaso.com.