Drink: Papaya licuados, the Salvadoran smoothie, at Marquez Restaurant, 928 N. Collins St., Arlington.

Bread: Rosemary-dusted focaccia, as cushy-firm as a pillowtop mattress, at Nonna Tata, 1400 W. Magnolia Av., FW.

A double dose of silky – baba ghannouj at Beirut Rock Café, 1201 S. Cooper St., Arlington, and stuffed eggplant with pesto cream sauce at Al Covo, 7618 Camp Bowie Blvd. West, FW.

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It doesn’t get cooler than borscht from Taste of Europe, 1901 W. Pioneer Pkwy., Arlington.

Salad: Lao papaya salad, hotter than a Texas summer, at Rice “N” Noodle, 9094 Camp Bowie Blvd. W, FW.

Entrée: The aptly named shrimp chow fun at Pho Vietnam, 1000 W. Pioneer Pkwy., Arlington

Spiced lentils from Star India, 703 W. Park Row Dr., Arlington, with clove-fragrant biryani rice at Biryani House, 1309 S. Cooper St., Arlington.

The perfect sushi finale – mango ice cream with tempura fried bananas, from Sushi Zone, 915 E Road to Six Flags, Arlington.


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