I attempted to grab lunch at D's on Tuesday, but instead found a construction crew preparing to remodel the restaurant. Owner Nizam Issa greeted me when I went looking around inside and he happily gave me the news of the restaurant's transition.
D's will continue to serve all of its regulars' favorites — falafels, gyros, baklava, hummus as well as the delicious spicy chicken tenders. But since the Issa's opened the restaurant a decade ago, it's gradually become known more for its Mediterranean offerings than its chicken tenders. So now the inside and outside of the building are being updated to reflect its unique place in the Waco restaurant scene.
Issa said the entire restaurant is being re-tiled and new furniture is on order. He hopes the work will be completed in time for him to open for business on Saturday, but he acknowledged it could take until next week.
The face lift for the outside is finished except for an awning that will help make the statement that D's is a special kind of restaurant and not just another chicken joint.
Of course, those of us that get around have known that for years. That doesn't mean I'm above ordering spicy chicken tenders with hummus instead of fries.