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The Real Sushi Sake

If I were testy, I wouldn't have provided the information you asked for...

For the benefit of people looking for Sushi Sake, I'll point you to their (fairly rudimentary) web site: http://www.sushi-sake.com/

Feb 13, 2007
Kirk in Texas

[DFW] Irving – Via Real (Mexican/Tex-Mex) Review

I would agree with you, in that both Javier's and Via Real are mediocre Mexican restaurants.

Feb 13, 2007
Kirk in Texas

The Real Sushi Sake

There's this remarkable newfangled thing called Google...

Sushi Sake
2150 N. Collins Blvd.
Richardson, TX 75080

Phone (972) 470-0722

Feb 13, 2007
Kirk in Texas

In need of lots of Spring Rolls in Dallas

I am a little reluctant to suggest it, but Costco has some decent egg rolls in large quantities at a good price.

Feb 12, 2007
Kirk in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DFW] Carrollton – First Chinese BBQ Review

Glad you found it good, Soapgirl. While I like the crispy noodles (and order them that way at Yuet Lee in SFO when I go there), you can order the noodles soft at First Chinese BBQ either by saying "soft noodles" or "not crispy."

Feb 12, 2007
Kirk in Texas

A great burger (in Lampasas)

Thanks, Greg. If you say it's "great," it's worth a detour to try it.

Feb 12, 2007
Kirk in Texas

[DFW] -- Chinese New Year dinners?

Is anyone aware of special dinners to celebrate Chinese New Year? We saw a poster at Maxim's this morning for their events, but I am wondering if there are any that others would recommend.

Feb 11, 2007
Kirk in Texas

"Investigative blogging" results in NYT story

A series by Scott, who posts frequently on the Texas board and elsewhere on Chowhound, has resulted in another mainstream media piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/10/business/10money.html?ref=business

If you haven't read the original on http://www.dallasfood.org/ , which Damon Darlin of the Times calls a "10-part series that can only be called investigative blogging," it is worth a read.

Scott also discussed the piece here: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/352789

Feb 09, 2007
Kirk in Food Media & News

Dallas - Restaurant Recs near the Intercontinental Hotel?

Glad you enjoyed your meals, Medford!

Feb 08, 2007
Kirk in Texas

Sprouts in Plano

Very poor merchandising, in my opinion. It seems crowded, disorganized and, for some reason, less than pristine (even when it was brand new). I've been in several times, have bought things a few times, and have always left thinking, "Why did I go there?"

Feb 06, 2007
Kirk in Texas

NYC Style Deli in Big D

If there is, it's news to me. I'd love to find one that does.

Feb 06, 2007
Kirk in Texas

Fresh Seafood in Dallas

Try:

Central Market in Plano
Whole Foods in Plano
Asia World Market in Plano

Feb 06, 2007
Kirk in Texas

NYC Style Deli in Big D

You're kidding, right? You're suggesting that someone get barbecued brisket and put it on rye bread with mustard to approximate a New York deli sandwich?

Feb 05, 2007
Kirk in Texas

Dallas - Restaurant Recs near the Intercontinental Hotel?

Sorry for calling you a "him," Medford. One of the Dallas posters (Raynickben) can give you a much more informed exegesis of the difference, since she also hails from South Jersey. I'll simply state that, in my opinion, the Italian food in Dallas is not very good.

Feb 02, 2007
Kirk in Texas

Dallas - Restaurant Recs near the Intercontinental Hotel?

Based on his postings, it looks like Medford is from the East Coast. I would be reluctant to send him/her to Ferrari or any other Dallas area Italian place, with East Coast Italian as context.

Feb 02, 2007
Kirk in Texas

Dallas - Restaurant Recs near the Intercontinental Hotel?

There are a number of decent places relatively near the Intercontinental, which is located close to Belt Line and Addison (a big restaurant area because the town has long been "wet.") I say "relatively near" because you will need transportation to get to them. Guidelive (the Dallas Morning News' guide) http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?... lists 301 restaurants in the Addison area.

Here are a few I recommend for consideration:

Thai Orchid (Thai
)De Tapas (Spanish)
Texas de Brazil (Brazilian churrascaria)
Chamberlain's (Steak)
Blue Mesa (semi-Mexican)
The Grill on the Alley (Chophouse)
Queen of Sheba (Ethiopian)

Feb 02, 2007
Kirk in Texas

Sushi Sake now Stone Horse??

Apparently, there is a lot of confusion about this Stone Horse place. Last night, we sat waiting at Sushi Sake while our guests interrogated the staff at Stone Horse about the location of the real Sushi Sake. Is there signs at Stone Horse that say "Sushi" and "Sake"?

Jan 31, 2007
Kirk in Texas

Spanish Food Cookbook

Agreed, JoanN. Any of her cookbooks are great surveys of Spanish food. "Tapas" is the least useful, though, if you want a full range of dishes.

Jan 28, 2007
Kirk in Home Cooking

[DFW] Mr. Wok in Plano

Thanks for the review and recommendation, Air. I'll have to try it soon.

Jan 26, 2007
Kirk in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sushi Sake now Stone Horse??

Just to clarify, air ... is this Stone Horse you are referring to?

Jan 25, 2007
Kirk in Texas

Looking for (Soba) buckwheat noodles (Dallas)

Excellent recommendation, kuidaore. Stopped by Minoya today and found a number of things I had been looking for, for a while.

They definitely have soba, even though it wasn't on my shopping list today.

Jan 24, 2007
Kirk in Texas

[DFW] Jin Mi Korean - Plano

I agree with you about the bibimbap at Korean Garden, and about the other items at Jin Mi.

Within the last couple of months, I've noticed a new crew of staff at Jin Mi; don't know if ownership has changed hands or not. The quality of the food is still good, though, and it remains my favorite for Korean food in Plano. (Naan is too fusion-y for my taste, and I don't see a reason to pay two to three times as much for the same dishes.

Jan 19, 2007
Kirk in Texas

Local/Slow Food in San Antonio?

Slow Food has a San Antonio Convivium. Contact information is available here:

http://www.slowfood.com/about_us/eng/...

Jan 16, 2007
Kirk in Texas

Dallas: Best Korean BBQ?

Here's a brief description of what it is, and how to eat it.

http://www.thefoodsection.com/foodsec...

Probably the easiest introduction is to have the short ribs (kalbi) and leave some of the more exotic cuts for later exploration.

Jan 16, 2007
Kirk in Dallas - Fort Worth

Italian Markets in DFW

I agree that Jimmy's is great. Central Market also stocks some very good Italian products.

Jan 16, 2007
Kirk in Texas

DFW - Best Burger

I am with you on Snuffer's, Snatex. The Plano outlet's burgers are so greasy that they are inedible. My family begs not to go there anymore.

Jan 15, 2007
Kirk in Texas

Tapas in Dallas?

I beg to differ with you about Tres Meridas, which in my family has been nicknamed Tres Mierdas. Their tortilla española was inedible the last time I ate there.

Jan 15, 2007
Kirk in Texas

Dallas Pizza - crazy toppings - i.e. potato and bacon

Try Coal Vines at brunch, when they serve pizza benedict, sunny-side-up pizzas and a lox pizza. Fireside Pies also has some non-standard toppings, like "Peta Pie." Of course, there is also CPK; they're serving a mango and tandoori chicken pizza these days, along with some of their more unorthodox standards.

Jan 14, 2007
Kirk in Texas

dallas - melrose hotel- oak lawn ave

Hardly walking distance, though!

Jan 12, 2007
Kirk in Texas

Little Katana (sushi) Knox-Henderson area in Dallas

We went back to Sakura last week -- first visit in more than a year -- and it was barely passable. The yellowtail sushi was obviously old, so much so that the chef scored the surface to make it moldable over the rice. I ordered yakisoba, and it tasted and looked like bad lo mein.

Jan 10, 2007
Kirk in Texas