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Dallas to Houston

The candied jalapeños at Buc-ees are great.

Aug 06, 2013
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dim Sum

We really like the Dim Sum at JS Chen's at the S.W. Corner of Legacy Dr. & Hwy 75

Jun 28, 2013
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Anything like Steak & Ale left in Dallas metro?

The Hofbrau Steaks North Dallas location just closed.

Jun 18, 2013
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Dallas TJ's?

We were there last Friday (opening day) and the shelves were ok but on Sunday the shelves were pretty empty. .Parking was not a problem. There were crowds, but you could still shop.

Sep 14, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

What are some good restaurants near the Design District

We are going to be in the Design District and was wondering if there are any new "don't miss" restaurants in or near the Design District.

Sep 09, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas TJ's?

TJ Plano opens tomorrow. Has anyone received any mailings with special offers?

Sep 06, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Restaurant Week 2012 Where have you gone and how was it?

We started off with the Lobster Shooters (CM 4th course). Our appetizer was the Pimenton Seared Scallop,Spanish Chorizo, Crispy Okra, Texas Tomatoes, Sweet Corn Cream. I was a little concerned about ordering this because of the chorizo, but I asked our waiter and he said that the scallop was the star and to not let that stop me from ordering the dish. The dish was delicious. My husband had wanted to order the Crispy Roasted Duck, Garlic White Anchovy Gnocci, Chardonnay Butter, Grana Padano Crisps, but our waiter told us that the kitchen was having issues with the gnocchi and were serving shell pasta in place of the gnocci. So, my husband changed his order to the scallop and was very happy. Then we had the intermezzo which was Mimosa Slushie. My main dish was the Hickory Grilled Kobe Hanger Steak, Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Leeks, Roasted Asparagus, Farmer's Cheese (I haven't figured out where the cheese was). My husband had the Pan Seared Gulf Shrimp, Roasted Poblano Grits, Jalepeno Jack Queso and Tortilla Slaw. Dessert was an assortment of yummy desserts. Both entrees were delicious and the service was great. It was my birthday and our watier brought me a personalized menu that was signed by the chef.

Aug 25, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Restaurant Week 2012 Where have you gone and how was it?

We went to Abacus. Great food and great service.

Aug 23, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Restaurant Week 2012 Where have you gone and how was it?

I was wondering which restaurants people have gone to for Restaurant Week this year and how the food and service were. Some restaurants use this as a way to showcase their food and service and others seem to have a "we need to do this but lets just get it over with" attitude. We are going to go to Abacus.

Aug 15, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Moderate price steak house in Dallas

Steve Field's is very good.
Hofbrau is good and reasonable.

Jul 17, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

What are some good restaurants in Las Cruces

We will be in Las Cruces for the weekend with our children and grandchildren the youngest is 10) and would appreciate a recommendation for a good New Mexico style Mexican restaurant (one that caters to locals rather than tourists) I searched the boards but saw mostly recommendations for other cities.

Thanks .

Jul 10, 2012
mjtx in Southwest

Trader Joe's coming to Fort Worth, I hope

I would call before I go to see what days they restock. Also, when you are there you have to really look on all of the shelves. For instance, we wanted their preserves and we had to look hard to fine them since they were on the bottom two shelves whereas in other TJ stores they are at eye level.

Jun 21, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best beef ribs near Grapevine?

Sonny Bryan's used to have all you can eat beef ribs on Monday nights. I don't know if they still have them.

Jun 18, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Trader Joe's coming to Fort Worth, I hope

Most of the items are TJ branded and we have found them to be excellent. I don't think that you will be disappointed with TJ's . .

Jun 18, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Trader Joe's coming to Fort Worth, I hope

Barbara, I agree about the wines. We think of Trader Joe's and think of California wines and wines that we can't get here. We've been in TJ's in multiple cities and the wine selection at the Fort Worth store seems much more limited than in other TJ's.

Jun 17, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Trader Joe's coming to Fort Worth, I hope

We went today. It was crowded, but nothing like the crowds reported for Friday. They were out or low on many of the items that were on special.. They were out of Two Buck Chuck Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay. They said that they were getting another shipment in tomorrow. and that they sold 22 pallets of wine in two days. If there is anything special that you want and are driving in from Dallas, I would call before I go unless you just want to go for the sake of going. It was fun just to be there and we did buy some TJ items that we were hoping to buy. Wd are looking forward to going back when it isn't so crowded. And of course we are looking forward to the opening of the Plano store.

Jun 17, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Trader Joe's coming to Fort Worth, I hope

Plano will open September 7!!!!

Jun 13, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas Dim Sum

J S Chens in Plano is very good. There are two but we have only been to the one in the Asia World Market across from Cinemark Legacy .

May 14, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sissy's Southern Kitchen

I haven't been there yet, but it got a great review in this past Friday's Dallas Morning News Guide.

May 03, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

"12 Bagels" Frankford and Tollway

We stopped in the other day and had a bagel. It was still their soft opening so their selection was limited. The bagel was good I asked how much a dozen is and they charge $12.99 for a dozen. Deli News charges $10.99 for a dozen. I didn't see that 12 Bagels bagels were $2 better than Deli News.

Apr 22, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

"12 Bagels" Frankford and Tollway

We stopped by Sunday about 2 but it was closed. there was a man inside reading the paper but the door was locked and when we peeked inside the cases looked empty. There wasn't a sign telling their hours and the man didn't come to the door.

Apr 16, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

"12 Bagels" Frankford and Tollway

It's interesting that they opened during Passover.

Apr 12, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Help please with Amsterdam trip?

We liked Moeders..

Wagamama's is an inexpensive noodle bar.

Mar 16, 2012
mjtx in Europe

Sour Salt crystals

Thank you. I called them and it isn't the size that I used to get, but it seems to be larger than what I have so I think I will place a small order.

Mar 14, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sour Salt crystals

Thanks. I think that I will ask Michael. I emailed Rokeach, but they don't sell it anymore in any form. One time a while ago when I realized that my bottle was almost empty I found a place that sold the chunk style in bulk, but I didn't want a pallet of it. Maybe I should have bought one and repackaged it for resale since no one seems to carry it in that form anymore :-).

Mar 13, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sour Salt crystals

Thanks. I've tried TT, etc, but all that I can find are bottles of granulated/powdered. Years ago I bought bottles of chunks/crystals, but after all of these years I ran out. I use it in stuffed cabbage and in my sweet and sour cabbage. I'm having a hard time figuring out how much granulated equals the amount of chunks that I used.

Mar 12, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sour Salt crystals

I am trying to find Sour Salt in crystals/chunks. I can find the granulated/powder form, but I can't find the crystals/chunks. Does anyone know where I can find it?

Mar 12, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

best fresh tomatoes

Costco carries Campari tomatoes and they are good. Some of the grocery stores also carry them.

Mar 06, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

"12 Bagels" Frankford and Tollway

I saw a sign in the Albertson's center on Frankford and the Tollway for a new bagel place called " 12 Bagels" . Has anyone heard anything about this place? It hasn't opened yet.

Mar 05, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth

Trader Joe's coming to Fort Worth, I hope

I went to the Trader Joe's website and entered my zip code and the Plano location came up with COMING SOON . When I entered " Dallas " in the search field , the same note with the Greenville location came up. If I just entered "Texas", then the 3 in our area (Fort Worth, Dallas and Plano) came up. But, if I entered "Houston" then the Houston location came up.

Mar 04, 2012
mjtx in Dallas - Fort Worth