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Lunch and/or Breakfast Delivery in Downtown Dallas

try Texas Holiday Cakes. despite the name they do box lunches and other catering. make sure to try the cookies.

Oct 07, 2010
vu_man in Dallas - Fort Worth

Lamb Ribs?

Costco has good rack of lamb. They are vacuum packed.

Sep 27, 2010
vu_man in Dallas - Fort Worth

I found good BEEF RIBS in Dallas Metroplex

Big Al's on Inwood Road serves good beef ribs. However, I prefer the ones at Pappas. They use more dry rub and spices on theirs.

Sep 27, 2010
vu_man in Dallas - Fort Worth

I-30 between Dallas and Texarkana ; I-20 between Dallas and Shreveport

if you eat somewhere off of I-20, make sure you save some room for desert with a quick stop in Canton. right off the freeway in the back of Baker's Ribs, is The Original Pie Company.
they are original from OK but have really good fried pies and a wide variety.

Sep 27, 2010
vu_man in Texas

Chinese Cream Buns (DFW)

Try the mega Korean grocery store, H Mart in Carrollton. 2625 Old Denton Road off the Bush. They have this bakery in the front of the store. I can't remember the French name of the bakery at the moment. They have phenomenal baked goods, even better than the one on Greenville and Polk. They have cream filled buns, breads, etc. It is more of a butter cream filling instead of the whipped filling found at other asian bakeries. You can also order the cream filling by itself. There are other bakeries that sell the cream filled buns like the one in Saigon Mall in Garland or Hong Kong Market in Dallas. However, I don't like them as much as the one in the H Mart.

Dec 30, 2009
vu_man in Dallas - Fort Worth

Headed to Waco for 3 months

Although, not on the level of the bbq joints in Central Texas, the Rusty Star, on Highway 6 across the lake, serves some very good bbq and is only about 15-20 minutes from downtown Waco. This place was featured in an episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations where he visited Ted Nugent. FYI, this place is not open on weekends. While in Waco, try the Dr Pepper made with pure cane sugar. However, you need to make a Saturday trek to Snow's bbq (#1 by Texas monthly). Truly a unique small town Texas experience. Make sure you get up early. And no stay in Waco is complete without a eating a hamburger and shake at Health Camp on the circle.

Dec 29, 2009
vu_man in Texas

Bizarre foods in Dallas?

First Chinese BBQ. There are several locations in the metroplex. If you are going to Asian market on Jupiter. there is a First Chinese BBQ on the NE corner of Jupiter and Walnut. When you walk the front door there is glass booth that displays their BBQ. however, if you look in the bins underneath the hanging bbq duck, crispy pig, and soy chicken, you will see a jackpot of bizarre foods. Order a combination plate. For your 6 bucks you will get a plate of marinated ear, intestine, liver, ear, tendon and tongue. It is very good. It is a unique experience in different food textures. They also have a dish that is stir fried pigs blood and chives. Although, I have never tried that dish. Also at La Parrillada on Gaston, they have something that I haven't seen at any other restaurant, cow utter. It is grilled over a hibachi at the table and is very rich tasting. At Teppo Yakatori on Greenville, you can get a mother lode of bizarre eats on a stick. Try the chicken joints.

Jul 29, 2009
vu_man in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DFW] Who has the best Peking Duck?

Sing Kee in Richardson serves it the authentic way with deboned duck, freshly made steam buns (instead the pancake that is as thin as a crepe), hoisin sauce, and scallions. They will serve it 1 way, 2 way, or 3 way. We always order it one way. And I prefer the steam buns versus the crepe-like pancake.

The excellent thing about Peking Duck at Sing Kee is that they will prepare it at any time and you don't need 24 hours advanced noticed. However, it will take about 15-20 minutes for them to make the steam buns. I personally prefer the PD at Sing Kee over Sinh Sinh in Houston. However, Sinh Sinh in Houston is an extremely interesting restaurant that serves the freshest seafood. The restuarant is filled with fresh saltwater tanks where all kinds are exotic seafood is kept alive before it is ordered. Sinh Sinh and other Houston Asian restaurants specializing in fresh seafood deserve their own thread.

The other place that I know of that serves PD without notice is Peking Duck in Carrolton Texas on Trinity Mills. However, they serve the duck prepared tableside in the pancakes, instead of the whole duck at Sing Kee.

August Moon and Kang's in Irving also served PD. However, Kang's required 24 hour notice and they served it with pancake. As reported Kang's is closed and I am not sure if August Moon is still around. There used to be several locations of AM.

Maxim's serves it. However, I don't think they do as good of a job of rendering the fat off the duck. Haven't tried the duck at May Dragon, however, if their other dishes are an indication, it might be the authentic experience you are looking for.

Feb 14, 2009
vu_man in Dallas - Fort Worth

Beef Ribs.

Pappas BBQ off of HWY 35 and Northwest Highway has beef ribs on their menu. It is by all the other Pappas restaurants. IMHO, the beef ribs here are better than the ones at Big Al's. They use a dry rub. I haven't tried the ones at Kelly's Eastside.

Nov 09, 2008
vu_man in Dallas - Fort Worth

Jewish/Deli Food in Dallas?

Gezellig has excellent NY style sandwiches. However, it is a very limited sandwich only menu. I prefer their pastrami and cornbeef over Deli News or Cindy's.

Jul 13, 2007
vu_man in Dallas - Fort Worth