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What are everyones favorite restaurants in Frisco?

Twinwillow, There are plenty of us out there who just don't get the whole In-N-Out hoopla. I happen to like having some options for what I put on my burger. At Mooyah, I can get my burger with cheddar cheese, grilled onions, and pickled jalapenos. And while I don't put mayo on my burger, at In-N-Out, mayo is not even available as a condiment. When it comes to fries, there is no comparison, Mooyah's fries are are vastly superior in every way to In-N-Out's fries. Mooyah is not the ultimate burger place, but neither is In-N-Out. Why would you be so shocked that someone might compare the two? They both sell mainly just burgers and fries. I think that was the point that the point of the person who compared the two.

Dec 07, 2012
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

Looking for a good Mexican (tex-mex) breakfast place in/near Plano

Uncle Julio's at the Tollway and Keller Springs serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday. They have traditional Mexican egg dishes. Excellent versions of chilaquiles, huevos con chorizo, huevos mexicanos and others. The full menu is also available.

Dec 03, 2012
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

Just moved to Tarrant County - kind of depressed about the food scene here

Forgot to mention Siam Thai in the Tom Thumb center at the corner of MacArthur and Beltline. We get delivery from there often, and it quite good. Great mango with sticky rice.

Also, there is a huge Indian population in Valley Ranch, and several Indian restaurants along MacArthur around 635 and 161. My wife doesn't like Indian food, so I haven't been to many, but Mayuri and Our Place were both tasty on my visits.

Oct 29, 2012
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

Just moved to Tarrant County - kind of depressed about the food scene here

PL, I have lived in Coppell for 10 years. Here are my suggestions:

Cavalli Pizza - Best Neopolitan Pizza in Dallas. Period. Off Beltline just south of 635 in the shopping center behind the McDonalds. And it's BYOB.

Zinzero Bakery and Cafe. Open a few weeks now. Interesting high quality house made pastries, desserts, cakeballs, etc. Great coffee, and they have great sandwiches, soups and salads at lunchtime.

Mooyah - Good burgers, great fries. Corner of Denton Tap and Sandy Lake.

Hard Eight BBQ - Barbeque is not as good as Austin area barbeque, but about as good as you are going to find in the this area. Freeport and Bass Pro Rd.

Uncle Julio's in Grapevine - Best fajitas in DFW, chicken or beef, plus other Tex Mex staples.

Maurizio's - Above average sit down Italian with some authentic touches. Pizza is not bad, but I stick with basic pasta dishes like the Rigatoni Matriciana. Service can be hit or miss.

First Chinese BBQ - In Carrolton, corner of Josey and Beltline. A quick trip, especially if you live on the east side of Coppell. Some of the best authentic Chinese in Dallas.

Pho Pasteur - In same shopping center as First Chinese BBQ. Perfectly fine Vietnamese.

Bon Appetit.

Oct 29, 2012
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dining solo Friday night near Columbus Circle - need recs

Thanks everyone for all of the recommendations, very much appreciated! I need up at Le Bernardin and had the "Le Bernardin" tasting menu / 7 courses - 5 savory, 2 sweet. I sat at a table in the Salon. The service was flawless. The food was great, but if I'm being honest, each course could have been just a little bit larger, as I left without feeling completely satiated. Next time, I will order the "Chefs" tasting menu which is 8 courses.

All in report: Wednesday late dinner / Landmarc in Time Warner center- needed a quick bite, and this place got the job done without too much fuss.
Thursday dinner/ La Esquina.- had some interesting dishes, but point of fact, the Carne Asada is not a Carne Asada. It was fine, but not remotely authentic, and would not have ordered if I had known it was just a strip steak
Friday dinner / Le Bernardin
Saturday brunch / Sarabeth on Central Park south- smoked salmon Benedict was on point.
Saturday dinner / Boulud Sud - best of the bunch. Octopus appetizer, then house made rigatoni, then halibut, then grapefruit sorbet, all outstanding!

Jul 15, 2012
supeRex in Manhattan

Dining solo Friday night near Columbus Circle - need recs

I will be in from out of town and on my own Friday evening near Columbus Circle, would like a recommendation for a place where I can get a seat at the bar and enjoy a great meal. I am completely open to any type of cuisine. Any stellar sushi in the area? Price is no object, I am looking for the best experience. I will not be drinking, so it is really all about the food. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Jul 09, 2012
supeRex in Manhattan

MUST TRY!

Uncle Julio's on Lemmon Ave. Absolutely the best for chips, salsa, queso and fajitas. Also, all of their versions of the Tex-Mex classics are great, especially the pork tamales.

Apr 12, 2012
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

Oak Lawn area: co workers dinner : mexican, tex mex, or chinese food suggestions please

For Tex Mex in Oak Lawn it has to be Uncle Julio's on Lemmon Ave at Douglas. The food and service are great, and they are good at accomodating groups.

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Uncle Julios
1125 N Union Bower Rd, Irving, TX 75061

Nov 03, 2011
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best jewish deli in Dallas?

I had the pastrami at Gio's and thought it was great. Moist and tender, not rubbery, and not too fatty.

Jun 12, 2011
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

Good Fish Taco in Plano

I had the grilled fish tacos at Uncle Julio's on the tollway at Keller Springs the other day and they were outstanding. Very fresh tasting with plenty of fish and an avocado cream sauce. Best I've had of any of the other fish tacos I've tried around town.

Jun 05, 2010
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

Good Pizza in S. Lewisville, Coppell, or N. Carrollton

Cavalli is mostly pizza, some salads ( I like the Irving Salad ) a few pasta items. Place your order at the counter and pay, then someone brings the food out. Very casual. The pizza here is true Neopolitan style pizza from a wood burning oven, and it is consistently excellent. Maurizio's is a sit down neighborhood Italian place with pizzas, pastas, salads, and mains. They also have a wood burning oven, and though it opened only a few weeks ago, I have had their pizza three times already. It is way above average. With some time using the oven and getting their process down, they may rival Cavalli at some point. Right now I would rate Cavalli higher on their pizza. The pizza at both places is worth seeking out and is some of the best I've had, especially in the Coppell/Lewisville/Carrolton area.

Mar 06, 2010
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

Good Pizza in S. Lewisville, Coppell, or N. Carrollton

Cavalli is outstanding. Maurizio's at the corner of Sandy Lake and Denton Tap in Coppell is very good.also. You can't go wrong with either place if pizza is what you are after.

Mar 06, 2010
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

2 days in Houston, need recs

Will be in Houston on Monday and Tuesday of next week, staying right downtown. Need centrally located restaurant suggestions. Will be with a group that will include children, so nothing too fine dining. Need suggestions for breakfast lunch and dinner. Interested in knowing about iconic Houston must trys and unknown gems.

Dec 22, 2009
supeRex in Houston

Dallas to Houston recs

Driving from Dallas to Houston on Sunday. Need recs for somewhere to stop and eat on the way. Mt. Zion BBQ is closed on Sunday, so that is out. Anyone know of any other gems along 45?

Dec 22, 2009
supeRex in Texas

Austin must have meals?

Will be in Austin for three days next week, staying downtown. Want suggestions for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We will have our 5 year old son with us, so nothing too fine dining, just want to know what are the must have meals. My wife is pregnant, so no sushi, but we like everything else.

May 13, 2009
supeRex in Austin

Sushi in Las Colinas/Irving area

Jinbeh on Las Colinas Blvd just south of OConnor next to the Omni Mandalay Hotel. Not trendy, no pretense here. Just fresh fish and reasonable prices. Service can be spotty, especially at lunchtime, but the sushi is fresh and well prepared.

Mar 17, 2009
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

DFW - Frog Legs

All Uncle Julio's locations serve mesquite grilled frog legs. They also have combinations plates that feature the frog legs paired with fajitas, or some of the other mesquite grilled items like shrimp or ribs.

Mar 05, 2009
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

Must have meals / foods in Pittsburgh?

Northeast of the city in an area called Plum. We will be doing some sightseeing and exploring downtown, but are also willing to detour for some great meals. Obviously if there are any interesting places near where we are staying, those suggestions would also be much appreciated. Anything that is good, local or regional, not a national chain, and unique or memorable. My inlaws have not lived in the area long, and are not foodies, so they might not be good resources for suggestions. Thanks to anyone who can help.

Nov 25, 2008
supeRex in Pennsylvania

Must have meals / foods in Pittsburgh?

My inlaws recently moved to Pittsburgh, and we will be visiting from Texas over the holidays. I have never been to Pennsylvania. Obviously not looking for Mexican or barbeque. Will be with the whole gang for most meals, so not really interested in ultra fine dining, or sushi. Wanting recs for true Pittsburgh must have meals, food items, or local institution restaurants, but want to avoid the tourist traps. We will have four days so breakfast, lunch and dinner recs are all appreciated.

Nov 24, 2008
supeRex in Pennsylvania

Must have meals / foods in Pittsburgh?

My inlaws recently moved to Pittsburgh, and we will be visiting from Texas over the holidays. I have never been to Pennsylvania. Obviously not looking for Mexican or barbeque. Will be with the whole gang for most meals, so not really interested in ultra fine dining, or sushi. Wanting recs for true Pittsburgh must have meals, food items, or local institution restaurants, but want to avoid the tourist traps. We will have four days so breakfast, lunch and dinner recs are all appreciated.

Nov 24, 2008
supeRex in Pennsylvania

[DFW] Nonna: I surrender

I've got to know: What do you order at Romano's Macaroni Grill?

Oct 15, 2008
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

Las Vegas Recs needed

My wife and I are travelling to Las Vegas in early November, staying at Caesar's Palace for a Friday through Monday. We have not been to Vegas in a couple of years. On past visits we have been to Olives, Spago, Mesa Grill, Postrio, Trattoria Lupo, Eiffel Tower restaurant in Paris, Des Artistes in Paris, etc. Among the aforementioned, only our experiences at Postrio and Spago stand out as really great. I would like some recommendations for new places to try for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Price is no object, but I want the best food, not necessarily the most expensive. Having said all that, we would prefer to stay on the Strip, as we have lots of other activities planned. Thanks.

Oct 09, 2008
supeRex in Southwest

Dallas - Thin Crust Pizza

Cavalli on Beltline just south of 635 in Irving. Woodburning oven, awesome crust. I have been eating here since they opened, and now they are starting to get some press, so I know it won't be my little secret for long, and I'll have to deal with the crowds, but they are doing it right, and deserve all the success. I love this pizza!

Oct 09, 2008
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best Fajitas in Dallas?

Why would anyone laugh? Uncle Julio's fajitas are the best in town, hands down. The beef and chicken are equally good. Always tender and perfectly cooked, and not so marinated that the flavor of the meat can't come through like at other places. They use a very high quality of beef and chicken, and you can taste the difference. All of the accompaniments are top notch too; the guacamole, tortillas, fresh roasted salsa, etc.

Oct 09, 2008
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

Report on Dallas to San Antonio trip

Went to San Antonio over the Labor Day weekend. Asked for some recs for the drive down and the time in SA. Only got one reply and ended up at one of the restaurants suggested, Rosario's. A brief roundup:

Stopped at Schoepf's in Belton on the way down. It was rated as Top 50 in the state by Texas Monthly. Line out the door at 1:30 on Saturday afternoon. Then realized that the line is just created by the inefficient system they have for taking / filling the orders. Brisket dry, ribs dry, sausage run of the mill. Not one of those places where the sauce is optional. The sides: Potato salad, cole slaw, pinto beans, and "cheesy potatoes" were all very good, in fact, the highlight. Cornbread and jalapeno cornbread beyond dry. The staff all were either sitting down eating, or seemed completely disinterested.Tried to order a half chicken but the chickens "weren't ready yet". Then ten minutes later I saw one of the employees eating chicken for her lunch. There were slices of pie in plastic wrap near the register, but nobody knew what kind of pie it was ( and didn't seem to care to find out ). Ugh. I've consistently had better food and experiences at Rudy's.

Saturday night in SA we went to Chris Madrid's for a burger. I had heard about this place from TexasBurgerGuy and elsewhere. Great atmosphere, very good burger. Great fries. I don't think these are the best burgers in the state as some suggest, but they are definitely worth the trip. Also, the atmosphere is unique and interesting. I thought the burgers were about on par with Kinkaid's here in DFW.

Sunday morning we had an obligatory breakfast at Mi Tierra, and you know, it was actually pretty good. We went mainly because I hadn't been in 25 years, and I wasn't expecting much, but we kept it simple and it turned out allright. With eggs,barbacoa, refrieds, tortillas and pico de gallo and a cup of coffee its hard to miss, but they did it right. Picked up some apple empanadas they call "campechanas" on the way out, and they were killer!

Sunday night we had dinner at Rosario's, the one place that was recommended on this board. The food was better than average Tex Mex. The soup with the red chile broth, pozole, pork, and shredded cabbage was very good. The chicken mole enchilada was also very good. Rajas de poblano con crema was not enough rajas, mostly crema. Fajitas and Camarones mojo de ajo were both average. Salsa was freshly roasted and nice and smoky. Prickly pear frozen margaritas were very tasty. Server was pleasant but sloppy and not really on it. I liked this place though, and would recommend it.

Sep 02, 2008
supeRex in Texas

oak brook area eats?

I love Uncle Julio's Hacienda on Butterfield Rd. for fajitas or carne asada and Tex-Mex; enchiladas, tamales, etc. The food is always very fresh and well prepared, and the chips and salsa they bring to your table when you sit down are amazing. The atmosphere is fun and the service is always good. This is one of our favorite places. Also, for a Chicago style hot dog and experience, you must go to Portillo's!

Aug 29, 2008
supeRex in Chicago Area

Dallas to San Antonio + Riverwalk

Going to San Antonio this weekend, staying on the Riverwalk. Looking for suggestions for places to eat on the way there and back. Which barbeque places are not too far off the route that we should not miss? Also in San Antonio, we are staying in a hotel on the Riverwalk. Are there any places that are musts ( Mexican or other ) either near the Riverwalk or near downtown? We will have our four year old son with us, so nothing too upscale, just looking for some great food. We will be there three days, so looking for breakfast, lunch and dinner recs. Thanks.

Aug 26, 2008
supeRex in Texas

One dining opportunity near the Essex House.

Thanks for the recs. I ended up getting into the city in time to have lunch at South Gate in the hotel. Everything was great. The staff was very friendly and attentive, the restaurant is pretty, Kerry Heffernan was doing table visits and my three course lunch was spot on. Asparagus salad, Spiced cod, and a blood orange sorbet dessert that was spectacular. Unfortunately my visit for dinner at Nougatine was a disappointment. The hostesses did not seem to understand English. I sat at the bar, and the three bartenders were more interested in chatting with each other than serving any of the guests. It was a chore to make eye contact, and then once when I did, the BT said "Do you need something?". I could see this was going to be like pulling teeth, so I just went straight to the entree. The Red Snapper in Lemongrass broth was completely bland and a little overcooked. Oh well, one out of two ain't bad.

May 02, 2008
supeRex in Manhattan

Hard Eight BBQ (coppell, tx)

When did Rudy's try in the Coppell area? I've lived here for six years and it certainly hasn't been during that time. We've eaten at the Rudy's in Waco and in Austin and it has been superior on every occasion to Hard Eight. Purists may reflexively deride Rudy's as a chain, but I've always had way above average, consistently good ribs, brisket and sausage there. I wish they would open one in Coppell. I've given Hard Eight at least half a dozen tries, and they never can seem to put it all together, very spotty. I wouldn't mind paying their prices if they could deliver a consistently good product.

May 02, 2008
supeRex in Dallas - Fort Worth

One dining opportunity near the Essex House.

I will be attending a conference in the city at the end of the month, and will be in and out quickly. My one chance to squeeze in a dining experience will be to duck out of the cocktail reception on Wednesday night a little early and make a 9pm reservation somewhere near the Essex House. I will likely be solo.

I want a restaurant close that would be memorable and accomodating for a solo diner. I don't mind eating at the bar. It has been a long time since I have been to New York and I am completely out of touch with the restaurant scene.

I am sure there are many wonderful choices. Price is no object. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Apr 20, 2008
supeRex in Manhattan