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Where to take foodie Grandma out for dinner in Dallas!

It's not French, but notable, nice view for G'ma and the food and service are stellar. Five Sixty - Wolfgang Puck at Reunion tower.

Feb 14, 2011
DrnknMc in Dallas - Fort Worth

Barbecue in Dallas?

I'll first suggest you exit Dallas proper and head to the nearby hinterlands.

I've found two good BBQ places within 20-30mins of Dallas, that are worth driving to.

First, is Randy's in Red Oak, Tx. Just about 15-20min south of DT to Red Oak Road. Real wood smoker, family owned and operated, good all the way around.

Second, is Sammy Walkers in Rowlett. I've seen some ancient bad reviews so I cannot speak to what it was like 3 yrs ago. Just the last year. It's good... the sausage is from the Hill Country and the ribs are to die for. The sides are ok, but I don't go there for sides.

Feb 14, 2011
DrnknMc in Dallas - Fort Worth

While I'm thinking about it, Steak Tartare...

Where do they have it, it's good and doesn't require a suit / tie and ridiculous reservations to enjoy...

Just about as good would be a good butcher (for said filet) / recipe... I'm not afraid to undertake this at home!

Nov 23, 2010
DrnknMc in Dallas - Fort Worth

Cafe Izmir - Opine please? - Must have Tapas fix!

Can't find a whole lot of bad things mentioned about this place recently. It's been almost 10 yrs since I last visited.

Craving Tapas / Sangria...

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Cafe Izmir
3707 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Nov 23, 2010
DrnknMc in Dallas - Fort Worth

Spicy food

I've got two, for y'alls reference sake when I say hot, I'm talking up to volcanic (if they know you). They seriously won't lay the holy crap hot stuff on you unless you go in and work your way up but it's well worth it. The place is Zander's House in Plano. It's Vietnamese, family owned and operated. They are all great folks and the food is excellent. It's nothing fancy, just good down-home cooking Vietnamese. My favorite dish to nuclear up is the Sate. If you ask they can usually bring you some vietnamese chilis on the side (during growing season they produce their own fresh as well). Tell Thom you were referred and that you can handle the 10. He'll prolly only bring you the 7... but the 7 is still pretty hot.

Second place for OMG hot is India Palace near Addison. The Lamb Phal (Fall), is stupidly hot by itself and you can ask for it hotter. The chef actually came out last time I was there to see if we even ate it (we asked what all was in it). It's got indian chili powder, habanero, thai chili and something else... wooo it was zippy.

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India Palace Restaurant & Bar
12817 Preston Rd Ste 105, Dallas, TX 75230

Nov 19, 2010
DrnknMc in Dallas - Fort Worth