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Best beef ribs near Grapevine?

For some reason, beef ribs are hard to come by in DFW metro. Not smoked, and not the greatest, but Love and War in Texas (in Grapevine!) does all you can eat beef ribs on Sundays from 11 am until they run out. I LOVE that restaurant, but the beef ribs are just okay. Still a good deal though.

Jun 13, 2012
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Charbroiled Burgers in Dallas Metro Plex?

Didn't see an announcement about it, but Backyard Burgers in Dallas is now closed. The sign is down and it's now a Chicken Express.

Jun 13, 2012
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Tacos in Dallas are shameful

"So what makes or breaks a Cali-style taqueria for you?"

Offering carne asada (not the same as fajita), street style tacos with two small corn tortillas with only meat, onions, cilantro, salsa bar with various salsas and pickled carrots and limes, free chips, but as I alluded to in another thread, not regular tortilla chips but chips I can't find here (but did have in McAllen, TX as I said in that thread).

I'd have to walk you through a taqueria here and walk you through the places back in Cali to really show the differences. I have come to accept that the Mexicans here are different than those in California and the food is a bit different. That makes some sense given that I would expect many of the Mexicans here to be from a different part of Mexico than those in Cali.

Jan 30, 2012
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where to buy *flour* based tortilla chips?

Well then, my mistake, what I seek is not flour tortilla chips, since the chips I'm referring to are hard and crunchy (Although tend to have air bubbles), much more so than regular corn tortilla chips. I had just assumed they were flour-based because they look, feel and taste different than regular corn tortilla chips. Thus, what I am looking for is simply the type of tortilla chips in the pic I attached earlier. Thanks.

Dec 22, 2011
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where to buy *flour* based tortilla chips?

Thanks for such an informative answer, very helpful!

Dec 21, 2011
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where to buy *flour* based tortilla chips?

Not trying to turn this into Cali vs. Tex, I don't care about that. Just trying to buy this kind of tortilla chip. Only place I've ever had them is at some mexican joints like Taqueria's, and not just Cali, but in Texas too (as shown in my pic, in McAllen). Only thing is, I've never tried to buy these at a Mexican Grocery Store, mainly because I don't normally shop at those stores. Just wondering if people have seen chips like the ones shown in the pic at a mexican store, and if so, which one? I have two mexican grocery stores that I drive by for one reason or another that I will try, but if someone has specific intel as to these chips, please let me know.

Hell, it could be that these types of chips are only found in certain Taquerias and that nobody mass produces them, I frankly don't know, but I am trying to learn. Thanks.

Dec 20, 2011
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where to buy *flour* based tortilla chips?

I don't know how they are made, all that I gather is that they are "flour" based and delicious. Here is a picture. It's from a taco joint in McAllen, TX. Not sure exactly where you get chips like this in DFW metroplex, but I've had it in tons of places in California. But point is, you can see the chips I am after.

Dec 20, 2011
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Tacos in Dallas are shameful

I'm from Cali myself (SF Bay Area) and yes, haven't found too many places round here to get those street style tacos like in the Cali Taquerias. Mariana's as you mention is THE place, they even have "carne asada," which you see on the menus at those Cali Taquerias, but here it's either "fajita" or "bistec" for steak. My guess is, sadly, the Mexicans here are from a different place than Mexicans in Cali so there are slight variations.

When I don't want to go all the way to Frisco, I go to El Paisa on Harry Hines. Their fajita tacos, on corn (double tortilla), with onions and cilantro, come pretty close to the Cali Taqueria taco. They even have pickled carrots, although sadly, they aren't free.

Dec 20, 2011
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where to buy *flour* based tortilla chips?

I've noticed that there are a few restaurants where I love love love their tortilla chips, and they taste very different than most other tortilla chips. I have finally figured out that what I love about those chips is that they are made with flour. It is ironic, because we think of corn tortillas as being more authentic than flour tortillas, and for tacos I love corn tortillas, but for chips, I love these flour tortilla chips you get at some (but not many) Mexican joints.

Just wondering if people can recommend some stores, I'm guessing they might be Mexican stores like Fiesta or something, where you have seen first hand that you can buy these flour tortilla chips.

Not looking for people guesses, but actual first hand knowledge that certain stores carry such a product. I realize these chips are best fresh like at restaurants, but I am trying to have these at home with tacos made at home and don't want to make my own chips.

Also not looking for health food crap (I've heard of some stores selling flour based tortilla chips, but they aren't the ones I am thinking of, the ones I am thinking of are fried to a golden brown and some of the chips are puffy (have air bubbles), looking for authentic mexican/tex-mex flour tortilla chips.

Already looked in american grocery stores, including the likes of Whole Foods and Central Market. Before I venture into a Mexican grocery store (where I speak zero spanish), I'd love to hear if people have actual experience buying this product and where to get it.

Thanks!!!!

Dec 20, 2011
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where can I find good pizza in Dallas?

Funny you say you are shocked not see those mentions, I am shocked not to see very many mentions of Cavalli's in Irving and McKinney, especially given they are VERIFIED to have authentic Italian (Naples style) Pizza. It doesn't get any more authentic (or better IMHO) than Cavalli's.

Sep 15, 2011
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Jimmy's Food Store (Deli) question for those who get sandwiches there

I have a question about Jimmy's:

The link shows their sandwich menu:
http://www.jimmysfoodstore.com/menu.php

I want to know from people who get sandwiches at Jimmy's, are you only limited to those sandwiches? What if someone just wanted a salami sandwich? Or roast beef sandwich? Or coppa sandwich?

Is that cool or will they refuse or give you a dirty look? I wanted to ask here because at times I find that place intimidating, especially during lunch rush. Also read negative yelp reviews about sandwich order takers.

Thanks in advance!!

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Jimmy's Food Store
4901 Bryan St, Dallas, TX

Jul 18, 2011
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where else to buy coppa (hot coppa) in DFW metro OTHER than Jimmy's?

Most Kroger's I've been to don't have them, including the one I was at last night. I'm not even sure Boar's Head carries hot coppa.

Jun 27, 2011
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where else to buy coppa (hot coppa) in DFW metro OTHER than Jimmy's?

If anyone knows other places, I would appreciate knowing them. I'd like to know multiple places other than Jimmy's that sell (hot) coppa in the DFW/North Texas area. Thanks, I love this website!!!!!

Jun 26, 2011
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where else to buy coppa (hot coppa) in DFW metro OTHER than Jimmy's?

OMG, thanks!! I saw the website, and sure enough, they say they have hot coppa! I haven't seen this, probably because their menu is in a graphic and that makes it tough for google to search. I will definitely check this place out, thanks again!!

Jun 26, 2011
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where else to buy coppa (hot coppa) in DFW metro OTHER than Jimmy's?

I forgot to mention that in my post. Although Eatzi's has that "hot coppa" pizza, they don't use coppa in that pizza, nor do they sell it. It was another one of my disappointing adventures in search of coppa. Thanks anyways.

Jun 26, 2011
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where else to buy coppa (hot coppa) in DFW metro OTHER than Jimmy's?

I think coppa, especially hot coppa, is the most delicious deli meat ever. Not capicolla, not proscuitto, but coppa (HOT COPPA). I would really love to find a place in the DFW metro that sells it OTHER than Jimmy's.

Don't get me wrong, I love Jimmy's but it's in a horrible location that isn't convenient at all, let alone for me. I'd love to find another place. I cannot believe Jimmy's is the ONLY authentic Italian Deli in all of the DFW Metro/North Texas.

I've had people say "Try Central Market," "Try Whole Foods," but they never have them and give you funny looks when you ask. Ditto that for most delis in the metroplex. I don't want to custom order it, I want to walk in and walk out with that delicious hot coppa, or at the very least, a place that makes and sells a hot coppa sandwich.

Does anyone know anywhere that actually sells it? To save disappointing trips, I would ask that people who can actually confirm that coppa is sold in a certain place please respond rather than a suggestion to try a place that "might" have it. I know that sounds harsh, but my wife and I have had too much heartbreak and used up too much expensive gas trying to find another place to get coppa other than Jimmy's here.

If you've ever had hot coppa, you'd know why it is so coveted.

Thanks!!!!

Jun 26, 2011
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where can I find good pizza in Dallas?

For authentic NY style pizza, I am surprised no one has mentioned Franki's Pizza and Pasta in on Marsh Ln (Marsh and Forest). When my wife really wanted authentic NY style pizza we went on a mission, and once we found this place, she said it was exactly what she was looking for. Anybody else eaten there?

Jun 26, 2011
pappy97 in Dallas - Fort Worth