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My two day itinerary in FW - comments appreciated!

Fuzzy's is "good" but not what I would call destination good, another "taco" place near Amon Carter is Revolver, which is very good, but may be on the higher end of what you're looking for.

As far as the Aboretum goes, you can take a picnic in and eat there or I'd suggest looking at Good 2 Go Taco on Garland Road, cajun at Aligator Cafe, or Barbec's. All are very good.

I'd recommend looking at Woodshed possibly over Cattleman's, although it's not in the stockyards.

Sep 29, 2012
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Tom Spicer to lose garden?

According to NN on Sidedish, Tom's garden is going to be paved over for a parking lot.

http://sidedish.dmagazine.com/2011/01...

Jan 28, 2011
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best place to buy grills?

I have 2 BGE's and I never see myself returning to gas again. By far the easiest, most functional grill I have ever cooked on. I have cooked on gas and coals for years, in fact I still have a 20' trailered smoker I use for tailgating, but I have never once regretted buying the egg. I have cooked everything from paella, to pizza, brisket, steaks, chicken, chops, bread, on the egg.

Aug 27, 2010
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where can I purchase a cast iron comal in/around Dallas?

I have never seen a comal like the one pictured in any of the high end shops in town. I use lodge cast iron griddle that's very similar to the one you have pictured. You can find a variety of lodge at Academy & Acemart.

My best guess for a comal would be some of the latin markets on harry hines.

Jul 26, 2010
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best fine dining restaurant for lunch?

Recently went to craft for lunch, it was most definitely a limited menu and I was not thoroughly impressed.

May 16, 2010
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best po-boy?

Aligator Cafe in Dallas or Big Easy in Plano have the best Po'Boys around, in my opinion.

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Big Easy
1915 N Central Expy, Plano, TX 75075

Mar 20, 2010
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Amarillo report

Patrick,

There are some good local coffee shops in Amarillo. One local place, Roasters, has a few locations around town now.

Donut Stop is in fact a local operation that controls the donut market in town for the most part. Pretty solid.

And about a block NE of the Catfish Shack is a place called Scott's Oyster Bar which I generally prefer over the Catfish Shack.

Jan 06, 2010
MarcusB in Texas

Where to buy Sushi grade fish in DFW?

Check out Seabose in Carrollton. There are several discussions on this board about the place.

Nevermind, Al Gore's interweb tells me that Seabose is closed.

Jan 06, 2010
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DAL] Eatzi's on Lovers Lane

That was going to be my question, what was the difference between City Market and Eatzi's? I only went by CIty Market's "to go" store twice and thought it was good, but pricey. Is Eatzi's that much more economical? And are they going to get a better rental rate?

Sep 24, 2009
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Help me order FCB for three (Plano)

To answer your question, yes the wonton soup can be shared. However, I've had better wonton soups. It's okay, but not mind blowing.

Aug 07, 2009
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas Wedding Emergency! HELP!

Shoot an email to Kristin Hull at DMagazine, she might put up your request on the bridal blog they have over there.

khull@dmagazine.com.

Jul 13, 2009
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Help! (Irving-Las Colinas) Looking for tex-ribs style fun place for group of 25.

Another place to look into is the recently opened Cobb Switch in Carrollton.

http://sidedish.dmagazine.com/2009/06...

Jul 01, 2009
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas lunch near Stoneleigh

The closest TexMex that's recommended is probably Mattitos. A short cab ride will get you to Avila's.

The Stoneleigh P is directly across the street, good burgers. Don't ask for ketchup.

Jun 09, 2009
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Off Topic (Grill Store) Dallas

What type of grill or accessories are you looking for?

Jun 04, 2009
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

House of Blues (Dallas)

We did the gospel brunch for Easter last year and while it was different, we felt a little rushed and thought the food was not as good as what we expected. The show itself was also a let down since the full choir was not performing. We have not been back. I'll give them a pass since it was Easter and they were serving 3 times in stead of their standard 2.

May 27, 2009
MarcusB in Europe

Early dinner with older parent near Westin Park Central

I know it's too late, but I imagine that the Woodlands at Forest and Preston would fit your requirements perfectly.

May 12, 2009
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Amarillo...breakfast?

The only one that I would add to the list above, is the English Field House, 10610 American Dr.

Mar 16, 2009
MarcusB in Texas

Cooking/Wine Classes in Dallas

The best and easiset answer is a wine/cheese class at the Mozzarella Company.

http://www.mozzco.com/classes.html

Mar 16, 2009
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where is a good independent meat market in Dallas?

I second the recommendation of Rudophs. I would also add Koster's to the list, they are located in the Farmer's Market near the mexican food restaurant just north of the sheds.

There were 4 or 5 "meat" vendors at the market last weekend as well.

Feb 28, 2009
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Traveling through Texas on the I-40

Boot Hill, Vega.

Randy's of Wildarado (if it has moved back, I'm not sure it has.)

There are several options in Amarillo, if you search the board there was a thread not long ago with some very good recs.

Oct 14, 2008
MarcusB in Texas

Birthday Dinner...Help!

Sullivans is no where near that area.

Aug 25, 2008
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Birthday Dinner...Help!

Celebration - Homestyle Meals
Bijoux - French inspired, high end
Breadwinners - I don't know how to classify this one.
Rafa's - TexMex
Cantina Laredo - TexMex
Mango Thai- Thai
Chip's - Burgers
Shin Sei - Asian Fusion/Sushi
Campisis - Italian
Fieside Pies - Pizzas

There are literally tons of choices in that area.

Aug 25, 2008
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

[Dallas] Restaurant Week Reviews

Fuse lost their chef and closed their sister property. Now may not be the best time to try that place, esp during restaurant week.

We've go Abacus and Central 214 reservations. We may cancel the 214 due to scheduling conflicts.

Aug 05, 2008
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

ABC reveals secrets of Iron chef America (potential spoilers)

I went to a class taught by Kent Rathburn who competed on Iron Chef with his brother Kevin. Kent told us about the 3 ingredients and said they spent about 2~3 weeks working each one. I can only recall two of the 3, one was Elk and I think the other was peaches. What a broad spectrum. They won Battle Elk against Bobby Flay.

Kevin and Kent were assisted by Tre Wilcox from Top Chef fame and former employee of Kent.

Jul 25, 2008
MarcusB in Food Media & News

Looking for Sushi, Tapas,& Brunch in Dallas

The best sushi near the ballpark is Piranha on Green Oaks at Collins. You could easily sit down for dinner at 5 and make a 7 game.

Jun 23, 2008
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

House of Blues - Gospel Brunch?

I agree with the pegasus article. The food was good, but not great, the show was short and not what I expected, I wanted a full gospel choir I guess.

Would I go back? Sure. But I believe there are better brunch options in town.

Jun 11, 2008
MarcusB in Texas

My Martini

Pretty nice place, had some drinks and appetizers there a couple of times.

Great sushiplace next door.

May 01, 2008
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

My Martini

Are you referring to the place in Arlington?

Apr 30, 2008
MarcusB in Dallas - Fort Worth

Big Texan 72oz Steak

The steak is 72 ounces before it's cooked.
No bone.

To qualify for the free meal, you have to eat the shrimp cocktail, salad, baked potato and the steak.

It takes about an hour or so to cook. Once you order it, they will move you to the stage and the clock starts when the cocktail hits your table. They do not start bringing food until the steak is nearly done.

Total cost $80 or so if you don't finish.

Apr 21, 2008
MarcusB in Texas

Dinner at Abacus (Dallas)

Abacus is closed now for 3 weeks and is undergoing a "major renovation" and plans to open in late april. I'm wondering if there will be a new Chef de Cuisine announced at that time.

Apr 02, 2008
MarcusB in Texas