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What are everyones favorite restaurants in Frisco?

I just had dinner at Three Squares last night. The veggie burger, fried pickles and sweet potato fries were quite nice. My friend raved about both of the Asian Chicken Salad and the other crispy chicken salad (or whatever they called it). They also have (adult) milkshakes.

Mar 13, 2014
Eileeeen in Dallas - Fort Worth

Looking for Chicken Biscuits

Thanks. If I get a great chicken biscuit elsewhere, I will be sure to report back.

Nov 02, 2012
Eileeeen in Dallas - Fort Worth

Looking for Chicken Biscuits

My friend & I tried Hypnotic Doughnut's Maribeth's Chicken Biscuit this morning and were underwhelmed. OK, we were downright sad. It was really big, but not tasty. The chicken was dry and somewhat stringy. I know there are several fried chicken threads, but I searched and did not find specifics on chicken biscuits. Thanks!

Oct 20, 2012
Eileeeen in Dallas - Fort Worth

Late Lunch, Tuesday, Downtown Dallas Area - Thinking Bolsa

Hattie's is still on my list! It may take me a while to get around to it though.

I told my friend about Dude, Sweet Chocolate, but he was too pressed for time. It is also on my list! Thanks again!

Jan 26, 2012
Eileeeen in Dallas - Fort Worth

Mini Cupcakes From A Cake Mix - In Or Our Of Paper Liners

I know this is an old thread, but it came up in my search. When I made mini brownies using the Epicurious recipe I saw mentioned on Chowhound, the paper liners were a cinch to remove. They were too bittersweet for the little kiddos, so I made mini regular cupcakes the next time and they stuck like crazy. It was hard to remove the cupcakes without maiming them. So, I think using the liners or spraying the liners before you use them depends on what your mini cupcakes are.

Jan 26, 2012
Eileeeen in Home Cooking

Late Lunch, Tuesday, Downtown Dallas Area - Thinking Bolsa

Friend came back into town, so we finally had that meal. He chose Cedars Social. I'd always been curious about trying a Pisco Sour, so I ordered one. (It was good, but not a new favorite drink.) The big plates didn't strike my fancy, and I wound up with truffle fries and the truffle mac and cheese. FWIW, he also made it to Smoke while he was here and said that was his favorite meal of the trip. Thanks again!

Jan 24, 2012
Eileeeen in Dallas - Fort Worth

What do you make for breakfast on Christmas morning?

Well, I'm way late, but that is a Swedish Tea Ring. My Grandma always made those and they were fantastic! I have her original recipe booklet. She's not Swedish, that's just what the recipe was called.

Dec 15, 2011
Eileeeen in Home Cooking

"Dirty" recipes that are crowd pleasers

Yes, they still make Dream Whip. I looked it up last year. I bet my family in Indiana still buys it.

Dec 14, 2011
Eileeeen in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? December, 2011 [OLD]

Today: King Arthur's 1 2 3 4 Peanut Butter Cookies. (Needed something glutenfree for friend). Added chocolate chips to tops. Yum! Also, GF Rice Krispie Treats

Yesterday: 2 Buttermilk yeast loaves. 1 with fresh Asiago chunks. 2 with a Pesto Swirl with fresh Asiago chunks. (I'd made these for first time on Saturday & 1st loaf didn't make it off the cooling rack! Decided to try some pesto the next time. Yum!)

Last week: Biscuits and Gravy for first time, Cinnamon Rolls, Pumpkin Challah. I usually turn it into a tea ring or cinnamon swirl bread, but I just baked up 2 loaves because I had to take a mini-adventure. I've been baking up a storm since it finally cooled off in Texas.

This Sunday we're baking poundcake and NinjaBreadMen for a party. And, Grandma's dinner rolls. And a million other things. :)

Dec 13, 2011
Eileeeen in Home Cooking

Biscuits 'n Gravy

Oh, you people are the devil. I had 0 intention of making biscuits and gravy ever and here I was looking for something else and came across this thread and your description did me in and I couldn't stop thinking about it! So, I just made sawmill gravy. Probably for my first time. Alas, I had already made a pan of cinnamon rolls today, so I didn't get to the biscuits tonight. I bet I make them in the morning though. Isn't it funny...almost 4 years later and your reply is dictating someone's meal?! Thanks! :) I foresee MANY happy meals of biscuits and gravy to come. Oh, and I remember being a little kid and seeing cream gravy for the first time and laughing in shock "Don't you know gravy is brown?!" Can you tell I'm from up North? Anyway, thanks for being an enabler! :-)

Dec 07, 2011
Eileeeen in Dallas - Fort Worth

Late Lunch, Tuesday, Downtown Dallas Area - Thinking Bolsa

Thank you for your comments! It looks like my friend's plans changed, and lunch is off. :( I think I'll just have to find another excuse to go down to OC for lunch soon and report back.

sike101, I know the places I mentioned would be above $10 for sure. I just meant if you suggested new places, I would appreciate mentions on the lower end, as opposed to places more expensive. I hadn't heard of Medina. The menu looks yummy! Thank you! Do you recommend any particular drinks at Bolsa?

Dec 06, 2011
Eileeeen in Dallas - Fort Worth

Late Lunch, Tuesday, Downtown Dallas Area - Thinking Bolsa

Lunch on Tuesday, downtown Dallas area, we have between 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. or so to eat lunch and do the JFK thing. My friend (he travels & eats all over the world) is in town for the afternoon. We are both REALLY into food, but it doesn't have to be fancy. It can be exotic or not, I just want whatever it is to be really good for what it is. We want to catch up over a good meal. We will probably have 2 kids in tow, but they are mini-hounds. I do NOT want a kid's meal, I just don't want to drop $90 on lunch for 4 people. [The kiddos go everywhere (going away parties at The Belmont Bar & Gordon Biersch & various banquets) and are chatty (like Mama), but usually well-behaved.] Oh, I live here and we'll have my car.

I am thinking Bolsa. Tillmans and Smoke also sound good, but I was initially thinking they might wind up being more than I want to spend. OK, I also have my eye on a cocktail at Bolsa. ;-)

Mesa, Tei-an, Nova & Victor Tango aren't open during the timeframe. (Speaking of Victor Tango, has anyone tried the grilled octopus? My little boy has been NAGGING me to try octopus again. I guess he forgot when he tried it when he was 4.)

We don't want Italian or Lockhardt. I looked at The Porch, but the menu didn't bowl me over.

As for Bolsa, I've looked on this board & see that the bruschetta and flatbread are often recommended. What about sandwiches? Soup? Also, please send cocktail recommendations!
(Have you had a Pisco Sour there? I've always wanted to try a Pisco Sour, but don't want to risk a so-so one. I think I saw somewhere that most of their cocktails are $5 during Happy Hour, does that sound right?)

If Bolsa doesn't work out and you don't manage to talk me into Tillmans or Smoke, I'm considering Hattie's. (I've never been.) Kalachandjis is also a maybe. Just because. :) Haven't been there in about 12 years though.

If you have additional recommendations that are hopefully $10 or under for lunch, I'd be happy to hear them. I know that taco stand is across from Bolsa, but I don't want the kiddos eating tacos in my car and we want to visit over lunch.

I am totally into desserts, but I bake and get VERY cranky when I eat cake that is just OK. I would consider hitting Dude, Sweet Chocolate afterward, but my friend just left Belgium. Any other can't miss desserts in that immediate area? That aren't $8 or more?

Thank you!

p.s. I've lurked on Chowhound for YEARS. This is my first post. Yes, I promise I will report back with what we wind up doing. I really did spend a couple of days reading up on the board before I posted this, I hope my questions reflect that!

Dec 04, 2011
Eileeeen in Dallas - Fort Worth