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DFW - Salvadoran Restaurants - DFW

Gloria's (local chain) off of 7th, near downtown.
Market Latina, on Main Street, about a mile North of the Stockyards.

I've been to Market Latina and definitely recommend it - but be aware that their English is spotty.

Nov 06, 2009
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

Zinsky's - Outstanding Deli in North Dallas

Does anyone know of any places in the metroplex that carry knishes? I was in Seattle and had a good one, which just winds up reminding me that I can't find any here.

Sep 29, 2009
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

Great Pizza in Fort Worth: recommendations anyone?

Sad that a mediocre chain is better than most places around here. Now that Taste of Chicago is closed, the one pizza place I'd recommend is Parton's Pizza, off Cherry & I-30. The whole strip mall looks sketchy beyond belief, but Parton's has good pizza, a buffet with requests, a cozy atmosphere and prices are quite reasonable.

Aug 17, 2009
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

Russian food in DFW?

Replying to my own post. And hopefully not breaking protocol by tooting my own horn. I've been busy since my original post learning and documenting my Baba's dishes.
http://thebakingdba.blogspot.com/sear...
Her borscht (not vinegar-based) is on the blog, too, but doesn't show up in that search. Odd. I have another one I need to finish up and post. Oh, and naturally I haven't done perushki yet. But the borscht is by far the best I've had, and the directions are pretty simple.

Aug 17, 2009
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

Reccomendations for Ft. Worth?

That's funny - I would've said that Joe T's IS subpar. I'd do Esperanza's instead, every time.

Aug 17, 2009
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

Fort Worth

I'll concur with foiegras on both - overrated, and The Original has everything swimming in grease (plus, well, they're not downtown).

Downtown proper? There's several steak places. Daddy Jack's has some good seafood dishes. Pirahna is highly rated for sushi. 8.0's has good drinks but mediocre food. The Flying Saucer has a few good sandwiches (space club), but is a bar.

Aug 17, 2009
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

fort worth: the LOVE SHACK

I wasn't a fan of the burgers in the original location; seemed oversmall, overpricey, and not terribly good. The ones at the new location made me a believer. The wife thinks Dutch's/Kincaids have superior burgers, but she'll go in order to get their onion rings.

Aug 17, 2009
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

Crullers in Fort Worth/midcities?

Partially answering my own question. There appear to be only two Dunkin Donuts in DFW that carry French Crullers: one is in Carrolton on Hebron Parkway, and the other is on Independence Parkway in Plano. According to the manager they're sister stores, and the one on Independence is (one of?) the only DD in the metroplex that makes their own dough, the others receive it frozen and the cruller batter isn't available. I've heard from other DDs that they get their donuts from a warehouse in the area that makes them, so it makes some sense.

Anyhow: if you want Dunkin Donuts Crullers, you can only get them in Carrollton or Plano. Still looking for other places in DFW that make good crullers.

Aug 17, 2009
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

Good Chicago food in DFW area?

FYI - Sweet Home Chicago has since gone out of business - drove by a month or so ago.

Jul 12, 2009
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

Russian food? (DFW)

Not trying to toot my own horn, honest. I have a couple of my Baba's recipes up on my blog, and I've tried to simplify & explain them so that they come out pretty well, even if you haven't done them before. I've got her Borscht, Heluski, Perushky, and have another I'm hoping to finish documenting this weekend. Still need to write up vareneki, however. (http://thebakingdba.blogspot.com/sear...

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There are several places that have gotten recommendations here in the past - check the archives. And, "Taste of Europe" is a restaurant/grocery that sells various Russian "supplies", for lack of a better word, in Arlington. I believe they also have a get-together once a month where everyone speaks in Russian.

Hope this helps.

Apr 29, 2009
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

Lunch spots in the midcities (HEB)?

I'll second the recommendation for Sweet Basil, North Main BBQ, and I was going to post about Al Wadi (Greek & Lebanese, about 1 mile North of 121, on Brown Trail). I've been really impressed with them, since I don't think I've had anything not good yet, and most of the food is great, maybe venturing into awesome. Prices are reasonable, the owner is really friendly, and manages to get both the Greek & the Middle-Eastern right.

Apr 27, 2009
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

Good Lunch Spots Near Dallas Tollway & Pres Geo Bush Turnpike

There's a pizza place that does authentic Neopolitan pizza (apparently you have to be specially trained, it's one of the few certified in the US). It's at 635 & Beltline. www.cavallipizza.com. A little pricey but quite good.

In the same shopping center is a fast-food Japanese/chicken restaurant, Indian fast food, and a middle-eastern place. Haven't been to those yet.

Apr 26, 2009
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

Crullers in Fort Worth/midcities?

Trying to find (good?) crullers. I grew up on Dunkin Donuts', and they're my gold standard - glazed and little crunchy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside.

Alas, Dunkin Donuts is back in the area, but none of them seem to carry them (apparently DD now runs one master plant and ships donuts to the locations).

Most donut shops don't carry them, and Krispy Kreme's are atrocious.

Thanks in advance.

Apr 26, 2009
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DFW] Bummer- One fewer Chicago-style pizza place?

I didn't try it, so I don't know. It depends what kind of dough they were using originally. I would call and check.

Nov 10, 2008
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DFW] Bummer- One fewer Chicago-style pizza place?

Just went to Little Joe's Famous Chicago Pizza. Been there several times before, and the only problem I've ever had is their inability to get my order right on the first time (a big deal, given a 40-minute bake time).

Anyhow, we went Sunday night, ordered deep dish, got there.... and it's not Chicago pizza anymore. If I had to guess, I'd say it was a beer crust, thick-crust pizza. From what I gathered, they got a new owner about 3 months ago and he's changed several things, not least of which is the pizza. It sounds like they still have the same cook who wants to make Chicago-style pizza, so you might still be able to get one - but you'll have to specify that.

So, if you're in the area (Grapevine/Keller) and are craving Chicago-style pizza, I would suggest calling and asking if they're making Chicago pizza or not. If they are, then that means the cooks have prevailed. I hope they do, since the pizza used to be really good.

Nov 04, 2008
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DFW] Best Place for Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza [DFW]

I'd agree on Chicago Rick's not being Chicago pizza. It's good pizza, don't get me wrong, but you won't say "that's Chicago".

Nov 04, 2008
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best Chicago Deep Dish Pizza in DFW

Skip Uno's in Fort Worth. It's a chain (they bought the name), and the pizzas, while fine if you just want pizza, are pretty miserable if you DO want Chicago style.

I've been to Taste of Chicago in Fort Worth which is pretty decent (On McCart, 1-2 miles south of I-20, in a shopping center on the right that also has Julie's Fresh Kitchen & Cousins BBQ), but have to give the nod to Little Joe's in Keller, with the caveat to MAKE SURE THEY REPEAT YOUR ORDER. Two experiences, both with the wrong pizza being there when I arrived. Sucks to wait another hour while they make what you ordered.

Jan 04, 2008
mbourgon in Texas

Best BBQ in Forth Worth

And naturally, the new FWWeekly guide came out. They say the best ribs are at Old School Barbeque. Haven't been, but now I want to. :) There's also one I forgot the other day - North Main BBQ. I seem to remember them having outstanding ribs. It's a $12, all-you-can-eat, which just makes it better. Only open Fri/Sat/Sun, so check before you go. VERY casual.

Sep 19, 2007
mbourgon in Texas

Russian food in DFW?

Well, that gives me a couple places to try - the Banya, Royal Sweets, Russian Island Cafe, and Taste of Europe. The review of Nikita said it closed last year. I'll try and hit one of them in the next week, and will report back.

Sep 19, 2007
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best BBQ in Forth Worth

Angelo's is the easy answer, but I'm not sure if it's the best answer. I like them, but it's a hard call.

Railhead is decent (had better be, what with the same recipes),

Longoria's in Everman has fantastic brisket (and brisket sausage, yum), but I don't know about the ribs (plus, not open for dinner).

Cousin's seems to have decent ribs.

The original Riscky's is pretty good, but I don't know as I'd go to any of the others - the food seems substandard at the others (plus, I think they only do beef).

The ribs at JD's Backyard BBQ in Haltom City are fantastic, but iffy (sometimes excellent, othertimes merely ok), and not open for dinner.

Fort Worth Weekly said that Mom's (Mom’s BBQ, 1509 Evans St, FW) had "Blew-us-away ribs".

I'll also give a recommendation for Texas Pit Bar-B-Q, 324 S Saginaw Blvd, Saginaw. (Basically, NW 820 - it's about a mile or so north of 820)

Hope these help.

Sep 18, 2007
mbourgon in Texas

Deep dish pizza in Dallas/Fort Worth area?

I've now been to 3 in the area.... That Chicago Place (now defunct - was in Addison, and Hurst before that), Little Joe's Famous Chicago Pizza (Keller), and Taste of Chicago in Fort Worth. I'd have to rate them in that order. That Chicago Place (the guy who ran it has posted here in the past - what's the story?!) was durn good, and closest to Due's/Gino's. Little Joe's is quite good, but make sure, if you order ahead, that they read back your order twice - the last time I went we waited an extra hour while they fixed their mistake. That Chicago Place was pretty good, but the tomatoes could've used a little more seasoning. All three are recommended, and are far better than the Uno's chain (bleaugh)

Sep 18, 2007
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth

Russian food in DFW?

I'm seriously wanting some Russian food - my grandmother is helping me learn the dishes, but I still have work to do. I know of only one place in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex - Taste of Europe, in Arlington. I've bought some supplies there, but haven't yet eaten there. That's my next trip.

Are there any others in the area? Many thanks.

Sep 18, 2007
mbourgon in Dallas - Fort Worth