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White Queso in Plano area

Mi Cocina Plano had queso blanco at one point. I don't see it on the menu online currently, but remember ordering both the chile con queso and queso blanco one time. You may try calling and see if they still serve it.

May 15, 2012
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

What type of cookware is best?

Just read this article earlier this week and it will give you access to their equipment reviews...great info!

Apr 25, 2012
kelly2 in Cookware

Need suggestion for Fiance's 50th birthday celebration with the girls???

How about a private party at Painting with a Twist and dinner afterwards? There are several locations in the DFW area to choose from...check out their pictures on their home page.

Let's Art Party is in downtown Plano and there are several restaurants close by to go to afterwards, maybe Urban Crust/32 Degrees?

Urban Crust
1006 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074

Dec 21, 2011
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Help me find a great venue

There is an underground tunnel from Union Station to Reunion Tower/Wolfgang Puck 560.

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck
300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, TX 75207

Dec 21, 2011
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Help me find a great venue

The Joule Hotel (next door to Iron Cactus) has a swanky rooftop bar/lounge and you can have food catered from Charlie Palmer downstairs. The view is stunning at night.

1530 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201

Dec 21, 2011
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Do any bakeries in the DFW area sell canelé ?

I just read about canele in the January issue of Bon Appetit and would love to find then in Dallas too.

I wonder if Rush Patisserie will make them?

Rush Patisserie
1201 Eldorado Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

Dec 20, 2011
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Restaurant Week menus (2011)

Had reservations at Nick & Sam's last year for RW, got there on time, waited for 2 hours and finally decided to leave...who knows when we would've finally gotten a table. It was nearly impossible to get a drink from the bar or cocktail server while we waited.

Nick & Sam's
3008 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

Jul 21, 2011
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Cheap Eats in Dallas

Dec 16, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Flautas in Irving!

I'm not sure what part of Irving you are in, but I work right off 114 in Irving and we will drive to Grapevine for flautas at Baja Mex Grill. They have great brisket and chicken flautas!

Baja Mexican Grill
1212 William D Tate Ave, Grapevine, TX 76051

Dec 16, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

"Real" San Marzano Tomatoes in DFW?

Look for the DOP emblem on the label:

Oct 13, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas - Thin Crust Pizza

Campisi's, i Fratelli, & Prego all have very similar (and yummy) crispy thin crust pizza.

Campisi's Restaurant
3115 W Parker Rd Ste 400, Plano, TX 75023

Campisi's Restaurant
8100 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024

I Fratelli Pizza Plano
2208 Dallas Pkwy, Plano, TX

Prego Pizza Express
3400 Preston Rd # 225, Plano, TX

Sep 16, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where to get best piece of 'pizza by the slice'? DFW

Angelo & Vito's at Frankford/Tollway is the best! They have NY style pizza - the Italiano is my favorite.

Angelo and Vito's Pizzeria
4520 Frankford Rd, Dallas, TX 75287

Sep 05, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DFW] Who has the best Peking Duck?

I believe Kang's Cafe is closed. The phone number is disconnected.

Aug 22, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Please Help! B-day dinner in Dallas 'burbs

Terillis in Frisco has a private dining area that will accomodate up to 50. Great Italian food and atmosphere.

Terilli's Frisco Restaurant
4226 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX

Aug 12, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Korean BBQ (Dallas)

Here are some previous posts that may help you out.

I like the following 2 places:

Korea House Restaurant & Club
2598 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX 75229

Seoul Garden
2502 Royal Ln Ste 103, Dallas, TX 75229

Aug 04, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Seafood Dallas?

I love the following casual places:

Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill
4017 Preston Road, Plano, TX

Lefty's Lobster & Chowder House
4021 Belt Line Rd # 101, Addison, TX

Hook Line & Sinker
3103 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

Flying Fish
5100 Belt Line Rd # 740, Dallas, TX

Fish City Grill
18149 Dallas Pkwy # 110, Dallas, TX

Aug 01, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

chinese restaurants with a banquet hall in the dfw area

Sorry, left off the other 2 links:

Zander's House
2300 N Central Expy, Plano, TX

Thanh-Thanh Vietnamese Restaurant
2515 E Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX 76010

Jul 30, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

chinese restaurants with a banquet hall in the dfw area

I've been to many wedding receptions at Maxim's in Richardson and enjoyed the food. (I have never eaten there outside of a banquet.)

Caravelle is just down the street and the food is excellent. I go there quite often, but have not attended any banquets there.

I've also heard Thanh Thanh Vietnamese in Arlington is a great spot for banquets, but have not been there.

Zander's House in Plano is beautiful and the Vietnamese food there is outstanding.

Maxim's Chinese Restaurant
310 Terrace Dr, Richardson, TX 75081

Caravelle Chinese & Vietnamese
400 N Greenville Ave # 16, Richardson, TX

Jul 30, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth


Sprinkles is below average - I don't know what the hype is all about. They are way too dry.

Society Bakery on Lower Greenville - they have excellent cupcakes and other baked items.

Society Bakery
3426 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX

Jul 09, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Hill Country Restaurants, ya'll

My number one favorite is Hill Top Cafe, which is about 10 miles west of Fredericksburg. (Although I don't think they are open on Mondays.)

But there are still several great restaurants on Main Street in Fredericksburg.

Hill Top Cafe
10661 N US Highway 87, Fredericksburg, TX

Hannah's On Main
232 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX

258 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Hondo's On Main
312 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX

Jun 03, 2008
kelly2 in Texas

Dog Friendly Patios in Dallas??

Here are some great suggestions:

Jun 03, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

frozen yogurt- DFW

I had Bliss for the first time last night in Frisco (SE corner of 121/Preston) and I prefer Berry Berry. Bliss was tangier, but the texture was grainy instead of smooth like at Berry Berry. I also had Pinkberry over the weekend while in NYC and really enjoyed it - the fruit was much bigger and ripe than what we get here locally.

Mar 18, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Banh mi in Carrollton/N.Dallas area and a little help ordering it?

Lee Sandwiches is supposed to be opening up sometime this year in Garland. Their menu with pictures would give you a good idea of the types of sandwiches out there.

Feb 26, 2008
kelly2 in Texas

Fun/Trendy Downtown Dallas Dining Option

I would recommend skipping Iron Cactus for dinner as well.

As for trendy, check out the restaurants at Victory Park right by American Airlines Center.

Feb 18, 2008
kelly2 in Texas

[DFW] Just Dessert

Either of the La Duni locations have fabulous desserts and specialty coffees. I stop in all the time just for dessert. I love the Warm Milk Chocolate Cake Pudding & Quatro Leches cake. You can find their menu online:

Feb 15, 2008
kelly2 in Texas

White queso in DFW area

La Joya in Las Colinas/Irving has a very good blanco queso.

Feb 07, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Blu Ginger Thai Cafe and La Joya Fine Mexican - DFW

I definitely recommend La Joya. I tried it for the first time last week during lunch and was quite impressed. Very fresh ingredients and it was nice to have something different from your typical Tex Mex. I love their refried beans and fresh squeezed lime/lemonade.

You can check out their menu at
And here are some reviews that might help as well:

Jan 28, 2008
kelly2 in Dallas - Fort Worth

best hot sauce restaurant and store

I tried Hooks U Salsa after reading about it on the eats blog. It is my new fav salsa - very fresh tasting.

As far as restaurants, I love the smokiness of Pappasito's and Uncle Julio's.

Jan 28, 2008
kelly2 in Texas

ONE day in Dallas - have car - need itinerary complete w/ local fav eats!

For authentic Vietnamese, I love Saigon Kitchen in Garland.

First Chinese BBQ is also quite good, it is Chinese/Vietnamese cuisine.

You may find this site of interest to you as well;

I know you have dinner plans already, but I do love Zander's House in Plano. (Dinner is better than lunch.) It is upscale Vietnamese (from Hue region) and it is unlike anything we have here in Dallas. The staff is Vietnamese (all family members) and you will find a lot of Vietnamese diners as well. They can recommend items that are not on the menu and they are always spot on. I have never been disappointed.

You can't go wrong with La Duni -- I went there this past Sunday and had the brunch chile relleno. Wow. They also have a new Peruvian restaurant, Alo, that has had glowing reviews.

Check out Bill Addison's year in review:
The slideshow pics are making me hungry!

Jan 22, 2008
kelly2 in Texas

Rise Number One--Open yet? Been there?

We stopped in for dessert and coffee yesterday afternoon. We had the chocolate souffle which was excellent. They have a very small menu with savory souffles & sweet souffles. They also have cheese, soups, salads, sandwiches and a few other other non-souffle desserts. Very charming place, I am eager to go back and have a meal there.

Jan 21, 2008
kelly2 in Texas