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What are everyones favorite restaurants in Frisco?

Been there once. BBQ is pretty good and the service is excellent. A good selection of beer.
The only problem is it is much more expensive that ordinary BBQ. We had $45 for two people with only a single drink.

Mar 08, 2013
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Loose leaf tea

Personally I think of Teavana as a place that doesn't understand tea, has expensive equipment, and pushed flavored teas. Not as a place I'd go to for good leaf tea.
Before I went there I would try the British Emporium in Grapevine. Not a huge selection of loose leaf, but at least I trust them.

Nov 21, 2012
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

A Good Indian Buffet for Lunch in Plano/Richardson/Addison/North Dallas?

We went to Taj Mahal in years past.
Last February we went there for the first time in ages,
and it was one of the worst Indian meals ever.
We sent the tea back twice because it was horrible
(tasted and smelled like soap). The food was
only marginally edible.
Never go back.

Aug 10, 2012
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Taco Republic - Awesome

Also try the Smokehouse.
BBQ brisket, fried onion strings, pickles.
Really great, but its hard to top the Thai Chihuahua.
John

Aug 10, 2012
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Two Nights in Plano

From the Plano Center, a 1/2 mile west is 5 Guys Burgers. Opinions vary but I like the burgers.
Cross under Central Expressway, go north on Chase Oaks Pkwy to Legacy in Chitos is
on the corner (attached to a gas station). My favorite Mexican food for many miles around.
Go south to Alma & Parker (SW corner) for Jasmine Thai II.
John

Jun 07, 2012
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Looking for Pumpkin

Try the Afghan Grill on Preston.
They had a number of items using pumpkin.

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Afghan Grill
17370 Preston Rd Ste 490, Dallas, TX 75252

Oct 11, 2011
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DFW] Best Mom and Pop/Hole in The Wall Ethnic Places [DFW]

We went back to Taj Mahal recently for the last time. While originally very good its gone downhill over the years. The last visit the tea was undrinkable and the entrees boring to bad.
It was sad that a place the used to love reach this point.

Jul 29, 2011
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Kulfi in Dallas or Plano

I know that Kaurina's makes Kulfi (and interesting versions of ice cream) locally, but
what stores carries them? Their website (http://www.kaurinas.com/
)doesn't list retail sale locations. Once whole foods carried some but it
wasn't there the last time I visited.

Any big stores carry this, or any of the small/local ethic groceries?

Thanks, John

Jun 28, 2011
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Chili in Texas

Chapman's chili was awesome, but they are now closed.
I'll eat at Tolbert's whenever I am near Grapevine, but their
chili is just ok.

May 19, 2011
jmellby in Texas

A Good Indian Buffet for Lunch in Plano/Richardson/Addison/North Dallas?

I've only been to India Spice once for buffet. Almost totally ignored by waiters, both
when we went in and during the meal when we wanted drink refills or bread.
Then it took 20 minutes to get the bill. Food was just average. Not going back.

I haven't been to the Maharaj buffet. Been twice in the evenings. My food was ok,
but my wife didn't care for it either time.

Has anyone tried Curry Pot on that corner?

May 17, 2011
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Wolf Brand Chili Clone

When I first came to Texas Wolf Brand Chili was good (for a canned chili).
Unfortunately when they moved production outside TX
it got worse. Much worse.

Mar 13, 2011
jmellby in Texas

Really Good Chinese Food in Plano!

I've been to their restaurants, both on Coit and near Ranch 99.
The one on Coit had the rudest service I've ever seen, even ignoring the
fact that they refused to serve my wife the dish she wanted (bitter melon something).
I ordered something easy (I forget what) and it had bad meat, bad vegetables,
and bad sauce.
On top of this the restaurant was ugly and shabby.
I'll never go back.
The one near Ranch 99 was better. At least 2 of the 4 people with us liked the food.
Still there are too many Chinese places in Plano that actually serve good food
for us to go back.

Jan 12, 2011
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

10 best things to eat in Dallas

Pizzaholic has only submitted 4 articles, all this afternoon, all about this pizza joint.
Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck.

Jul 13, 2010
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where can I find DaVero Olive Oil in Dallas

I just saw an article by the www.DaVero.com people and am interested in trying
their Olive Oil. Is there anywhere in Dallas that sells this?

As I'm on the subject what do people think are good Olive Oils?
I just got some Texas Hill Country oil, but haven't had a chance to open it yet.

John

Jul 09, 2010
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Spicy food

I find that the original, at Spring Creek and Custer, is significantly milder than Jasmine II or III. (On Parker&Alma, and Coit&Park)

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Spring Creek Restaurants
4108 S Carrier Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Jun 23, 2010
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Rusty Taco -- 38 minutes for a taco?

Thats a long stretch of road.
Can you tell us where it is, or even the name?

Jun 03, 2010
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Akbar-Plano

Back when Akbar's was on Coit it was one of the better Indian restaurants around.
When they moved to Plano we were thrilled, Sadly, the food quality went way down.
And lets just say that I don't expect to see thing moving in the buffet.
I won't be back.

Mar 24, 2010
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best Cakes - Plano

I haven't tried the cakes, but Willie Mae's has long been a prized source
for wedding cakes.

NW corner of Custer and Park.
2141 West Park Boulevard Plano, TX 75075-2949 - (972) 424-6716

Mar 08, 2010
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Mexican Food in Dallas Metroplex

OK - what is the very good taqueria in Allen?

Oct 31, 2009
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Mexican Food in Dallas Metroplex

Cuquitas is listed as closed. Is there another location other than Henderson?

Oct 31, 2009
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

(DAL) Where can I find ghosts?

Few places sell the peppers. CA John's does have a good number of products using
the Jolokia. I can attest for the Jolokia Mustard, and the Holy Jolokia hot sauce.
http://www.cajohns.com/

John

Sep 18, 2009
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best Burger In Dallas/Fort Worth

The Big Easy (near Park and Central, West side) has got one of the better
burgers around (and the frys are usually excellent). They have also got,
according to our NOLA friends, the best New Orleans food in DFW.
Certainly their muffaletta is excellent!
John

Jul 26, 2009
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best Burger In Dallas/Fort Worth

J.C.s has got a very good burger. We are at the Allen location for lunch a lot.
They also have a 3rd location on the South side of I-190 East of Custer (I think).
John

Jul 26, 2009
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Does anyone know of a good tea house in the Dallas Area?

I second the Lavender.
Three of us went there in the spring and had a very nice
lunch with interesting teas.
I don't remember if they serve High Tea, though.

Jun 29, 2009
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Mole in Dallas?

I'm still searching for mole, but Aparicio's in Plano, at 18th St (just West
of Avenue K) has my favorite mole so far.

They used to be Plano Tortilla Factory, but several years ago built a bigger,
and classier restaurant. We've gotten the tamales for Christmas Eve
for several years.

Jun 12, 2009
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Weekend in Downtown Dallas

This weekend A-Kon was held in downtown Dallas.
They probably were not drunks, merely Otaku.

Jun 01, 2009
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas BBQ

I've been to Hard Eight 4-5 and have had a very different experience.
The brisket varied from OK to excellent (largely at my estimate of good).
The sauce wasn't very good, but the hot bbq sauce was very good.
Everyone thought the chicken was excellent.
Their Jalapeno poppers were good but I found after eating more than one or two
my interest ran out.
My only real complaint was how easy it was to order too much meat by
sampling 'just a piece' of several different meats.

Jun 01, 2009
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Pho in Dallas?

My wife is the Pho fan and her favorite so far is at Mei Mei China at 405 Legacy Drive.
This is a combined Chinese - Vietnamese place, and she thinks this is the
best Pho we've tried yet.

Feb 16, 2009
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

best chow DFW neighborhood

Don't forget Big Easy. My friends from NOLA say its the closest thing to home. Don't know
if that's true, but its very good.

There is also a large number of mid-eastern restaurants that have popped up in the
last few years.

Chicago Street and Chicago's Finest for good pizza. Grimaldi's is just up in Allen.

And you have the Shops at Legacy.
JRM

Feb 06, 2009
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth

Closest & best BBQ - Plano

Dickey's has the best BBQ in Plano ONLY if you go to the right one.
The Dickey's in East Plano on 14th is the oldest BBQ in Plano
(and supposedly the 2nd Dickeys ever). The other Dickey's can't begin
to compare to this one!
I've had excellent ribs at Spring Creek BBQ and I've also had very bad ribs there,
so they don't get my vote.

Sep 23, 2008
jmellby in Dallas - Fort Worth