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Restaurants everyone loves--except you

Another vote for Mi Cocina here, and pretty much all of the popular Tex Mex places.
Rockfish
Taco Diner, disgusting.
Anything Stephen Pyles. And yes I ate at ALL of them.
Campisis
Fearings
Meddlesome Moth, although the beer is nice.

Jun 08, 2011
munchie1 in Dallas - Fort Worth

fun good food 10 minutes or less from westlake

Southlake Town Center has a variety of options, including Cheesecake Factory (huge menu, drinks and desserts), Snuffers for burgers, Rockfish for seafood, and many other places. Nothing too fancy, and are all family places. I'm sure you can find something that suits your needs.

Apr 02, 2007
munchie1 in Texas

NY Style Pizza Recc. in D/FW

I'll second Coal Vines. It gets very crowded on weekends, though. As for Broadway, I've had their pies, but they are often under done and soggy in the middle. Bummer.

Apr 02, 2007
munchie1 in Texas

New restaurant in Colleyville

Drove by yesterday. It's called Costa Vida, but it's not open yet.

Mar 28, 2007
munchie1 in Texas

Who Makes the Best Sicilian Pizza in DFW?

The only place I know of in that general area is Zuroma on Hall Johnson and 121. Sorry, but I don't know if it's good or not.

Mar 27, 2007
munchie1 in Texas

Ft. Worth Lunch Event

Lonesome Dove in the Stockyards, or Reata downtown.

Mar 27, 2007
munchie1 in Texas

I Need Food Recommendations for El Paso

If you want barbeque ribs, the State Line is good. As for Mexican, give La Hacienda, Lucy's or La Nortena Y Cafe Deluxe a try.

Mar 27, 2007
munchie1 in Texas

NE Tarrant Farmers Markets?

There's one in Grapevine, although I'm not sure of the days and times.

Mar 22, 2007
munchie1 in Texas

Dallas Late Night Spots

The Loon is open til 2am. Little Katana is open until midnight on weekends. Cafe San Miguel till midnight. Social at the Hotel Lumen til midnight thurs-sat.

Jan 22, 2007
munchie1 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Chicago hound needs dinner recs in Dallas near Convention Center and Adam's Mark

Mexican here is Tex-Mex and different from LA. There are tons of them. Close to you and moderately priced...Mattitos on Routh St. Monica's in Deep Ellum, Ojeda's @ Maple and Wycliff.
As for other places that are close and moderately priced, Amuse on Lamar St is pretty good and has a nice view of downtown. Fuse on Commerce St has interesting and tasty tex-asian fusion. As I said before there are quite a few places on (and near) McKinney Ave. Yutaka Sushi, S&D Oyster House, Uptown Bar and the Loon (burgers etc), Cru (wine bar), Arcodoro Pomodoro (Italian), Coal Vines (New York Pizza), to name a few.

Jan 05, 2007
munchie1 in Texas

Chicago hound needs dinner recs in Dallas near Convention Center and Adam's Mark

There are quite a few places in Uptown along McKinney Ave that are reasonable. What sort of food are you looking for?

Jan 04, 2007
munchie1 in Texas

NY Style Pizza-DFW?

I also agree that Coal Vines is probably the closest NY Style. Had a traditional pepperoni and it was very tasty.
Most toppings imported from Italy, and crust (dough) sourced from a pizzeria in New York.
Can get very crowded on weekends, but stays open very late on Fri-Sat. They are opening another one in Southlake which will be much closer to you than the current Cedar Springs location.

Jan 04, 2007
munchie1 in Dallas - Fort Worth

Romantic Dallas Restaurant With Excellent Food and Wine

Bijoux, Aurora, Daniele Osteria, York St.

Jan 04, 2007
munchie1 in Texas

Bueno Frozen Red and Green Chili

It is definitely available at Market Street on Hwy 26 in Colleyville. I buy it there all the time. Central Market doesn't always have it, and they don't usually have "hot". Hope that helps.

Dec 27, 2006
munchie1 in Texas

Worst Meal of 2006

Taco Diner. The fish tacos were inedible.

Dec 22, 2006
munchie1 in Texas

Help with birthday dinner--steak

There's also Nick and Sam's, and the Palm.

Nov 27, 2006
munchie1 in Texas

Anyone Been to Now? (DALLAS)

Has anyone heard of or been to Now in Uptown? I just saw a short review in Texas Monthly under the New and Notable section.

Oct 26, 2006
munchie1 in Texas

Dallas Downtown - Recs for a Weekend Visitor

Of the places you listed, Lola and/or York St. get my vote. Lola is known for the superb wine list, and York St for it's fresh seasonal menu. We also had great service at York St. I was underwhelmed by Stephen Pyles. The service was condescending, and although the appetizers/soups/salads were solid, the main courses fell far short.
As for a downtown sports bar, Ten Sports Grill, and Press Box Grill are both located on Main St. There is a newer place called Walrus next to the aquarium. All cater to a sports crowd.

Oct 17, 2006
munchie1 in Texas

URBAN BISTRO (AVNER) TIMES TWO

Smallish with some of the usual suspects, i.e. Far Niente, Turley, Phelps Insignia. Prices ranged from around $250 up to $2300 for a Chateau Petrus. IMHO a little over the top for bistro fare.

Oct 11, 2006
munchie1 in Texas

URBAN BISTRO (AVNER) TIMES TWO

I went there a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday night. We (my husband and I) decided kind of last minute to go with a another couple. Got a reservation for 9PM and got there around 8:30 and it was full. There's a small bar area off to the side so we had a glass of wine while waiting for our friends to arrive. The wine list is small with mostly California selections. There is also a small Reserve list.
After our friends arrived, we were seated promptly.
We had several selections from the starter menu. The Hummus Dip was fresh and flavorful and came with an assortment of breads. I had the Moroccan Beef Cigars. They were served standing up in a tall glass with the cucumber yogurt on the side. The cigars were crisp and the beef had a nice spicy tang. The yogurt was cool and mild and complemented the cigars' spice.
My husband had the Ricotta Cheese Ravioli with Sweet Italian Sausage. They were delicious and probably my favorite of the starters we tried.
Our friends had the Zaa'tar Crusted Tuna, which was very fresh and nicely presented, and the Escargot, Squid and Octopus in Pesto. I did not try the latter, but our friends ate the entire thing, mopped up the remaining pesto with the bread and said it was terrific.
On to the Main.
I wanted the Braised Lamb Shank, but they had already run out (bummer), so I had the Pan Seared Diver Scallops with Roasted Israeli Couscous. The scallops were plump, and properly cooked. The couscous was firm, not mushy, and very flavorful.
My Hubby had the Spiced Salmon Steak with Braised Fennel. The Salmon was cooked to order and he said it was very good, but that the fennel was a little overpowering.
My friend K had the Gambas Tangine which I also tried. It came with Roasted Spaghetti Squash. The shrimp were fresh and tender and the Moroccan spice did not overpower. The squash was tender and not overdone.
Her man T had also wanted the Lamb Shank, but settled for the Veal Scaloppini. This was probably the least exciting of our selections, but was well prepared and fork tender.
We had a bottle of Patz and Hall Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir Carneros, which was served at the proper temp.
We finished with the Tarte Tatin a la Mode and Chocolate Chocolat Chocolate desserts and Espressos. Both were quite good.
Service was friendly and well paced.
Prices weren't outrageous at around $300 for 4 including wine.

Oct 10, 2006
munchie1 in Texas

[DFW] Southlake - Cheesehound looking for Hoch Y Brig?

Your best chance would probably be Central Market. There aren't really any specialty cheese shops around. Maybe an outside chance would be Jimmy's in Dallas, but they mostly have Italian specialties. I usually get cheeses I can't find here online from Artisinal or Murray's.

Oct 07, 2006
munchie1 in Texas

[DFW] Southlake - Michael Anthony's - Contemporary American

Me too. There was also one awhile back in the DMN that wasn't that great either. I guess we should just see for ourselves.

Oct 07, 2006
munchie1 in Texas

Boulder bound

Frasca is great and has a superb wine list.
Flagstaff House is also very nice, especially for the view.
I have always enjoyed Laudisio for Italian. Their wine list is very nice, and reflects the food (Amalfi Coast) very well. They have recently moved, so check the address. I think it is now on 28th? street.

Oct 05, 2006
munchie1 in Southwest

[DFW] Dallas - Craft, W Hotel (Contemporary Cuisine)

I went to Craft back in August. It was nothing to write home about-especially for the price. Service was fine. Wine list is not great. As for your mention about the wrong vintage...I have had this happen to me many times in many different cities. Most recently, in Washington DC, I had this happen 3 times at 3 different restaurants no less! Funny how they never offer to discount the price when they sub a crappy vintage for a good one.

Oct 03, 2006
munchie1 in Texas

New to Area (DFW) - Craving Good Ethnic Food

Could possibly be i'Fratelli Pizza. They are oval, thin crust.

Oct 02, 2006
munchie1 in Texas

[DFW] San Franciscan turned Texite in Need of EXTREME help

Yes. Unfortunately we are in Tarrant county and there is still smoking allowed in the restaurants. Ugh. Dallas restaurants are non smoking. If you are interested, my husband and I dine out frequently in Dallas and would enjoy exploring the eating scene there with you and your boyfriend.

Regards,

L

Sep 21, 2006
munchie1 in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DFW] San Franciscan turned Texite in Need of EXTREME help

Also in Colleyville in the Village off Highway 26 there is a great local restaurant called 62 Main. The chef there, David McMillan, started out in Northern Cal,and then the Anatole Hotel in Dallas. Many of his dishes have the Napa/No.Cal. influence. He also has more casual fish place right below called Kingfish.
In the same shopping center where the above mentioned Marketstreet is, there's a place called Gloria's that has Salvadoran food and live music and salsa dancing on the weekends.
Over in Grapevine there's quite a few local restaurants on Main St.and also on Northwest Highway some are pretty good, some just OK.
Over in Keller just up 1709 there's and Italian place called Mezza Luna (no relation to the one in LA.) Ate there once, decent food, good service.
In Trophy Club up off 114 there's a Tex-Mex place called Christina's. Big menu and good tableside guacamole.
If you're looking for something more adventurous and interesting then you'll need to go to Dallas.
Hope that helps!

Sep 18, 2006
munchie1 in Dallas - Fort Worth

I NEED A ROMANTIC RESTARAUNT IN SAN ANTONIO WITH GOOD FOOD FOR THIS SAT FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY.

Perhaps you can tell us where in San Antonio you are staying and we can let you know a place that is close and suits your needs. Biga On The Banks is on the Riverwalk and would qualify as both American and romantic. The food there is quite good and would be my first choice. Tel: 210-225-0722. As for Italian, a place called Paesano's is classy but casual. It can get a little loud. The food is good and the wine list is reasonable. It is on 555 E Basse about 10 mins from downtown. Tel: 210-828-5191.

Sep 14, 2006
munchie1 in Texas

Brunch Near Grapevine Mills?

Places near Grapevine Mills that do a Sunday brunch are the Hilton DFW Lakes, and The Gaylord Texan (Riverwalk Cafe). I think Wilhoite's on Main St. downtown Grapevine does a buffet. Wilhoite's caters to the weekend Harley crowd, so if that's not your bag, I wouldn't go there.

Sep 14, 2006
munchie1 in Texas

Phoenix/Scottsdale must tries

I've enjoyed some terrific meals at Medizona and Rancho Pinot Grille. Rito's Market has good burritos, but it's pretty much a take out place.

Aug 28, 2006
munchie1 in Southwest