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Tony Bourdain's thoughts on BBQ-Gate and Leslie Brenner

To get right to the bit, his comments start at the 28:09 mark :)

Jan 16, 2011
94degrees in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sticky Fingers-style wings in DFW?

Thanks for the quick response. I'll give 'em a try

Jan 04, 2011
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Sticky Fingers-style wings in DFW?

We just returned from a trip to South Carolina and had some good wings at Sticky Fingers bbq restaurant.

Unlike typical wings that are deep-fried and coated in sauce, these are dry-rubbed, smoked and then flash-fried yielding a crispy skin. There's no sauce and they're not oily.

Anyone know of wings with a similar preparation in the area?

Jan 04, 2011
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New sandwich at Jimmy's

txram, it's like you're me....from the future! I was going to post a review to make the same comments.

The broccoli rabe was a bit much. I never had it before but I liken it to turnip greens. The amount added too much bitter taste and made the bread a wet mess.

I kept looking around for some pepper vinegar sauce to cut the bitterness. Everything else was good, though.

Dec 25, 2010
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Looking for good CHILI in Dallas area

Thanks. I'll check it out.

Dec 14, 2010
94degrees in Dallas - Fort Worth

Looking for good CHILI in Dallas area

Good suggestions, everyone. I could go with or without beans...just checking my options for something on the healthier side.

Dec 07, 2010
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Looking for good CHILI in Dallas area

Once the temperature drops, I get a craving for good chili. Anyone have any suggestions?

I can only recall seeing it at Plucker's on Greenville, Steak & Shake and Central Market.

I'd prefer if it had beans and not meat only.

Thanks

Nov 15, 2010
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Boudin in Dallas

Baby Back Shak on Akard St. has it. You can get it as a plate or a side item.

Nov 04, 2010
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Nam Sod

I've found nam sod at Bangkok City on Bryan St. They pork was a little overcooked but it satisfied my craving. It's pretty spicy though. Lots of raw ginger and chili give it some bite.

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Bangkok City
4301 Bryan St Ste 101, Dallas, TX 75204

Aug 09, 2010
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How is Chic from Barcelona?

It's been over a year since we've been there (ate there twice) but the chicken was very good. My wife enjoyed the fish as well.

Aug 06, 2010
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Japanese meshi/rice dishes in DFW?

We recently ate at Musha in Santa Monica, CA. They had a couple of rice dishes that were incredible. I'm on a search to see if there's anything like it in Dallas.

Here are the descriptions:

Takana Meshi: chopped mustard leaf pickles, stirfried to seasoned it then mixed with steamed rice, shiso leaf & mitsuba leaf, and grilled with hot stone bowl. topped with a sprinkle of shredded "nori" seaweed.

Char - Han: hot & spicy typhoon fried rice, prepared with ground pork, thai chili, bamboo short, ginger, garlic & tokyo leek, then mixed with stirfried egg & rice. finished with touch of fish sauce. topped with cilantro & red ginger

Salmon Yakioni: hot steamy rice mixed with grilled salmon flakes and shiso leave, shaped in triangle ball, then grilled until crispy with spray of soy sauce. comes 2 pieces per order

Jul 27, 2010
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Nam Sod

I've been searching for this, too. I've only been to 4 or 5 Thai restaurants in Dallas, but none of them have it.

Jul 27, 2010
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Bizarre foods in Dallas?

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. Frog legs aren't that exotic but I'd hoped they would kick start the discussion. Duck's tongue? Got to try that. I've really liked chicken hearts at some Brazilian places. I'm hoping to try calf brains that aren't too expensive, too. Chicken feet at the Asian market on Walnut are also on my list.

Calf fries are mountain oysters, correct? Had 'em in West Virginia, but it's been a while

Jul 21, 2009
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Bizarre foods in Dallas?

After watching several episodes of Bizarre Foods, I'm tempted to try some unusual dishes in Dallas. Anyone have any recommendations?

I know Uncle Julio's has frog legs. Ali Baba's serves raw kibbi. And some pho joints have beef with blood.

Jul 16, 2009
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DFW teppanyaki. Is Benihana's the best option?

I have a craving for teppanyaki this weekend (and shrimp sauce). Is there something better than Benihana's? I think they're fine but maybe there's something better I'm not aware of.

May 29, 2009
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10 best things to eat in Dallas

Good lists, everyone!

• Ahi Tower @ Bluefish
• Baba ganuj @ Fadi's on Knox
• Steak sandwich @ The Libertine Bar
• Yellowtail sashimi @ Sushi Sake in Richardson
• Blue Cheese & Jalepeño Burger @ Twisted Root
• Boudin @ Baby Back Shak
• Bhel puri @ Taj Mahal Imports (Best kept secrets)
• Tampiqueno chicken-fried steak @ Matt's Rancho Martinez
• Papaya salad @ Ginger Thai at Mockingbird/Abrams
• Yeast rolls @ Bubba's Cooks Country

May 16, 2009
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Red eye gravy in Dallas?

Ah, thanks much! I'll check it out this weekend

May 13, 2009
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Red eye gravy in Dallas?

Anyone know of any places in the Dallas area that have red eye gravy on the breakfast menu?

May 13, 2009
94degrees in Dallas - Fort Worth

Kaiten/"Conveyor Belt" Sushi in Dallas?

Stone Horse at Campbell and Collins in Richardson has this setup. I've never had the sushi there, since the excellent Sushi Sake is in the same area.

Mar 28, 2009
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Best burger in Downtown Dallas?

Don't forget Lee Harvey's burgers. They're easily in my top 5 of DFW

Mar 01, 2009
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Good new Thai in Lakewood/East Dallas

We've found a good Thai restaurant that's closer than Royal Thai and a lot less crowded. The name is Ginger Thai and it's next to the Lover's Pizza at the Lakewood shopping center. I don't know the exact name, but it's near Mockingbird and Abrams where Dee's Doggie Den, Albertsons and IHOP are located. Currently they only have a banner for a sign, so it may be difficult to locate.

My wife and I have been twice and really like it. Their menu and dining area isn't as big as Royal Thai (our best choice for Thai) but the food and prices are comparable.

On our first we visit, we shared the papaya salad and the red curry with chicken. The prices were $6.95 and $8.95, respectively. The papaya salad was bright and crisp with just the right amount of tart and spice. The portion was larger than we expected, as well.

The red curry was as good as any other I've had.

On our second visit, we strayed from the safe, typical choices. We ordered the calamari (6.95), hot and sour tom yum soup ($7.95) and the roast duck ($11.95).

Although the portion of calamari was smaller than I expected, the taste was really good. It wasn't greasy at all. The pieces were consistent cuts -- not a mix of tentacles, rings and chunks. The batter was mixed with pepper and spices and it was served with a thin, sweet and sour sauce with cucumber pieces. It was an exceptional appetizer.

My wife had a cold so she ordered the soup. The ingredients were fresh and the spice was just right. I prefer the coconut soup over the tomato broth of the tom yum, but the overall flavor was very nice.

The duck was very good as well. It was sliced and served with mixed vegetables. There was just enough broth to unite the flavors of the duck and vegetables. The duck had a few small bone pieces, but the flavor was rich and smoky, so I didn't mind.

The service was good but there were only 3 other tables during each visit.

We're happy we found an alternative to Royal Thai.

This is my first post after being a long-time reader. Hopefully some of you will enjoy it as much as we have.

T

Feb 14, 2009
94degrees in Dallas - Fort Worth