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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Made this tonight - amazing! Only 2 subs - half and half for the cream and crushed up tortilla chips for the corn tortillas since I didn't have those ingredients.

Apr 25, 2013
jjensentx in Recipes

Italian Olive Salad in Boulder area?

Hi - does anyone know where I can buy Italian Olive Salad for muffalettas in the Boulder area?


Jan 16, 2012
jjensentx in Mountain States

Rio de Janeiro - The Deck on Copacabana for feijoada and other good food.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll be back in Rio this week and have been looking for a good place to eat along Copacabana.

anyone been to the Meddlesome Moth yet?

I have reservations for tomorrow night and would love any feedback on the food - what's good, what's not so good.

May 07, 2010
jjensentx in Dallas - Fort Worth

dinner suggestions in Paddington or Central London for a solo diner?

I'll be in London two Saturdays from now and would appreciate any restaurant suggestions for solo dining. I'm not picky about the type of food - just looking for good quality at a restaurant that doesn't have problems with seating only one person for dinner.

Feb 26, 2010
jjensentx in U.K./Ireland

A week in San Antonio by The River

Boudro's is actually great for lunch if you don't want to spend the money for supper.

Mar 19, 2009
jjensentx in Texas

What to order at Jasmine Thai?

Give the beef panang and Thai garlic beef a try.

Mar 05, 2009
jjensentx in Dallas - Fort Worth

What's Great In and Around Tyler?

I used to live in Tyler and have family still there, so I am in town frequently. Now living in Dallas, I can sympathize with your friend's difficulty in finding good eats in Tyler.

The only place we visit on a regular basis is Don Juan's Mexican Restaurant - they have two locations - one on the square and the other on Erwin east of the square. Much of the food is Mexican rather than Tex-Mex, which is a breath of fresh in Tyler, as it is overloaded with poor quality Tex-Mex (I would definitely put El Charro in that category). They have great beef tacos and the besitos (jalapenos stuffed with cheese) are a must. Also, their top shelf margaritas on the rocks are great.

Kiepersol can be very good, but it is hit or miss - my in-laws have had excellent meals as well as very disappointing ones. It is one of the priciest places in the Tyler area, but has a nice atmosphere.

I would also recommend Julian's, which is in the Times Square Plaza, if they are interested in Chinese. Julian's is run by a former P.F. Chang's employee, so the food is very similar.

If they are interested in taking a short drive south to Jacksonville, I would recommend Larissa House - It is a tea room in a historic home that has surprisingly high quality food for a small East Texas town. I make a point to have lunch there whenever I am in town.

Mar 05, 2009
jjensentx in Texas