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Downtown Fort Worth? What is worth eating?

DOWNTOWN. Do I need to specify what part of downtown? C'mon folks, good food in cowtown. Food carts? Hole in the wall joints? Un-named or underground "private" eating establishments? There has to be someplace interesting worth visiting in downtown cowtown.

Aug 12, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Downtown Fort Worth? What is worth eating?

I am going to be spending a lot of time in cowtown in the next 9 months. What is worth eating? Where? Cost is not an issue. Any type of cuisine is welcome. I don't need a recommendation to kincaids or TJ's. Please tell me about locations or individual dishes.

Aug 10, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where would you take a food personality when visiting Dallas?

I was thinking about Patager also. Your friend might appreciate something different like what Potager has to offer. While York is great, your friend can have experiences similar to York St. in many different places. Potager is certainly unique.

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York St
6047 Lewis St, Dallas, TX 75206

Potager Cafe
315 S Mesquite St, Arlington, TX 76010

Jul 19, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

New to Dallas: Ice cream, bread, etc...

+1 for Graeter's. When I was a kid we had this stuff shipped from Ohio packed in dry ice. It is better than anything you can find around here. A while back some Carvel stores were popping up around town. I like their ice cream cakes. A Texas staple is Blue Bell. Give it a try if you haven't tried it before. You can buy it in any grocery.

Jul 14, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Delivered Pizza in M-Streets Area

Piggie Pies is another that will deliver to the area. Campisi's will deliver but I don't care for their delivery.

Take out is the name of the game for this part of town. Louie's, and Prego are two of the best in town but no delivery.

Jul 14, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

One night in Dallas

Al Biernet's is a good option. Fearings might be more "Texan".

Jul 12, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

10 best things to eat in Dallas

I'm adding ribs from Off The Bone to my original list. I know Dallas doesn't have much to offer in terms of BBQ but Off The Bone is Damn good.

Jul 12, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Frozen Cocktails - Dallas

I remembered another one...the frozen Belini at Patrizio. I think it is worth a try.

Jul 09, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Frozen Cocktails - Dallas

There are a couple I can recommend. The Meltdown Margarita at Ojeda's is one of them. I don't know if it is nostalgia, the high alcohol content, or the taste (or combination of any or all) but I visit Ojeda's for this drink. The food is not worth the trip.

Since the frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas (the original machine now sits in the Smithsonian in DC) Mariano's would be a safe place for a frozen margarita.

While some folks swear by the Mambo Taxi at Mi Cocina or Taco Diner, others roll their eyes. Over hyped in my opinion. High alcohol content? Perhaps.

Jul 09, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Brunch locations for runners

Barbec's. Not sure about the drinks though. Also, try dream cafe in the quadrangle. Capitol pub on Henderson also does brunch and so does the libertine on lower Greenville. Both of them will have drinks. All of these will accommodate sweaty runners and most have patio seating.

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Barbecs
8949 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Jul 06, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

T-Root like the Burger Doctor calls it. They make great burgers

Nice review but I have to agree with jindomommy that Twisted Root is overrated. It's is just ok. Angry Dog beats it. Variety is good but overall it is just a fancy burger that just doesnt taste all that great.

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Angry Dog
2726 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

Jul 06, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Breakfast or brunch between Dallas and Rockwall

I have to meet family with small children ( 3under 4 years old) for a quick breakfast Saturday morning. Any suggestions? 4 adults and 3 children. Price no problem.

Jul 02, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

fort worth: the LOVE SHACK

I was there 2 weeks ago and I was not all that impressed. Onion rings were good, beer was cold but the burger did not live up to the hype. It wasn't all that busy but it seemed that the buger was made in a hurry but still somehow over cooked. It was assembled in a sloppy manner as well. For a burger rated so high on the Texas Monthly list, I expected more. It just didn't taste all that great. I liked the place and I will certainly give it another try but so far I would put Kincaid's (sp?) ahead of the dirty love burger and I don't even think Kincaid's lives up to their hype.

Jun 22, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where to eat between Dallas and Austin

TURKEY SHOP! The turkey shop and cafeteria on I35 just north of Waco makes the best turkey sandwich on the planet. It might not look like much but I've been going there for 30years (?). It's been awhile and I hope it's still there but I time my trips to be driving by around lunchtime. Mmmmm buttered fried bread, dark meat turkey pickles and all the rest of the fixins.

Jun 16, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

toddler friendly but food worth eating - Park Cities/Preston Hollow

You are looking for Fernando's on Midway at Northwest Highway. It is exactly what you want, where you want it. You won't be the only ones with kids and the food is good.

Jun 16, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Maple and Motor

I like Maple and Motor but I want to like it more. I find that the burger is ofter a little over cooked. I prefer a burger to have some pink/red in the center. I keep going back hoing they get it right bit not yet. I'll give it a few more chances.

They also need to build a patio out back or put some tables in the parkinglot.

When I go there and the line is out the door, I go around the corner to Burguesa and eat La Monumental. If you haven't tried it, check it out.

Jun 10, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Fuzzy's

I hear there is one opening in Lakewood at Mockingbird and Abrams in the old Blockbuster location.

Jun 09, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Lunch for 10 or 12 including kids?

Thanks for the recommendations. I will check these out. They sound great, especially the Georgia's.

Anyplace that offers "Family style" service would be great too. We always seem to share food anyway.

Jun 09, 2010
fixer in Houston

Anyone serve good blood Sausage in DFW?

My pleasure.

Jun 08, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Lunch for 10 or 12 including kids?

I am looking for someplace to eat with kids.

I travel from Dallas to Houston 5-6 times a year and meet up with the inlaws for lunch/brunch on a Saturday or Sunday. We usualy meet somewhere between Sugarland and Garden Oaks. (big area, I know) The past few times we have been out to eat it has not been satisfying. We all have kids (5 kids under 8 years old) and most places the service has been terrible, food not tasty, or just too crowded to comfortably accomodate a large party.

In the past we have been to BabaYega, Lupe Tortilla, Hobbit Cafe, Barnaby's, Kim ??? (dim sum place on 59, I can't remember the same maybe KImSan or something like that) and a few others. I don't really care for chain restaurants and something family owned is always nice but not required.

I have taken it upon myself to choose the next dining destination because I just cant handle another miserable experience. So where can I find good food for a big family? Cost is not a factor. Fancy food not required.

***By the way, I am a 6-foot male about 200lbs and I eat all kinds of food, but Hobbit Cafe serves an obscene amount of food (especially avacado on sandwiches). I was saddened by the obnoxious waste of food. Very few people (if anyone) wants to, or can eat the ridiculous amount of avacado they serve on their sandwiches. It just makes a mess. Of course it can be boxed up and taken home, but really? Who needs to be served this much food at a single meal? I would have paid more to be served less. Yes, I know the sandwiches can be ordered in a "slim" or "regular" size, or shared, but still it is unnecessary.***end rant.

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Lupe Tortilla's Restaurants
318 Stafford St, Houston, TX 77079

Jun 07, 2010
fixer in Houston

Anyone serve good blood Sausage in DFW?

Hola! used to have it on their tapas menu. Now I think their new place is called Si. It is over in State Thomas in the old Watels location. I don't know if this is what you are lookin for but it is the only blood sausage I have had in DFW.

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Watel's Restaurant
2207 Allen St, Dallas, TX 75204

Jun 01, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Pico De Gallo

Duh! I dont know why I didn't think of that. Thanks!

May 19, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Pico De Gallo

I am having a party and I really don't feel like making the pico de gallo. Where can I buy pico in bulk for a reasonable price? I probably need a few quarts. I am near downtown Dallas.

May 18, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

TOP 5 Can't miss restaurants in Dallas

I don't really see it as negativity. It is very good it is just that there are just so many other excellent options to choose from. Since you are staying at the Adolphus I think you should give it a shot. I like the French Room, but it is not the most comfortable dining experience. It is very "fancy" and while the food is excellent, I often choose to dine elsewhere because I can have a quality dining experience in a more confortable setting. I think of it more of a special occasion restaurant.

Given the list you have come up with, you are going to have great food. If you hit Abacus, Al Biernet's, Lawry's, The Mansion, Nick and Sam's and perhaps Fearing's or one of Stephen Pyles restaurants, you are getting a good taste of Dallas dining and some good prime rib.

May 14, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

TOP 5 Can't miss restaurants in Dallas

French Room, yes.

Lawry's is a good choice for lunch rather than dinner, but count on prime rib rather than "steak". I don't really consider it a steak restaurant. You don't have any a la carte steak restaurants on your list (Bob's and Papa's come to mind. Both are good but I would rather visit some of the other places mentioned below.)

Nick and Sam's, Hibiscus and Al Biernet's are all excellent. All places have options other than steak but their steaks are excellent. All are best for dinner rather than lunch. Al Biernet's is open for lunch-not sure about the others...

For a "fancy" quiet dinner you might give York Street a look and since money is no option you might check out Aurora.

In regard to your questions:
1. Lawry's
2. Not sure. I would only go there if you are planning to eat prime rib. You basically tell them what temperature and how many ounces and they carve it for you right in front of you (assuming you are eating prime rib)
3. depends...(I know this is a BS answer but I am not sure many of them are even open for lunch)

May 12, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Lunch around Stemmons and NW highway?

I know this is Mecca of the chain restaurants but anything interesting around here? ...come to think of it I may have answered my own question...Mecca. I am open to other suggestions though.

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Stemmons Cafe
7800 N Stemmons Fwy Ste 160, Dallas, TX 75247

May 05, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Freshest Seafood in Dallas?

I have been to all of them and I agree with Oceanaire. I think it is an easy decision.

Cafe Pacific is good but can be a bit pretentious and the menu is rather small. I prefer the atmosphere at Oceanaire.

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Cafe Pacific
24 Highland Park Vlg, Dallas, TX 75205

May 05, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Good TX BBQ Joints in Dallas?

What part of town will you be in? Dallas is not really known for great BBQ, but I am sure someone can make some suggestions depending on your location.

Apr 20, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

DC Hound in Dallas for 5 days: Tex-Mex, barbecue, and old

Downtown TexMex Pepe and Mito's is good. Matt's No Place in Lakewood is another option you might check out for Tex Mex. El Fenix is a Dallas fixture. Not the greates food but well established. Cowboy Chow is a unique Texas-type food experience for a good lunch in Deep Ellum. I wouldn't waste the calories on BBQ in Dallas near downtown. Go to Ft.Worth for BBQ. I had Off The Bone at a party the other day and it was fantastic. I am looking for an excuse to have a party and order their ribs. For fancy Southwest food Fearings is going to be a good option. Skip Nobu and go to TeiTei on Henderson. I still don't understand why people eat at Cafe San Miguel. I have given it several tries and just don't care for it.

Breakfast: Mattito's (same owners as Matt's No Place) has a good brunch buffet. Breadwinners on McKinney, and Dream Cafe in the Quadrangle are both good options for breakfast food.

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Cowboy Chow
2801 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226

Apr 17, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth

Fine Dining Downtown Dallas recommendations for husband's 40th.

You might look into Aurora as well as the others mentioned.

Apr 16, 2010
fixer in Dallas - Fort Worth