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Best place to buy grills?

Jacksons on Lemon has a nice selection, but they charge an arm and three legs. Both of the Sur La Tables in the area have Weber Performers in stock and can order the full Weber line for you.

I've always had good luck at the Grill Doctor at the corner of Coit and Beltline and I'm not sure if it's still there, but there was a great grill place in Allen right off of Central.

Aug 15, 2010
Grovite in Dallas - Fort Worth

The BEST steak in or around Arlington/Dallas...???

Do yourself a favor and rent a car with a GPS.

Feb 24, 2010
Grovite in Dallas - Fort Worth

ISO: Good Tex-Mex in NoVa

I recently moved to the area (Loudon County to be exact) and in my typical fashion, I set out to find good places to eat. So far, I have found some really great Italian, Indian and Thai places, but the Mexican, specifically Tex-Mex, has been lackluster at best.

Anita's was recommended to me, but that was barely passable. Their website said they were transplants from New Mexico, but I spent an awful lot of time in and around Albuquerque and Santa Fe and what I had at Anita's would have been laughed out of town.

I was surprised to find an outpost of the Dallas based Uncle Julio's in Fairfax. I went in expecting to get the same food that I would have had in Dallas or Ft. Worth, but was disappointed to say the least.

There have to be some taco carts and taquerias around, I've just had a hard time finding them. If any of you know where I can find some carts, hole-on-the-walls and joints that serve San Antonio/Austin style Tex-Mex Enchiladas, real Carnitas and REAL chili con carne, help a brother out!

Best BBQ in Texas

There are a lot of good places outside of the "Smoke Ring" of Central Texas, hell, even some here in North Texas that not a lot of people talk about. The Mrs. and I have eaten at Bubba's in Ennis more times than we can count and everything on that menu is top notch.

We drove up to Lavon a couple of days ago to try out Big Daddy's Roadhouse, which made Texas Monthly's Top 50 list. It was well worth the short drive. The brisket was perfectly smoked, as were the sausage and hot links. The sides were amazing with the highlight being the Mashed Potato Salad with just the right amount of mustard. The beans were a little dry, but we got there pretty late. The sauce was another reason to go back. And hey, they have Lone Star longnecks which made everything that much better.

Jun 09, 2008
Grovite in Texas

Kolaches

Don't forget Kolache Depot in Ennis, the closest Czech community to Dallas. They have two locations in Ennis and recently opened an outpost in Red Oak right off of 35.

Apr 18, 2008
Grovite in Texas

My Recipe Box

I'll third that.

Overall, I like the layout of the site, but the additions that have been mentioned up and down all of these replies would add so much more.

Sep 02, 2006
Grovite in Site Talk

Why Are Shopping Carts So Hard to Steer?

Enjoyed the article, and I like the "Hello Kitty" carts at Central Market.

Sep 02, 2006
Grovite in Features