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Since some people are doing "Where is the best"? Let's play where is the best Banh Mi?

I would hope they have butter mayo - that's fundamental to a good banh mi in my eyes.

Oct 03, 2013
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Frisco Help

No I wouldn't call it phenomenal Greek food, it's more if you are really craving Greek, that's the best option we've got.

Sep 17, 2013
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Frisco Help

Forgot about Platia Greek Kouzina too, def get that in the rotation.

Sep 17, 2013
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32nd Wedding Anniversary Dinner in Dallas! Please Help Me!!

Ethnic + pretty, I'd think Tei An (that's pretty much the default suggestion for it)

Sep 16, 2013
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ISO Fish Head Curry

Throw in another vote for Asian Delights here. Really enjoyed the curry dishes especially the one with the crispy duck.

Sep 12, 2013
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Cheap Food in Expensive Restaurants

Niku tofu is another really filling dish at Sushi Robata that isn't pricy.

Tei An: bowl of miso ramen

FT33/Lucia/Boulevardier: salumi/charcuterie boards

Sep 10, 2013
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Convince me to move to Dallas to eat...

Some places like Udipi Cafe or Saravanaa Bhavan emulate thalis done by Gujarati places - they tend to have "Gujarati-style" dishes, if you will. To be honest the concept of where exactly a thali is from can be pretty confusing for anyone who may not have a solid understanding between regional varieties of Indian food (and I certainly wouldn't know). Haven't had the buffet at Royal Sweets so can't speak regarding that.

The places I know about are in Houston:
http://bhojanusa.com/
http://www.maharajabhog.com/about.html

Googling around led to this in the area, could be a promising lead:
http://indianflavoursdfw.com/index.ph...

Sep 10, 2013
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Where are the most unusual dishes??

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Aug 29, 2013
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Where are the most unusual dishes??

Richardson

Aug 29, 2013
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My 29th BirthDay @ Royal Sichuan TONIGHT

I wouldn't go to Royal Sichuan then. Go to Neighborhood Services or somewhere similar (aka safe options to please everyone). If you have a big enough group, you shouldn't have any problem getting them to put your party down for a table in advance.

Aug 27, 2013
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My 29th BirthDay @ Royal Sichuan TONIGHT

Aug 27, 2013
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Where is the BEST napkin in Watauga?

I'm more of a Dyson air blade kind of guy and that's why I think everyone should go to the Meddlesome Moth. I hope that is also the case for their women's restroom. I'm not a germaphobe or anything, but I also don't want to promote waste.

Aug 27, 2013
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Where is the BEST pizza in DFW??

Yeah it would really be beneficial for me as well. I have no clue about the best seafood in Dallas and these discussions always bring out the absolute best responses. Let's just talk only about lists from now on, that would be really great.

Aug 26, 2013
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Where are the BEST soups in DFW??

Yeah they'll be open, go on and give that a shot. Believe the sausage one is soondae bokum.

Aug 23, 2013
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Where are the BEST soups in DFW??

Being specific is necessary in this forum to nail down what people are looking for. The more specific you are, the better suggestions become.

Aug 22, 2013
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Where are the BEST soups in DFW??

Bun bo hue: Vietnamese soup with vermicelli flavored with fermented shrimp and congealed pig blood.

Kimchi jjigae: Korean soup with tofu flavored with kimchi and other vegetables.

Aug 22, 2013
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Where are the BEST soups in DFW??

Yeah it's To Dam Gol. The place there now is nowhere near as good.

Aug 22, 2013
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Where are the BEST soups in DFW??

While I don't disagree with you on the dish, Saravana Bhavan is probably not a place that OP will like in general based on past threads on preferences. I say this because they're 100% vegetarian - but hey, I could be wrong.

I mentioned bun bo hue in another thread and I like that suggestion. I'd also look at kimchi jjigae for an intense soup. Unfortunately, the place I liked next to Hmart doesn't look like it's around anymore and I'm also in search of a replacement in the area.

Aug 22, 2013
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Palayok is BACK!!

Incorrect spelling! It's Filipino.

Aug 19, 2013
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Best restaurants in Downtown Dallas

High quality Asian food pretty much doesn't exist south of 635 so you're ok there. Tei An is the one exception, but not sure if you have easy access to handmade soba in Toronto?

Not much by the Convention Center unfortunately. Maybe you'll get lucky and food trucks will show up but I wouldn't count on it. You've got a decent set of places nearby the hotel:
Wild Salsa would be the main place I'd recommend downtown for you, definitely get Tex-Mex there.
Rusty Taco has a location at Main Street Garden Park, short walk from where you are staying and they're one of the better options downtown to get breakfast tacos.
You may like Ellen's Southern Kitchen in West End for southern food, but there are better options (ie the places in Bishop Arts mentioned below).
Also try Stephan Pyles, Samar (currently being renovated but I imagine that'll be done by Nov), or his new place Stampede 66.

If you're into coffee, Weekend Coffee is inside the Joule hotel (also very close to you) and IMO it's the best option for coffee within downtown.

As far as BBQ, you likely won't have a chance to do Pecan Lodge, but you could try catching a cab to Lockhart Smokehouse (as well as any of the restaurants in Bishop Arts or nearby - Hattie's, Oddfellows, Tillmans Roadhouse, Bolsa, Driftwood).

Take the green line DART to Deep Ellum and check out Cane Rosso for neapolitan style pizza. Also taking the trolley into Uptown opens up even more options. Cabbing over to TJ's for seafood would be a great idea too.

Aug 19, 2013
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Parents in town for a week...

I liked Work, but felt they're charging too much and could go to Lockhart or Pecan Lodge instead. Still have yet to have a good experience at Slow Bone by the way.

Aug 15, 2013
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Pho Bang Downhill?

Try out some bun bo hue if you want a Vietnamese dish more in your face. Always enjoy getting it from Pho Tau Bay in Richardson. You can probably find places in Arlington/Grand Prairie as well if those are closer to you.

Aug 14, 2013
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ISO Gyros

I actually asked a guy at the Vert's truck in Austin once on this. Doner Kebab would be the Turkish style (henceforth Cafe Istanbul and Pera both having them and probably what demigodh would be looking for). Shawarma is Arabic, while Gyros are Greek. They are all prepared via meat on a rotating spit (pretty much identically), but the seasoning is where they vary.

Aug 13, 2013
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Pan Seared Sweetbreads in Dallas

Have you been to Lavendou? The chef at Cadot used to work for them and then he opened up his own place. IMO Cadot is the better of the two.

Aug 13, 2013
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Foodie FUN birthday

I tend to stick to the beer dinners when I was going and haven't ordered food there since the original chef left last year because of the lost confidence over the quality of their food. Call it an expensive slow burn.

Not sure I follow your logic considering you are a scotch drinker and craft beer is a major part of the premise behind the Moth's concept. I guess you didn't catch what I meant by being a "regular" - I am very interested in craft beer. I just don't agree with the direction they've taken and the clientele they attract, plus atmosphere while dining doesn't matter to me at all. Bottom line: they are not the only game in town when it comes to offering a strong craft beer selection with food better than typical pub fare. I'd go to Common Table or The Libertine first.

Aug 12, 2013
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Foodie FUN birthday

The fried hominy is the only thing worth ordering on Moth's menu since it is the one consistent item. Totally agree with you overall though. Ordering food there is no better than blindly throwing darts, and this is coming from someone that used to (note the past tense) be a regular. Their pretentious take on how to put craft beer together with food simply isn't for me.

Aug 12, 2013
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Needed: typical recommendations, from a slightly different angle

>> I'm not sure why some people react negatively to FT33; this is one of the great restaurants, ANYWHERE

Because the vast majority of the diners in this city don't understand when someone is really serious about elevating the level of dining here. Most people want "safe" - steakhouses and the like.

Somehow you didn't end up getting biscuits anywhere despite all of that talk? Unfortunate.

Aug 12, 2013
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Stephen Pyles vs Abacus - quick!!

Abacus has straight up never impressed me on any dish - nothing stands out to the point where I'd want to go back, not even that seared foie gras (in fact, I've had a seared foie dish at both restaurants). If I had to choose between the two, I consider Stephan Pyles as all around the better place to eat on the basis of consistency. I've had multiple good experiences through Restaurant Week, dining on the regular menu, Fuego (with multiple chefs at the helm - Matt Mccallister, Danyele Mcpherson), and various special dinners/events. They can reliably produce a good high end dining experience if you are wanting to spend some money. There would be way too many examples to name, plus the fact that most of the standout dishes aren't available anymore due to the nature of Fuego. The high point on the regular menu to me is the ceviche bar - all are excellent and well worth doing the ceviche tasting.

Aug 09, 2013
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Stephen Pyles vs Abacus - quick!!

SP is a no brainer on this one.

Aug 08, 2013
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Foodie FUN birthday

Yep pretty much dead on. Any of the Neighborhood Services or a place like Central 214/Bolsa/Nosh/FT33 (in other words a restaurant with an open kitchen) would be good to consider. Outside of American food, you should also look at Tei Tei on Knox/Henderson.

Jul 30, 2013
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