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FDA wants to nuke raw oysters!!

i concede. but we won't go into eating sashimi while the fish, octopus, squid, etc is still alive. i once saw this show where this chef was serving a live lobster sashimi...the diners were oooooing and ahhhhing as the lobster's tentacles and limbs were still moving as they picked at it's tail. when the lobster quit moving, the owner of the rest. started to gouge the lobster's eyes so it would move more for the camera. i almost bought a ticket to chicago to hunt that dude down so i could gouge one of his eyes out.

Nov 25, 2009
adkim in Food Media & News

Portuguese Restaurant in Carrolton -- Casa Portugal

thanks for tip, yz. hopefully the sardines are offered in the lunch buffet...will check it out this friday.

Nov 25, 2009
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

FDA wants to nuke raw oysters!!

"i thought the comment in the article about oysters being the only raw animal protein consumed was pretty lame. He's never had sashimi/sushi, or steak tartar? and mayo is still made with raw egg in home recipies."

I think he meant the only raw animal protein that is still alive...

"An oyster is the only animal protein that we consume live," explains Dave Blevins, the Food and Drug Administration’s regional shellfish specialist.

(I know what you mean... if i had RDI here, i would live a masochist life...taking solace in my comfort food. ouch, got a paper cut---heading to rainbow drive in. )

Nov 16, 2009
adkim in Food Media & News

FDA wants to nuke raw oysters!!

though i am against the FDA regulation, one should know how excruciating the slow death is. read this brilliant article by Nancy Nichols, food editor of D Magazine (a dallas based society/lifestyle publication). She details a death by oysters harvested from the gulf.

(what's up kaimukiman? still dreaming about the combo plate at rainbow drive in and leonard's malasada's)

http://www.dmagazine.com/Home/2003/05...

as a sidenote, i don't eat raw oyster from the gulf regardless of season. only fried ones. i opt to pay a bit more for the ones from the east and west coasts.

Nov 14, 2009
adkim in Food Media & News

Moules Frites in Dallas?

Teegee,

I once met this Belgian gal while getting my teeth whitened. I asked where she likes to go for her moules frites, but I was so amused by her disdain and rant towards the French and Germans, I don’t actually remember if she answered the question. She was really pretty. I'm talking bombshell...like, here are all my credit cards you can have them. Does that kinda' answer your question?

Yeah, I heard great things about Masaryk’s moule frites (I’m telling you--that modern mexican-belgian fusion cuisine is going to be the next big thing) and that their fries don’t succumb to the sogginess that other inferior frites succumb to. I don’t know how they do it.

Anyhow, I do love me some moules frites-enjoying them al fresco listening to relaxing music like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjRatw...

Oct 23, 2009
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

Moules Frites in Dallas?

"Just wondering if Moules Frites or Mussels and fries exists in the Dallas area?"

only whenever i open my eyes and look at a menu.

Oct 21, 2009
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

DFW: Spanish Tapas and Olives??

jamie,

si tapas is head and shoulders above the other tapas joints.. i heard service can be spotty; though i personally haven't experienced it. ...well, they did charge me for several dishes that never made it to my table once. be sure to order the rice dish.

Si Tapas
2207 allen st.
(214) 720- 0324

Oct 20, 2009
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

Tom & Bingo's BBQ - Lubbock

professor huges? business mgt? i took some courses from you. i didn't know you were a foodie. still remember all your crazy stories about joe ely. do you know of any good chicken fried steaks in the hub city?

Mar 19, 2009
adkim in Texas

Best Fish and Chips (Dallas)

The Old Monk and Tipperrary Inn.

Mar 11, 2009
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

DFW: Masami vs Sushi Robata?

Tei An is not crazy busy. Popped in a Thursday evening last week and was seated promptly. Was there on a Tuesday evening a couple of weeks back and the place was half full.

Feb 23, 2009
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DAL] S & D Oyster Company

The nuts? Not familiar with that term, but assuming you mean they are the benchmark in cajun cuisine for the area. For me, Alligator Cafe has their strengths, blackened/fried catfish, dirty rice, great specials like a cajun ribeye for $13. Some of the items I am not impressed with are the gumbo, jambalaya, the cajun pasta (recommended to me by an employee when they first opened up), the corn fritters, and sadly, my favorite dish, creole. I have had the creole once or twice where I was satisfied with what they served, but more often than not I am slightly dissapointed.

Feb 18, 2009
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DAL] S & D Oyster Company

Have you had Nate's gumbo? Silky smooth. Obviously they know how to do a good roux. I can't say the same for highly touted Alligator Cafe.

Feb 17, 2009
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DFW] Zymology - newest addition to Lower Greenville

Cause getting the food to go will sometimes lead to a soggy experience, duh!

Feb 17, 2009
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DFW] Zymology - newest addition to Lower Greenville

My goodness. You must not be native. Not to sound insulting nor condescending, but walk from the Granada to Mockingbird Station? Holy Jebus. I wouldn't walk anywhere around lower Greenville late night more than I have to unless I am with a group. And at 2am? Drunk? F-that. Get a cab.

Feb 17, 2009
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas - molecular gastronomy/experimental?

Didn't Anthony spend some time in the El Bulli kitchen? I know his last gig was in Spain before arriving at Nana's.

Feb 03, 2009
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

Keiichi in Denton.

The priced does not include gratuity and drinks. The second night was a little bit pricer, but the amount of sashimi and sushi was nearly double than what I had the previous time.

As for the pasta, no. I haven't been able to get back out there. Thanks for reminding me to do so.

Feb 02, 2009
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

Keiichi in Denton.

My second visit reminded me that I missed some other highlights. Scallops nigiri that were blowtorched to realease its aroma, made for a scallop unlike I have ever tasted. I have had many scallops cooked, sashimi, nigiri, and ceviche, but I have never tasted scallops the way they tasted after being lightly singed. Unfortunately, I can't begin to describe the flavor and texture of the blowtorched scallop...It would be injustice to the dish for me to try to describe it. The mackerel again was another highlight. It even drew praise from my sister who is a veteran of sushi dining. Of the sashimi we tried, the kampachi (Japanese), was my favorite. Buttery and smooth, the kampachi melted in your mouth. The uni was silky smooth and sweet. San Diego uni is supposedly some of the best available right now and he has it.

We had the fortune to be the last patrons at the sushi bar last night, so we were able to pick his brain a bit regarding his dishes, where he gets some of his ingredients, and how he came to be in an Italian kitchen. Even got to meet his uncle who kept us laughing long after the sake had dried up. Ahhhh. Good times, good times.

Dec 24, 2008
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

Keiichi in Denton.

I went this past Friday (Dec 12th) and had omakase. Keiichi was playful with texture presentation. A tofu that was silky smooth sitting atop a sweet mirin/rice wine sauce (I think) with pieces of crab that served as the topping. The tofu literally melted in your mouth while you chewed pieces of the crabmeat. Another dish that impressed me was the steamed cod dish with some sort of yam concoction. I originally thought the white, grainy/flaky substance was jook (rice porridge), but the chef informed me it was yam instead. Blew me away. I asked how he made it, but I had a hard time hearing what was said. Mackerel, one of my favorite fish cooked, came out nigiri. It was perfect. The fish was so fresh that the oiliness of the fish hadn't given way to a slimy/fishy odor. The sashimi plate is among the freshest available in Dallas. And like Bill Addison, it jangles my mind to see pasta Bolognese being served over the sushi counter...and it looked heavenly. Also saw a perfectly cooked Angus Ribeye and some lamb chops. I already have reservations booked for next week when my sister gets in from NYC. When I told her about my meal along with the $85 price tag of my omakase meal, she demanded we go. I think the omakase price is different night to night, but he stated usually it hovers around $70. After my second meal there, I will probably book a third reservation for a pasta night. I believe those dishes are $16, but I might be wrong. Is Keeichi worth a trip to Denton? An emphatic, "hell yeah" is the answer. I had a conversation with a gentleman there that stated Yutaka, Teiichi, and some of the other top sushi chefs in Dallas go there as well.

Dec 17, 2008
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

How do we cash in on Cheap Lobster?

http://eatsblog.guidelive.com/archive...

houston had them for $7.99?! where were the lobsters from?

Dec 11, 2008
adkim in Texas

Blu Ginger Thai Cafe and La Joya Fine Mexican - DFW

oh. i was hoping for a new lunch partner. it seems your tastes are as varied and adventurous as mine.

Nov 25, 2008
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

Blu Ginger Thai Cafe and La Joya Fine Mexican - DFW

Soulslinger,

Do you work in Irving?

Nov 24, 2008
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

Tom & Bingo's BBQ - Lubbock

Tom & Bingo's is one of those places you walk into and instantly know you're at the right place. It's one of those places that only does one thing; and by doing that, they do it RIGHT! T&B is one of those places you try and then walk out of wondering, why didn't I think of this--- I bet this place would be sold out everyday if this place set up shop at 'X' location. So, in short, yes. It's worth the time to check this place out. It's by far the only place I miss foodwise in Lubbock.. They are only open for lunch though. Eat the chopped or sliced beef sandwich for lunch then head to Spanky's for their legendary fried cheese.

P.S. Funyons compliment the beef sandwiches the best!

P.P.S. I don't think they are open on Sundays.

Nov 24, 2008
adkim in Texas

Nana ** out of ***** [DFW]

"The busboy did not know English, so it's a good thing I'm fluent in Spanish. The waiter never apologized and made it right, either. Then, to add insult to injury, he took the liberty of adding a 20% TIP to the bill. Wow! I wanted to cross it out and give him a big fat zero in retaliation, but my date told me to let it slide since she didn't want a scene because it was her birthday. I was going to give him a 15% tip. I normally leave a 25% tip for a quality restaurant that has waiters, assistant waiters, and busboys. I figure it's not fair to give them a 10-15% percentage tip since they have to split the tip three ways. However, I was going to leave them only 15% this time because of the poor service, but my date made me let it slide and allow them to keep the 20% self-imposed tip. Note that my dinner was a party of 2, not a large group. "

whoa.

Sep 15, 2008
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

[DAL] Nonna

I second the semifreddo! Absolutely, positively jaw-dropping good.

Aug 18, 2008
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

Inventive Tasting Menu or Chef's Table for my 22nd Bday in Dallas/FW??

Unfortunately, Dallas doesn't have a chef that pushes imagination to the extent of what Chef Acahtz has done with Alinea. But, don't let the conservative palates of Dallas diners lead you to believe the city doesn't have chefs that color outside the lines either. York St. is a gem of a neighborhood restaurant that focuses on seasonal ingredients. It is one of Chef Hage's forte. I believe the restaurant is closed while she is on vacation, but business should be open any day now.

http://ulteriorepicure.wordpress.com/...

The Mansion is another top choice if, as Donna puts it, you have a bigger budget. Several dining options to choose from as explained in this comprehensive review by Bill Addison:

http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?...

sidenote: If anyone doesn't know who Grant Achatz is and and/or hasn't heard about his battle with cancer, I strongly recommend reading this article from Food & Wine. It's well worth a read if only to know about how he came up with odd/unusual food pairings while his tastebuds were rendered useless during chemotherapy.

http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/c...

Aug 07, 2008
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

Austin to Lubbock

If you are going through Lampasas : http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/370166

Aug 01, 2008
adkim in Texas

Any Guatemalan restaurants in the Dallas area?

Title says it all. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. BTW, Pollo Campero doesn't count.

Jul 24, 2008
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best Tex-Mex in Dallas 214 area

"Tex-Mex" and "authentic" is an oxymoron. But, El Fenix is the enchilada standard in Dallas. I personally like Luna de Noche for all things Tex-Mex.

Jun 19, 2008
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth

My $100.00 plate of Central Texas BBQ

You should have stopped at Kreuz's. Fortunately, they do mail order. Get some ribs.

BTW, what was the date posted on these bad reviews of Kreuz's?

Jun 10, 2008
adkim in Texas

Dallas: Brazilian - which one & how much?

I never cared for the food from Fogo de Chao and Texas de Brazil. The price you pay, approximately $45 per person, is money better spent at one of Dallas' finer steakhouses. But, if you have to go, I would choose Fogo de Chao b/c their "salad bar" is far better than Texas de Brazil's. Don't know much about the newcomer, Rafain.

If your family is feeling a bit more adventurous try:

http://www.brazilbrasileiro.com/

or

http://www.deliciasbrazil.com/

Some reviews from the local paper:

http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?...

http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?...

http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?...

http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?...

http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?...

Jun 07, 2008
adkim in Dallas - Fort Worth