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Needed - dinner in Lima and Cuzco

Oh yeah, the market in Cuzco is great. I still think about the lunch I had there: a giant plate of rice, fried potatoes, fresh cucumber, tomato, and onion, and a fried easy egg. I think it ended up costing around 70 cents.

Needed - dinner in Lima and Cuzco

La Mar is my favorite in Lima, though it is lunch only. But it is SO worth the trip, if you can get there. Pescados Capitales was also quite good. I regret not getting to Astrid y Gaston, so that's another option.

Cuzco: Pachapappa and Granja Heidi were solid choices. If you're burned out on Peruvian and need something different, Jack's Cafe is good. Unfortunately, my trip was several years ago and that's about all I can remember.

The highest quality of meat in Buenos Aires

I just got back from Argentina last week. The steak at Las Lilas was mediocre - far from our favorite. Don Julio ranked way, way ahead. (Other things at Las Lilas were nice, but the steak wasn't as great as we found it to be at other places.)

Good breakfast in Uptown

Dream Cafe is probably one of the best options.

I think Breadwinners has gone completely downhill and is barely edible, at this point.

Nov 19, 2012
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

2 Days in Dallas

Brunch at Oddfellows and Smoke are tough to beat.

Brunch, lunch, dinner at Cane Rosso. Amazing pizza and shockingly awesome meatball sub.

Aug 03, 2012
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

Rehersal dinner ; casual/Italian

Bugatti on Northwest Highway in Dallas (by Love Field). Best customer service in the city. Zee and his staff will treat you like family. Can't recommend them highly enough.

Aug 03, 2012
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

Lima on Sunday

I'll second Pescados Capitales. We had a great lunch there on a Sunday afternoon.

In town for a few days and need an assist.

Definitely hit Smoke for brunch. I love the brisket cornbread hash.

Jul 10, 2012
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

Francis Mallman 1884, Mendoza review - Beautiful restaurant but average meal

This is the problem with having high expectations for a meal and something I struggle with, too. I'm visiting Mendoza in December and this is definitely on my list. how far of a drive was it from Mendoza? Trying to debate if the meal is worth the hassle and cost of finding a driver to get us there.

Lockhart BBQ

Definitely hit all three. Smitty's was my favorite of the group, but they all have something to offer. I remember Smitty's ribs being tremendous. And, of course, Kreuz has fantastic jalapeno sausage, though that might not be a huge draw since you can get that in Oak Cliff now.

Have fun!

May 24, 2012
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

Yuengling anywhere?

Specs won't have it. No one has it because it is illegal to sell Yuengling in Texas due to distribution laws. The brewery does not have a distributer here. Ask any bar owner who has looked into it and they will tell you that if caught, they'd be looking at steep fines.

Apr 03, 2012
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

First Charlie Palmer, now Nana.....

Probably because their clientele is mostly the businessmen who are at the Anatole for a conference, and steak is what that clientele wants. It's a shame for the rest of us, though. I've only had great meals at Nana.

Feb 15, 2012
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

BLTs

Ok, so I had the BLT at Crossroads Diner (75 and Walnut Hill) and it is definitely worth mentioning. Tons of crisp, salty bacon, fresh tomatoes, and greens. I added avocado and a fried egg. It comes on the same brioche they use for their french toast. It was huge; when it arrived in front of me I declared that I was only going to eat half. Predictably, I polished off the entire thing. Fantastic.

Jan 03, 2012
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

BLTs

I'm looking for the best BLTs in Dallas.

(Note: I generally prefer to nix the mayo and add avocado, so if avocado is an option, that's a plus, but not a requirement.)

I'm a big fan of the BLTA at Lee Harvey's and looking for other options.

Ok, go!

Dec 20, 2011
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

Yuengling anywhere?

As a Philly native, it breaks my heart, but no - you can't get Yuengling anywhere here due to distribution regulations.

Sep 27, 2011
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

Restaurant Week menus (2011)

Shinsei:

http://shinseirestaurant.com/2011-res...

Perry's Steakhouse:

http://www.perryssteakhouse.com/locat...

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Shinsei Restaurant
7713 Inwood Rd., Dallas, TX 75209

Jul 15, 2011
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

Restaurant Week menus (2011)

The Ranch at Las Colinas:

http://www.theranchlc.com/files/Ranch...

Jul 14, 2011
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

Arroz Negro in Valencia

does anyone have suggestions for some great Arroz Negro in Valencia? I've read some bad things about L'Estimat and La Pepica, so I'm having trouble deciding. I'm debating the a la carte menu at Ca Sento but am curious if there are other options.

Jun 01, 2011
sass in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona Itinerary 7 night in May - any suggestions?

Anything I can't miss at 41 Degrees? I was shut out of Tickets so made a 9pm reservation at 41 Degrees and can't wait. I'm very much looking forward to the olives but haven't read much about the rest of their menu.

May 27, 2011
sass in Spain/Portugal

Paella in Barceloneta

Looks like my best bets are La Mar Salada or Kaiku. Thanks. And yes, SH, I'm quite familiar with the search function but somehow missed that 4/29 thread.

May 24, 2011
sass in Spain/Portugal

Paella in Barceloneta

I'd like to have Paella for Sunday lunch in Barceloneta. However, I'd really like to avoid the touristy places with pre-made paella. Any suggestions for places to hit? I can make a reservation, if need be. (I'll be there in early June, if that makes a difference.) Thanks in advance.

Or, if there's a better place within city limits to have paella, let me know that as well. But it seems from all I've read that paella for sunday lunch in Barceloneta is one of those things I must experience.

May 24, 2011
sass in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona: Off-and-on-the-beaten-track restaurants

Thanks for this writeup. Any suggestions for a good seafood paella for lunch in Barceloneta?

May 23, 2011
sass in Spain/Portugal

Dallas CSA

You don't have to live in Oak Cliff. They have pick up locations all over the metroplex.

May 11, 2011
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas CSA

May 09, 2011
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

Chowhound from Philly needs recommendations very near the Hilton in Market Center

When I had the brisket from Lockhart Smokehouse (only once) it was inedible. Perhaps I caught them on a bad day, but I won't risk trying it again.

May 06, 2011
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

Chowhound from Philly needs recommendations very near the Hilton in Market Center

I'm a Philly native and aside from using caps lock, I can't emphasize this enough: please don't bother going to Texas Land and Cattle. It's nothing you can't find in Philly or any other major city.

I love the Bishop Arts suggestions. And yes - definitely make an effort to get some good Tex Mex/Mexican/Breakfast Tacos/etc. It's one of the things that is 100x better here than in or around Philly.

Not a huge fan of Meddlesome Moth's food, either. The best part is the beer, which probably won't impress an 8 year old much.

Tillman's could be a good choice as I'm guessing most kids would love that S'mores dessert.

Smoke for brunch or BBQ.

And yes, yes, yes to Babe's. Best fried chicken and chicken strips ever. And super kid friendly.

May 05, 2011
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

Cinc Sentits for lunch, 41 degrees for dinner?

Not that I've been, but 41 degrees only has bar snacks, so I can't imagine you'd want to go there with a huge appetite.

Mar 29, 2011
sass in Spain/Portugal

Any restaurant in same league as York Street?

You can't go wrong with either Nana or The French Room. Two of the best Dallas has to offer.

Mar 23, 2011
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth

Ferran Adria's new spot

I had the same problem today. I was trying to book for any time between June 3-8 and it says that everything is completely full. I find this hard to believe, but since I'm in the US, I can't call to confirm. Oh well....

41 degrees' booking system shows plenty of openings, so I made one there. Was really hoping to eat at Tickets, though.

Mar 18, 2011
sass in Spain/Portugal

Zanata in Plano.

I think it's worth a visit as the space is really nice and some of the dishes I tried were quite good. However, the clam pie was a major disappointment. I mean, HUGE disappointment. I may go back to try some other things, but I'd never order the clam pie again. It just made me wish I'd gone to Nonna.

Mar 14, 2011
sass in Dallas - Fort Worth